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Avoid and Stop Robots to Crawl Archive in Blogger

Avoid and Stop Robots to Crawl Archive in Blogger

In my previous post, I have informed you about such useful SEO tips like How to Reduce Loading Time of Blog and Optimize Image for getting more traffic, also this time my topic is all about SEO. In this post, we will learn to optimize Archive links in Blogger and stop search engine's spider and robots to being index the archive URL of blogger blog.

how to stop search engine robots to crawl blogspot archive

What are Archive Links and How its affect SEO

Archive links are distributed and sort out your Blog’s Post into by Year, by months or by week whatever you have set up. These links basically distribute your previous posts with its times of publishing with another URL. Besides, when you post an article it will make its own address now you have 2 roads for one destination.

As I have already mentioned in my post about duplicate meta Description that duplicate contents or 2 links for a destination are creating a disturbance for search engine spiders to crawl your contents because this will be as duplicate contents.

How to Avoid Robots to Crawl Archive and No Index

There is no any lot of work, just in few steps, you can well set up to stop search engines robots to crawl archive URL, first of all, you have to add a code in the HTML Part of you Blog which will solve the major issue. Follow the given steps:-

Before any changing in Your template, you must Backup You template first.

Go to Blogger DashBoard > Template > HTML >

Check on Expand Widget Templates

One thing I must mention here for before working in HTML you must backup your template.

Find <head> and paste the following code right below <head>

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;archive&quot;'>
<meta content='noindex,noarchive' name='robots'/>
Save you work. This changing of code will tell search engine spiders to that the link in the archive should not be crawled.

Moreover, there is also a built-in tool in Blogger which is also having the same function means that will stop robots to don’t allow them to crawl archive pages and other needless links.

Follow given steps.

Blogger Dashboard > Setting > Search preference
In there you will find Custom Robots Header Tags

If it is disabled make it enable and change its setting as per image is shown below

avoid spider crawl archive pages

Save your work. Now you have new settings to stop Search Engine Robots by crawling Archive directory of Your Blog page.