How to Set Search Preferences in Blogger?
Today I want to tell the correct setting of search preference in blogger. This an SEO feature which added a few years ago. The correct setting of these features is very important because incorrect setting your blog can be ignored by the search engine and correct setting your blog can get high PageRank and also high traffic.
How to set search preference
First login into your blogger account selects setting, then click on search preference, there are three sections
1. Meta Tags
2. Errors and redirections
3. Crawlers and indexing
1. Meta Tags Setting in blogger
Meta tags mean short description of blog or post, to enable this feature, click on edit check yes and write your blog short description if you want use multiple keywords, then use comma to separate that and save but be sure that desciption must be between 150 to 160 characters.
2. Errors and Redirections
Errors means when a visitor click on your blog broken links and they get a message like errors 404 page not found. With help of this tool we can change this message, click on edit and type your word here like below and save, now your visitors will found this message when they click on your blog broken link.
Custom Redirects; Some time you need to change post or page link or broken link to another post so, with the help of this feature you can redirect one post to another post so, click on edit.
There are two options 1. From 2. To.
From: Type here the broken link address which you want to redirect to another post.
To: Type here to new post or page address and save. Now when someone clicks on your blog broken, they will be automatically redirected to your new post.
3. Crawlers and indexing
Crawlers and indexing means how to crawl and index your blog Google and other search engines bots which very important feature, you can see here a warring the incorrect use of these features can result in your blog being ignored by search engines so, set these very carefully.
Here two options 1. Custom robots.txt 2. Custom robots header tags.
1. Custom robots.txt with the help of this you can give instruction to the search engine bots which pages, index or not and also disallow any search engine bot from your blog from crawling. To enable this feature, click edit and check the yes and paste the below text in the box this our recommended setting
User-agent: * Mediapartners-Google Disallow: /search Allow: / Sitemap: http://www.yourblog.blogspot.com/atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500
2. Custom robots header tags mean, how to index search engine bots and show on search your blog posts and pages individually. For this feature, our recommend setting in below screenshot.
Enable Custom robots header tags and set that like above screenshot and click on the save changes button.