If you’re wondering if a website is powered by Blogger, then here’s something I’ve found out courtesy of Amanda Kennedy’s methods. Below are tips to follow.
- URL of the site has .blogspot.com. Even if you don’t see Blogger navbar, sites with .blogspot.com are definitely from Blogger.
- See if there’s a Blogger nav-bar present. The nav-bar at the site’s top page is one sign that it is powered by Blogger. It enables you to log into and manage the site.
- Familiar Tempate Design. Although Blogger has come up with different available templates, you will know if it’s from Blogger for its simple and minimal designs. Most used template is Minima. If you see a familiar Blogger template, it is powered by Blogger.
- Check posts and pages URL structures. Blogger has a distinct structure when you publish a post and item pages. It includes numerical year and month in the URL before title of the page.
Below are examples:
Item pages include /p/ between the blog URL and the title of the page:
These are defined even if the blog author has chosen custom URL structure.
5. Check if feed URL has /feed/posts/default. When searching blog sites via Google Reader, you’ll know if it’s from Blogger if it has the following format even if it’s redirected to Feedburner:
Default feed URL
6. Check if generator=”Blogger” in source code. If you’re still not sure, you can have a look at the source code.
Look for the following line near the top of source code (within the <head> section):
<meta content='blogger' name='generator'/>
If you don’t see this line, it’s not operated by Blogger.
Hope Amanda’s tips have given you the heads up on figuring out a Blogger-powered site.
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