Tutorial on how to add a custom robots.txt file in blogger/blogspot blog.
Maybe you've heard about the term robots.txt. What is robots.txt? is it necessary in the settings? what if I leave it alone? There are probably many other questions you have, especially if you are newbie blogger.
To better understand the meaning of robots.txt, to make it more understandable, I have made this tutorial.
If you want to get your blog indexed and crawl your pages fast then you should add this custom robots.txt file in your blogger blog. as well as it's a part of search engine optimization so you must be aware of the terms.
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How It Works?Robots.txt is a command for the search engine robots to explore or browse a pages of our blog. Robots.txt is arguably filter our blog from search engines.
Let's say robot wants to visits a Webpage URL, example, http://www.example.com/about.html. Before it does so, it will check for http://www.example.com /robots.txt, and then it will access the particular webpage.
All the blogs already have a robots.txt file given by blogger/blogspot. By default robots.txt on blogs like this:
What Is The Meaning Of Above Codes?User-agent :Mediapartners-Google
This command tells your blog to allow Adsense bots to crawl your blog. If you’re not using Google Adsense on your blog then simply remove this line.
This cammand prevents Search Engine bots from crawling pages on your blog.
All Robot Search Engines/Search engine
Not allowed tocrawl thesearchfolder,like./search/labeland. search/search? Updated.. here lable is not inserted to search because label is not a URL who estate toward sone specific page.
This command tells allow all pages to be crawled,except that written on Disallow above. Mark(/)or less.
How To Prevent Robot On Certain Pages?To prevent particular page from Google crawling just disallow this page using Disallow command. For example :if I don't want to index my about me page in search engines. simply I will paste the code Disallow: /p/about-me.html right after Disallow: /search.
Code will look like this
How To Add Custom Robots.txt File In Blogger
Note: Before adding custom robots.txt file in blogger you should keep one thing in your mind that if you are using robots.txt file incorrectly then your entire blog being ignored by search engines.
Go to your Blogger Dashboard
Now go to Settings>> Search Preferences>>Crawlers and indexing>>Custom robots.txt>> Edit >> Yes
Now paste your custom robots.txt file code in the box.
Now click on Save Changes button.
That's all, You are done!
Hope this little tutur helped.
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