How to Manage Basic Settings in Blogger

Today starting a blog is really easy but managing a blog and its settings is really tough for at least newbie bloggers. When I started my BlogSpot blog, I also didn’t know about these settings but after 1 year journey with BlogSpot and shifting my blog to IT Blogger Tips, I learned a lot about these settings which I want to share with my readers and newbie bloggers.

Manage Basic Settings in Blogger

There is a beautiful saying that “Nothing is impossible in this world but to accomplish the goals, you need to put lots of hard work, and smart work“.

In this article I am going to share some mandatory settings for every BlogSpot’s blogger to improve SEO rankings, Search visibility, Blog Permission and Robots.txt

1) How to Setup BlogSpot’s Basic Settings?

Step-1:

Login to your Blogger Account


Step-2:

Go to Dashboard > Click on Settings > Basic

You will get here Title, Description & Privacy settings under Basic settings option.


Basic Settings in BlogSpot

Title: Enter your blog title here

Description: Enter full description of your blog but should be 150-160 characters long.

Privacy: Always set both the privacy options to Yes. It will help your blog to get listed and help search engines to crawl your web pages.

2) How to Add Multiple Authors to Your Bloggers Blog?

You can add multiple authors to your Blogger’s blog just like WordPress blog.

Just invite the person whom you want to add to your blogger’s blog. As soon as he/she accepts the invitation, it is added to your blogger’s account as an author.

You can refer the below snapshot where another author is added to Bloggers account.

Basic Settings in BlogSpot

Must Read:

Step by Step Process to Add Multiple Authors to Bloggers Blog

3) How to Change Language and Time Zone of Your Blog?

This is also one of the most important areas of your blog. Many newbie bloggers don’t set or forget to set the language and time-zone settings of the blog. You need to look these settings too.

By default language and time zone is set to English (United Kingdom) and (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time respectively. You can change language according to your country and time zone.

If you belongs to India, change all the settings as per below snapshot.

Basic Settings in BlogSpot

4) How to Set Optimized Search Preferences for Your Blog?

This is the most important setting for your blog. If you have not set your blogs search preferences, it is the right time to set because it affects your blogs visibility on most popular search engines like Google and Yahoo.

Step-1:

Login to your Blogger Account

Step-2:

Go to Dashboard > Click on Settings > Search Preferences

Step-3:

Enable search description to (Yes)

Step-4:

Enter description of your blog. It is always suggested that your blog description should be limited to 150 to 160 characters long but in blogger you can enter only 150 characters.

Your blog description should be relevant to your niche.

Step-5:

Click on Save Button to make the changes permanent.

Basic Settings in BlogSpot

By this way you can set your Blog’s Meta Description.

Must Read:

Step by Step Process to Set different Meta Description for Every Post

5) How to Add Custom Robots.txt File in Blogger?

Robots.txt is a simple text file that contains few lines of code. By default Robots.txt file is saved on the website or blog’s server which instructs the web crawlers to index and crawl your blog in the search results.

Search engines crawler respects robots.txt file and scan before crawling any web page of your blog or website. If you restrict any web page in your robots.txt, that page can’t get indexed by search engines.

How to Add Custom Robots.txt File?

Step-1:

Login to your Blogger Account

Step-2:

Go to Dashboard > Settings > Search Preferences > Crawlers and Indexing > Enable Custom robots.txt to Yes.

Step-3:

Paste following code in your robots.txt file and click on Save Changes button. The snapshot is mentioned below.

User-agent: Mediapartners-Google
User-agent: *
Disallow: /search?q=*
Allow: /

Basic Settings in BlogSpot

6) How to Set Custom Robots Header Tags in Blogger?

I hope you have successfully set robots.txt file for your blog. Now you have to set custom robots header tags in blogger.

This new feature is introduced by blogger’s developer to improve our blog’s visibility on search engines. This tool plays a very important role in Search Engine optimization.

Now follow below steps to accurate robots header tags setting.

Step-1:

Login to your Blogger Account

Step-2:

Go to Dashboard > Settings > Search Preferences

Step-3:

Click on Enable Custom Robots Header Tags to Yes and select the below mentioned options for proper optimization.

Basic Settings in BlogSpot

Step-4:

Click on Save Changes to get it done.

I hope you have done all the settings described in this article. If i have missed anything, please write below in comment section.

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  • Talib

    Very helpfull article, thanks

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  • well writtent and well explaind

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