Blogspot Category pages are they being indexed?


#1

As when I was using Blogspot 6 years back categories page of it were not indexed in the google.

URL Sample Me talking about - URL[dot]com/search/label/category

Does google index them now and traffic comes on these pages from google.

As i needed blogspot now for one project so wanted to know will google index them and send search engine traffic to these pages now.


#2

Blogger labels or categories are set as “noindex, follow” by default. Same is done in wordpress sites because label pages are created for providing good user engagement and not to rank your keywords on SERPS. It is highly recommended that category pages are set to noindex to ensure Google does not penalize you for publishing duplicate content on these pages.

Labels are also blocked by your blogger robots.txt file as shown below:

User-agent: Mediapartners-Google
Disallow: 

User-agent: *
Disallow: /search
Allow: /
Sitemap: http://www.mybloggertricks.com/sitemap.xml

here disallow:/search means to stop indexing pages that have the string /search in it. Which means search robots will avoid indexing your label pages and search queries.

Hope this helps :slight_smile: