Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Permalink: New feature introduced in blogger.

If you are an active blogger then you must be aware of the SEO and ways to customize your blog to get the greater traffic. Earlier Blogger had introduced the "Search Description" feature to provide more control  on indexing of blog, posts, and images so they appear correctly in search results. Now they have introduced one more feature called "Permalink" where you have more control on customizing the blog url. Earlier the url used to get generated automatically by the based on the post heading. But now the blog writer can customize the URL providing  more control on search preferences which can eventually provide more information on the post to the viewer while scanning  the search result. For example if I don't customize URL post for this blog it would be
"". But when I  use this feature to customize the blog link, it is published as 
"". You may have noticed that customURL.html  has been customized. 

If you are interested to use this feature then click permalink present on the Post Setting pan.

Once you click the permalink, it provides you with two options Automatic and custom URL. On selecting Automatic URL, the blogger generates URL based on the post heading. On the other hand on selecting  Custom URL, you can provide your own URL. If the given URL already exists then Blogger suggests other free  available URL.

At present,  limited characters are allowed on URL. These are a-z, A-Z, 0-1. The only special characters available are underscore, dash, and period.

Your valuable comments are always welcomed. It will help to improve my post and understanding.

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