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How To Keep Blogger Blog Spam Free

Welcome to H&T. In my previous post we talked about twitter cards. Today I am going to share a very important topic. In this post I will provide you various steps which you can follow to make your Blog clean and free from spam. You may be familiar with spam web pages, spam comments, etc. In this post I will provide you detailed explanation on Blog spam. Before we can proceed to the various steps you must know something about spam and Blog spam.

How To Keep Blogger Blog Spam Free
Keep Your Blog Spam Free
In Blog spam refers to the sending of large number of comments containing keywords and links. Generally, spammers try to appreciate blogger in their comments to get approved by the blogger. They try to contain some links with appreciation messages. They comment these types of comments in large numbers to gain popularity. And if the links contain nudity or unwanted things than it may decrease your blogs rank in search engines. Generally, Search Engines don't like web pages that contain links which is abusive. Many links on a single page can also be considered as spam. In this post I will try to provide you tips and tricks on Blogger blog which will keep you away from spam. Follow these steps to keep your blogger blog spam free.

Don't keep many links in a single page. Search engines really dislikes website that contain too many links on a single page. You should not contain more than 2-4 links on a post body of single page. If the links is necessary in a post than keep the links natural and don’t make it look like keywords. Also, make sure the link doesn't contain abusive contents. And make sure your entire page doesn’t contain more than 100 links. It is not necessary that the page which contains hundreds of links will be considered spammy but if you will make the links keywords stuffed and if link is hidden than it may be considered as spam. So, make sure you don't make your links keywords stuffed or hidden.

Many spammers try to provide abusive links to the comments in blogs. You should keep regular track of comments and if you receive too many spam than you should consider comment moderation in your blog. It will really keep your blog spam free. To enable comment comment moderation in your Blogger blog follow the below given steps.

How To Enable Comment Moderation In Blogger
  1. Go to Blogger blog. After that go to Dashboard.
  2. In the Dashboard navigate to Settings > post and comments.
  3. In Comment Moderation settings under Comments section, choose Sometimes.
  4. Enter the number of days in the text field. If you want moderation on post which are older than 1 day then type 1. Choose it according to your need.
  5. Now save the settings.

Comments is very important part of every blog and you have to maintain it carefully. Comments can increase your blogs SEO. But if it is not maintained and checked than it can lead to decrease in your page rank. You can also add nofollow attribute in comments. If you are a Blogger user than you can add rel=”nofollow” attribute in your Blog comments by the following steps.


How To Add NoFollow Attribute In Blogger
Keep Blog Spam Free By Using Nofollow Attribute

How To Add NoFollow Attribute In Blogger Comments

  • Go to Blogger Home > Dashboard > Template 
  • In Template page click on edit HTML which is near live preview of your Blogger blog. 
  • Now search for the following line of code.
expr:href='data:comment.authorUrl'
  • Just after the above code add rel=“nofollow”. You can see the image to know where to add nofollow attribute. 
  • After adding this attribute every links in your blogs comment will be assigned rel nofollow attribute.
There are many chances that you don't know whether adding external links will lead to decrease your blog traffic or it will increase. If you don't know what to do with that type of links than you can add rel-nofollow to all external links in Blogger. It may also play a role in keeping your blog spam free. To enable nofollow to all external links than follow below steps:

How To Add rel-nofollow attribute to external links in Blogger
  • Like I said above go to blogger home. After that go to dashboard > Template.
  • In Template page click on edit HTML.
  • Now search for "<head>" tag without quotes mark.
  • You now have to paste the code given below just after/below "<head>" tag.
<script src='http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/jquery.js' type='text/javascript'></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
jQuery(document).ready(function () {
jQuery('a[href*="http://"]:not([href*="http://Add Your Blog URL Here"])').attr('rel', 'nofollow');
jQuery('a[href*="https://"]:not([href*="https://Add Your Blog URL Here"])').attr("target", "_blank");
});
</script>
If you already have Jquery in your blog than remove the code/script in line 1. Add your blog URL in place of Add Your Blog URL here in line 4 and 5 without http.
  • Now save the Template. This code will add rel nofollow attribute in all external links in your Blogger blog.
You may be also familiar that the use of labels can decrease your page rank. It may not sound good that the labels that helps Bloggers to categories their blogs and helps users to keep track of the blog can decrease Page Rank. But it is true, if you put many labels in a single page than it can be considered as spam. If you are a Blogger user than I have a trick that will help you in adding nofollow attribute in labels to make it inaccessible by spiders. Instead you have nofollow attribute in labels you should not use many-many labels in a single page. To add Nofollow tag in Blogger labels follow the given steps.

How To Insert Nofollow Tag in Blogger Labels

  • Like before Go to Blogger > Dashboard > Template > Edit HTML.
  • Now search for the following line of code.
<a expr:href='data:label.url' rel='tag'>
  • Now you have to write nofollow just after tag as I have written below: 
<a expr:href='data:label.url' rel='tag,nofollow'>
  • Now hit Orange Save Template Button. After this all your labels will not be followed by spiders. But don't use lots of labels in page as it will not be a good idea to keep lots of links in a page. Only add Labels if it is necessary. Many users don't like so much links. Keep it moderate.
If adding the links in your post adds the value to your blog then you can add the link. As your main goal is to make your blog user friendly and if adding links increases user experience in your blog than you can do it. But make sure you are not linking to spam site or abusive sites.
If your Blog has more than 100 links (say 150) than Google is not going to penalize your blog. Actually, in past Google doesn't index sites more than 100K but these days Google indexes more than that. So, post links with cautious and always try to keep your blog clean and easily navigable. Don't fill your entire blog with irrelevant links

Just you have to make sure that the there is a reason of adding the link to your post and it is related to the entire post.

Hope this help you in keeping your Blogger blog spam free. If you need any help than feel free to ask me.

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    1. Yes, these steps will really help in staying away from BlogSpams

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