I just found that the blogspot blogs are being redirected to the country domain i.e from name.blogspot.com to name.blogspot.in ...
What are your views on this and how it can effect SEO and blogging community.
well, usually it would be bad. but blogger (blogspot) is owned by google, so who knows.
Yah I noticed today. I have lost my blogs page rank due to it.
I just tested your example domain (name.) and it goes to Australia.
The redirect is a 302 (temporary redirect) which means your new domain will not reflect the PageRank while Google thinks it is a temporary change.
Not good if they are planning to do this permanently.
It seems Google won't rest until the concept of the "Global Village" is an almost-forgotten urban myth. My Blogger blog hasn't changed yet, but I'm guessing it's just a matter of time. Google seems only interested in presenting relevance for bricks-an-mortar businesses, or at least for their online presence. Global community sites like my own have been chiselled away over the past several G upgrades so that even though my site is hosted in the US, and I have left the "Target Users in" box blank, and there is no reference anywhere on my site to anything remotely connected with Ireland, my .IE serps have been pushed up, while .com SERPs have dropped. I'm sure they will figure that all of my Blog posts initiatedf from an Irish IP, and de-globalize that too. </endrant>
From reading more it seems the redirect is based on the readers location.
So for me, all blogs will redirect to com.au
The redirected URL contains a canonical tag back to the .com version. So for systems that support canonical the multiple ccTLD versions should be considered alternate versions of the .com page. The 302 redirect also supports that idea. Index the source (.com) and not the destination.
They are trying their best to keep bots and search engines indexing the .com while sending users to their own ccTLDs.
I'm not sure about why, but it's something related to censorship, like twitter just did. Anyone know details on what this country censorship thing is?
I dont think this redirection is permanently, if blogger emphasize localize search, first thing to do is buy over all region domain, so that all region content can be standardize. Secondly, Google will make announcement and notification to users.
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