Monday

How to lose the blogspot in your .com



Be honest, if you have a blogger account, you want to chop off that blasted blogspot that lingers on the end of your nice photography name. Because lets face it, you lose professionalism when it says blogspot .com. Call it unfair if you want to but I don't think you can deny it. Blogspot does not scream "I'm a professional, take me seriously". And I am NOT talking about your images.  Your image may be the best ever created sitting there for the world to enjoy on a little blogger blog - what I am talking about is your business. Would you be surprised to see a sustainable company using blogspot on the end of their .com? So, you probably don't want it hanging around either. 

Let's not fail to mention that it adds a LOT of letters and when you want it all to fit on a business card or the back of your car, well you want it as simple as possible! Now that we are all in agreement, let me give you a very easy and cheap solution. Could there be any two better adjectives I could have used? I think not! 

For $10 a year you can ditch the blogspot. Back when I had my blogger blog I had no idea I could have ditched all those extra letters for so cheap!! I wish someone would have told me! I remember I would feel so embarrassed when I handed over my little mini moo card and it said blogspot .com on it. Maybe some of you think I should have been proud to rock what I had but I'm always looking 2 steps ahead and from the start I felt those extra letters dragging me down. Now I certainly don't mean to offend anyone and if you like your blogspot then rock it out my friend but if you are like I was and just didn't know how easy it was to have a better option... Well now you do! And it can be done in less then 5 minutes! 

To remove the blogspot :
1. Go into your DASHBOARD.
2. Click the SETTINGS TAB ---> PUBLISHING
3. Click on CUSTOM DOMAIN
4. Choose your domain and check availability, input credit card info and yay, that's it! You will get an email and in no time at all you will have yourcutename.blogspot.com





On a side note to my blogger fans: Many of you do not have your email address anywhere on your blog. I know this because I have tried to email dozens of you to thank you for a comment or tell you something I liked about your blog and I can't because there is no way to contact you. If I can't contact you, neither can potential clients! So check and make sure that your email is in a very obvious place. 



18 comments:

  1. I did this and it has helped traffic to my site by like 100%!

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  2. Great advice! What advice do you have about naming the blogger once you change the domain name.. since some of us have or will be getting websites and they can't have the same name..Should we keep them named similar or be daring and have two completely differnt domain names? I'm assuming that if the names are too drastically different people won't find them. Or maybe they can and I'm not sure how it works. I hope this makes sense.

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  3. I would just like to say.... You are awesome!

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  4. Andrea.. I'll answer this on Wednesday for you, I tried to start answering here but it's a little long for a comment. ;)

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  5. So i have a domian name that I will use for my eventual real website... is there a way I can link my blogger account to that, for example so that my website would be www.erindphotography.com but my blog would be www.erindphotography.com/blog

    ya know what i'm sayin'? :) thanks for this. you guys rock the cazba

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  6. Thank you!! I've had blogger for 2 years and I never knew that! I just did it! www.nickyhurt.com! Woohoo!!

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  7. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm switching over this week!

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  8. Oh this is awesome. I just changed mine after I saw this. I really hated the "blogspot" after my name too. Thanks for all your info that you share, I love reading your blog. It is always so helpful.

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  9. You are a fountain of knowledge girl!! I love this information. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Saaweet! Thanks for the tip!

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  11. Thanks so much! I have been thinking about this but had yet to do anything about it- seeing how easy it was it is now all done! Thanks for the kick in the pants!

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  12. Your tip about making sure our email address was prominent was such great advice. I had linked my website and portfolio blog together, but nowhere did I have my email address listed. DUH.
    Thank you for that.

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  13. I did it! It was as easy as you said! Thanks!

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  14. Just did it = thanks!!!!! Discovering your site couldn't be more perfect for me!

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