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

23

Blogger is continuously improving SEO features to give a better user experience. SEO features are beneficial, and it means search engine bots will easily crawl your posts, pages, 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 can 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 offer translation of this page in search results.
unavailable_after:
[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 Developers.

Note: Carefully go through 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 on New Dashboard

1. Go to 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

Setup Custom Robots Header Tags on Old Dashboard

1. Go to Blogger Dashboard.

2. Select one of your blogs.

3. Click on the Settings.

4. Click on the search preferences.

5. Look for the custom robots header tags.

6. Click on the Edit button.

Custom robots header tags on Blogger Blogspot

7. After clicking on Yes, you can easily set the custom robots header tags parameters for Homepage, Archives and Search pages, and Default for Posts and Pages.

For more, you can take the help of the following screenshots.

Custom Robots Header Tags Management in Blogger - Screen 2
Custom Robots Header Tags Management in Blogger – Screen 2

Edit Custom Robots Tags on Posts and Pages

When you write or edit a post, there you can see the option to edit custom robots tags for that post or page.

Custom Robots Header Tags Management in Blogger - Screen 3
Custom Robots Header Tags Management in Blogger – Screen 3

Conclusion

This article will let you understand the benefits of custom robots header tags and make you able to customize these for your blog if you are using Google Blogger for blogging.

23 COMMENTS

  1. 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!

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

  6. 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.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.