Blogger Now Allow You To Choose The Permalink For Your Blog Posts


Blogger blueprint iconA few weeks back Blogger added a permalink feature to Blogger In Draft, Blogger In Draft is like a separate dashboard they use to test new features.You may have seen some Blogger related sites write about the permalink feature at the time.I held off covering the topic until the permalnk feature was added to the main dashboard.OK, If your thinking 'Test Dashboard' and 'Main Dashboard' what's he talking about, don't worry that's not important.The main point is every blogger user can now choose the URL for their posts.This leads to the next question 'What Is A Permalink?'.

What Is A Permalink

Every post you publish on Blogger has it's own URL or address.Until now this URL was automatically generated.Now however Blogger have giving the you the option to actually choose the URL that will be generated for your posts.

Why Use A Permalink

The main advantage of being able to choose the permalink is Search Engine Optimization (SEO).When you pick the permalink for your post you can add keywords which will help search engines index the post.

How To Use A  Permalink

The next time you log into Blogger to write a post you will see the new permalink option in the post settings on the right of the post editor.Once you are ready to publish the post click on the permalink option.

- You will see 'Automatic URL' checked with a preview of the URL if you leave it as Automatic.
- Below this you will see 'Custom URL', once ticked add the words you want to be in the URL.

Example Of A Good Permalink

So lets say you write a cooking blog and your latest post is about cooking Apple Pie.You title the post 'A Great New Way To Make Mouth Watering Apple Pie'.The URL generated for this post would be something like this :

As you can see Blogger have grabbed the first few words for the URL 'A Great New Way To Make'.But these words don't tell search engines anything about the post, however if you choose a custom URL you can have something like this :

Indeed if you look at the URL for this post it is :

Had I not choose it the generated would have been :

Easy to see which is better for SEO.

Now the URL is full of keywords people search for and Google crawlers can use to index the post.

Note - You need to add the hyphen, this guy : - .So when adding your custom URL don't leave a space between words add-a-hyphen-between-them-link-this.

The Ever Improving Blogger SEO

You know when I first joined Blogger they tended to stay away from SEO, but over the last year they really have raised the bar.The New SEO Features they added last month were awesome and with this update they are doing more to help you get your blog ranked in search.I have been critical when needed but Kudos to the Blogger team for these updates.

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AuthorAuthor - Paul Crowe is the owner and main author of Spice Up Your Blog.Paul lives in Ireland and has been blogging since 2006 and writing Spice Up Your Blog since 2009.You can find him in the usual social networks.

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  1. Great to hear about the good information from you. I wondering about how to customize the blog url. Anyway, thanks for sharing. I like this post too much.

    1. I could understand the importance of permalink from your article. Thanks a lot.

  2. Ahh, I saw this on my dashboard the other day and wondered what use I'd have for it, now I know. Thanks very much!

  3. Very nice, thanks for sharing with us!

  4. I know that some day before. Thanks for share.

  5. hey i did this few days back. i also made a descriptive post on its use and how long a url can be elongated with this new feature

  6. Great post and very clever way to get the big guys Tweeting your posts, Love It :)

  7. Hi!

    That's amazing news, something I always wondered and needed!

    I have just one consideration about your examples of good permalinks: Google recomend all the words should be lowercase for better SEO effects.


  8. This is spectacular! Simply put i appreciate reading your written content everytime I get feed alarm.

  9. Hey please help me I want to know that is there any option of creating custom url for pages .
    My point is that i want to remove ' /p' from url...
    Please help me ..
    You can email me on
    or display it as a post in this website
    Please help me..

    1. akshat - They have not added the option to use a custom URL on pages and you can not remove the /p from the URL.

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  11. awesome information!
    Thank you.

  12. Thanks so much! I have been following your blog for quite some time and you ALWAYS have the perfect tips!!!

  13. Thank you for sharing the information. Still working on SEO for my blog.

  14. A better SEO step from Blogger.Enjoying this feature of Bloggger.

  15. this is great. we can make optional permalink.
    i hope blogger will increase their quality to be the best :)

  16. I wonder we cannot change once the post is published ? i tried but in vain. by the way thanks for post.

    1. You don't want to change the permalink to posts that are already published.This will result in dead link all over your blog that would be a disaster...

  17. awesome! thanks so much! i had no idea you could do this.

  18. Perfect! This is just what I was looking for! Thanks!

  19. Thanks so much for this informative article.

    Can a custom permalink in Blogger be made after the post is published? I tried to edit the one that was automatically created, but was unable to do it.

    I'd love to edit all of my blog posts, since the automatic ones are ineffectual.

    1. Barbara if you changed the URL to your previous posts it would cause all sorts of trouble.Anylinks to the posts on your site or in search and on other sites would no longer work.

  20. This blog was a gem of a find, thanks for the quality info. :)

  21. That’s nice thing. Blogger keep step new thing. Thank you for inform it.


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