Search engine optimization is essential for a website to rank. Now, if you’re running on blogger and facing the issue of m=1 in your SEO, don’t worry; I’m here to help you with this.
We can remove this m=1 by implementing js to the theme file, But using such methods, we disturb the on-Page SEO. So we found a perfect way to do this.
But if you’re looking only to remove m=1 from the end of the URL of your webpage, then this post is not for you as we’re not here to spoil your page SEO.
You can add some script and remove that, but search engines will punish your blog by decreasing your blog’s page rank.
We can also provide you such a script, but no. As we’re here to boost SEO, not to degrade it. You can read this complete article before applying any script and all. Use proper methods to do things.
Are you looking for how to remove /?m=1 from blogger pages? Solve Duplicate URL problem.
What happens if I say there is no need to remove /?m=1 from the Blogger page/s. As Google itself already answer for it for different URL of mobile and desktop. And also, there is a solution in the Google webmaster tool.
It’s the same case of different URLs for the same post. You can check Official Google Page techniques to make both URLs different and index only Canonical URL to google search engine.
Solve the issue of Blogger – Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical
As we already discussed, if you want to remove m=1 from the Blogger blog URL, then this article is not for you.
You can solve the SEO problem of indexing the URL, Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical. This problem occurs due to the server serve different URLs for mobile and desktop. So we’ll declare to the search console that both URLs must treat as the same.
How to solve Blogger m=1 issue
As you can use the google page technique for different URLs for the same page i.e. one for mobile and another for PC. Read this article till the end and only after understanding what you’ve to do according to your need to apply these settings.
These settings are recommended by the Google search engine under, crawling of parameterized duplicate content. And completely SEO and search engine friendly.
Change URL Parameters to solve this issue.
Open Google Search Console dashboard, and click on Legacy tools and report > URL Parameters.
Now you’ll redirect to a new tab for URL Parameters of Google Search Console.
If the Blogger Blogspot blog is old, then you may see a similar interface as displayed above. Now you’ve to check the m parameter that means m=1 making an effect or not? By default, it’s left on google that let google handle this, but we’ve to edit this. Click on Edit, and you’ll see a pop-up window to define that parameter setting:
- Select: No, it doesn’t affect pages content
- Save the settings.
And new users for Blogger or new search console account, you’ve to add the m parameter as
- Enter the value here; that will be m in our case.
- The page is not affecting the content, then choose no doesn’t affect it.
Now save these settings, and wait for a few days; all errors of “Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical” will be removed due to the Blogger m=1 issue.
You can read how to improve the SEO score of bloggers, best practices available on the internet
Wrong Practice: Some users copy and paste a script code in the Blogger’s theme file, and the m=1 visually disappears from their webpage URL. But what actually happened user think they did it, but they spoiled the SEO of their webpage.
You can check the header response after adding the script. This means that you made things worst from the SEO point of view. Please keep the above things in mind while making such changes.
Additional Tips: What is more important for any blog is the theme, Google supports HTML5 themes. You can also try our Blogger blog themes that are completely SEO-friendly.