[TUTORIAL] Blogger Custom Robots Header Tags Setting | Blogspot SEO

Easy custom robots header tags settings for Blogger/Blogspot Blog

If you want to increase your website’s visibility, website’s SEO performance then, I think, Blogger custom robots header tags is the best solution for you. It’s the latest & almost vital feature of Google’s Blogger platform.

So, if you don’t know what custom robots header tags are, or how they work, it’s OK. No need to feel shy. Stay with us.

Because today we going to describe, what they are, how they work, & how you’ll be benefited from using them in every possible way.

What is Blogger Custom Robots Header tag:

Actually, blogger Custom Header Tags are some sort of instructions which tell search engine bots which contents need to index /no-index, follow/no-follow (like; posts, images, pages) on search results.

To be frankly, publishing content is one thing. But allowing Google to crawl & index everything in your site is another thing.

So, if you try to see it from SEO’s point of view, it is actually not a good practice allowing your unnecessary sections or content to be crawled or listed in SERPs.

Because if you do allow indexing like; Category/Label/Archive pages, you may face some duplicate content related issue which will ultimately effects the performance of your website.

So, custom header tags give you the ultimate controlling power over your website’s performance.

Now, to enable Blogger robot header tags, follow these steps as below description;


To activate that, first of all login to your Blogger & go to Dashboard. Select your desired blog, if you have more than one.

Step 02:

Like below image, go to “Settings” section, and then click on “search preferences”. On the right side, you will see “Custom robots header tags” option as “Disabled”. You have to enable this manually.

Click “Edit” button next to it, then you’ll see another pop-up, asking again, would you like to enable it or not.

Don’t worry. Simply click “Yes”.

Step 03:

Here is the most important part & you have to be careful. This part allows you to control the search bots behavior over your blog.

Just do as below instruction. No need to be worried at all. We’ll explain those functions later.

Step 04:

After checking those boxes, you have almost completed your job. Now click “save changes” button & your site is ready to go.
Very simple.

Now if you notice carefully, in our step-03 stage, there are 3(three) sections; 

  • Home Page,
  • Archive and search pages, &
  • Default posts and pages

& you may wonder, what are they / how they works.

Now, it’s time for explanation.

Homepage Settings:

In any website, home page is the most important part & that’s why we shouldn’t block/no-index anything for search crawler.

That’s why we use, ALL & No-odp here.

Archive pages:

Archive and search pages don’t have importance for crawler but play some important role for your reader (it helps to navigate your blog easily).

But from SEO’s perspective, we shouldn’t allow search bots to index them, because those pages show same contents under different category which cause duplicate content related issue.

We should remain those pages as No-index.

Default posts and pages:

Why are we creating our posts? So that our readers can get benefits from it, right!!

So, if we block robots to index our contents, then your valuable info’s won’t be visible to your reader & all your hard work would be in vain.
Therefore, to present your resourceful information in front of the world, we should not prevent them from indexing.

That’s the real beauty of Custom header tags.


I think, now you already know, what blogger header tags are, how to set those tags properly & how important they are from SEO’s.

And, after reading this article, we hope, you’ll be confident enough to set those tags by yourself. Because depending on proper implementation of those, either you’ll reach more to your audiences or lose your site from SERP’s forever.

Again if you have query related to this, feel free to ask us. We’ll be happy to answer your questions & don’t forget to share this information with others.

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