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I assume you're referencing Blogger (blogger.com)? Referer spam has been a problem on Blogger and other blogging sites for a very long time. Unfortunately there isn't an effective way to block it because it's very difficult to distinguish legitimate referers from spammers. Editing your robots.txt file will not help because spammers often use fake user-...


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The good: You like the way it looks. It makes it easy to identify your blog (uniqueness). The bad: Check the file size. Large images can slow down the site. I'd try to limit it to 150KB. It ends up being the branding for your website (what makes your website identifiable), but it looks rather generic. You probably want to brand your website more ...


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In addition to closetnoc's answer... Should I remove /search from the Disallow: line? No. It is a good idea to block bots from crawling your search results (which I assume is what this is referring to). You don't normally want your search result pages from appearing in Google's search results pages! And Google doesn't want this either. Google wants to ...


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In fact, you can, but in a little hack way. As blogger considers the first image in a post as a thumbnail, and you want to add some other image as a thumbnail which should be not included in a post or something like that....follow these steps. Add the thumbnail image at the top of the post. Go in 'HTML'(you're in customise tab right now) and locate the ...


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Unfortunately no one can say you when Google will. According to my experience it can take a lot of time, also several months.


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You can add canonical tags by editing your blog HTML template. (See this Google support article on how to edit the template HTML: https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/46870?hl=en) Then add code like this to the <head> of the document: <ItemPage><Blogger><link href="<$BlogItemPermalinkURL$>" rel="canonical"/></Blogger&...


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No it is not. You can buy a domain at GoDaddy or any other registrar. Then use it as your blog through blogger. You will need to setup a CNAME Here are the instructions from Google http://support.google.com/blogger/bin/static.py?hl=en&ts=1233381&page=ts.cs Blogger offers two free publishing options for your blog: hosting on Blogspot (example....


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You are better off keeping the blog on your own domain for a vast amount of reasons but there is also no harm in using an external blog if it makes it easier for your business to manage and maintain. It is unlikely that your blog will rank above your website for the same terms (one would not expect your blog and website to be ranking for the same terms). ...


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The only way is not to host your (sub)-domain on blogspot.com, but to use blogger with own hosted domain name. Country redirects are applied only to blogs which use blogspot.com domain infrastructure. Register your own domain name and bind it to the blogger - blogger's backend has options for it.


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HTML META refresh is not a 301 redirect While the outcome is the same they are technically very different because of the header status return. A meta refresh will return 200 OK header response, while a proper redirect will return the 301 Moved Permanently header status. HTML Meta Refresh is Supported As far as I know Bing and Yahoo treat meta refresh ...


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Contact your webhost. Unless you've set up your own server and are using that, you have to ask your webhost to redirect the IP for you. In which, as @Su' said, you'll have to get your own dedicated IP (Which is probably going to cost more). IPs and URLs aren't synonymous. They are two different entities that are tied together using a server configuration (...


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Yes. The blog remains unchanged, it's the domain you use to get to it that changes.


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Google requires that sites be up and running with a representative sample of content before they are approved for Google AdSense. At least 30 pages of content (for example 30 blog posts) with complete sentences and paragraphs Enough text content for content matching to work (not just images, videos, or Flash) No "under construction", "beta", or "coming ...


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You can't control this, Blogger decides for itself which image to use. I did some reasearch a while back (documented here), and concluded that it's most probably the first pictures in the post which is both over a certain size, and hosted in your own Picasa-web-albums / Google + Photos albums. From memory, I think that testing showed that the size was ...


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Blogger doesn't pick images by magic. Blogger will automatically choose the first image as a thumbnail. So if you need to keep your own image as thumbnail, please make sure that the desired image is kept first while you write the post.


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This is not a Blogger problem: Your blog always has a blogspot addresss www.yourblog.blogspot.com. When you publish to a custom domain, Blogger handles the re-direction from www.yourblog.blogspot.com to www.yourcustomdomain.com for you - and every single post/page is redirected correctly. Now to move from oldcustomdomain.com to www.newcustomdomain.com, ...


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Blogger page views count your own visits as well as visit from bots. You should create a Google Analytics account to get more accurate figures.


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Mistake 1. Making your own backlinks Mistake 2. Reading on how to make your own back links Mistake 3. The wiliness to create content on a 2nd site for the primary of objective of feeding back to your money site. In this day and age it is pretty much pointless to spend time building links on Web2.0 platforms such as Blogger. The time that goes into ...


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Another approach that some people do is re-design the blog so that it looks very much like their main site (www.yourdomain.com) set up www.blog.yourdomain.com, and redirect their blog to that (including having menu bar links back to www.yourdomain.com) set up a link in their main site to the blog, pointing to www.blog.yourdomain.com. That way, visitors ...


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Robots.txt is a way of telling bots (robot agents) where they can go and cannot go. It is placed in the root of your web site as a standard to be found easily. It is really that simple. In your example: User-agent: Mediapartners-Google is not disallowed. The Disallow: with nothing following is an allow all (without restriction). User-agent: * is a ...


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If you are satisfied with a digital copy, you can 'scrape' the entire site using a tool like HTTrack. It will download the entire website, saving each page locally. That means you could continue browsing the site when off-line, or after Google shuts down Blogger. One thing to note is that images and other page assets will be saved by HTTrack, but say for ...


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Google announced in 2009 that they no longer use the meta keywords tags as a ranking factor, and Bing have since stated they could view it as a spam signal rather than a ranking aid. I'm pretty sure that most other major search engines no longer use the meta keywords tag, apart from Yandex. and Baidu. So I'd recommend not using the tag at all unless you ...


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Though all country specific blogger domains have canonical link to the .com, you should however use for linking of your blogger site the .com. On this way you avoid possible negative impacts, which COULD apply, because the canonical isn't a rule, but a recommendation, so some signals, like social links to different country specific domain endings can and ...


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Indexing performance? I wouldn't bother measuring it unless you end up having your own site with quality content (including lots of text) that people actually want to see. It doesn't matter if you use "Blogger" or wordpress or any other thing that aids you in writing content. What matters the most is the content If by performance you mean speed, you have ...


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Sign in to Google Webmaster Tools. Click on the blog title for which you want to add sitemap. Click on Sitemaps button. At the top right corner of the page, press Add/Test sitemap button. Once you click the button, a small box will appear. Add the below code in the text field. atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500 This is the ...


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Google does not support the use of the apex domain with Blogger. The Blogger help page for "Change to a custom domain" appears to suggest you can: Optional: You can also enter A-records, which link your naked domain (example.com) to an actual site (www.example.com). Enter your domain name in the format example.com, and list the IP addresses shown ...


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...and, of course, within 2 minutes of posting the question, I've found it. Log into Blogger, Layout, Navbar, Edit, and there's an option to switch the navbar off. D'oh.


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Remove the first & after the question mark Like this: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gxIv_ngpZYo?autoplay=1" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>


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Check that the blog's html template includes the following code before the closing </head> tag <b:include data='blog' name='google-analytics'/> If the above line of code is missing, as stated, paste it before the closing </head> tag It is the include that adds your GA tracking id via the Blogger Settings option. Otherwise if the Settings ...


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Google Chrome (and possibly other browsers) hide the http:// part in the browser address bar, but it is there. If your site is accessible on example.com then you are accessing it at http://example.com/ whether your browser is showing that or not.


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