How to add noindex nofollow HTTP header on specific blogger post and page

How to add noindex nofollow HTTP header on specific blogger post and page

Google search engine boots crawl your blog content regularly posts, pages including images when you permit them to crawl your website content.Google boots will crawl every content if not blocked by robots.txt file or header tag and make them be available on google search page and follow all links contained internal or external.

Sometimes you might have content that you don't want them to be indexed on google or have a page with external links, for example affiliate links which many blogger use to get online income and you do not want google crawler to follow those external links, so using noindex and nofollow is the best practice for this purpose. Not every one using Blogger free platform knows how to remove content from google search or preventing it to index that content from the beginning.

Noindex and nofollow any page content on your blogger blogspot.com website or blog is very easy and can be done through different ways and all ways you will use will give the same result, blocking or removing posts or pages from google or nofollow any links on your website pages and posts.

Why you want to noindex and nofollow content on your blogger website

Content that are no user value should be noindex and nofollow such as thin content (login, thanks page and other similar content), outside links (external link) that you do trust or with low content or value should be nofollow.

Leaving things as they are may affect your website seo rank and result in low traffic and that means no money if you are blogging as to get money from your blog

How to noindex and nofollow specific page and posts on blogger blogspot blog

You can add noindex and nofollow header using html meta tag placed on head <meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow" /> on blog post and pages on blogger and you can do and gain same effect or result in many different ways, we will go through one of them here on this post.

  • Blogger Custom robots header tags
  • Blogger template html meta tag
  • Blogger Custom robots.txt
  • nofollow on href attribute
  • using javascript code (not recommended)

Noindex nofollow using blogger Custom robots header tags

Using blogger build-in Custom robots header tags method is great and perfect way when you want to add noindex nofollow header tag on specific page or post and it is very easy.

If you are new to blogger you may not know how to use Robots Header Tag on blogger, so to do that you need to enable Custom robots header tags on blogger which is disabled by default.

follow this to enable Custom robots header tags on blogger

:

Go ahead and login to your google blogger account then

  • From blogger account main menu select your desired blog
  • Go down to Settings with a gear icon
  • Then from the dropdown menu select Search Preferences
  • On the new page, go down to Custom robots header tags
  • Click edit then yes to make it enabled
  • Click Save Change button
  • Done
enable custom robots header tags on blogger

custom noindex nofollow on blog post and page

Now you have enabled Custom robots header tags on your blogspot.com blog and you are ready to add it to specific post and header on any page you want and that page or post will have noindex, nofollow on header and will not be indexed and any links within those pages wil no longer be followed or crawled by google boots.

Here we are going to this robots header on our specified post, to do that follow this steps:

  • Go ahead to your blogger account as we did above
  • select your desired blog
  • Click Posts from the menu
  • Then create a new post or click on an old post
  • From left menu - Post Settings
  • Click to expand Custom Robots Tags default
  • It is ticked to default - will not add an value
  • untick the default option to enable noindex nofollow value as in the screenshot below
  • You are Done
enable custom robots header tags on posts enable custom robots header tags on posts

How to check if your noindex nofollow value is enabled

After you have followed and done the above steps you may wonder how know if noindex nofollow are set correctly on your blog post header, here is the way to check it.

You can check noindex nofollow on Google chrome browser developer Tools.

  • Open your customize post with noindex and nofollow on google chrome
  • On Google chrome menu (left three vertical dots )
  • Scroll down to More Tools
  • Then scroll down to the lat option click Developer tools
  • Then reload your page
  • On the new page or tab - click on Network, all, page address and header

See screenshot and click the image to see all options on the expanded image.

check noindex nofollow header tag on blog post

Final word

After we have seen that we can add noindex nofollow header tag on our blogger blogspot blog using built in custom header robots tag, so now we have the opportunity to remove or block our thin and low value content pages and post that we do not want them to be indexed on google search. If we shared an external links, affiliate or other links and we do not want google crawler boots to follow then, then we can get theme blocked easily.