Top Killer Blogger (Blogspot) SEO Settings On New Interface | Skyrocket Your Rankings In 2021

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Whenever we talk about Blogger Seo the first thing which comes to our mind is hosting and domain.

Means with free Hosting & Domain (“.blogspot”) how can we rank a blog?

Below is proof 😲

google search console analytics results achieved by applying best Blogspot SEO settings

yes, i ranked on google with upto 120k impressions and 10k clicks per month by applying the best Blogspot SEO settings.

By utilizing the same SEO tips and strategies you can also rank your Blogspot blog too😍

In this post, we are going to discuss each and every SEO settings which can be applicable for Blogger aka Blogspot platform. That is why i divided my post into three sections

  1. 1st section will tell you about blogspot posting seo settings
  2. 2nd Will tell you about ganeral seo practices

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After that, The second thing which comes to our mind is traffic!

when we talk about the traffic then the main source of traffic should be organic (“A traffic Which Generated By the Search engines”)  

As we all know the thumb rule (More Traffic = More income).

But keep in your mind along with These settings you have to equally deal with these three criteria 

  1.  On-Page Optimization 
  2. Off-page Optimization 
  3. Technical SEO Optimization
  4. Rich Schema Structured Content

So, let’s come to the point and see what are the top Blogspot SEO optimization settings which will help you to increase your organic rankings & traffic.

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Blogspot Basic Section Settings:

1- Rules To Set Title And Description:

The title of your blog must be concise and written in an understandable manner.

Use a straightforward title (65 characters maximum) and refrain from using the vague format or extra information to make it beautiful 

Google only index 75 characters for desktop and 65 characters for mobile so make sure your site should be under 65 characters

On the contrary for the description, you will have to define your blog’s description in a detailed way.

Try to add some targeted keywords in Description And Title for the best SEO practice.

If you don’t know how to research keywords then below are two special guides available for you

  1. Advance Keyword Research Guide | How I increased My 60% Traffic
  2. Top 5 Free Tools For Keyword Research
Blogspot title and description setting

Go to Settings of your Blogger > Basic> Then change Your Title and Description According to user needs.

Tips For Title:

  1. Write the title for humans first not for serch Engine crawlers.
  2. Keep your titles short and informative.
  3. Your title must indicate your your blog’s niche like “knowledgeshout – ultimate blogging & seo solutions”
  4. Keep your Title clear with any jargons
  5. Add your targated keywords in title
  6. Avoid stoping words like (and,or,no,etc) & avoid symbols (-,&,@,#,etc)
  7. Make your title catchy to improve CTR.

Tips For Description:

  1. Your description must be written in descriptive manners
  2. Add targated keywrods in descriptions
  3. Avoid jargon and repeatative keywords in description
  4. Describe your Blog niche briefly in description
  5. Avoid symbols and stoping words

2- Blog Language Setting

Here you can set your blog’s language. By default, it sets English (United Kingdom)

Blogspot language Settings

The Blogger platform supports more than 100 languages, so you can choose the right language according to your blog’s requirements. it may be helpful for your visitors to understand your blog easily.

For example: If your blog posts are written in the Spanish language then you have to set your language as Spanish

3- Blogger Adult Content setting

By default, it is off. if your blog contains any 18+ content  then you have to make enable this button

Blogspot Adult content setting

Note:  Do not use 18+ content on your blog because in the future you will be get rejected by Google Adsense Program

4- Blogger GoogleAnalytics Setup

Here you have to set up your google analytics account In order to track your user’s behavior

In the “UA” section you have to add your analytics ID

Blogspot Google analytics ID

Don’t know how to set up a google analytics account? Don’t worry we have a definitive guide on google analytics setup

Checkout: Complete Google Analytics Setup Guide On Blogspot

5- Blogger Favicon Setup:

UnderGoogle Analytics, you will find a favicon setting

favicon is a small 16×16 pixel size icon that you can see on your browser’s tab which serves as branding for your website.

