How to Use Custom Robots Header Tags? – Blogger/Blogspot SEO

Blogger is continuously improving SEO features to give a better user experience. SEO features are beneficial because they mean search engine bots will easily crawl your posts, pages, and archives, i.e., articles, poems, stories, etc., whatever you write on the blog. Now, you can see the Custom Robots Header Tags option on the Blogger dashboard to improve search engine optimization (SEO) for search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, and others.

If the content is rich, unique, and 100% original, then your content will be promoted in search results. This way, you can get more and more blog readers from search engines and earn money from your blog.

Custom robots header tags for Blogger

Custom Robots Header Tags and Their Meaning

Directive Meaning
all There are no restrictions for indexing or serving. Note: this directive is the default value and has no effect if explicitly listed.
noindex Do not show this page in search results and do not show a “Cached” link in search results.
nofollow Do not follow the links on this page
none Equivalent to noindex, nofollow
noarchive Do not show a “Cached” link in search results.
nosnippet Do not show a snippet in the search results for this page
noodp Do not use metadata from the Open Directory Project for titles or snippets shown for this page.
notranslate Do not offer translation of this page in search results.
noimageindex Do not index images of this page in search results.
[RFC-850 date/time]
Do not show this page in search results after the specified date/time. The date/time must be specified in the RFC 850 format.

You may check more information about robots meta tags on Google Search Central.

Note: Carefully review the above table, “Custom Robots Header Tags and their Meaning,” before making changes. Otherwise, don’t enable custom robots header tags.

Setup Custom Robots Header Tags

1. Go to the Blogger dashboard

2. Select one of your blogs

3. Click on the Settings

4. Navigate to Crawlers and indexing

5. Look for Enable custom robots header tags

This article explains the benefits of custom robots header tags and shows you how to customize them for your blog if you are using Google Blogger.

30 thoughts on “How to Use Custom Robots Header Tags? – Blogger/Blogspot SEO”

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    Rajendra Kumar

    Very useful information about robots header tags, Vinay Ji. I want to know should I tick only checkboxes as shown in image 2. Which one is the best way, kindly reply. Regards!

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      Vinay Prajapati

      I don’t want to hide archive and search pages of my website from search bots, therefore, I didn’t tick those checkboxes. If you want to do the same these keep the same settings.

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    Nilesh Verma

    i am using h1 tag for title but not improve my seo.h1 tag is good or h2 tag.Please solve my problem

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      Vinay Prajapati

      Use H1 for Blog Title, H2 for Post Title, H3 for Widget Title, h4 for Post headings, so on…

  3. Dear Vinay Please suggest me what should i do to improve my traffic and search engine visibility, and to get more organic traffic please help me out.

  4. Thanks bro for this informative blog post. Yes, custom robots header tags settings is a great part for blogger.

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    Vinay Sharma

    Very helpful article thank you so much to provide custom robots header tags settings is a great part for blogger article.

  6. bro meri new site ha kisi ke pass koi idea ha ki kese me search engine or post visibility ko badhu

  7. Why do I set “Archive and and search pages” noindex?
    Please explain.
    Thnaks in advance.

    1. Vinay Prajapati
      Vinay Prajapati

      It is your choice to keep them “noindex“. One of the main reasons in my opinion is to avoid duplicate content. You should check if rel=”canonical” tag is present on archive and search pages if they are using the “index, follow” tags.

  8. Vinay Prajapati
    Vinay Prajapati

    You need to first understand the Custom Robots Header Tags and their Meaning. It is given before the rest of the information. If you are not reading the post carefully and making the wrong changes then you are solely responsible.

  9. When I do an SEO check of my blog pages, it shows “The specified canonical link points to a different page” as a new blogger, I didn’t understand the issue. Would you please help me to resolve this issue?

  10. Thank you for the detailed article. It was very insightful. I use the Blogger platform, and it is hard to find good info.

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