How to remove ?m=1 from Blogger or Fix ?m=1 in Blogger URL

As you know Blogger shows ?m=1 in URL when someone visits the site from Mobile devices. It looks a little odd and most of the users don’t like this.

Having a clean URL gives your website a professional look and you don’t want separate URLs for Desktop and Mobile devices.

So, In this article, I will show you how you can Delete the ?m=1 URL parameter from your Blogger website. I will also tell you should you implement this on your website or not.

Why Blogger shows ?m=1 in Mobile URLs ?

Blogger is quite outdated now and earlier most of the Blogger themes doesn’t use the responsive design. Most themes show different versions for Desktop and mobile users.

So, to identify the Device properly Blogger introduces the concept of ?m=1 parameter in the blogger URL. So, whenever Someone accesses your Blog from Mobile or tablet, it will show a URL structure like this.

https://www.techyleaf.in/?m=1

As most modern themes use a responsive design and don’t display separate versions for different screen sizes, there is no need for Changing this URL parameter.

Currently, there is no permanent fix to this problem, but you can display a clean URL to the visitors when they land on your website through a mobile device.

Here, you need to use a script that does the job for you. So, let’s check how you can fix the ?m=1 problem on the Blogger website.

Watch the below video to learn more.

YouTube video

How to remove ?m=1 from Blogger

To remove the ?m=1 from Blogger URL, follow the below steps.

Step-1: Go to Blogger dashboard and select the theme option

Step-2: Now click on the “Edit HTML” option from the drop-down menu.

Step-3: Now you have to add the below script just below the <head> tag.

How to remove ?m=1 from Blogger URL
<script type='text/javascript'>
//<![CDATA[
var uri = window.location.toString();
if (uri.indexOf("%3D","%3D") > 0) {
var clean_uri = uri.substring(0, uri.indexOf("%3D"));
window.history.replaceState({}, document.title, clean_uri);
}
var uri = window.location.toString();
if (uri.indexOf("%3D%3D","%3D%3D") > 0) {
var clean_uri = uri.substring(0, uri.indexOf("%3D%3D"));
window.history.replaceState({}, document.title, clean_uri);
}
var uri = window.location.toString();
if (uri.indexOf("&m=1","&m=1") > 0) {
var clean_uri = uri.substring(0, uri.indexOf("&m=1"));
window.history.replaceState({}, document.title, clean_uri);
}
var uri = window.location.toString();
if (uri.indexOf("?m=1","?m=1") > 0) {
var clean_uri = uri.substring(0, uri.indexOf("?m=1"));
window.history.replaceState({}, document.title, clean_uri);
}
//]]>
</script>

Step-4: Now save the code and the ?m=1 will be removed from the blogger website for mobile devices.

Now the biggest question is should you remove the ?m=1 from your Blogger website using a script or not?

is it affect your Blog SEO and does it improve the speed of Blogger?

Well, the answer is a little tricky. Using this script doesn’t remove the ?m=1 from the blogger URL permanently. Instead, it again redirects this URL to the original URL in the user’s Browser.

So, if you want a clean URL then you can use it just below the <head> tag of your theme file.

And remember that it doesn’t improve the speed that much and the speed fluctuation is not due to this redirect, it is due to the server response time.

In fact, I am not using this script on my Blogger site. But there is no problem using this script.

Removing the ?m=1 from the mobile URL gives your website a professional look and you can try this on your website.

If you still have some doubts, feel free to ask me in the comment section. For more Blogger and WordPress tutorials you can follow our YouTube channel.

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