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SEO Tips for Blogger Templates

 Hi everyone! Many times a question arises in a blogger’s mind whether a blog in SEO friendly?
The answer is no. Blogger is not much SEO friendly. Whereas, WordPress provides so many plugins which can easily make your blog search engine optimized.

So, here we are going to share some tips to make your blogger SEO friendly.



Page Title

The default page title in the XML template looks like this

<title> <data:blog.pageTitle/> </ title>

The title indicates that, first name of the blog and then the title of the blog post is displayed in the title. Again, this is not good as the important keywords should be generally always come first. Therefore, one should replace the above code with this.

<b:if cond=’data:blog.pageType == “item”‘>
<title> <data:blog.pageName/> | <data:blog.title/> </ title>
<b:else/>
<title> <data:blog.pageTitle/> </ title>
</ B: if>

This selects the post title and then displays the blog name (eg “SEO Tips for Blogger Templates | Web Design Blog”). This is of course best from SEO point of view. Alternatively, additional relevant keywords are specified …

<b:if cond=’data:blog.pageType == “item”‘>
<title> <data:blog.pageName/> | <data:blog.title/> </ title>
<b:else/>
<title> <data:blog.pageTitle/> | SEO Services | SEO News </ title>
</ B: if>

Meta Keywords and Description
Important for a good ranking also Meta Keywords and Meta Description. These are usually added with the following code …

<Meta name = “description” content =”……” />
<Meta name = “keywords” content =”……” />

The problem with Blogger templates is, however, which appears on every page the same keywords and description if you use this code. Search engines do not like it at all. Therefore, one should add the following code …

<b:if cond=’data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl’>
<Meta name = “description” content =”…….” />
<Meta name = “keywords” content =”…….” />
</ B: if>

This code shows the Meta Tags then only on the homepage.

Heading Tags
Headings tags (H1, H2, H3, H4, H5) are for SEO and of great importance. Especially for article title should generally use the H2 tag. Since most Blogger templates but should use a default H3 tag for the title this will be subsequently changed in the XML template manually.

be “edit HTML” To edit the HTML code may be in the layout under the “Expand Widget Templates” is enabled otherwise you will not find the following code ….

<b:if cond=’data:post.title’>
<h3 class=’post-title entry-title’>
<b:if cond=’data:post.link’>
<a expr:href=’data:post.link’> <data:post.title/> </ a>
<b:else/>
<b:if cond=’data:post.url’>
<a expr:href=’data:post.url’> <data:post.title/> </ a>
<b:else/>
<data:post.title/>
</ B: if>
</ B: if>
</ H3>
</ B: if>

As you can see here is an H3 tag is used for the title. One should not these ausstauschen …

<b:if cond=’data:post.title’>
<h2 class=’post-title entry-title’>
<b:if cond=’data:post.link’>
<a expr:href=’data:post.link’> <data:post.title/> </ a>
<b:else/>
<b:if cond=’data:post.url’>
<a expr:href=’data:post.url’> <data:post.title/> </ a>
<b:else/>
<data:post.title/>
</ B: if>
</ B: if>
</ H2>
</ B: if>

Moreover, a small change in the CSS must be made so that the title is also displayed correctly. Under the category / content *, the following entries are changed.

. Post h3 and post h3 a, post h3 a:.. Visited

Here is simply to replace 3 by the second Some templates can also vary but I think it is clear how to proceed. If you have questions or suggestions can you please leave this as a comment. Have fun optimize!

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    nice article. thanx for sharing…

  2. akash

    February 22, 2011 at 6:02 am

    great article!!! very informative.Thanks for sharing this.

    Your step-by-step SEO guide is not only suitable for pros and newbies alike but it also features a few unique points not mentioned anywhere else.

    Good job!

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