1/20/2014

How To Point Website Subdomain To Blogger Blog



If you already have a web site and simply want to add a Blogger blog to the site, you can get it done easily. All you just need to do is to make the blog a part of the web site domain structure, by publishing it to a sub domain of the web site. The URL of the web site and the blog, being combined, will improve name recognition from your website users, and from the search engines.


If you don't know what a sub-domain is, it is simply a domain that is part of a larger domain, with its own unique content. An example is blog.nairaforsms.com.

In this post, I'm sharing with you, how I created the blog.nairaforsms.com sub-domain and pointed it to the Blogger blog, www.nairaforsms.blogspot.com.

Let's Get Started

==> Log in to your Blogger blog's dashboard
==> Go to Settings > Publishing
==> Click the "Add a custom domain" link
==> In the box below "Advanced Settings", enter the subdomain eg blog.nairaforsms.com (without www)

Blogger subdomain settings




==> Click "Save"

An error message will be displayed. Don't worry. Don't close the page.

==> Open a new tab or window
==> Login to your site CPanel and click "Advanced DNS Zone Editor"
==> In the drop-down, choose the domain name of your site

You will need to create two CName records displayed in the error message on your Blogger dashboard by filling the fields under the "Add a Record".


Cpanel records




==> Enter "blog" in the "Name" field (without the quotation marks). You can use any name though.
==> Enter "1800" as "TTL"
==> Select "CNAME" from the "TYPE" drop-down box
==> Enter "ghs.google.com" in the "CNAME" field
==> Click the "Add Record" button.

If you scroll down the page, you should see the record listed under the "Zone File Records".

Now, you need to repeat the steps above for the second CNAME displayed in the error message on your blogger dashboard.

Once you've successfully created the two CNAME records, return to your Blogger dashboard and click the "Save" button.

If it saves successfully,visiting www.somename.blogspot.com, should automatically redirect you to blog.yoursite.com just as www.nairaforsms.blogspot.com automatically redirects to blog.nairaforsms.com

That's all.

Try it and let me now if it works for you. 


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12 comments:

  1. Joseph1/20/2014

    This is why you are the real Ogbonge. I will try it for my bulksms site too and will get back to you. Thanks bro

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  2. Anonymous1/20/2014

    Nice info there for site owners but is it possible for me to have lets say jobs.mybloggerblog.com point to another blogspot blog with the blogspot address automatically redirecting to the jobs.mybloggerblog.com?

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    1. Yes. Very possible. Will try and come up with a tutorial on that soon.

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  3. I went through hell the first time wanted to use my domain name for my blog but I'm glad I've learnt it.

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    1. I'm glad you've learnt it too.

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  4. What platform (cms) are you using?

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    1. For the sms site or this blog?

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  5. I mean for the example you give in the post. Where can i find these settings for the subdomain?!

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  6. Anonymous3/27/2014

    Good day sir,
    God bless you for your creativity and favors. Am a great fan of your blog.
    Please I need great help from you sir, I bought a domain name from ixwebhosting.com for one year and also am on the second day of 7 days trial hosting account from them with the hope of putting my blog on the website using the real name. But since yesterday over 24hrs now, I have not been able to get through to something really encouraging. please i really need your help. Thanks in anticipation of your prompt response.
    Is domain name enough to change the blog name without hosting account? as in remove the "blogspot" so that I can be using "www.duchessconvectionery.com" with the blog content. Please help me with all I need to know or do sir.

    my blog : duchessconvectionary.blogspot.com
    domain name that I bought : duchessconvectionery.com
    please sir once again I really need your help.

    Best regards,
    Eyitope.

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