Do you know the default robots.txt file blocks many pages to crawl in a Blogger blog or website? This tutorial article will guide how you can use robots.txt and robots meta tag combined for the best SEO results of Blogger blog—letting all the crawlers crawl and index the whole website or blog without duplication of content error.
One should use both Blogger robots.txt and robots meta tag combined with the best Search Engine result, i.e., perfectly optimizing Blogger.
Perfect Combination of Blogger robots.txt and meta robots tag
Blogger now gives you more control over its features than earlier. As Blogger now supports more advanced XML themes that allow you to control on SEO of the blog.
You can add robots meta tags to index the post, pages, and homepage. And allow all the search and archive sections to crawl with noindex value in the meta tags.
How does Google Indexing work?
When the search engine’s bot visits your blog, it first checks the robots.txt file rules. The Robots.txt file contains the rules that a search engine should follow. Blogger’s default robots.txt file blocks only blog’s search and labels pages to appear in Google’s search results.
You can check that by visiting http://www.yourblog.com/robots.txt or https://example.blogspot.com/robots.txt.
As we already discussed, this file contains rules for bot crawl. Try visiting your robots.txt file.
User-agent: Mediapartners-Google Disallow: User-agent: * Disallow: /search Allow: / Sitemap: https://www.xyz.blogspot.com/sitemap.xml
What is the mean of each line? Understand it here
The following line declared User-agent: * means bots or spiders of all search engines. And the following line Disallow: /search means that all pages similar in structure to https://xyz.blogspot.com/search are not allowed to crawl. Next line :
Allow: / states that all other pages are allowed. Read more about the robots.txt file here.
Here now Sitemap: https://www.xyz.blogspot.com/sitemap.xml declare the XML sitemap of Blogger blog for search engines for indexing your website or web page.
Blogger Robots.txt File settings will be.
Now I hope you understand all robots.txt file functions. So some changes need to be made for better search engine crawling and indexing your web pages.
- Visit the Blogger dashboard.
- Dashboard > setting > Search Preference.
- Find Custom robots.txt and enable it.
- Paste the code given below. Note: Change the website name with yours.
User-agent: * Allow: / Sitemap: https://www.xyz.com/sitemap.xml Sitemap: https://www.xyz.com/sitemap-pages.xml
Here you submitted both sitemaps for pages and posts. And also, Google Spider or a bot can crawl your whole website. But for SEO, remember to submit only posts and pages for the Search Engine Index. Understand how noindex is important for SEO.
Blogger Robots Meta Tags settings.
Using robots meta tags, we’ll avoid junk/duplicate content to index in the search engine. Here we’re using the latest robots meta tag suggested by Google.
- Go to Theme
- Now click on Edit HTML
<b:include data='blog' name='all-head-content'/>
Now, below this line
<b:include data='blog' name='all-head-content'/>, past the code given below.
<b:if cond='!data:view.isHomepage and !data:view.isSingleItem'> <meta content='noindex,follow' name='robots'/> <else/> <meta content='max-snippet:-1, max-image-preview:large, max-video-preview:-1' name='robots'/> </b:if>
What happens with this code? Final SEO Results.
- Boost SEO as only the content will index to google or other search engines.
- Resolve the Google search console error “blocked by robots.txt” for all pages.
- The website will interlink and, as a result, boost on-page SEO.
- The bot or spider can visit all pages of your website/ webpage. That results in more pages to index.
You can download our Blogger themes, Best SEO, Speed, and User Friendly.
I hope you like this article on Blogger SEO. If any questions regarding any issue, feel free to ask in the comment below. Thank you.
Couldn’t find this code in theme
these code are not included in theme. You’ve to change these codes in the Blogger blog settings.
thank you, i hope to see result with these settimgs you’re showimg me today
Along with these you can try tezzBlog Blogger theme to give a professional design to your blog.. and try to write enough length(at least 600 words) and error free(spell and grammar) content..
in this case, you should also explain what to do for those who don’t have this code in their template. Because that way you are not helping
If these codes are not there, you can copy from here and paste.
Sir, are you sure this going work my blogspot/blogger ?
Thank you! you save me. I am now happy after this change. You are awesome master in this technique.
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I have an issue where on submitting my sitemap to Google Search Console for the website jdgaming.info this results in 0 pages being accessible, are you able to help? This was all previously working fine, it is as if the sitemap file for my website does not work.
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