Blogger’s new Search preference allows you to set header response meta data for robots, which is somewhat similar to robots.txt. Using header meta data you can control if your blog’s homepage, posts and pages or archive and search pages will it get index by search engines, search engines will follow links or not, page will get cache or not, etc.
So if you want to know how to set custom header meta data so that you can optimize your blog with better SEO you want, here how you can:
Note: – This post is only for those who knows a bit about SEO
- Go to Blogger in Draft dashboard
- From More option drop-down, select Settings
- Then click on Search preferences from left column
- Now edit and enable Custom robots header tags option
- Set the settings according to your need
- Then click on Save change button
All: "all" is the equivalent to "index, follow"
NoIndex:The page will not get indexed in search engine
NoFollow: Bots will not follow any link in page
None: "none" is the equivalent to "noindex, nofollow"
NoArchive: Page will not get cache
NoSnippet: It will not let Google display snippet in search result page
NoODP: it will not let Google display description from ODP (Open Directory Project)
NoTranslate: It will not let Google Translator to translate your webpage
NoImageIndex: No image will get index from that page
Unavailable_After: It will tell search bots that, that page will not be available after that date
Now those settings will get set to the respective type of pages for which you have given. For instance of you have set NoFollow and NoTranslate for posts and pages then all links in posts and pages will not be followed and will also not get translated by Google.