It includes a step by step on how to change over smoothly to a www custom domain on Blogger, with screen shots for popular domain registrar GoDaddy and your Blogger dashboard.
For bloggers on Google's free Blogger blogging platform, for over a year now since the introduction of the now feature complete fancy New Blogger, formerly known as Blogger Beta, with its widgety goodness and enhanced developer-friendliness, you've been able to blog via Blogger's service and enjoy free webspace on Blogspot.com, but use your own domain name for your blog instead of http://YOURNAME.blogspot.com/.
This custom domain service is excellent, and for SEO reasons I very strongly advise using it as soon as you can after you start your blog (ideally from its inception), because then:
* you can build up search engine cred under your own domain name, rather than under "whatever.blogspot.com"
* you won't suffer so much the pain of the sudden big drop in search engine rankings if you've built up decent Google juice under blogspot.com, then switch to a custom domain, and
* you won't suffer so much through the effort and time and worry that it will take to build up search engine cred all over again under your custom domain name.
The new version of Blogger now supports using a custom domain for serving your blog. If you already own a domain named, say,
mysite.comand want your blog to be served at that address instead of at a
blogspot.comaddress, we can host your blog on that domain for you — for free. Your old Blog*Spot address will forward to your new custom domain, so the switch will be seamless for your readers.
Of course, FTP publishing is still available if you'd like to do your own hosting, but using a custom domain gives you a ton of advantages:
- Simpler to set up. You don’t have to muck around with FTP paths and file names.
- Fast publishing. There’s no waiting for files to upload to a hosting provider.
- Drag-and-drop template editing. You can use the new Blogger’s new template features.
- Access control. If you'd like, only let people you choose read your blog.
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