An image pointing out on website's Favicon

Just click on Favicon and upload your 16×16 pixels icon

Blogspot Google analytics ID Setting

If you do not have Favicon available then you can create your own favicon by simple visiting any favicon generating site

6- Blogger Privacy Settings:

Here you will find an option “Visible to search engines” so make sure this setting is always allowed because it allows search engine bots to crawl your website

without this permission, no search engine bot can even enter your website.

privacy settings in blogspot

7- Blogger Publishing & Custom Domain Settings:

You will find domain settings in publishing settings where you can add your custom domain name. In our case, we have with the Blogspot extension. 

blogspot custom domain name setting

But In the future, you can add your own domain with another extension by using this setting.

You can follow this guide to setup custom domain in Blogspot

8- HTTPS Availability And Redirection Setting:

Ensure both options are checked.

If you want your visitors to access your site over HTTPS, you must enable it.

Major Benefits Of turning of HTTPS Redirection settings

There are mainly three benefits to turning it on

  1. It helps to check that your visitors opened the correct website or not. and it won’t be redirected to a malicious site.
  2. It also helps to detect attacker tries if someone wants to hack you or want to steal your data or send any unwanted requests
  3. It adds encryption in order to make secure surfing over the internet. so it makes it harder for the attackers to listen to your visitors’ conversations, track their activities, or steal their information.

9- Blogger Authors Permissions Setting:

In this setting, you can add a new author or admin for your blog in order to give multiple access to your blog

Click on “Invite more authors” under the permissions option and add the email address of the author you want to invite for your blog.

After that invited author will accept your request via his email address and become the author or admin of your blog

10- Blogger Posts Appearance setting:

In this setting, you can control on how many posts you want to show on your home page

blogspot max posts shown on main page setting

I have set a maximum of 7 posts to appear on the main page, and I recommend you to follow this setting since increasing your posts will reduce site speed, so consider keeping it within 5-7 posts.

under posts Settings, you will also find the Image lightbox option as well so keep this option on.

11- Comments & Moderation Settings in Blogspot:

Comments play a very important role in ranking and SEO. If you do not have a spam filter to filter out your comments, it could negatively impact your blog & rankings as well.

And we all know.

There is currently no spam filter feature available on Blogspot that’s why we must approve each comment manually.

blogspot comment section setting

Make sure you also follow the above-mentioned settings

  1. I have set the location of the comment as embedded because pop-ups and windows-pop-ups always frustrate visitors and leave them with a bad experience
  2. You should always allow anonymous comments since every anonymous user is not a spammer
  3. Comment moderation should always be on, because if you catch any spam or bad comments, you can unapprove them

12- Comment Moderation setup in blogspot:

blogger comment moderation settings

The automatic Recaptcha technology might assist in keeping commenting spam under control so that whenever a suspicious user comments, a captcha is shown to him with a request to fill it out.

the second option for comment message where you can provide value to visitors by defining pre-define message in the comment section

For Example: in my case, I added “if you have any doubt kindly ask here” so you can also add your line in order to catch the user’s attention

13- Configure Comment Notification Email in blogger:

It’s a pretty cool setting for driving decent traffic to your blog. Since this setting deals with email marketing & nowadays email marketing has the highest ROI. 

Once you enable it, every time a user is about to comment on your post he will see a “notify with Email address” option below the comment section.

In this way, whenever someone comments on your blog, you will receive a notification, and whenever you answer a user’s question, the user will also receive a notification

It sounds quite interesting  
All you need to do is enter your email address along with secret words in the “post using email” section and you’re done

blogspot comment notification email settings

Let me clear you about these settings

  1. Post Using Email : here you have to setup your email address along with some secret word in order to send or receive emails
  2. Comment Notification Email:  you will be notified on your email address when someone leaves a comment on your blog.
  3. Pending Comment Notification Emails : This section will  show you the users who still have not accepted your invite to receive comment notification emails.
  4. Invite more people to comment notification emails: This setting enables you to add colleagues’ and co-workers’ emails. You can enter up to 10 email addresses, separated by commas
  5. Email posts to: This feature helps you to notify your visitors or co-workers.  Whenever you publish a new post, an email will be sent to these addresses.
  6. Pending post notification emails: it Displays the users who haven’t yet accepted your invite to receive post notification emails.

Invite more people to post notifications: Here you can add up to 10 email addresses, separated by a comma.

