22 May 2012

Country Specific Blogger domain URLs


Blogger is now redirecting the blogsopt blog URLs to country specific URLs. e.g. the blog URL http://hindi-lyricz.blogspot.com/ can be seen as http://hindi-lyricz.blogspot.in/ for India.  The country-specific domain corresponds to the country from where you are viewing the blog. Custom domains are not affected by this change.

This change has been made to censor the content of Blogger blog. As per Google support page
We are doing this to provide more support for managing content locally. If we receive a removal request that violates local law, that content may no longer be available to readers on local domains where those laws apply.

Will this affect my blog?
You do not have to worry as all your URLs will be automatically redirected to country specific URLs. Make sure that following code is present BELOW <head>
<b:include data='blog' name='all-head-content'/>
If above code is not present then add it. You can also replace above code with following Canonical Tag
<link expr:href="data:blog.canonicalUrl" rel="canonical"/>
Canonical Tag specifies the actual URL (blogspot.com) irrespective of country. I will recommend you to add this Canonical Tag code in place of
<b:include data='blog' name='all-head-content'/>

This will also affect the social counters like Facebook like button counter. To correct this you have to replace data:post.url with data:post.canonicalUrl in your social buttons HTML code. If still counters show wrong numbers just delete
<meta content='data:blog.url' property='og:url'/>

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June 11, 2012 at 11:18 PM

thanks for sharing..

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