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How To Set Up Custom Robots Header Tags in Blogger

(Last Updated On: January 10, 2023)

Don’t you want to know what are Custom Robots Header Tags in Blogger and how to set up them? You’re in the right place.

In this tutorial, I will guide you step-by-step on How to set up the Custom Robots Header Tags in Blogger.

Custom Robots Header Tags guide search engine robots & crawlers which content(posts, images, pages, search pages, description) to index or list on search results. From SEO point of view it is not a good practice to allow unnecessary content or sections of a website to be crawled or list in search engines because it affects the performance of website.

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Set Up Custom Robots Tags in Blogger

There are 3 types of Custom Robots Header Tags in Blogger:

  • Homepage tags
  • Archive and search page tags
  • Post and page tags

Enable Custom Robots Headers Tags

In this section, I will guide on how to how to enable Custom Robots Headers Tags. Follow the other sections to set up Custom Robots Headers Tags one-by-one.

  • Open you Blogger Dashboard.
  • Click Settings from the sidebar.
  • Scroll down to “Crawlers and indexing” section.
  • Drag the slider towards right to Enable custom robots header tags.
Click Settings from the sidebar. Scroll down to "Crawlers and indexing" section. Drag the slider towards right to Enable custom robots header tags.

01. Homepage Tags

In this section, I will guide you on how to set up Homepage Tags in Blogger.

  • Click the “Home page tags“.
  • Enable “all“.
  • Enable “noodp“.
  • Click SAVE.
Click the "Home page tags". Enable "all". Enable "noodp". Click SAVE.

02. Archive and Search Page Tags

In this section, I will guide on how to set up Archive & Search Page Tags in Blogger.

  • Click “Archive and search page tags“.
  • Enable “noindex“.
  • Click SAVE.
Click "Archive and search page tags". Enable "noindex". Click SAVE.

03. Post and page tags

In this section, I will guide you on how to set up Post and Page Tags in Blogger.

  • Click “Post and page tags“.
  • Enable “all“.
  • Enable “noodp“.
  • Click SAVE.
Click "Post and page tags". Enable "all". Enable "noodp". Click SAVE.

Explanation of Directives

These are the directives/tags that have been marked/used in Custom Robots Header Tags above.

  • all: There are no restrictions for indexing or serving. This directive is the default value and has no effect if explicitly listed.
  • noodp: noodp means No Open Directory Project. The benefit of using noodp tag is that you can avoid search engines from choosing random description. This affects the SEO of your webpage. The Noodp tag inform Google what is relevant for the page.
  • noindex: Instructs web-robots to not index pages in search engines, and don’t show/list them in search results. From SEO point of view Blogger’s search pages are unnecessary to be listed on search engines. That’s why in “Archive and Search pages” section I have ticked noindex, means Search Engines will not list URLs containing “/search/”.  This is an example of a URL containing search “https://www.example.blogspot.com/search/label/Fashion”.

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Meer Basit is the founder of Meer’s World. He’s been running the show since launching the blog back in 2018. By background he is a computer scientist. Primarily, he creates content around blogging (WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr), SEO, affiliate programs, earn-online, reviews, eCommerce, & technology. He has got years of professional experience in web programming, computer programming, databases, data warehousing, & transcription. In general, he likes traveling, gardening, watching movies, is a passionate cricketer, creative writer, and a GSD lover.

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2 Comments

  1. Rod Minns

    February 3, 2023 at 7:04 am

    Thanks a ton, Meer. I went through all the settings easily until “Crawlers and Indexing” I checked Google’s “Manage your blog settings”. The link sent me to Google Search Central for developers. I did some head-bending reading for a while then searched quite a bit and finally found your superb, comprehensive and head-relaxing how-to.

    I’ve been a Worpress.org user for 4 years deciding to ditch self-hosted, time-wasting, tech heavy websites. I played with Wix and others, but the cost was huge and I really like WordPress. Along came Elementor Cloud which I might jump aboard sometime. Meantime, I’m all in Google and who isn’t drawn to FREE FREE. Blogger is pretty descent for free, but still has a little techy stuff to do.

    I’m gonna bookmark your site for other tutorials. Thanks again. Loved passionate “cricketer”
    I’m a passionate hockey player.

    Is a clickable contact email possible for Blogger. Do you have a blurb on how to do a contact form
    on Blogger without using their form widget?

    • Meer Basit

      February 3, 2023 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks for your nice words Rod! Yes, you can make a clickable contact email for Blogger. Add this line (shown in the image) in the HTML View of your Blogger page/post:

      Add Clickable Contact Email on Blogger

      Replace ‘john@example.com’ with your email address, and John text with Send Us an Email

      I have created a tutorial where I have guided step-by-step on how to create a separate Contact US page on Blogger by hiding the Blogger contact form widget. (https://www.meersworld.net/2019/05/how-to-add-contact-form-create-separate.html).

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