Aug 6, 2016

How To Stop Blogspot Country Specific URL Redirection

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On World Wide Web each country has their own extension for example: India = blogspot.in, Pakistan = blogspot.pk, United States = blogspot.us, United Kingdom = blogspot.uk, Australia - blogspot.au and all other countries also. There are many disadvantage of this feature which we shall also share with all of you in this post. But before it understand when and why Blogger started this feature for blogspot.

Stop Country Specific URL Redirection in Blogger

Why Did Google Do This?

Blogger has started country specific URLs in February 2013, Blogspot began integrating user blogs with multiple country-specific URLs.For example, subdomain.blogspot.com would be automatically redirected to subdomain.blogspot.au in Australia, subdomain.blogspot.in in the india. Blogger explained that by doing this they could manage the blog content more locally so if there was any objectionable material that violated a particular country's laws they could remove and block access to that blog for that country. However it should be noted that if a blog using a country-specific URL was removed it is still technically possible to still access the blog through non country specific domain extension. So now we are going to share some disadvantage of this feature.

Why to Stop Blogspot Redirection? (Disadvantage)

There are many reasons to stop this feature on our blogspot blog. All disadvantage are given below:-
  1. "Affect Alexa Rank" Blogger redirection to country specific URL affect your blog alexa rank. Actually, when your blog redirects on such country based URLs then it affects your blog’s Alexa Rank.
  2. "AdSense Earning Problem" After starting of this feature, Some users have complained about seeing a dip in their earnings when their pages are served through country specific domains.
  3. "Link Juice Issue" You always want external sites link to your original blogspot.com not to country specific URL. But issue here is that you can't control how others links to your page, to top level domain or country code top-level domain.
  4. "Reduction in Social Stats" Your Facebook likes, Tweet and Google +1 counts might be reduced because the URLs from one blog post will be different depending on where your readers are from.
  5. "Issue With External Commenting Programs" For Example: If you use Disqus for your comments section, then you might run into trouble because blog URLs will be different even if essentially the page being accessed is just the same.
So if you are not happy with this blogger feature then you can stop blogspot country specific URL redirection by implementing a little JavaScript code inside your blogger template. For do this follow the all steps one by one which are given below.

How To Stop BlogSpot Country Specific URL Redirection?

  • Login to Blogger >> Blogger Dashboard >> Template >> Edit HTML.
  • Click inside code are and search for <head> tag by pressing CTRL+F or CMD+F and paste below code just below of <head> tag.

<script type="text/javascript">
var blog = document.location.href.toLowerCase();
if (!blog.match(/\.blogspot\.com/)) {
blog = blog.replace(/\.blogspot\..*?\//, ".blogspot.com/ncr/");
window.location.replace(blog);
}
</script>
  • Click on Save Template.
  • That's it. You are done. 
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Conclusion:

So above guide is about "How To Stop Blogger Redirection to Country Specific URL?" We hope by this small trick you have easily disabled the redirection of your blog. If problem persist then drop a comment below we will help you out of sure. Do you like it? Do Share.
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