Jan 31, 2012

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Blogspot.com is redirecting to Blogspot.in

Now onwards Blogger blogs will redirect to country level TLD extension. Usually I read Google webmaster central blog, Google blog, Gmail blog etc to know about latest updates from Google. Today i.e. Jan 31st 2012, I observed that "Blogspot.com is automatically redirecting to Blogspot.in". As I live in india, it's redirecting to ".in". It might redirect to .co.uk, if I live in UK.


Here is the official information from Google regarding this change - Blogspot.com is redirecting to country specific URL

Points to know regarding this change:

1. Duplicate content issue is the 1st thing we notice in this case. However Google is stating that "rel=canonical" tag will be used across all country level extensions and their team is trying to make less negative impact on search results.

2. Google will receive so many requests to remove content from few blogs. So they would like to manage country wise removal of content . Few countries may not accept some content, but other countries will. Through this latest update, Content removed as per a country’s law will only be removed from the relevant ccTLD and available for other countries.

3. Custom domains will not see any affect. Free blogspot sites will just redirect to country wise extension, remaining all same.

4. If visitors would like to visit non-country specific version, Here is the format: http://domain.blogspot.com/NCR








6 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing information.

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  2. Actually this is going to affect a lot. And the ratio of duplicates will arise. Hopes that this updates won't affect that much as it had done from the google panda updates.

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    1. Hi Jennifer,

      Canonical tag will be applied across all these blogs, so duplication issue wouldn't occur here.

      Thanks
      Sankar Datti

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  3. It too saw this change with my blog. This is affecting my search engine ranking. Will this also affect my post indexing in the search engines.

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    1. Hi Haider,

      This change wouldn't effect search engine ranking & indexing. Many of the blogs doesn't have any impact.

      Thanks
      Sankar Datti

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  4. Thank You for sharing information

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