Wednesday , February 22 2017

Blogger SEO Tips & Techniques to Boost Rankings

In this post, I want to share with you some blogger SEO tips & Techniques  which will help you to get good rank in search engines and get more traffic from it. As we know that Blogger is a best free blogging platform for bloggers and most of the bloggers start their blogging career thought it. This is the second most popular blogging platform in the world for bloggers and we can create a professional blog without to spend any money.

But some bloggers complaining that blogger isn’t SEO friendly as compared to WordPress and doesn’t have the SEO plugins. But if you apply some basic tricks on your blog then you can make an SEO friendly blog. If you are a beginner and don’t know how to make a blogger blog search engine friendly. So, here I am going to provide you a series of blogger SEO tips which will help to optimize your blog and boost search engines traffic for it. So, let’s start.

Blogger SEO

Blogger SEO: Useful Tips and Tricks

As we know that SEO is divided into two parts off-page and on-page. Off page refer all things which we do outside of our site, such as links building social media sharing etc. And on page refer all things which do live on our site. In the below-mentioned guide, we will only learn about on page blogger Search engine optimization.

1. Make Your Post Titles SEO Friendly

If you’re using the blogger default template and some custom template then you may be facing a problem that your blog title shows before blog post’s title in search engines like below screenshot.

blog title first in search engines

Which makes the users and search engines confused and your targeted keyword is thrown away. So, this important to resolve this issue and you must need to show the post’s title first and then blog title in search results. To solve this issue.

  • Go to your Blogger Dashboard
  • Select template
  • Click Edit Template
  •  Search for this code <title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title> And just replace with below code.
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>
<title><data:blog.pageName/> | <data:blog.title/></title>
<b:else/>
<title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title> </b:if>

However, if you’re using an SEO friendly template and its SEO already done, then you don’t need to change it.

2. Optimize the heading tags

The correct use of heading tags is very important in the on-page SEO. So, this important to use h1 for blog title and h2 for post’s titles, this setting already applied in WordPress blogs. But

This another issue with blogger default which uses h3 for the post title and h2 for sidebar widget which doesn’t make your blog SEO friendly. To fix this issue follow this step.

  • Go to Blog Template and then edit HTML.
  • Search all h3 tags and replace with h2 in all CSS and HTML code.
  • And change the sidebar gadget’s title to h3, to do this, search all h2 and replace with h3 in all CSS and HTML coding.

3. Enable Meta Description & Post Search Description

Meta description is a short description of the page contents and search engines show it in search results. This very important to write an SEO optimized meta description for the homepage and every post as well. In blogger, we can write a meta description for the blog and every single post, but first, you need to enable this option in your blog. To enable this option for your blog, follow the below step.

  • Go to your Blog’s Setting
  •  Select Search Preferences
  • Then Meta Tags
  •  Click on Enable and Yes and
  • Write the maximum of 150 letters Meta description for your blog and save it.
  • Once you enable this option, then you can write a Meta description for each new post.

4. Optimize post’s permalink

When we are writing a new post for our blog, then the post’s permalink generates automatically which usually doesn’t SEO friendly. A search engine optimized permalink plays important role in blogger SEO, there some role can help to optimize the permalink.

To make an SEO friendly permalink in blogger, click on custom link and use the target keywords in post URL instead of using the blank words like how, to, the, etc. And separate two words with dishes and create a pretty permalink for your blog. For example, we are writing a post about ” top blogger SEO tips” your article URL’s structure should have like this yourblog.com/blogger-SEO-tips.

5. Custom Robots Header Tags

This is a really important feature in blogger SEO, it helps to inform the search engine crawls, how to index your blog. The correct use of this tool is very important, incorrect use can destroy your blog rank in search engines. We have already been shared a detailed guide about custom robot header tags. So, check it and learn how to correctly use this tool.

6. Custom robots.text

This little bit advanced feature in blogger, robots.text is a simple code which informs the search engines crawls how to index a blog. It means you can restrict a page, label, and post from the search engine crawl. It’s very useful in blogger SEO aspects because we need to restrict some blog pages from search index such as labels, archive, and demo pages. If you want to learn more about this feature, then below the post.

7. Optimize post images

Including images in posts are very important in on-page SEO. Images not only increase the post looks ,but it can bring a huge organic traffic from search engines. But it depends on how to correctly optimize the post images. In below some key points about blogger images optimization.

  • Try to create your own images instead to download from Google.
  • Compressed the image size.
  • Include target keyword in image title.
  • Insert ALT tag to images.

If you want to learn more about images optimization check the below guide.

So, friends, this is some blogger SEO tips which I shared with you and I hope it will help you to get good rank in search engines. Thank you for visiting and subscribe our Facebook page for more tutorial.

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