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Complete Blogger (Blogspot) SEO Secrets, Tricks and Tips

SEO play a very important role in getting traffic to any website and blogs. If you have good content and have not done search engine optimization to your blog, then you are missing many visitors. Here in this post i will explain everything about blogger blog search engine optimization.

1. Optimize Blog and Post Title:

Blogger by default will display your blog title first and post title next. You have to swap the titles such that your post title must come first and blog title next. This step will also prevent duplicate meta description error. First go to Blogger >> Design >> Edit HTML, now find the below code –

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

Remove that line, copy and add the following code  –

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<title><data:blog.pageName/> | <data:blog.title/></title>
<b:else/>
<title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title>
</b:if>

Save the template. After few days your blog and post title will be swapped, which is good for SEO. Below screen shot show how a blog post will appear in Google after making this change –

2. Home Page Optimization:

This will help to rank your blog (home page) good in search engines. After you have added the code in step 1, just below that code add the following code –

<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl'>
<meta content='write your blog description here' name='description'/>
<meta content='add your keywords here' name='keywords'/>
</b:if>

Copy the above code and change the bold lines with your blog description and keywords, and then save the template.

3. Submit Blog Sitemap to Search Engines:

This step will help search engines to find your blog very easily. I will explain how to submit sitemap to Google, after that you can follow same steps for other search engines like bing, yahoo, etc…

  • First go to Google webmasters.
  • Login with your blogger username and password.
  • Now enter your blog URL and click add site.
  • Now it asks you to verify your site. (to confirm you are the owner)
  • There are many ways to confirm your site, you choose verification method as adding a meta tag.
  • They will provide a meta tag line, copy that and paste it just below the <head> in your blogger template HTML and click save template.
  • Now got to Google webmaster and click verify.
  • After verification go to left sidebar >> site configurations >> sitemaps.
  • Click on submit sitemap and add rss.xml in blank space and click submit sitemap.

4. Additional tips for good rankings:

  • Don’t add too long post title, the search engines gives importance to first 60 characters only of your title.
  • Include keywords in your post title.
  • Include keywords in your first 3-4 lines of the post because take first 160 characters as met description for he post.
  • Don’t add too many unnecessary widgets like, clock, flashy texts, live score, etc.. in your blog, which is bad for SEO and it also takes more time to load your page.
  • Don’t add same title for 2 posts.
  • Make your blogger navigation easy.
  • Place recent posts (maximum 5) and labels in your sidebar so that users and search engine bots can navigate easily.
  • Choose a template which has less images and widgets.
  • Don’t add too many external links in your blog.
  • Always check your blog in different browsers like Internet explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, etc.. because some of the templates will not work in some of the browsers.
  • Use Meta Tag Analyzer to analyse your blog title, keywords, etc.. If you find any error, fix accordingly.

About Vijayraj Reddy

Vijayraj Reddy is founder and editor-in-chief of popular blog Methods2earn.com where he teaches people how to make money online.

44 comments

  1. Hi Vijay

    Nice Article …This is useful for Newbies ..can you write similar article for wordpress …It would for very useful for us ..
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  2. Try to use more screenshots !!!
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  3. Richard Chidike | Motivatory

    Optimizing your Blog and Post Title is one very important way of ensuring that you get it right with blog SEO as this influences your search ranking click through rate.

  4. good post dude!
    happie blogging!

  5. hay nice tips for blogger blog….thanks

  6. Wow. This an excellent post for the newbie Bloggers.

    Thanks for such a good article

  7. You can add one more to Your list i.e
    Turing off archives in settings page
    by doing these your seo a bit more safe

  8. Thanks for the useful information. I will use it in the future.

  9. Really the most wonderful content you are really gifting to the readers. I just have finished with doing S.E.O. for my blog using your detailed step by step instructions. I have never seen such useful and easy instructions for newbies. Thanks a lot. and can you help us with more techniques specially for word press.

  10. hi I am getting this warning what is this

    This page contains too many URLs.
    This web page contains 160 urls. Some Search Engines have problems with more than 100 urls on a page.

    • it means on your home page there are more that 100 urls…. including images links, template images, backlinks, post links, footer links, etc… but don’t worry almost every web page has more than 100…

  11. I still can’t understand but as you have said no need to worry, so it’s ok. I am waiting some more posts on S.E.O. from you, specially for word press. Moreover I want to ask if I give links of your blog posts at my blog and then redirect the reader to your blog is it good for both of us or not.

  12. I am pleased to find this website. You are doing excellent job. Keep it up!!

  13. Thanks a lot though you didn’t answer the actual question. I just started my web and actually it’s hard to understand blogger. For example I don’t know how can I add ” READ MORE” tag so that I can post excerpt of my content and reader can click on “read more”. Moreover there are so many other limitations regarding customization.

    I was also trying to claim site on Alexa but unable to do that because I could not locate the more actions button.
    Please suggest me what’s is the best forum or any videos which can help newbies to learn blogger.

  14. Allen | PC Holics

    Sir, I just want to ask something. ARe meta tags still important to Google? I remove my meta tags because I applies to all my blog posts.

  15. very nice information on this post…

  16. nice info for all beginners..
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  17. Hi Vijay,

    I have a serious query here, I have been blogging for 3 years and have been getting good traffic also. My blogger blog is still using the default page title, I am afraid if i change it to optimize it, Will i lose my SERPs?

    Please advise.

    Thanks
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  18. Really useful topic you have shared and i learn few new thing from this post. Thanks for sharing and keep it up.

  19. Good post Mr .Vijayraj … 🙂

  20. yes i count on all your articles, its worth read by all bloggers..

  21. Really useful tip for me …..i’m using blogger platform.

  22. Nice blog. Keep writing how to maximize web traffic to anybody’s blog.
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  23. Great Post – I have been trying to update my blog atleast once a day – I’m always on the look out for that great topic 🙂

  24. Thanks for the useful information. I will use it in the future.

  25. Thanks For Sharing such a nice information.
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  26. Varinder Pal Singh

    Thanks A Great Post For All New Blogger Users. To get their Blog Professional

  27. thanks for your usefull seo tips,hopely this will increase the value of a blog.

  28. Thank you Vijayraj, I’m following your tips and hope to get ggod results soon.
    PS: I got also “too many urls” error, they’re 192, is it ok?
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  29. the tips you have suggested are great and the way you described points is also very well please do tell something about what is wordpress

  30. These tips are basic and necessary one to monitize earnings and optimize their blogger to get google search rankings and increase the traffic to their blogsites.

  31. Thanks for sharing this and I hope you post more great articles about beautiful themes in the future. Thanks!

  32. Good Tricks Vijay….
    It Helped Me very much.Thanks

  33. I am also a blog spot user and this article will give some more exposure to my blog nice sharing Vijayraj for blog spot user i hope you share some more informative things about blog spot in feature.

  34. Update This Article Because In New Blogger Interface You Can Add Meta Tag To All Posts 🙂

  35. New blogger interface is better than the older one. However just need is to know how to better use it and how to use its features.