How to Setup Custom Domain on Blogger Blog – Step by Step Guide

Adding a custom domain to blogger blog is a very wise decision while the blogspot subdomain has some impacts on SEO as well as credibility among blog visitors. Here is the step by step guide to setup custom domain name on blogger blog. Before proceeding, you must know the advantages of blogger custom domain and why you should setup custom domain on blog.

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Why Should You Setup Custom Domain on Blogger?

You have the following advantages of adding custom domain to blogger as well as all blogging and website platforms:

  • Credibility: Your blogs attain the quality of being trusted and believed among blog visitors
  • SEO: Search engine crawlers index custom domains more likely than sub-domains. Hence, using custom domain makes search engines friendly in terms of SEO.
  • monetization: Blogger custom domain tends to more possibilities of getting Google AdSense approval faster. Also, other ad network and monetization programs will look for the presence of custom domain only.
  • Page rank: Blogs on sub-domain lose chances of getting backlinks. Majority of people don’t like to link to a sub-domain blogs as they look at your sub-domain blog as if it is a temporary one and later these links on their blogs go dead and broken links. Hence custom domains improve page rank.
  • Affordability : It is not a big expense to buy a domain name. It’s only about $ 10 to $ 14 per year

Step by Step Guide to Setup Custom Domain on Blogger

Blogger sub-domain will look like this


Whereas custom domain will change the above as

You should have purchased a domain name with any hosting providers like GoDaddy, BlueHost, NameCheap, HostGator, etc. Even you can buy a domain on blogger dashboard settings page with GoogleDomains itself. Please ensure you have purchased a domain name.

Follow these easy steps to add custom domain to blogger in minutes:

STEP-1: On blogger dashboard go to settings → Basic

The settings page will display as shown in the screenshot below

How to setup a custom domain on blogger blog

STEP-2: Click + Setup a 3rd party URL for your blog and you will see a page as shown in below screenshot

Add a custom domain to blogger

STEP-3: Type your custom domain in the Third party domain settings field and click save. First, you will see the below error message.

Error Message: We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 32.

Blogger custom domain setup error message

STEP-4: Below the error message, you will see two CNAME records as follows:

Add CNAME Records

Host Name Destination Field

Don’t forget to replace “xxxxx” with the correct terms as provided to you.

STEP-5: Copy your CNAME record details and carefully save it in a text file. In the next step, we have to configure DNS of your domain name

STEP-6: Go to settings page on your domain service provider website where you have purchased domain name. Look for DNS Management or Manage DNS anywhere on settings page or domain management page. The location of DNS management varies and looks different among various service providers.

A typical DNS management page will look as shown in the screenshot below

What is CNAME record

STEP-7: Click Add Record button and fill up correct CNAME details which were provided on blogger dashboard settings page that you have saved in your text file locally.

Create CNAME record in DNS management

STEP-8: Please ensure you have added both the two CNAME records as shown in the table above.

STEP-9: Wait for some time and again go to blogger dashboard settings page as said in STEP-2 and repeat the process told in STEP-3.

STEP-10: Make a checkmark in the checkbox below third party domain name box to redirect to

Blogger Custom Domain Complete

That’s all. You have setup custom domain name on blogger successfully! Make sure the last step to (STEP-10) to add a checkmark to redirect Apex domain / naked domain to www subdomain (i.e. to as this redirection is one of the factors in terms of SEO.

If you have any doubt in custom domain setup, please comment below.

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