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Stop Blogger from Redirecting to Country-Specific Domains

You know that blogger have different URL in different countries. Suppose you have a blog on Blogger/Blogspot platform, You might have noticed it already. One have a blog in blogger.com named example.blogspot.com and when a user from india visited his blog the URL was example.blogspot.in and another visitor from france got example.blogspot.fr

This implementation was done by Google because of Selective censorship (to block a blog or page easily).

Prevent Blogger from Redirecting to Country-Specific Domains

This country based URL redirection is likely to impact your Blogger blogs in a not so positive manner. For example:

  1. The social stats – like your Facebook Likes, Google +1s and Tweet counts – for your blog posts may be reduced as the URLs for the same blog post will be different for different visitors.
  2. You will have a similar problem if you are using an external commenting platform like Disqus or Facebook Comments because the blog URLs will be different even when the underlying page is the same.
  3. Also, if canonicalization isn’t implemented properly, it may cost you some Google juice as external websites may link to your country-specific pages.
  4. Some users have reported a dip in Google AdSense earnings when pages are served through country-specific domains.

If you are not happy with the idea of Blogger redirecting your blog to a different URL, you can add the following piece of code to your Blogger template and it will always serve the .com address to your visitors irrespective of their geographic location.


When I log in my Blogger dashboard and checks blog traffic Statistics, It’s giving some country specific domain name of blog URL in more than 10 countries.

These are Some example list of Domain Names I have observed in my dashboard, These are Domain Extensions List

  • Argentina (blogspot.com.ar)
  • Australia (blogspot.com.au)
  • Brazil (blogspot.br)
  • Canada (blogspot.ca)
  • Germany (blogspot.de)
  • India (blogspot.in)
  • Italy (blogspot.it)
  • France (blogspot.fr)
  • Japan (blog spot.jp)
  • Mexico (blogspot.mx)
  • Portugal (blogspot.pt)
  • Spanish (blogspot.cl)
  • Sweden (blog spot.se)

Prevent Redirection

It is that a small piece of HTML tag allows us to do this operation. All you want to do is to paste the the HTML tag in your template.

Steps to configure your blogger blog to stop country specific domain redirection:

1. Go to Dashboard » Template » Edit HTML

2. Now press CTRL + F, in the search box type  <head>

3. Now paste the specific Script after the <head> script given below


<link expr:href="data:blog.canonicalUrl" rel="canonical"/>
<script type="text/javascript">
      var blog = document.location.hostname.split(".");
      if (blog[blog.length - 1] != "com") {
        var ncr = "http://" + blog[0] + ".blogspot.com/ncr";
        window.location.replace(ncr + document.location.pathname);    
      }
    </script>

4. Click on save template. Then click on View Blog. That’s it.

Now your blogger blog serve with blogspot.com not country specific if the user comes from anywhere from the world.

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Google, Tutorials,

How to Create Strong & Secure Password

It’s easy to be lazy and use the same password for every online account but, using these simple techniques, you’ll be able to remember strong passwords for different websites.


Not all passwords need to be secure, of course, but a password for any account that identifies you personally, such as your primary email account, an online bank account, or an account with any organisation that holds your credit card details, needs to be as secure as possible.

To understand how to create a secure password, you first need to know what makes a password insecure. By putting yourself in the shoes of a cracker, you will see how to thwart their dastardly plans.

    How can you make your password strong enough to not get cracked by the bad guys? Here are some tips on password construction you can use to beef up your password.

    How to create a strong password

    It’s still important to have a strong password though. A good way of generating a password that is hard to guess but easy to remember is to devise a phrase that contains ordinary words, names of people or places (so they start with a capital letter) and numbers. Your password is then obtained by taking the first letter of each word except for the numbers which are represented by figures. So, if your phrase was “Bradford is thirty two miles from Manchester” the password would be Bi32mfM.


    Similarly, you can create a password using a line from something easy to remember such as a song or nursery rhyme. It’s easy to remember the first letter from each word of “Jack and Jill went up the hill” and turns into this seven-character password: JaJwuth. Again, names make it easy to introduce upper-case characters.

    You can also substitute characters for symbols, numbers or punctuation. Replace any letter ‘i’s with 1s and any ‘a’s with 4s and your password becomes much harder to crack. Christmas, then, becomes Chr1stm4s, which is a strong password.

    How to remember passwords :

    Using a password manager such as KeyPass will help you to remember lots of strong passwords (making it more likely you will actually use one), but provides no protection from hackers if you continue to use passwords that those with criminal intent might be able to guess.

    imageDo you use any of these bad passwords?

    • Password
    • 123456
    • qwerty
    • Your kid’s name
    • Always the same one

    imageWhy is that not good?

    • They are easy to guess or crack. Really easy.
    • If one site is compromised, a hacker has access to all your services.

    imageWhat’s the solution?

    1. Store your passwords and more in Identity Safe.
    2. Save Time. Access from anywhere. More secure passwords.

    Creating a strong password :

    To keep your account safe, here are a few tips on how to create a strong password:

    1. Use a unique password for each of your important accounts : Use a different password for each of your important accounts, like your email and online banking accounts. Re-using passwords is risky. If someone figures out your password for one account, it’s possible they could get access to your personal information, or other online services like shopping or banking.

