How to Set Up Custom Robots Header Tags on blogger?
In this article, we will look at the process of setting up Custom Robots Header tags in Blogger blogs.
Blogger offers an easy and intuitive way for setting up Custom Robots Header tags in your blog.
In Blogger, you don’t need to manually insert them into your pages, because they are pre-integrated in Blogger as an important SEO setting.
But before going through the entire process, we will know about different directives and their purpose, from which we will deal with in the setting.
Directives and their Purpose
all:- Tells the crawlers that there is no restriction for crawling and indexing pages.
noindex:- Tells the crawler not to show specific pages in the search results.
nofollow:- Instructs the crawler not to follow any link on a page.
none:- Equivalent to both noindex and nofollow directives.
noarchive:- Restricts search engines from showing the cached version of pages in their search results.
nosnippet:- Restricts search engines from showing a text snippet and video preview of a page in the search results.
notranslate:- Restricts search engines from suggesting the translation of the page in their search results.
noimageindex:- Instructs the crawler not to index any image on the page.
unavailable_after:- Instructs the search engines for not showing the page in their search results after a specified date/time. The date/time should be in the RFC 850 format (e.g, Saturday, 27-April-19 15:52:01 UTC ).
Steps to Set up Custom Robots Header tags on Blogger
So, now we will look at the process of setting up custom robot header tags on Blogger. Below are some steps which you have to follow to complete this process on your blogger blog.
Step 1: Go to Blogger.com and sign in into your blog’s dashboard.
Step 2: From your dashboard go to setting>> search preferences. there you will see ” Custom robots header tags” setting under in Crawlers and indexing section. By default the setting is disabled, you will need to enable it by clicking Edit option to the right side of setting.
Step 3: After that, it will ask you to enable the custom robots header tags. Click on “Yes” to enable it.
Step 4: Now, you will see a set of checkboxes. You may find it complicated, but believe me, it’s not. You can easily set them on your own after reading about the “directives and their purpose” (Which I mentioned above). Or, you can also follow the same settings that I have chosen, just look at the image below for the optimal setting.
Step 5: After doing all this, just hit Save changes.