How to Setup custom Domain on your Blogger/Blogspot Hosted Blog:
Last year in November I switched to csdoon.org**(check out the ** meaning at last of the Post) from cs-doon.blogspot.com. There were so many reason to boy a domain name for the blog.I was Planning it from very long time but last year In mid November I bought the Domain name from Bigrock.in (Because it also supports Debit card payment method).
These are the Main Reason you Should buy a Domain name (at Least).
Get Rid of Blog Redirection:Last Year in February Google Changed the policy for Bloggers Now Every blog is redirected to their country specific domain (or so called CTLDs).Now Every blog is redirected with its country domain Instead of Blogspot.com suffix.Example :My blog Domain name was http://cs-doon.blogspot.com Which was redirected to http://cs-doon.blogspot.in in India and for other countries with different Suffix.
Though I Implemented the Blog Redirection Script but it is Good to have a Domain name which has all your Traffic Centralized.
Look More Professional: If you Buy a Domain name it gives a Professional look to your blog as .Blogspot.com Suffix repel the Users from your Blog (most of the Spam are created in Blogspot Blogs).So for a Good Reputation and Setting up a Brand by your Blog name you should buy a Domain name.
These were Two main Reasons I bought the csdoon.org domain name.And since then I have 60,000 Alexa rank and Page Rank of 3 with Daily 20,000 Visitors.
How to Setup custom Domain on your Blogspot Blog.
It is very Simple,you have to login to blogger and then goto the setting of your Blog after that just click on Basic and goto the Publishing on right hand side.
As it is Set to www.csdoon.org in my case.
You have to Set it to your custom domain name.For that you can buy a domain from any Site and setup it in this Tab or you can directly buy the Domain name from Google.
If you have Bought the Domain name Already then Click on Setting Instruction on above shown Pic on your Blogger–>Dashboard–>Settings–>Basics.
Read the Instructions Carefully (Generally you just have to add a CNAME record in DNS management of your Domain name for that you have to login to your domain name provider site and then check there on your account settings for the domain)
You can also see the Need a Domain? Buy One Now in above Image (you can buy directly the Domain name from Google)
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P.S & ** : Now I am Hosting my Blog on WordPress with Linux Sharing Hosting on Go daddy. I will tell you the reason in next article “Why you should switch to Self Hosted WordPress Blog”.