Friday, July 17, 2009

Get a free small domain - How to setup web host redirect on blogger and google sites

No-ip has a free host redirect and ftp url feature. If you want to serve your blog via FTP, no-ip is a great option. Then you can choose that domain name you always wanted, but couldn't because it was already taken. Tonight I finally got around to successfully setting up no-ip so that I could have the domain name http://moneyblog.serveblog.net, and this is how I did it.

  1. Go to No-IP and if you already do not have one, setup a free account.
  2. Once you are setup and verified, go to manage your account and click on Hosts/Redirects in the upper left corner.
  3. Now you want click on Add Host
  4. Click on Web Redirect and enter you blog URL
  5. Now put in your page title, you will need to add your meta tag in the meta keywords box, but you cannot do this yet until you add your new domain to webmaster tools so for right now click save.
  6. Keep the tab open and open a new tab and in the new tab go to webmaster tools and you want to add your new no-ip domain name.
  7. Next you need to verify the host redirect name from no-ip, you need to use the meta tag option. Copy your meta tag that google gives you.
  8. Go back to the No-IP tab and click on modify and paste the meta tag in keywords. NOTE: You need to take out everything except for the V1 and the numbers. If you don't it will not work. So in the meta keywords in the modify section of no-ip has to be exactly like this verify-v1 t2E4QMC9V1MhVKbQWrCGdUiKImG4cmj/7s+7SGkvCD4
  9. Next you need to open a new tab and go to your blog.
  10. Click on layout, and then select EDIT HTML
  11. Copy and paste the Meta Tag after the head tag. Since you did not copy and paste anything else it should paste just fine, leave that meta tag as is this time.
  12. Now go back to Webmaster Tools and click verify. You may have to wait a few minutes.
  13. Now try your new domain.
NOTE: This also works for google sites, follow the rules above, but when you reach step 11, you need to go to your google site, click on more actions, go to other on the left, and paste the meta tag over your old meta tag, then verify in webmaster tools. On google sites you can then click on the domain names, and add your no-ip domain name once everything is verified.



Try mine: MoneyBlog and MoneyBlog
These link back to my blog
Google site Online Money Information

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