Add/Create Static Pages to Blogger | SEO Index/NoIndex Blogger Pages

Description: A guide to add or create pages in Blogger. Make your Blogger pages SEO friendly to make it index and no-index using meta tags.

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Similar as WordPress, Blogger has also an inbuilt function to create static pages. You can now create static pages like about me, privacy policy, disclaimer, FAQ etc in your Blogger blog. The question is that why do you need to have static page functionality into your Blogger? However, you can also create those pages like you create Blogger posts. The difference is simple, Blogger posts are often updated time to time, and they are also indexed in search engines but pages are not often updated as they contained the content about your blog and you. You should not index Blogger pages into search engines as they have the static information except few pages. However, you can decide to index or no-index for your Blogger pages or you can index few Blogger pages, and rest to be remains no-index.

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Blogger Static Pages | Photo Credit: @Pixabay

This post has two sections. One, create Static pages in Blogger, and second, how to decide which page you should index or no-index. The first part is very easy, but the second part need a little bit your attention. Let's start with to know that what is actually a static page?

Static Pages in Blogger: In simple words, a static webpage uses to show the required information to the viewers or visitors, and it doesn't accept any information from the viewers or visitors. Therefore, static pages of your Blogger may not have enabled the comment box.

Static pages will not be included in your archive pages, and recent posts widget. The format of static page's URL is as the following example.

http://yourblogname.blogspot.com/p/your-static-page-url.html

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How to Create/Add Static Pages in Blogger

If you want to use meta description in your Blogger pages. You can enable meta description to your Blogger pages by this guide. Now, follow some easy steps to create your Blogger page.

Go to your Blogger dashboard -> Select your Blog -> Pages -> New page.

Now, as the following preview write your static page title and its content in "Compose" mode. You can include pictures, videos and font styles to your static pages, and finally look at PREVIEW of your page and click on PUBLISH post.

static pages in blogger

You can also show your Blogger pages into your sidebar, footer or header section. If you choose, Blogger pages in sidebar or footer, it will show as a link list while on header Blogger pages will display as horizontal links. To show the Blogger pages in your Blogger, go to Blogger dashboard -> Select your blog -> Layout -> Click on Add a gadget from sidebar, footer or header. However you can drab & drop the widget any time from somewhere to anywhere -> Select Pages in the gadget list. You'll see options like the following preview.

Blogger Layout to add pages in blogger


Now, check mark on pages that you want to show in your Blog. You can also re-arrange those pages into right of the check mark. Now, click on 'Save'. View you blog, Your Blogger pages have been successfully added.

Before you think about the URL structure of your Blogger pages, let me tell you, Blogger doesn't allow you to create custom permalink structure for your pages as Blogger creates it atomically, but you can customize your permalink structure for your post. However, if you want to change your permalink structure of your Blogger pages there is a trick that I have seen by an accident. You can apply, it will change your Blogger page's permalink structure too. I have create a different post for it to change Blogger page's permalink URL structure.

Your Blogger page URL structure before changing,

http://yourblogname.blogspot.com/p/automatic-page-url.html

After change URL,

http://yourblogname.blogspot.com/p/your-own-text.html

Do you still want more customization? If yes, you are crazy folks! :) Ok, just go to my footer area, and under the 'Site Pages' hover your mouse on my Blogger page, and view the URL structure. Do you need similar structure for your Blogger pages too? Recently I have publish a post that will remove '/p/' sub-category, and '.html' from the URL path. Once you have implemented this trick, your page URL will look like as following.

http://yourblogname.blogspot.com/your-own-text

Here is a simple guide to remove 'p' and '.html' from Blogger page URL using redirection.

Now, let's we both go further to know about SEO and Blogger pages.

SEO for Blogger Pages | Index or No-Index Blogger Page

How will you know that which pages should index in search engines? It depends upon you. My recommendation is, no-index your contact us, privacy policy, disclaimer policy, copyright policy and similar pages like that. You may index about us and sitemap pages into search engines.

If you wish someone search with your name in Google, and your blog about us page display, index about us page. If you have a HTML sitemap into your page, you may index it as it contains your content structure. Follow the steps to make a rule via meta tags for no-indexing.

No-index all Blogger pages


<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;static_page&quot;'>
<meta content='noindex' name='robots'/>
</b:if>


No-index all Blogger pages except a page

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;static_page&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == &quot;http://www.bloggertipsseotricks.com/p/sitemap.html&quot;'>
<meta content='index' name='robots'/>
<b:else/>
<meta content='noindex' name='robots'/>
</b:if>


If you want to index only a Blogger page, above code is right for you. Make sure to change the URL in green with your page URL that you want to index.

No-index all Blogger pages except two page

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;static_page&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == &quot;http://www.bloggertipsseotricks.com/p/sitemap.html&quot;'>
<meta content='index' name='robots'/>
<b:else/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == &quot;http://www.bloggertipsseotricks.com/p/about-us.html&quot;'>
<meta content='index' name='robots'/>
</b:else>
<meta content='noindex' name='robots'/>
</b:if>
</b:if>
</b:if>


Similarly you can make a code for three pages. Make sure to change URLs with your Blogger page URL. You can paste any of the code in your Blogger source code after between <head>.... </head> section or simply below to <head>. That is all about Blogger pages. I have tried to show as much information as possible about Blogger pages. If you still want to know anything else or want more customization let us know your thinking, and I will do it if it is possible. You may subscribe us to get weekly updates of this blog.


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