The main reason of this advice is about duplicate content. They say that duplicate content is very hated by the Google indexing engine. I want to disprove their claims.
Often I do a copy-paste the url into google search engine. I do this so that my new post identified and indexed faster by Google.
Typically, in 2 attempts of url search, the results can appear in a google search.
But once I turn the archiving , this tricks returned no results in google search engine.
And when I turned it back on again, google search engine instantly found it.
So, how do you think ?, will you follow the advice most of the people, by turning off the function of archives, or you'll going to do an experiment as I did, in order to prove that my words are true ?.
Don't be panic. There is actually a peaceful solution to this problem. Because it is impossible Blogspot would violate the rules of its own creator, google.
Now, I will asks you a question. Have you ever heard about the following tags ?
link rel = 'canonical'
If not, you can read an explanation of these tags here: http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=139394
Briefly, the function of this tag is to explain that the url that included in the tag is the preferred version to be indexed by google search engine.
So, how do we put the code tag in our blogspot page, so that each of the main url will have these tags automatically ?.
Follow these steps:
Go to Edit HTML in your Blogspot Dashboard
look for the code tag <html>
place the following code after the tag <html>, so it will look like:
<head>Save your work, reloads, and prove it by viewing the page source of your post. It should now contains:
<link expr:href='data:blog.url' rel='canonical'/>
Well, with this tag code, you can turn back the archive function of your posts, to be indexed faster by search engines google, and simultaneously avoiding the duplicate content.