Changing the permalink (URL) of a page on Blogger can be beneficial for search engine visibility and user experience. However, it's crucial to exercise caution when altering permalinks, as it can impact search rankings and previously shared links.
In this guide, I will walk you through the step-by-step process of changing a page's permalink.
Why Change Permalinks?
There are several reasons why you might want to change the permalink of a page on your Blogger blog:
- SEO Improvement: Your current permalink might not be optimized for search engines. Changing it can help you include relevant keywords.
- Readability: A shorter and more descriptive URL is easier for users to remember and share.
- Rebranding: If you're rebranding your blog or changing its focus, you might need to update your permalinks accordingly.
How to Change Permalink of Page
Changing the permalink of your Blogger page is a breeze if you follow these simple steps.
Before you start, decide what you want the new permalink to be. Once you've made up your mind, write it down in a notepad or any text editor you prefer, and then copy it to your clipboard.
Here's an example: I copied the text "About us" to my clipboard to create the permalink "/p/about-us.html" for my "About Us" page.
Remember that you can modify the page title whenever you like in the future, but the permalink will stay the same.[alertinfo]
Now, let's get to it:
- Log in to your Blogger dashboard.
- Navigate to "Pages"
- Click on "New Page"
- Immediately, paste the text you copied.
- Publish your page.
You've successfully changed your Blogger page's permalink without any hassle.
Keep in mind that Blogger does not permit the creation of a new page with a permalink that either already exists in your blog or has been previously deleted for any reason.[alertdanger]
Best Practices for Permalinks
Changing permalink is a straightforward process, but it's crucial to follow some best practices:
- Keep permalinks short.
- Avoid special characters.
- Include relevant keywords but don't overdo it.
Changing the permalink of a page in Blogger is an effective way to improve your website's search engine visibility. But, the URL structure should not be overlooked.
If you encounter any issues while attempting to create a new page with a custom permalink or if you have any questions regarding this tutorial, please don't hesitate to share them in the comment section. I'll do my best to provide answers and assistance.