14-Time Formatting Setting In Blogger:

In this setting, you will be able to set up your blogger time zone setting according to Time zone is GMT Pacific Time 

blogspot time zone setting

In my case, i set up my time zone according to my location in Pakistan.I would suggest you as well then set up your time zone according to your geographic location 

This setting is helpful for formatting how search engines format your content based on the published time and Archive index date. 

This time zone setting is also useful for search engine crawlers in order to determine the correct time zone

15- Blogger Meta Tags Settings:

Here is the most important SEO Blogspot (blogger ) setting you can’t ignore these settings

1- What Is Meta Tags (Description):

Let take a Practical Example Go to Google and Search “Knowledge shout” You Will See their website meta description under of website title As I showed you below on the image.

this picture showing meta description on knowledge shout website

The Description Appear In the Red highlighted Box that is called Meta Description

Tips For Meta Description:

  1. Make sure the targeted Keyword is present in your Meta description
  2. The meta description should be written in a polite way (no need to add descriptive information) just describe your website motive and add some of your targeted keywords then publish it

How To Add Meta Description:

  1. Go to your Blogger (Blogspot account)
  2. Under the  Settings >Under Meta Tags, you will find search Description 
  3. write your meaningful Meta Description on this box
  4. Done
blogspot search description settings

16- Error And Redirects:

What is the custom page not found? Do you have an idea about a custom page?

don’t worry

Let me clear your concept regarding the custom page not found.

Suppose you wrote a blog post and for some reason, the post is no longer available on your blog.

so, whenever users click on that link they will found (404 error) it will negatively impact your site and the user will bounce back from your website.

When users bounce back your ranking will automatically decrease for that purpose Custom page not found is a very major SEO setting most of the bloggers to ignore it.

So, what kind of code should you add on my custom Page not found box? 

error and redirects in blogger


<a href =”your homepoage url” target=”_blank”> Error 4o4 Page Not Found </a> <p> Currently this page is unavailble <a href =”your home URL” target=”_blank”> Home Pasge </a>

Just copy this above-given code replace it with your URL (your home page URL) and click on save changes. It’s done

17- Crawlers And Indexing:

Another essential setting is Robots.txt 

it is simply a file which deals with the search engine’s crawler. Whenever crawlers read your website the robots.txt file allows those crawlers to read which part of your website.   

This is the Important Part of Blogger SEO. If You Done Wrong, then Your Scan might be is rejected by the crawlers.

By using this feature, You can Disallow Search engines to Crawl Your Website,  And, if you want to use it, then Copy the Below given Code and Paste it in Custom Robots.txt.

Also Read Out: Robots.txt For Blog: Complete Guide | Manage Your Crawl Budget Effectively

blogspot crawler and indexing setting

Code:User-agent: Mediapartners-Google Disallow:
User-agent: *
Disallow: /Search
Allow: /

Paste Your website Link Under “https://www.” and press the Save changes button.

18- Custom Robot Header.Txt:

It’s also considered as the most important SEO setting If you ignore these settings the rest of the settings are nothing.

This will help a lot if you Do this Correct. 

How to insert these Header tags?  

I have provided you with the image below check it out and do not change it by yourself.

 blogspot header robot.txt

Home Page:-  Option,  tick “All”  means You Allow Search engines to Fully Index Your blog Homepage.

Archive & Pages:-  Option, You need to Select (no index) and (no archive) because We Did not allow Search engines to index. Because The link of the Article of Archive or Search Pages is different From the Original Article link.

Default Post and Pages:- Here Click On All and then click on to Save Settings button. Now All Option is Done in Custom Robots Header Tags.

19-General (user Setting):

The last Blogspot SEO setting is a user setting It is not the most important as other settings.

Users should just provide their own (owner) details like name, email, and contact info, etc.

I recommended you add these settings and make them more attractive for users.

blogspot ganeral (user settings) to uodate owner profile

Just click on edit post and write your personal information on it.
So here is the end of this blogpost

Now turn toward the posting SEO section. This section is as important as the settings section is important

20- Blogspot Posting Section SEO Settings:

Blogspot post editor section

As you can see Blogspot posting section SEO settings on the above screenshots. so let evaluate these settings one by one.

