How To Automatically Redirect A Blogger Blog To Another URL



Blogger Redirect Code

There are a number of reasons you may want to automatically send visitors to your blog to another URL or from one blog to another.For example if you moved your blog, if you had two blogs and wanted to focus one just one and cover both topics.Automatically directing visitors to another URL is actually quiet easy and only requires a snippet of code added to the top of the template.In this post i will show you the code needed to automatically Redirect from a Blogger Blog to any other URL.

Firstly i should mention some people don’t like to be redirected and you should only direct to a site with similar content.If you redirect people to sales pages, sites with adult content or anywhere the user is uncomfortable with it will put your Blogger account in jeopardy.For this reason the code i have in this post can be set to Redirect in an amount of time set by you.So you can set the code to redirect after 5 seconds and place a message at the top of the blog telling visitors they will be redirected.

With that in mind i have created a test blog that will direct to Google.Com so you can see how it works.Follow the link and wait 5 seconds for the redirect.

Demo – Automatic Redirect For Blogger

Add Auto Redirect Code To Blogger

Step 1. In Your (New Design) Blogger Dashboard Click The Drop Down Menu For Your Blog > Choose Template > Then Edit Html > Now Proceed > Tick The Expand Widget Templates Box as shown in the video Below :

Step 2. Find the following piece of code in your blogs Html :
(It’s Near The Very Top)

<head>

Step 3. Copy And Paste The Following Code Directly Below / Under <head>

<meta content=’5;url=http://www.YOUR-URL.com/‘ http-equiv=’refresh’/>

Important –

1. Replace http://www.YOUR-URL.com/ In Blue With The URL You Want To Forward To.
2. The Number 5 In Red Sets The Amount Of Seconds Before The User Is Redirected Change This To Suit.

Step 4. Save your template and your blog will now redirect after the time you set.Once again remember don’t use this to send people to sites unrelated or with spam as your entire Blogger Account may be effected.

If you give at least 5 seconds and add a clear message at the top of the blog there should be no trouble.Make sure to check out more of our Blogger Help Posts

106 comments:

  1. I believe this will work great on my other blog, I will redirect traffic to my blog from my other blog where i make Quick Survival Tips, I guess I will have to add a category in which I write about Quick Survival Tips

    // Thanks TheEmoLab

    @Paul Crowe

    I think you should make a Ebook with all of your old content!

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  2. I have been trying to figure out how to do this with one of my blogs. You don’t know how much stress you just saved me! I have a blog that I’m no longer going to use but just wanted to redirect it to another site with similar content…just couldn’t figure out how. Thanks so much for this!

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  3. This is great information – thank you! I have one concern though – will I, as the admin or author of both blogs, have the ability to log-in to the “old” blog to access older posts?

    It seems that if I go to blogspot and log-in with my “old” blog info I should have access to my dashboard and everything within, but I want to be sure…

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  4. @ BeerkC – You will be able to access your blog via your dashboard as usual.But to stay on the posts for longer than the time set by the redirect you will have to remove the code temporarily.

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  5. I see. Thank you very much for the information – and your quick response!

    One other question – if I set the “number in red” to 0 will it redirect immediately?

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  6. i think so. other codes on the internet exactly the same allow it.

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  8. Thank you! I looked everywhere for this how-to and these are the first clear instructions I’ve come across with the correct html. I wish this was the first post I came to. It would have saved me about an hour.

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  9. Wow! Thatnk you! I have a webs account but wanted a blog! i wanted all my pages to be connected! thanks you so much!

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  10. is there a way to make it less than 1 second time. im redirecting to a domain name i have and want it to use that name

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  11. it’s not redirecting??? 🙁 🙁

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  12. Becky @ Our Peaceful HomeJuly 11, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    Is this SEO friendly?

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  13. Becky @ Our Peaceful HomeJuly 11, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Yeah, mine won’t automatically redirect. I can’t figure out what is wrong.

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  14. Nice site.. but I want to redirect only in my blog..
    From one page to another page only in my blog….
    If you know that then please help me..
    thank you!!! 🙂

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  15. Thank you keep it up i wanted this cause i just got a domain name 😀

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  16. hey paul there is a prob with this everything works perfectly but it keeps refreshing

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  17. anyone knows similar this kind of trick?
    that if you search a photo on google then if you click the photo it will
    automatically redirect to the site…
    this one can applicable by that tricks?

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  18. nice post dude. really helpfull. thanks

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  19. Nice and important trick but i wounder how to make an image to be appeared as a message

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  20. ITS FANTASTIC DUDE….

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  21. i like this………
    add more codes…

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  22. thanks
    please ho to redirect all blog post to another using custom domain

    example
    i have a custom domain pointing with blogspot and i want to redirect to a new custom domain without losing the old posts
    www. domain .com to www . newdomain com using blogspot : )
    and thanks

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  23. Jennifer @ Crafolic .comNovember 26, 2011 at 12:09 AM

    Worked! Thank you!!!!!!!!

