Lee Odden

Blogger Offers Free Domain Mapping

Lee Odden     Blogging Strategy

Blogger Logo BlocksYesterday I discussed options when installing WordPress isn’t an option. Quite a few included domain mapping and phydeaux3 informed me that Blogger is now offering domain mapping for free.

Domain mapping allows you to buy a domain and have it show content that is hosted someplace else. Basically, you’d buy a domain and then map it to your BlogSpot account and it’d appear that you’d have a fully hosted website. No one would see http://you.blogspot.com anymore, they’d see http://www.cool-domain.com.

The plus side to this is that you don’t need to buy hosting. Just keep using Bloggers webspace and resources. All you’d need to do is buy a domain, usually $9.99 a year, and work with your registrar to map that domain to your BlogSpot account.

Domain mapping Blogger blogs must be inline with Google’s hosted applications idea. You just need a domain name and you can map your website to your BlogSpot account, your email to your Gmail account and keep everything organized with Google Calendar.

Has anyone tried domain mapping with Blogger yet?

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Lee Odden About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on integrated content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely running, traveling or cooking up something new.

Comments

  1. Hi,

    Read your post with great interest. I related to it. Reason: I just bought a domain from Moniker.com and have dropped in a mail to them asking for instructions to map my blog.

    If you have any information on the same, could you please guide me?

    Thanks.

  2. Jai – Did you get your site mapped? You’ll need to go though Bloggers tutorials and work with your host to get it completed.

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  4. Hello,
    I guess I am a bit late here. Anyway, I am planning to do some SEO research and for this purpose, I plan to make quite a few blogs. I was thinking that making a blog on Blogger or WordPress with domain mapping would be a good choice. I plan to make 10-20 blogs.

    Do you have any suggestions for me before I setup the blogs. Anytrhing I need to consider before I start the blogs.

    I am planning to do some link building research too, beacuse of which I need quite a few sites and can’t afford separate hosting for this.

    Thanks
    Affan

  5. and how to do that any tutor here…

  6. Since when did wordpress.com start charging for domain mapping? Up until recently it was free. Does that mean Blogger might follow suit?

  7. Is there a free blog site that won’t add any advertisements (with the exception of “this site is powered by ______ ” at the of the page) and that will allow me to add advertisements for personal profit?

  8. Hello,
    yes, I've done this with many sites of mine. I do it for a few and various reasons.
    1st) For a veriety of different domain and ips for linking purposes.
    2nd) I have many domains (over 100) and it's a better option than parking your domain.
    It works well, and even if your content is not that unique, they spider your blog like crazy.
    After 2-3 weeks with only a few pages of content, the sites are officially a pr0.

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