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Here is Custom Robots Header Tags Settings For Blogspot Blogs.

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Don’t you know there are search robots? They are responsible for recognising the updates on our sites and notifying the search engines about it.
With the help of proper predefined tags, you can communicate with the crawlers to increase and decrease the search visibility. That’s what exactly you are going to read in this post.

How to Set up Custom Robots Header Tags on Blogger?

I hope you are a Blogger user looking forward to increasing your search engine exposure so that the organic traffic will reach a zenith.
If so, I recommend following this guide and enabling the custom robots header tags for maximum search engine visibility (especially for new blogs).
Before getting to know the process of setting up custom robots header tags on Blogger, you should know what they are.

Custom Robots Header Tags and Purpose

In Blogger, you are going to deal with the following custom robots header tags.
1. all – If you set this tag, crawlers are not bound by any constraints. They can freely crawl, index and expose your content.
2. noindex – Not all the blogs are for public notice. Even if you don’t share the URL of your personal blog with anybody, chances are people will come to it from search results. On such a scenario, you can use noindex tag as it prevents search engines from indexing the pages.
3. nofollow – Nofollow and dofollow tags are for outbound links. Dofollow is the default robot tag for all your outbound links. That means the search engines can sneak upon the pages you linked to. If you don’t want search bots to look through your links, addition of a nofollow tag must help you.
4. none – none combines the features of both noindex and nofollow tags. The crawlers will neither index your pages nor skim through the links.
5. noarchive – You might have noticed a cached label with most of the website links on SERPs. It shows that Google has captured a copy of your site into their server to display in case it goes down. That being said, the noarchive tag turns off cached version in search pages.
6. nosnippet – The text snippets in search results help people find what’s on the webpage. If you want to keep the content exclusive, you can turn this header tag on.
7. noodp – Open Directory Project or Dmoz is a man-made directory of websites. Google uses the information from there sometimes. You can turn it off with this tag if you want to.
8. notranslate – Do you want to disable translation on your site? Then use notranslate for the exact purpose.
9. noimageindex – If you allow Google to index your images, people may steal it and use on their own websites. To prevent that, you can keep the images deindexed using noimageindex tag.
10. unavailable_after – In Blogger, you will get a field right to this tag. So, the webpage will be deindexed after this time.
With that being said, let’s get into the real meat of this post.

How to Setup Custom Robots Header Tags?

As you know, we are talking about setting up robots tags on blogger. Follow the steps given below to proceed with this.
Step 1: Visit blogger.com and sign in to your account. From the list of your blogs, choose the one for which you want to modify robots tags.
Step 2: Then go to Settings >> Search preference. There you can see a setting called Custom robots header tags under Crawlers and Indexing. Click the Edit link to the right of it.

Step 3: At this step, you will notice two radio buttons. Obviously, the first one should be your pick, which is "Yes".
Enable Custom Robots Header Tags
Step 4: Now, you will get a set of checkboxes. But don’t get intimidated! It may feel like a complicated one, but it’s not. You can set them on your own by reading the “Custom Robots Header Tags and Purpose” once again. Or, just follow the same settings I chose (refer to the image given below) and hit Save changes.

Note: We can set this up for the homepage, archive pages, and post pages as well.

How robot tags are specified (This is for texting)

The robot tags are specified as a HTTP header with the key being ‘X-Robots-Tag’. The various tags separated by commas form the value of that header. For example, if noodp, nosnippet and notranslate are set, then the header will be

To appreciate this article in a better way, we will now see how you can use Chrome to see the robot tags.

Open your Chrome browser and press F12. This will open the Inspector window at the bottom or by the side. Select the Network tab. This tab shows all resource requests made by you. Open your blog’s home page in the same Chrome tab. The request will be shown in the Network tab (The name of that network request will be the URL of your blog. 

Clicking on it will show the details corresponding to that request. You can see the Request headers and the Response headers. The Response headers doesn’t contain any header named ‘X-Robots-Tag’ because robots tags are not yet activated.

Now, set some robots tags for your home page using the method described in the ‘Setting robot header tags in Blogger’ section of this blog post and reload your blog’s home page. (You may have to press Ctrl+F5 to force a hard refresh so that the webpage won’t be served from your browser cache)  Now, you will see an ‘X-Robots-Tag’ corresponding to the tags selected by you.

Should you play with robot header tags?

Incorrect use of robot tags can affect the performance of your site in search results. These options should be used only if you are completely sure of what you are doing. Generally, a normal blogger wouldn’t be requiring these options.

Hurray! You have done this.

Trust me custom robots header tags are powerful! As Google provides already made setup to use them, why don’t you go for it?
And, don’t tick noindex checkbox until and unless you are sure about it because doing the same will pull your website off from search engine result pages (SERPs).
Let me know if anything bothers you regarding this topic through the comment form down below and we will be expecting you often on Aruwaab9ja.com.ng.


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