Do not you know that there are search robots? They are responsible for identifying updates on our sites and informing the search engine about it.
With the help of a proper predefined tag, you can communicate with the crawler to increase or decrease the search visibility. You are reading this in this post.
How to set a custom robot header tag on Blogger?
I hope you are a Blogger user who is hoping to increase your search engine exposure so that organic traffic can reach a Zenith.
If so, then I recommend enabling this guide and enabling custom robot header tags for maximum search engine visibility (especially for new blogs).
Before knowing about the process of setting a custom robot header tag on Blogger, you should know what they are.
Custom robot header tags and objectives :
In Blogger, you are going to deal with the following custom robot header tags :
1. all - If you set this tag, crawlers are not tied to any obstacles. They can freely crawl, index and expose your content.
2. noindex - Not all blogs are for public notice. Even if you do not share your personal blog's URL with anyone, it's likely that people will come from search results. On such a scenario, you can use the codex tag because it prevents search engines from indexing pages.
3. nofollow - Nofollow and dofollow tags are for outbound links. Dofollow is the default robot tag for all your outbound links. This means that search engines can tamper with your linked pages. If you do not want search bots to see your links, you should help in addition to the nofollow tag.
4. none - None connects the features of both the noindex and nofollow tags. Crawlers will not index your pages or skim through the link.
5. noarchive - You must have seen a cache label with most website links on the SERP. It shows that Google has captured a copy of your site in order to display a copy on your server. That being said, the noarchive tag closes the cache version in search pages.
6. nosnippet - Text snippets in search results help people find what's on a webpage. If you want to keep the content unique, you can turn on this header tag.
7. noodp - is a man-made directory of Open Directory Projects or DMOS websites. Google sometimes uses information from there If you want, you can turn it off with this tag.
8. notranslate - Do you want to disable translations on your site? Then use the Notrecelle for the exact purpose.
9. noimageindex - If you allow Google to index your images, people can steal it and use them on their websites. To prevent this, you can keep the images deindexed using the noimageindex tag. Read this SEO guide too.
10. unavailable_after - In Blogger, you will find the correct area of this tag. So, after this time the webpage will be deindexed.
Being told, let's go to the real meat of this post.
How to setup custom robot header tags?
As you know, we are talking about installing a robotic tag on Blogger. Follow the steps below to move ahead with it.
Step 1: Visit blogger.com and sign in to your account. From your blog's list, select which you want to modify the robot tag.
Step 2: Then go to Settings >> Search Preferences. There you can see a setting called Custom Robot Header Tag under crawlers and indexing. Click Edit link on its right side.
Step 3: In this step, you will see two radio buttons. Obviously, the first person should be your selection.
Step 4: Now, you will get a set of checkboxes. But do not be afraid! It may feel like a complex, but it is not. Just Follow the video ↓↓
Note: We can also set it up for the homepage, archive pages and post pages.
Thats it !! You have done this.
ConclusionCustom robot header tags are powerful! Since Google provides a readymade setup to use them, why do not you go for it?
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