    2. Use a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols in your password : Using numbers, symbols and mix of upper and lower case letters in your password makes it harder for someone to guess your password. For example, an eight-character password with numbers, symbols and mixed-case letters is harder to guess because it has 30,000 times as many possible combinations than an eight-character password with only lower case letters.





    3. Don’t use personal information or common words as a password: Create a unique password that’s unrelated to your personal information and uses a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. For example, you can select a random word or phrase and insert letters and numbers into the beginning, middle, and end to make it extra difficult to guess (such as “sPo0kyh@ll0w3En”). Don’t use simple words or phrases like “password” or “letmein,” keyboard patterns such as “qwerty” or “qazwsx,” or sequential patterns such as “abcd1234” which make your password easier to guess.

    4. Make sure your backup password options are up-to-date and secure: Update your recovery email address regularly so that you can receive emails in case you need to reset your password. You can also add a phone number to receive password reset codes via text message.
    Many websites will also give you the option of answering a security question if you forget your password. If you create your own question, try to come up with one that has an answer only you would know. The answer shouldn’t be something that someone can guess by scanning information you’ve posted on blogs or social networking sites.
    If you are asked to choose a question from a list, like the city where you were born, try to find a way to make your answer unique by using some of the tips above. That way even if someone guesses the answer, they won’t know how to enter it correctly.

    5. Keep your passwords secure: Don’t leave notes with your passwords to various sites on your computer or desk, where people can easily steal them and use them to compromise your accounts. If you choose to save passwords in a file on your computer, create a name for the file that won’t give it away. If you have a difficult time remembering multiple passwords, use a trusted password manager. Be sure to spend a few minutes checking out reviews and reputations of password manager services. 

    The anatomy of an unbreakable password :

    The longer the password, the harder it is to crack. Consider a 12-character password or longer.

    Things to avoid: Names, places, dictionary words.

    Mix it up. Use variations on capitalization, spelling, numbers, and punctuation.

    These three rules make it exponentially harder for hackers to crack your password.

    The idea for passphrases is captured quite nicely in this comic from xkcd:

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    Facebook, Tutorials,

    Trash Dove : How to add Trash Dove to Facebook Post Status

    You might have seen many updates on your timeline, people would have been change their posts with Facebook Stickers. It’s pretty cool right? If you are confused a way to try this, then it’s pretty simple.

    How to add Trash Dove to Facebook Post Status

    Open your Facebook mobile app, click on the status box and go to “Feeling/Acitivity”. Now just pick the “Stickers” tab and you’ll be able to find all the Stickers you have. You can simply select the stickers you like and post it as an update. Thanks to “Trash Doves” sticker… this is getting pretty popular these days.

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    Tutorials,

    Mobile Number Portability: MNP INDIA A Step-by-Step Tutorials

    Telecom regulators in India have just approved National Mobile Number Portability, which means that mobile phone users will now be able to retain their mobile numbers when they move to a new city. National Mobile Number Portability (or NMNP) will let users change their telecom circle when they move to a new city, thereby eliminating the need to change their mobile numbers that they have grown to get used to.

      In fact, Airtel, ready in time for the government’s announcement, has said that all portibility requests will be processed within 24 hours, and until then its customers will get free incoming on roaming till the request is adhered to.

      Mobile Number Portability, MNP INDIA

      How to port your mobile number:

      Mobile Number Portability (MNP) was launched across all the circles in INDIA on 20-JAN-2011.  The procedure for MNP is as follows:

      1) Generate an eight-digit Unique Porting Code (UPC) :

      Send “PORT” (10-digit mobile number) to 1900. This will generate an eight-digit alphanumeric UPC code to help facilitate the porting process.

      You will soon get an SMS from 1901 that will contain the UPC code and a UPC expiry date in mm/dd/yyyy format.

      2) Gather required documents for MNP :

      You will need:
      Id proof
      Address proof
      One passport size photograph
      Last bill copy: Airtel post-paid customers have the option of carrying forward their outstanding/pending bills to the new telecom circle, and pre-paid customers can carry forward the talk-time amount existing on their number.

      3) Visit the mobile operator showroom :

      As soon as you get the UPC code, head to the service provider’s showroom, along with the required documents.
      – You will need to fill out a Mobile Number Porting form.
      – Buy a New Sim Card

      4) Choose your plan :

      The NMNP facility is applicable for both, pre-paid and post-paid customers. This means, when you move to a new city, you can retain your plan or change it at the service centre.

      5) Processing time :

      Airtel has listed on its website that all NMNP requests will be processed in 24 hours, however, at the time of writing Vodafone and Idea hadn’t listed the processing time on their websites.

      The whole porting process is taking 1 week time.

      Once you ported to new operator, the minimum time to stay with the new operator is 3 months. So in this 3 months time you can’t able to port your number once again.

      So are you porting your number? If yes, from which network to which one and why ? Share your views about your current Mobile Operator to others in comments