21- Importance Of Labels In Blogging:

This most important setting of Blogspot without this setting your user experience may lose as well as the Search engine also through Breadcrumbs Error

Labels help you to make categories for your post as you can see in the above image this Blogspot post is related to SEO and blogging that’s why I add a label here SEO, Blogging.

I recommended you Add labels related to your post it also helps search engines to crawl your site in category wise and it also helps users to find related topics

22- Permalink Setting:

Permalinks are the URL of your post that appears after it has been published post.

It is also best SEO practice to optimize your post URLs for your users as well as search engines we have also done a guide Blogspot Permalink setup

Tips for Optimize Blogger Post URL (permalinks) :

  1. URL of your post must be short and easy to understand
  2. Avoid using breaking/stopping words like “and”, “our”, “to” in permalinks
  3. Avoid making Lengthy URLs keep URL short.
  4. Add your targeted keyword on your post’s URL as well

23- Search Description :

As the Name showing here “Description” means to describe your post and tell search engines about the post

In order to write SEO-friendly descriptions, make them concise and meaningful.

Improve your search CTR by adding attractive words to your description box Avoid stuffing your description with keywords, just describe your post in a few words

Note: Some time this description as known as “META Description Of Post”

24- Option Setting:

Here is the most important setting of SEO is options settings. Most of the bloggers don’t discuss this setting
Blogspot Posting Seo settings

Make sure to set your option settings as I have done for my Blog. I have shared the option setting screenshot above

Under The Compose Mode:

Make sure you have checked to show Html Literally. it will help search engines crawl to crawl and index your site easily

Under Line Breaks Tab:

Make sure you have checked “Press “Enter” for line breaks”   This removes all
tags from your HTML side and makes coding easier to read for crawlers

Custom Robots Tags:

Make sure this Setting is checked as default.

Also Check Out: How To Add Email Popup In Blogger For Free


I hope I have cleared all the advanced Blogspot SEO settings. If you feel that I missed anything please let me know in the comment section leave a comment below for your questions and for my feedback 🙂

Abdul rafay

My Self Abdul Rafay Qazi a Blogging Scientist. I am a Full-Time Blogger with robust Skills of  Affiliate Marketing, WordPress, SEO & Social Media Marketing. I am here To Encourage New Blogger Aspirants And Help Them To Earn Their First Dollar $ From Online.

This Post Has 42 Comments

  1. kashif attari

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    1. Vijayalakshmi

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  2. Sakibur Rahman

    amazing article. I applied these settings on my Blog. Thanks a lot sir

  3. Hassan mughal

    Hey! It’s such a nice and informative blog. I appreciate your approach as well. Keep sharing in future to enhance our knowledge.

      1. Hi Abdul,

        I’m using blogger. This post helps me to apply SEO settings for my blog. I have one question. Apart from these settings, does RSS feedburner helps blogger in terms of SEO?

        1. Abdul rafay

          That’s Great! Yes, RSS Feedburner helps to improve your SEO but not directly. Let me explain RSS feed burner is an email newsletter platform where your subscriber would get emails whenever you publish a new post so, in the sense of google it will be counted as returning visitors and it might be also a ranking signal for any search engine that the visitor returned on site because he/she loved the content of that particular site. in a nutshell, returning visitor might be a ranking signal for any search engine but this SEO should be count in off-page SEO. thanks for coming and keep on visiting Thanks

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      Dear Mr. Shariq Khan, Thanks for your good wishes. I hope our post has been enjoyable and I look forward to you visiting the site. If you need any assistance related to SEO and Digital marketing, please let us know. Thank you very much, your best wishes are noted.

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  7. Rahmatullah

    Many thanks bro..
    I applied these setting on my blog.. 🙂

    1. Abdul rafay

      oh, nice to hear you! hopefully, will get higher ranking in search engines because these setting helps me a lot to rank my blog I hope it would be beneficial for you as well

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        that’s why i found your blog on search engines 😀 , i hope it impact to my blog too..

        1. Abdul rafay

          Yeah insha’Allah It will defiantly help you blog in purpose of ranking

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