Could not detect a feed for this URL..error: How I fixed it

“Could not detect a feed for this URL. Blog posts and update time will not be shown. Add URL anyway?”

The message above is what friends keep seeing lately, whenever they want to add my blog URL to their Blogroll via the Blogger’s “Blog List” gadget. I have now fixed the problem, and decided to share the solution with you.

So, what is the solution?

Login to your blog, go to “Design” , “Edit html

Use “CTRL F” to find  </head>

Directly ABOVE the </head>  , add the code highlighted below:

<link href=’’ rel=’alternate’ title=’RSS Feed for OgbongeBlog’ type=’application/atom+xml’/>

Edit the code above by changing the “href” and “title” with your blog parameter

Save your template.

If you have another blog, just try and use the “BLOG LIST” gadget to add this blog you just fixed to it, for you to confirm that the error has been fixed.

I hope this info helps..

Kindly share this with friends and feel free to check out other Blogger Tips

If you want me to add your blog to my Blogroll, drop your link via the comment form and be ready to add mine to your blogroll too.


Jide Ogunsanya
Skype: ogbongeblog

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Written by Jide Ogunsanya

Pro Nigerian Blogger, Digital Marketer and Web designer. I help business owners to grow their businesses online. You can join my Facebook Group here.


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  1. This is quite helpful. Have been facing the same problem too. Saw some solutions which involve telling friends to add your feed url instead. That one seems awkward and this solution of yours is quite the best. thanks

  2. I have already added ur blog here and i will also add it here later in the day. Pls jide add and to ur blog lists. I look forward to see it.

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