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  24. THANKS IT WAS HELPFUL

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  25. Mazharul Islam KironJanuary 9, 2012 at 4:28 AM

    helpful article……..

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  26. Thanks, helped me a lot! 🙂

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  27. All in one in one palaceJanuary 24, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Thank you so much. Iam successful on my site http://banglabuddhistradio.blogspot.com/

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  28. Amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you very much!

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  29. Thank you for this It works perfectly

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  30. wow.. it’s worked thanks for that

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  31. Kishana L. HollandMarch 20, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    Thanks a bunch… Worked!

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  32. great trick, works good , best regards www.onlinetv-gratis.blogspot.com

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  33. Thanx for the tutorial.

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  34. This is a very interesting article.

    I am relatively new to using Google Blogger and would like to ask you a question, but first let me tell you the problem that I am trying to fix.

    I publish for an advertiser called Logical Media who provides campaigns for me to write about, say Quiznos or example, but when they reach the limit of their Ad budget they take down or make the campaign inactive. If a reader clicks on the banner or hot link Google Blogger opens another page on my blog telling the reader that the article or post no longer exist.

    I would like to have a plug-in like WordPress has for 404 errors called 404-to-start. I would like my readers to be redirected back to my blog homepage instead of getting an error message that the post no longer exist.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks for any help that you may be able to provide to me on this issue.

    Oh by the way the name of my blog if you want to take a look at it is Penny-Pincher’s Pal.

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  35. thanks a lot ,
    works fine !

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  36. Shrikant BhosaleMay 21, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Thanks its a weapon ……….

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  37. will it affect my feeds? How will i manage it?

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  38. thanks, its usefull..

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  39. Andreas EdvardsenJune 10, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Thanks. Just what i needed.

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  40. thanks its really great it works

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  41. thank you 🙂

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  42. They have changed the layout and hence I could not find the designer tab.Can you pls tell me how to get there?

    thanks

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  43. I have updated the post for the new Blogger design.

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  45. Hey Paul

    I redirected the blog to my brand new domain but they have removed by blogger blog ( not the whole account but the blog which I redirected) saying that it has spam activity!

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  46. Cadê Meu Headphone HQ!June 20, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    Thank you! I hope they don’t remove my blog.

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  47. super trick it helped me alot because one of my blog gets 25,000 page views and another getting only 16,000 now by this trick main blog getting more than 50,000 pageviews daily thank u very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@@@@@@@@!!!!!!!!!!

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  48. I used this trick now and thanx to you its work . Do you have any Idea of pop up box new link . I means i open someone site then there open two site in another tab . so please kindly help me

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  49. thanks a lot ,its really work.

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  50. thank you for your information. thank you very much..

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  51. Hi, Thanks for the info is there any way i can make the transition near seamless to my desired redirect URL? I set the speed value to ‘0 but it still takes a while. Thanks

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  52. Thanks man I tried your method and noticed that the whole webpage needs to be loaded before you are redirected

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  54. Thank you very much Paul Crowe!

    I have been looking for this kind of “hands on” explanation of redirects. It works perfectly. You saved my day.

    all the best

    Haqim

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  55. Thanks so much for the tip, it worked perfectly!

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  56. Hi admin

    I have one blog and I am using custom domain in my blogger, my custom domain now going to expire and I am not interested to renew it and I want to buy a new domain name for my blog.
    I want to ask from you can my old custom domain url be redirect to my new custom domain url? mean my all old posts which have old url can be redirect to my new url address? keep in mind my blog is same not one blog to another blog..

    plz reply as soon as possible. Thanks in advance

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  57. OK you will need to buy the new domain and connect it to your blog.The you can do a 301 redirect for the old domain to the new domain.

    Of course you will need to still own the old domain so you will still need to renew it.

    I have actually did this before.This blog once used spiceyourblog.info when I changed to spiceupyourblog.com I redirected the .info domian.Now after 8 months I let the .info domain expire as at that stage the .com had fully taken over.

    Make sense ?

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  59. Thanks for reply , according to your reply I understand this , I should keep the old domain along with the new domain to make 301 redirect. Is there alternate way to redirect the domain as I mention above in which i don’t use the old domain but only the new domain or code implement in my blog?

    actually my current domain going to expire in august 21,2012 and i don’t want to renew it because its too cost and I can’t afford it , plz understand my this problem.

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  60. Hey when I edit my html code it says
    ” More than one widget was found with id: Navbar1. Widget IDs should be unique. ”
    Plese help

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  61. Hey i just checked it out that its not working only in the new dynamic templates of blogger and working pretty fine in other old templates.
    Please me in doing it for the dynamic templates.
    Thank You

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  62. thank you very much. Nice Blog Tips Appreciated if Admin can give me am idea Auto Redirect with new URL but open with new windows not in the same windows.

