Robots.txt, Meta Tag for BloggerWhen we talk about Blogspot vs. WordPress, we always give WordPress an edge in the terms of SEO. By adding new SEO features in BlogSpot, Google have fixed the SEO difference by a great extent. By changing this SEO features blogger can easily optimize their blog and get better search results. So seo blogspot is good blog in search engines indeed.
Now lets start the tutorial. How to Optimize your blog SEO and How to Enable BlogSpot Advanced SEO settings?
Blogspot new SEO features are:
- Description meta tag
- Custom 404-page message
- Custom redirects (Redirect 404 pages to any page on your blog).
- Custom robots.txt
- Custom Robots header tags
- No follow tag, open link in new tab
Description Meta Tag:
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Now setup this for you. Go to blogger dashboard > Select your blog > Settings > Search preference
Custom 404-page messageA 404 page is usually a error pages or a visitor land on a page, which doesn’t existed. This custom 404 message will let understood your visitors that the page is broken or this page still not existed. You create the custom 404 error message using HTML, which you can display on your Blogger 404 pages. Now, it’s time for you to use your creativity and design something awesome.
Go to blogger dashboard > Select your blog > Settings > Search preference > Custom Page Not Found and past below text.
<b>Whoops</b> somethings went wrong. Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist.
Custom redirectsThis is very useful setting for every blogger. When any visitor comes from any 3rd party site linked to your site and added a link that doesn’t exist or if you remove a page and want to redirect the traffic to new post or new link. You can use Google Webmaster tool for find all 404 error pages and set the redirection. It might be a little lengthy process, but in some cases it is very useful to tap the missing traffic and convert them into real traffic.
Blogspot Custom robots.txt