Best SEO Practices for Blogger Blogs

Dhiraj Barnwal Monday, 6 May 2013 13 comments


Search Engine Optimization
We all know about WordPress. It is just another alternative for blogger but it has one thing which blogger blogs lack. They are Plugins. WordPress has a wide range on plugin which you can use in your blog. There are different types of SEO Plugins available for WordPress such as - Yoast SEO, All in One SEO etc. Blogger does not supports these plugins and you have to do all the SEO work manually. You may hire someone but this could be costly. So below are few tips on how you can make your Blogger blog more visible to search engines.

Adding Meta Tag in Header


Go to Blog Title → Template → Edit HTML and add the below code just after the tag <head>

<meta content='Your site description' name='description'/>
<meta content='Your site Keywords' name='keywords'/>
<meta content='Your Name' name='author'/>
<meta content='youemail@ymail.com' name='Email'/>
<meta content='global' name='distribution'/>
<meta content='document' name='resource-type'/>
<meta content='all' name='audience'/>
<meta content='general' name='rating'/>
<meta content='all' name='robots'/>
<meta content='en' name='language'/>
<meta content='EN' name='country'/>
<meta content='blogger' name='generator'/>
<meta content='Your Name' name='owner'/>
<meta content='(c) 2013 Blog name' name='copyright'/>

After adding the above code edit it with your desired settings.



Adding Alt and Title tag to all images


Optimizing blog images are really important for SEO and for that one should add Alt and Title tag to every image of its blog. The following can be done by Clicking the image in post editor, click on properties and adding the needed text.

Blogger Image Properties

Customizing Permalink of your post


You can also customize the permalink that is URL of your blog post. For customizing the permalink of the post you have to click on Permalink tab under Post Settings and do the desired changes.
Tip : Remove slugs like in, on, to, for etc. You must be inquisitive to know why don't I do these changes well you will get the answer in the last line of this post.

Blogger Permalink

Adding blog to different Search Engines


So that search engines can crawl your blog, it is very important to add your blog on different search engines. Below is a list of some popular search engines where you can submit your blogs URL.

AlltheWeb www.alltheweb.com Submit at www.alltheweb.com/help/webmaster/submit-site.
AltaVista www.altavista.com Submit at www.altavista.com/addurl/.
AOL Search search.aol.com Submit via Google (www.google.com/addurl/).
Ask.com www.ask.com Does not accept site submissions.
Best of the Web www.botw.org Paid submittal at www.botw.org/helpcenter/submitcommercial.aspx.
Bing www.bing.com Submit at www.bing.com/webmaster/SubmitSitePage.aspx
Gigablast www.gigablast.com Submit at www.gigablast.com/indexphp?subPage=addUrl&page=about&.
JoeAnt www.joeant.com Submit at www.joeant.com/suggest.html.
Open Directory www.dmoz.org Go to appropriate category page and click Suggest URL.
Starting Point www.stpt.com Paid submittal at www.stpt.com/directory/addsite.htm.
Wikia Search search.wikia.com Click the Add button on any relevant search results page.


 Other Factors


There are many other factors on which your blog's SEO depends they are - Blog Speed, Originality of the content, Keyword research, Backlinks, SEO optimized template etc.

SEO is a very important factor for your blogs productivity so one should surely pay attention to it. Last but not the least I just want to say that never over-optimize your blog.
Write for your readers, not for the search engines.
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