Tuesday, February 07, 2017

How to set the Blogger blog custom Robots Header Tag

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How to set the Blogger blog custom Robots Header Tag-While you setup a new blog on the blogspot.com platform you may need to do some small settings. One of such setting is “Custom Robot Header Tags” setting. This setting is very important and must be done very carefully. If you are not familiar with these settings you can use the blogger default settings. You need not to edit or amend these settings until you want to give different instructions to the search robots. The bloggers custom header tags are devided in three main headings namely “Home Page”, “Archive and Search Pages” and “default for posts and Pages”. Each heading has ten options 1. All, 2. Noindex, 3.nofollow, 4.None 5. Noarchive 6. Nosnippet, 7.Noodp, 8.Notranslate, 9.Noimageindex, 10.Unavailable_after_________

How to set the Blogger blog custom Robots Header Tags
An Ideal Robots Header Tag Setting

Follow this procedure to set yout blogger blog’s “Custom Robot Header Tags”

·        Login to your :Blogger Dash Board’
·        Click setting, in the left side menu.
·        Click ‘Search preferences’ at bottom in the left side menu.
·        Go to “Custom Robot Header Tags” in the bottom
·        Open “Custom Robot Header Tags” by clicking on ‘Edit’
·        Your settings will open. Now you can edit.

Explanation of the 10(ten) Options of the Custom Robots Header Tags


 ‘All’
This is the default setting and if ‘All’ is selected, it means there are no restrictions of any kind for indexing or searching by the search engine robots. This directive is the default value and has no effect if explicitly listed.

 ‘Noindex’
This option must be selected very carefully and after due application of mind because it means you are instructing the  search robot not to show this page in search results, and prohibiting even from displaying a cached link in the search results

‘nofollow’
This is an instruction to the  search robots that Link on this page bust not be followed at all.

‘None’
This is very clear from its name none and its action will be the same as of ‘noindex’ and ‘nofollow’ as mentioned above.

‘Noarchive’
This means a "Cached" link must not be displayed in the search results.

Nosnippet
If Nosnippet is selected Snippet will not be displayed in the search results.

Noodp
This is very important setting. Noodp means No Open Directory Project. If you do not check it, the search engine will always search and collect Data from the Open Directory project only  and not directly from your blog. The data are first indexed at Open Directory Project  and then served to the  search engines. Many times the Open Directory Project  may delay indexing your data and the search engine may not display some of your recent data but if you check ‘Noodp’, the search engine will index data directly from your blog.

Notranslate
If you check ‘Notranslate’ the Translator will be disabled on your blog and some of your readers may face difficulty in reading it in their own language.

Noimageindex
This instruction particularly relates to the images uploaded on your blog. If you select ‘Noimageindex’ none of the Images on your blog will be indexed for displaying in the search results.

Unavailable_after________
This option is used to specify a future date after which page will not be displayed. Here you can mark a Date and time which must be in the RFC 850 format.

Note – You must edit these tags If you have any specific reason otherwise you need not to make any change to these tags but in my view "noodp" must always be checked.


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