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Friday, 9 November 2018

How To Setup Custom Robots Header Tag For Blogger

In this post I will be showing you how to setup custom robots header tag in blogger. In the previous post, I discuss about How To Create Custom Robots.txt For Blogger Website, which is also must for SEO optimization. As all you know this is an important factor for search engine optimization. Custom robots header tag is must for blogger platform website because we don't have more option for SEO optimization as we have on wordpress hosted website, so today I will discuss about setting custom robots header tag for blogger blog.

Setting Up Custom Robots Header Tag For Blogger

  • Go to blogger dashboard.
  • Navigate to setting >> Search Preferences >> Crawlers and indexing
  • Click Custom robots header tag >> Edit
  • Click Yes to enable this option

Click Save Setting and You are done!

What are Custom Robots Header Tags in Blogger?

In Blogger settings you will have the following directives under Blogger custom Robots, which is explain below.
Directive Meaning
all There are no restriction 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 "Cached" link in search results
nofollow Do not follow the links on this page
none Equivalent to noindex, nofollow
noarchive Do not show "Cached" link in search results
nosnippet Do not show snippet in the search results for this page
noodp Do not use metadata from Open Directory Project for title or snippets shown for this page
notranslate Do not offer translation of this page in search results
noimageindex Do not index images on this page
unavailable_after: Do not show this page in search results after specified datetime. The datetime must be specified in the RFC-850

Don't experiment with custom robots header tag unless you are completely sure of what you are doing because incorrect use of robot tags can affect the performance of your site in search results.

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