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  63. You will be redirected

    The blog that was there is now at http://www.xxxxxx.com/.
    Would you like to be redirected?

    This blog is not hosted by Blogger and the presence of spam, viruses and other forms of malware has not been verified.

    Do you have anyidea to solve this problem

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  64. Thank you!

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  65. hi sir nice trick .it is working 1005.
    thanks for share this article .your website too good

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  66. nice trick sir, but can u tell how can we show the older url in the address bar.

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  67. yes it’s working ..thanks for this.

    now it’s redirecting faster.

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  68. nice post, thanks to share

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  69. Excellent Script…Thank you so much for this. Works like a charm….

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  70. You rock, thank you so very much.

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  71. Kacie @ A Collection of PassionsNovember 26, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Thanks so much! This worked great.

    Kacie

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  72. Excellent information. Cheers for this!

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  73. Thanks a lot sir

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  74. very useful information.. thanks a lot

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  75. thank you very much sir.

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  76. ★ Braja SorensenDecember 26, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Ahhh, thanks a squillion :)) Worked a treat and I love easy instructions!

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  77. Thank you so much!

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  78. thank a lot..it’s work

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  79. Wow, it’s really first knowledge for me! I will trying it.

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  80. Thank you for the tutorial..

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  81. Thank You. I found this very important and intersting… Thank You

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  82. Lockerz InvitationMarch 23, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    how do i do it in case of wordpress blog? any idea?

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  83. Thanks!! One line of code did magic 😀

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  84. Hi, everything works great! except for one thing. The post keeps refreshing.

    I redirected the post back to the same url but with an added something behind it to allow it to display posts in chronological order. I understand that it keeps refreshing because it is redirected back to the same page. Is there a code tweak that you can help me with so it only refreshes once?

    THanks!!

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  85. Thanks a million trillion gazillion!

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  86. Awesomeeeee Thank you …

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  87. Superb…helpful…:D

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  88. I have a huge problem with this. I changed my domain, so the old blog results as not found when clicked, but the new domain works perfectly. Thing is, people will keep on looking for my old domain and see it’s been canceled or something, I can’t seem to redirect it 🙁

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  89. perfecto. worked.
    thankiesss!!

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  90. How do you add the “you are being redirected message”?

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  91. Anne @ LaughLandJuly 9, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    I am a relative amateur at this who just logged in to thank Paul for the information. I added a redirect message by going into the old blog and deleting most of the content. I then just wrote a redirect message myself – “please wait while you are redirected to my new website”. Because there is not much else to see, these words stand out. I have set the redirect time at 2 seconds, which gives the readers time to understand what is going on. It gave me time to log into the old blog. Then I had all of the time in the world to set up the message.

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  93. Thank you very much for this tutorial. It was quick and easy to fix and now I have re-direct setup.

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  94. Thanks, but how does it work when you change the name of your blog and you are therefore not able to do this?

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  95. Thanks for your perfect write up.. but i have one doubt.,
    How Can I Show A MESSAGE before it gets redirected…I’ve tasted your helping mind once, So i expect a immediate reply to this. Once again thanks for the tip.

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  96. It is true that blogs are very helpful to get direct traffic and business but there is
    more need to concentrate on blog’s shared content. It should be users-friendly as
    well as search engine friendly (fresh and unique). You shared tips are very helpful
    to get benefits from blogs.

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  97. Thanks man!

    Worked like a charm

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  98. how can i redirect from a post to other post?

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  99. Nice Blog

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  100. Thanks so much! I don’t have many followers, but I wanted those who did follow me to be able to find me!

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  101. Your welcome Kathy every follower counts !

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  103. Thank you VERY much,, Paul!

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  104. Your Very Welcome Barbara.

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  106. Thanks, I just used your process in my blog.

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  107. This is super slow. Is there a faster version? It goes to the old blog, sits for a few, then converts to the new one.

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  108. Thanks

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  109. “GOD” Bless
    Thanks

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  110. Ideologi pancasilaMay 4, 2014 at 6:08 AM

    I see. Thank you very much for the information – and your quick response!!!!

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  111. Jersey IndonesiaMay 12, 2014 at 6:57 AM

    I looked everywhere for this how-to and these are the first clear instructions I’ve come across with the correct html. I wish this was the first post I came to. It would have saved me about an hour.

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  112. Imtiyaz Consultancy Sdn BhdJune 2, 2014 at 4:08 AM

    Dear Paul,

    Already try and very helpful. But the link can directly when i use laptop. For the search using smart phone, the link is not redirect to my new webpage. Can you advice?

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  113. Thank you! Super helpful!

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