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How do I tell blogger which image is the thumbnail to use in data:post.thumbnailUrl?

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 ...
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Why is Disallow: /search in Blogger's robots.txt?

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 ...
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Is using an external blogging platform and URL bad for SEO?

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. ...
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What are the minimum content and traffic requirements for Google AdSense?

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 ...
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What is right way to prevent Blogspot blog's no country redirect?

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. ...
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Is a zero second meta refresh tag to 301 a Blogger post a proper solution?

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 ...
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How to redirect example.com to http://example.com?

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/...
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Is there any way to remove mixed content warning from my blogger website after adding affiliate banners?

As browsers are more and more frowning upon such cases the only real solution is to make sure that all the content is served over HTTPS (more precisely: if the page is served over HTTPS then ...
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Why is Disallow: /search in Blogger's robots.txt?

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 ...
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Using Blogger to power a site's internal blog

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 (...
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Preserve and print a blog

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 ...
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How to add meta keywords in each Blogger post?

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 ...
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Impact of Blogger's country level redirect on traffic and ranking

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 ...
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Does Blogger get a site better rankings for being owned by Google?

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 ...
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How to add sitemap to my Blogspot blog?

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 ...
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Is there a way to host a Blogger blog at the apex domain?

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 ...
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How can I force Blogger's 'search widget' to use HTTPS?

...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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How to enable autoplay of a YouTube video in Blogger?

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-...
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Google Analytics on Blogger site only shows mobile traffic (desktop traffic is filtered)

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 ...
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Using Blogger to power a site's internal blog

This can work - but not if you have a private blog on Blogger, because they do not have RSS feeds.
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Blogger's embedded CSS and JavaScript

The short answer is that you cannot control things that you cannot see in either your template or the Blogger interface. The process of rendering your blogger-posts into webpages involves Blogger ...
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Is using an external blogging platform and URL bad for SEO?

Blogger will allow you to use blog.example.com - and I have done this successfully. It does not allow example.com/blog If you use Blogger, then your content is hosted on blogger's servers. You ...
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Why is Disallow: /search in Blogger's robots.txt?

Robots.txt is a file that other websites, ISP's, and search engines use to "ask you" whats ok to visit. It allows you to whitelist or blacklist all or specific bots from areas of your realm. It's like ...
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Google not index my hosted-blog after adding custom domain

some days ago Give it time! You already have the appropriate 301 redirects set up (by Google) from the old to the new. The old URLs are still indexed. It will take time (weeks, months, ...) for ...
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How to remove deleted page from google indexing

It will simply take time. If the site has been removed and you have removed it from Google Webmaster Tools, then there is nothing else you can do short of one option. If there were not too many pages ...
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Move blogger homepage to custom URL

Another option is to use a page, and have your so-called "home page" as example.com/p/yourPage.html To achieve this: Make a page (Dashboard > Pages > New page) with the content you want on your "...
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How not to use Google Analytics cookies on Blogger?

Analytics is not enabled by default. Blogger only uses Google Analytics if the owner has either installed GA tracking code, or entered a GA ID in the settings. If neither of these is done, then ...
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Shifting blog from blogger to wordpress - retain traffic

I don't believe there is much concern here about authority or page rank since you are not changing domain names. The only thing that will come into play are your URLs linking to your blog entries. ...
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What is right way to prevent Blogspot blog's no country redirect?

The purpose of country-specific re-direct is so that if Google has to block your site in a country, it is only blocked in that country and not world-wide. For that reason alone, it is best not to ...
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What are the advantages or disadvantages of using blogging platforms?

Advantages are very few, and they are only for hobby-blogger: No technical workload (nothing to setup). (Mostly) No troubles with site performance. Low entry point (one can start blogging without any ...
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