How to use Meta 301 Redirect in Blogger
To use a 301 redirect in Blogger you will need to add some code to your website so that it can redirect visitors from your website to an assigned destination page.
The type of redirect that we suggest you use is the “Meta 301 Redirect”.
What is a Meta 301 Redirect and why use it?
A Meta 301 Redirect is one of most common ways of website redirection. It’s called the, “Meta” as the code is added to your Meta tags.
By placing it in the “<head>” section of your website, every time when a visitor will come to your website with this meta tag there, this meta redirect will refresh the page after defined time and then will redirect that visitor to a destination page.
You can set this destination page to any website page. This can be a website page or any other specific blog post.
How to Use Meta Redirect?
To use meta redirect in Blogger.com
Step 1 – Go to your Blogger dashboard
Step 2 – Go to Template
Step 3 – Edit HTML
Now just in the next line after <head> tag in your template paste following piece of code:
After that simply replace tech.dejavuguides.com by your desired destination url on which visitors will automatically redirect after x number of seconds.
If you’re stuck and not too sure where to put the code. In the Edit HTML area, search for following line:
<b:include data=’blog’ name=’all-head-content’/>
You can add this piece of line below this tag.
It can be above the searched tag as well, but you must make sure it is in the headers of your HTML code. That is, within the <head> … </head> sections of your website.
Can I redirect just a single Blogger.com page to an external URL page?
Yes. To do this, you can put this code inside your body of your blog post itself. This is found within the HTML section of the particular blog post or page you want to have redirected – so you select “compose” to “html”.
window.location = “https://blogname.blogspot.com/blogpostname”;
This is great if you want to redirect only a visitor to one particular page of your blog on Blogger to another external blog page or external URL.
Note that this is different from:
- is different from a 301 redirect
- is different from redirecting the entire blog to an external blog
- is also different from redirecting individual blogger.com pages to other pages within the same blog.
How to remove or update outdated information from Google
If you have a website, or you see information has been deleted from a webpage, but still shows in Google Search results, you can ask Google to update or remove the page.
This is a pretty cool feature that I just discovered, so I am highlighting this in case you didn’t know there was such a feature available.
This is great for me right now, as I recently just changed my subdomain name and need to make sure people are not hitting blank pages. From an SEO perspective, this is very important if you have pages that you may have deleted permanently so that you can let Google know before it plays a factor in your website ranking.
Remove a page that was already deleted from a site from search results
- Go to the Remove outdated content page.
- In the “Enter URL of outdated content” box, paste the URL of the page. (Learn how to find the URL of the page)
- Click Request removal.
- If you see the message “This content is gone,” click Request removal.
Note: If you see the message “The page is still live on the web” but the page has already been removed, click Submit feedback and we’ll look into the issue.
Here’s an example of a page of mine that I am removing.