18 September 2010

How to turn your Blogger blog into professional website?

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Now most of the guys and girls have their own blogs these days. These are creative and give the personal touch to their blogs design and looks. They want their blog look completely unique. Here I will tell to some tips and hacks to change the looks of your Blogger blog into a new professional website.

We will start from the top of your blog.

1. Switch to Custom Domain

When you use Blogger you use it's doamin i.e blogspot.com. It is present in each URL of blogs of Blogger. Like
http://film-cast.blogspot.com/
http://colorsfromindia.blogspot.com/

Now when you change to custom domain it will look more professional and attract more visitors.
Above URL will change to
http://film-cast.com

As per the Peter Chen, if you are using blogspot domain and it has good Page Rank then it will belong to blogspot.com and not your blog. But when you switch to custom domain the Page Rank will entirely belong to your website.


2. Add a Favicon

Favicon is the little image or icon that appears in front of :
* URL in address bar
* Tab names you opened in your browser
* Bookmarks/favorites

By default is the favicon of Blogger blogs. But you can add your desired favicon to give your blog  a unique look.


3. Remove/Hide Navbar

By default Blogger offers a Navbar which is present on the Header(blog title) of your blog. Removing or hiding this navbar will add to your blogs professional look.


4. Add stylish menu bars

Navigational menu bars give easy access to content of website. And they looks good also. Now a days multilevel drop down menu bars are also available for Blogger.


5. Use third party templates

Blogger offers variety of templates. Also now it introduced the Template Designer. But there are lots of unique and elegant third party blogger templates to choose from. Most of the blog authors uses these templates.


6. Remove Time/Date Stamp, Author and other Post Page Options

Date and time is shown up/below blog post title. many of you asked for it. I am giving the easy solution. Go to Design >> Page Elements and click on Edit from Blog Posts box.  A Configure Blog Posts window will open. Unmark the time, date, comments, author, Link to this post, your views, Show Email Post Links, Show Share Buttons and other options you do not want to show on your blog. I will explain the other procedure in separate topic.


7. Change Comments Form

Blogger has it's own comments form. There are several third party comments forms are available and I have posted them here: http://www.blogger-help.com/2010/10/stylish-and-multifunctional-comments.html


8. Remove Blog/Post archive

Blog archive shows the list of all posts from your blog by date. But it also takes the more space and decline professional looks. You can delete Blog Archive using Page Elements.


9. Remove Showing Posts with Label or For Query

When you click on any label of your blogger blog you can see the following message before label search results: Showing newest posts with label ..... Show older posts. Also for for Search results Showing newest posts for query ...... Show older posts. Just Remove these Showing Posts with Label or For Query messages.


10. Remove Subscribe To Posts Atom

"Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)" is appeared on each page of your blogger blog on main page, single post page and label/search page also. Atom feeds are similar to RSS feeds, so it is better to remove Subscribe To Posts Atom link from your blog.


11. Older Posts, Newer Posts and Home Link between them

Older Posts, Newer Posts and Home Links are present on every Posts of Blogger blog just bellow the comment form.  Remove these links or Change it to your desired text or image.

These are the some tips and hacks to turn your ordinary blogger blog into professional website.

Please suggest your own ways...

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13 comments

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My Fashion
November 2, 2010 at 7:13 AM

Thank you so much for this <3

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mor939
April 20, 2011 at 11:39 PM

Very nice indeed! Thank you for this!

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Isla Pergola
July 3, 2011 at 12:36 AM

This has been a great help. I´ve got two blogs that are ready to become more and this has really set me in the right direction for how to make that transformation from blog to website.

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seo reseller
August 15, 2011 at 6:41 AM

Blogger is a free blogging platform and you can have it look like a website instead of a blog. You just have to use a professional looking template and organize the layout of the blog.

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Anonymous
October 20, 2011 at 4:46 PM

Thanks for this information.

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Anonymous
November 30, 2011 at 8:57 AM

thkx

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Ghalib Mirza
February 15, 2012 at 9:46 AM

yeah....!

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A.M. Schultz
February 19, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Many thanks. Good advice.

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DrRaman
March 1, 2012 at 5:45 AM

In order to change the url structure, you need to be able to access the core files on your web server. In most cases if not all, this will be the .htaccess file. Unfortunately, with Blogger you are not given access to the core server files or the SQL databases.

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Brian James
March 11, 2012 at 7:37 AM

I have also made my blog into a professional site check it out. th3affiliates.blogspot.com

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Mohit
March 21, 2012 at 7:08 AM

Very informative.

I had an issue while I used third template. Many of the blogger features like customization are not available after we use these templates.

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Anam Saleem
April 17, 2012 at 1:07 PM

i love it

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fblikes37
October 5, 2012 at 9:22 PM

While creating a website and trying to market your organization, look at how the web page appears and functions on multiple web browsers. It could work well on Internet explorer, however have you examined how it deals with on Opera, Safari or IE? Even if it's actually a less-popular internet browser, you'll still want to check how well your internet site functions to it.

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