BLOGGER SEO MADE EASY WITH SEARCH PREFERENCE OPTIONS ON NEW UI.

Posted by Techie Feeds On 4 comments
   Good news for all Bloggers..! Blogger has been introduced a new search preference option. Now bloggers    can easily add meta tags, customize Robots.txt, Redirects, 404 Error page, and alt and title for images.

SEO is a majot part of any website / blog to list on search results of search engines. Before, during the old  UI, blogger had not supported SEO. But now, in new UI of blogger, the SEO fuctions are fully functional and dynamic. Now you can set meta tags for each posts and Robots tag separately.

BLOGGER ADDED THE FOLLOWING ON NEW UI

1. Search Meta description.
2. Custom post meta description.
3. Coustom 404 Error.
4. Coustom Robots.txt
5. Redirects.
6. Couston Robots header Tags.
7. Alt and Title tags for Images.

ENABLE SEARCH PREFERENCE OPTION.

This option is only available in New blogger UI. to Enable Search preference option,
Go to New Blogger Dashboard > Select the blog and select settings Tab > Search preference.

SEO on New blogger UI


SEARCH DESCRIPTION

  This is the general description of Home page to optimize the Home page / Blog. And visible on the seach results. Search Description should be a short description about your blog and max. 150 characters in English.
The search description may disabled in default. You need to click on the Edit button > the Yes. hence description can written on the white box. max. of 150 letters.

Search description for blog on blogger

CUSTOM POST META DESCRIPTION

This is the custom Post Meta description for each and every individual post.You can easily set and customize the Each post while creating it or editing the post area. It is placed on the left side of the post editor.

custom post meta description on new blogger UI.

CUSTOM 404 ERROR PAGE

This is also a new option from blogger.
Say Good bye to blogger default 404 page not found error page. Now you can customize your 404 error page. This redirect is 302 temporary and redirection is send through HTTP Headers..

blogger custom 404 Error page

CUSTOM 'ROBOTS.TXT'

Blogger has provided to edit and customize the robots.txt file. This is the key file for seach engine bots.   
Using this Robots.txt, you can allow or Block search engines from indexing the pages. Usually, every blog has a robots.txt file.You can find your robots.txt file using the url, 
http://yourblogname.blogspot.com.robots.txt.  
Robot.txt file for Techie Feeds is : http://techiefeeds.blogspot.com/robot.txt.

customize robots txt on blogger SEO made easy

Warning : Changing or Modifying the Robot.txt file wrongly may effect visibility of blog on Search Engines.

You can set the Robots tags to home page, Archive/label pages, Post pages on Crawlers and indexing Searching on search preference tab.


ALT AND TITLE TAGS FOR IMAGES

Alt and Title tags for images helps for indexing images. Your images are easily indexed by image bots like Google Image bots.

To set Alt and Title tags for Images,

1. Upload and Add the Image.
2. Click on the Image.
3. A small menu bar will be displayed, and choose Properties option
4. On the popup prompt, Enter the Alt and Title tags for your Image.

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