Do you remember my last post on blogging? In that post, I’ve told you how to start a blog? I have told you about platforms to create a new blog, I have told you about types of blogs. These settings are also helpful for SEO.
You can learn about some common things about blogging in that post. So, visit and read that article first before reading this, if you don’t know about blogging. If you are using the new blogger then don’t worry all settings are the same as the Old Legacy Blogger.
In this article, I’ll tell you about some common blogger settings or google blogs. You can make them rock by reading this article. You don’t need to watch lengthy videos on blogger settings. Before starting to make sure that you have logged in to your blogger and just going to set it.
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Blogger Website Settings for SEO
1. Basic Settings.
To go into basic settings just click on settings on the left side of the blogger. You will be automatically sent in basic settings. Here you can edit your blog title, description, URL, and control over communication.
In basic settings, you can do these things,
(a) Title: You can change your blog title. For example mine blog title is (Tekistaan) I can change it from there.
(b) Description: This is the description that your blog displays on the header of the blog. You edit it here. Description means, about your blog.
(c) Publishing: (Blog Address)
In this section, you can change your blog URL. You can also add a custom blog URL here. To add a custom URL buy a domain then enter URL here like this www.technicalking.info, click on save, after this you will be given some values to put on where you bought a domain.
(This will be explained later)
It stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure. It is very useful and will be able to enable after adding a custom domain.
In permissions, you can invite your partner to access your blog control and make your blog visible to your visitors. You can also make your blog private here. You should select private to make it private, only for subscribers select Private- Only these readers then add their emails.
2. Post, Comments and sharing.
Here you can customize your blog posting style. You can minimize or maximize the number of posts on the homepage of your blog. If you gave the value 5, then it will show only 5 posts on your home page.
Here you can also put pre-text which will be automatically added to your every post.
In this section, you can change that,
Comment location, where to display comments of users.
who can comment on your article?
Moderate the comments before publishing.
You can enable word verification to reduce the number of spam comments. This will ask the user to verify.
Google+ Comments, to make a relationship between Google+ and blogger.
(c) Share to Google+
Make your blog able to share your posts on google plus by enabling these options.
People can follow your Google+ from your blog.
This is a very important section of your blog settings. Email means email, you can do everything by email. You can add a comma-separated list of emails to receive notification of every comment on those emails.
You will be able to send every new post notification to your followers from this section. Use this email section carefully to make any mistake at your own risk.
4. Language and formatting.
This is also a great option for bloggers. You can change the blogger language for you.
You can enable transliteration as your own language.
In the Formatting section, you can change your time zone.
The date header format will help you to show the accurate time of posting with every post on top.
5. Search Preferences.
Search preferences mean that how your blog will be displayed in treated search engines.
(a) Meta tags:
In this section, you will meet the first option of meta tags (meta description).
The meta description will not be displayed on your blog. It will be displayed in search engine search results. This is a very important step in SEO.
(b) Errors and redirection:
Here you will be able to redirect your URLs. You can redirect your closed post URL to another new URL.
(c) Crawlers and indexing:
This option is for the google webmaster tool. You can add your blog to the google search console. This will help you to increase your traffic.
To enable custom robot.txt paste the following code, please add your URL in the place.
“User-agent: Mediapartners-GoogleDisallow:User-agent: *Disallow: /searchAllow: /Sitemap: https://yourwebsite.com/feeds/posts/default?orderby=UPDATED”
Checkboxes like this, Custom Robot header Tags.
The last option monetizing means monetizing your blog. Add your ad as text here.
(a) Import & Backup.
This is also an important option for blogger settings. Here in this option, you can import & export (backup). Back up your whole blog including posts, images, and comments. This will be in the XML file, you can save it on the drive for later use.
Delete means delete, it depends on you that why you want to delete it.
(c) Site Feeds:
It is used to customize your blog post. It means that how much content of your post will be able to see.
You can enter your Feedburner or other service URL to redirect.
You can add text in the post feed footer option. This text will be seen in every post of your blog.
You can enable title links and enclosure links.
It is our last and important option. You should add a google analytics ID to help Google in tracking your site traffic and your viewer’s interaction with your site.
7. User settings:
You can select your profile which you want to use in blogger. You can use Google+ or Blogger profile as admin.
Thanks for reading this article. I hope, this helped you. If you don’t find your solution then please don’t hesitate to your precious comment.