Blogger is a favorite free bloging platform in the world. There are many setting options in blogger dashboard which may create problem for the beginner bloggers. When they build a blog in blogger, they need to some setting. The all setting are not important for the beginner. they don’t know how to set the Blogger Dashboard setting. For their purposes Today we have brought you a great tutorial to complete the Blogger Dashboard setting properly. Here we describe the all setting options in short. Later these will be elaborated. Now start today’s tutorial. At first login your blogger dashboard and go to the setting option. Then follow the settings.
Blogger Dashboard setting (All options)
1) Blogger Basic setting :
Site Title : Set your site name here. You can do that by clicking on ‘Edit’ button and write your site name on the box. Lastly done it.
Site Description : Give a short description of your site here. You can show this short description on your site or hide it.
Privacy : By this option you can restrict your site to the search engine. If you want to allow your site to search engine (Google, Yahoo, Bing etc), then enable to allow it.
Blog Address : It is your blog address url. You shouldn’t change it after making the blog. Because it may effect on search engine for your blog. But you can add a custom domain in your site. It is easy to setup a custom domain in blogger. Just Click on ‘ Setup a third party url for your blog’ and follow the steps.
Blog Authors : Here the admin name and gmail is shown. You can add more authors to your blog. To add multiple authors to your blogger site, click on ‘Add authors ‘ link.
Blog readers : By this tool you can custom your blogger privacy. If your blog is public, then select public option. You can also keep your blog private by this tool.
2) Blogger post and comment setting :
Showing posts number in home page : It is an important Blogger Dashboard setting. By this setting you can show a specific numbers of posts on your home page. Select the post numbers from the drop down menu which you want to show on your main page.
Post Template : It pre-format the post editor with code or text which will be appeared each time you create a new post. It is not so important. So as a beginner you should avoid it.
Showcase images with lightbox : By active this setting your site’s images will be shown with lightbox. If you want to show your images as original, you should disable this setting.
Comment location : Select your comment box location where you want to show that. You can select embedded, Full page, Pop up window. Even you can hide your blogger comment system by clicking ‘Hide’ option from drop down.
Who can comment? : By this setting you can select your commentator. Select your desired one from Anyone, Registered user, User with Google account and Only members of this blog.
Comment moderation : It is a important setting for prevent spam comment to your site. Select always option to safe your site from spam commenting.
Show word verification : You should enable this setting, then you can escape from auto spaming by hackers. When the commentators will comment in your site they will face a word verification. And it is a best protector for auto commenting by robot.
Show Backlinks: Just hide it. Because if you enable it, then the search engine will track the commentators providing link and that decrees your site rank.
Comment form message : Keep a message on your comment box in writing here. When the commentator will comment your site they see the message.
3) Blogger Mobile and Email setting :
Posting using SMS / MMS : You can post your blog post by mobile SMS or MMS. For this you have to add a mobile phone. To add mobile phone, a code will be sent to you and you have to follow some steps.
Posting Using Email : It is possible to post blogger post by using email. You can post through your email to blogger directly. But the post size will be within 10.
Comment Notification Email : When someone comment to your site, that notification will be set to the email which you input here. You can add upto 10 email account here.
Email posts to : When a post will publish in your site, you can send that post to your friends or client email account automatically. For doing that input here the emails in which you want send the publish posts. You can add up to ten email numbers here.
4)Language and formating setting :
Language : Select your site’s main language from the drop down menu. If your site is in English, then select English from here.
Enable Transliteration : If you allow your site in transliteration in another language, then select that language.
Formating : From this setting you can set formate of Time Zone, Date, Timestamps etc. Just select according your choice.
Meta Tags : It is a very important setting among Blogger Dashboard setting for SEO. You should set your site meta tag properly to increase the search performance of your site.
Description : Input a short summary about of your site here. When a visitor get your site in search result, they also see this description. So you should put such type of summary here that attract the visitors. Your summary will be within 155 characters. Lastly save changes .
Error and Redirections :
Custom Page Not Found : Set your blog’s custom page not found message here. When the visitors load a page that is not exist in your site, then they see this message. You can also set HTML message here for more attracting page not found message.
Custom Redirects : Here, You can redirect your non existing page url into existing one. By this tool you will be able to decrease your Page not found error.
Crawler and Indexing :
Custom robots.txt : It is an important Blogger Dashboard setting for all site for performing in search engine. Before setting it, you should take a good knowledge about it. Because if you will not set correctly, then it will be the bad effect on search engine for your site. So You should set it correctly. We showed you how to set Custom robots.txt file in blogger in our published post.
Custom robots header tags : It is a another important setting for the site for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Take enough knowledge about it and after set this setting.
6) Other Setting :
Blog tools : By these blog tools you can export and import your site. You can also delete your blogger blog from here. To backup or export your blog, download xml file from ‘ Export blog’ option. If you want to import the posts from another blog to your site, then click ‘ Import blog’ option and upload the xml file of another blog. You can see our post how to back up blogger blog to back up your site.
Site Feed : Select the site feed which you want. You can choose full, Until Jump Break, short, custom from here. It will help you to show your content in decoration.
Post Feed Redirect URL : If you have burned your site post feed with FeedBurner, or another service, enter that full feed URL here. Blogger will redirect your all post feed to this new address. Leave this box blank if you didn’t want to no redirection.
Post Feed Footer : Input your post feed footer .This feed will appear after each post in your post feed. If you use ads or other third-party feed additions, you can enter that code here. But for do this you must enable Blog Feeds to Full.
Title Link and Enclosure Link Options : Title links help you setting a custom URL for your post title. Generally Enclosure links use to make podcasts, MP3 etc which are playable in feeds like RSS and Atom.
Specially in blogger,’Others setting’ options is not important for the beginner. You can use this setting to link your site with Google Analytic which is a important service by Google for the blogger. Others are not important for you. Just backup your site regularly from here.
We sure that you will be realized now about all Blogger Dashboard setting. Now set the all Blogger Dashboard setting properly and start a successful bloging career in Google Blogger.