Have you already created your blog on BlogSpot? If you have done before, then in this article we will take a look into it, and get a detailed overview of the BlogSpot dashboard area. And, we will see how the user interface of BlogSpot looks like, how you can use it, what features you will get here, etc.
Once you have a look at the blog dashboard, you will not face any difficulties in using Blogspot. So let’s see how our blog dashboard looks on Blogspot.
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Detailed Overview of BlogSpot Dashboard Area
Below are the sections you will find on BlogSpot Dashboard Area.
#1 Your Blog Name
In this place, you will see the name of your blog. An arrow mark is also situated on the right side of the blog name. If you click on the name of the blog or on the arrow mark, you will see another blog created earlier. You can click on that blog and go to the blog.
Apart from this, you will see an option to create a new blog. You can create a new blog by clicking on New Blog.
#2 New Post
By clicking on this button, you can write a new article on the blog. When you click on the new post, it will take you to the new post area to write the article.
You will get a piece of detailed information from this area about the articles you have written in your blog. You will find here information on how many articles you have written, how many of them have been published, and how many articles are still in draft.
Also, you will be able to get the data about which category you have published your article.
In this section, you will get detailed statistics of your blog traffic. For example:
- How many visitors visited your blog in a specified time?
- Where did those visitors come from?
- From which browser how many visitors are coming?
- How many visitors are coming from which location, etc?
You will manage the comments of your blog in the comment section. You can delete comments, you can make them spam or you can remove the contents from the comments. Your blog comments will show in 3 categories, awaiting moderation, Published, Spam, etc.
In this section, you can monetize your blog with the help of Google AdSense. You have to connect AdSense to your blog. When your blog is approved in AdSense, you can show ads on your blog. And make money from your blog.
This layout section is an important section on a Blogspot blog. With the help of different gadgets, you can change the look of your blog. You do not need to use any third-party gadgets. A lot of gadgets are already available on BlogSpot.
Complete list of gadgets:
|AdSense||To earn revenue by displaying ads.|
|Featured post||To highlight a special post as featured post.|
|Blog search||Visitors can search on your blog.|
|Profile||To display information about yourself to your visitors.|
|Blog archive||Visitors can navigate your blog with links to older posts.|
|Page header||To display your blog’s title and description.|
|Followers||To displays a list of followers of your blog|
|Image||To add an image from anywhere.|
|Labels||To show all the labels/categories of posts.|
|Pages||To display a list of pages on your blog.|
|Link List||To display a collection of favourite blogs or web pages.|
|Text||To add a text message to your blog.|
|Popular posts||To display a list of the most popular posts from your blog.|
|Blog’s stats||To display the number of page views received on your blog.|
|Blog list||To display a list of your favorite blogs|
|Follow by email||Visitors can subscribe your blog via email to receive new published post updates.|
|Feed||To add other blog’s content from an RSS or Atom feed to your blog.|
|Logo||To add a logo to your page.|
|Subscription links||Readers easily subscribe to your blog with popular feeds.|
|Translate||Visitors can translate your blog into different languages.|
|List||To add a list of your favourite topics.|
|Contact form||To add a contact form to your blog.|
|Wikipedia||To search on Wikipedia.|
|Attribution||To display your blog’s attribution data.|
|Report abuse||To report any inappropriate content.|
In this section, you can give a different look to your blog by selecting a suitable theme for your blog. There are already 53 themes available on Blogspot. If you want to use a third-party theme then you can.
You will find 4 options here:
- Back up: to take backup of your theme.
- Restore: To restore your existing theme.
- Switch to first-generation classic theme: You can switch to the old version of blog theme.
- Edit HTML: You can make any changes to your blog theme here. You can add the necessary codes by clicking Edit HTML.
This is another important section of a BlogSpot blog. Here you can do the necessary settings for your blog.
You will find the below important settings.
- Title: To Add/Edit Blog Title.
- Description: To Add/Edit the description of your blog.
- Blog language: To select the language of your blog.
- Adult content: If a blog contains any Adult content, it will warn blog readers.
- Google Analytics property ID: To track your blog traffic, you need to add your Analytics ID here.
- Favicon: To add a favicon. Favicon is an icon that will be displayed in the address bar of a browser.
- Visible to search engines: To allow search engines to find your blog on the web.
- Blog address: To choose the URL of your blog.
- Custom Domain: To connect a custom domain name to your blog.
- Fallback subdomain: To create a subdomain for your main domain.
- Redirect Domain: To redirect your domain from non-www to www version.
- HTTPS Redirect: To redirect your domain HTTP to HTTPS
- Ideas Panel: You will get suggested ideas from Google’s Question hub.
- Comment: To manage comments on your blog.
- Enable search description: To enable description in posts that will help your blog’s visibility on search engines.
- Errors and redirects: To redirect your deleted URL to Existing URL.
- Crawlers and indexing: To enable robots.txt, enabling tags for your blog.
- Monetization: To monetize your blog through AdSense.
- Manage blog: To import contents, Take back up of your existing content, also you can delete your blog here.
- Reading List: It is like a community. You can make a list of your favorite blogs. When they post new articles, you can read their blog article on the reading list.
- View blog: You can take a look at your blog by clicking on the View blog button.
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