Hi, guys so if you have been following my blog, you would have seen tons of articles related to Blogger SEO, but this post is not any ordinary post where you will find articles about certain topics for Blogspot SEO, but here i will discuss complete Blogger.com SEO settings which every blogspot user should follow. So basically this is not a post but a complete guide for ” Blogger SEO “. It doesn’t matter if you are newbie or blogger power user, all you need to do is follow what i mentioned in this post, Reasons why ? i am using blogger for 4 years now, and have created designed & SEO optimized hundreds of blogger blogs. And i have successfully ranked my blogs on first of Google and have received hundreds of thousands of viewers. Enough about me lets get started =D.
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Blogger SEO Guide :-
As this is complete guide so i have split it to different parts, lets first start with recommended settings that you should apply on blogger blog, after this part we will discuss things like keyword research, post titles etc.
Recommended Blogger SEO Settings :-
Enable Search Description :
The is confusion b/w blog description and a search description, blog description is the description of your blog, which appears under blog title, while search description appears in search engines.
As you can see in above image, so now question is how to enable it ? it is very easy.
Step 1 : Login in to your blogger account then >> Settings >> Search preferences >> and where it says Enable search description? , click on “yes”
Step 2 : Now type in your search description and click on save.
Always try to put your targeted keywords is Search Description but avoid keyword stuffing.
Title Swapping :
Title is very important for SEO, as well as it helps visitors to identify on which post or page, he is.By default Blogger or Blogspot’s Post Titles are not well SEO Optimized. Title is most important thing when comes to search engine optimization. But in Blogger first comes the Blog name and then blog post’s title, But it is very easy to change that, i have written complete step by step blog post here SEO Optimize Blogger Post Titles
Custom Robots.txt :
Custom Robots.txt is a piece of code or information that let search engine crawlers know what to crawl i mean index from your blog and what it must don’t. So when search engine comes to your blog it first comes to Robots.txt File after that it moves to other areas of blog. So robot.txt file is piece of code that tell search engine crawlers what to index and what not. It’s like Traffic Police Warden it can allow or stop search engine crawlers from indexing certain areas of Blog. I have written complete Step by Step Guide here :- Add Custom Robots.txt File In Blogger
Custom Robots Header Tags :
Next important setting in terms of Blogger SEO is Custom Robots Header Tags, if done correctly can improve the rankings of your blog, so actually what it is ? Custom Robots Header Tags are the tags which tells Search Engine crawlers to crawl what area of blog and what area of blog they should not crawl. So setting it up can improve your Blog’s SEO. I have written complete Guide which you can read here :- Setup Custom Robots Header Tags
Next important thing in terms of SEO is Permalink, which you can easily edit in blogger. Always try to add keywords in your permalink, and separate them with “-“, as spaces are not allowed in permalink.
In order to edit permalink, simply when you are writing post , in right side bar open >> Permalink >> Select Custom Permalink.
SEO Optimize Images :
Images can improve your rankings in Search Engines, I always try to add few images in every post i write, but most people don’t optimize them they simply add them into there post, without adding Alt Text or even Title. I have written complete post on :- SEO Optimizing Images In Blogger
Blogger SEO Tips For Better SEO Optimized Post Writing :-
Keyword Research :
Keyword research is very important in terms of SEO, always do a proper keyword research before writing a post, go for low competition, long tail keywords, i personally use Keyword Planner for my keyword research use.
In simple words Title Is King, it is the one which brings click, always add a catchy title into your post, add some mystery into your titles, for example instead of giving title “Blogger SEO Tips” Give “Blogger SEO Tips To Get 10,000 Visitors Monthly”
Headings Sub Headings :
When writing post always structure it, break down post into Headings, then subheadings and then paragraph. try to write atleast 300 words post. i personally love to write 500. Use H1, H2, H3 tags for headings and subheadings.
Actually i told you earlier before writing a post do a proper keyword research, now when writing a post, do write a post around keyword that you want to rank, try to add keyword in the title of post , also add keyword in first paragraph of post, also add images related to keyword in post. but don’t do keyword stuffing.
Write Post For Readers Not For Search Engines :
Always write for humans, in the end humans are the one you are gonna target so write, useful materiel, try to solve problem, use good typography, use proper grammar and avoid spelling mistakes.
Other Things To Consider For Better Rankings :
Backlinks play vital role in rankings, it is good to have relevant backlinks. Without backlinks Search engines doesn’t consider you as authority. But don’t buy any softwares for backlinks or do spam to get backlinks as this will lead you to Google penalty and you will end up with no rankings. Here are few ways to get legit backlinks :
- Blog Commenting
- Guest Posting
- Link Exchange
- Give Testimonials
- Directory Submissions
- Give Link On Feedback Sites
- Submit Files To Audio Sharing Sites
- Upload Presentations
- Upload E books
- Upload Videos On YouTube With Link To Blog Post
Blog Design :
Even though content plays vital role but having good blog design can improve traffic on your blog as users will return and spend more time on your blog. Lets take a example of restaurant, personally do you like going to good looking restaurant or bad looking one ? most of you will be answering Good looking one, its human nature to love good looking things.
Page Load Time :
Increase page load time of your blog, in order to do so always use good template which is well coded. Don’t upload large size images into your post try to compress images when uploading them. Limit the number of comments shown on to your blog post.
Read This :- Best Simple Blogger Templates
Editor Notes :
Be consistent , write daily, help others , don’t run for money 🙂 just try to help others, if you have some kind of knowledge try to benefit other with it ! with help from God you will succeed ! Any questions or suggestions please comment below.
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