How to make your blogger blog more SEO Friendly

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SEO Blogger
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the base of every blog, without it one can't call his blog a commercial/professional one. The ranking of your blog in Google largely depends on SEO and we all know better the ranking in Google, more the traffic we get. So one should make every possible effort to make his blog more SEO Friendly. But how do I do it ? SEO is a vast topic. There are thousands of ways for improving your blog's SEO. Such as adding Meta Tags, Keeping the right number of characters in the post title, adding alt tags to all images and many other things.

Today I will show you how you can -

1. Make all the external links open in new tab 
This will reduce your bounce rate, increase the no. of pageviews on your blog and your blog traffic will not be transferred just because of one single link.

2. Make all the external links nofollow
By default all links are dofollow that means Google can crawl them and hence much of the PageRank juice of the page goes away. So in order to prevent them one should add nofollow tag to all external links.

3. Adding alt tags to all images
Alt tag in an image describes it and through it search engines like Google Images show you blogs image on related query. This helps to get more visitors to your blog and improve SEO greatly.

So the question comes how to do all these things ? Manually doing this will take hell lot of time and it would nearly impossible for blogs with huge number of posts for manually doing this task. So in order to save your effort a JavaScript code is already coded.

How to add SEO Friendly code to Blogger

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

<script src='' type='text/javascript'/>

<script type='text/javascript'>//<![CDATA[
jQuery('a').each(function(){// Let's make external links open in a new tab. var href=jQuery(this).attr('href');if (typeof href !='undefined' && href !="" && (href.indexOf('http://') !=-1 || href.indexOf('https://') !=-1) && href.indexOf(window.location.hostname)==-1){jQuery(this).attr("target", "_blank");}});//]]></script>

<script type='text/javascript'>//<![CDATA[
jQuery('a').each(function(){// Let's make external links nofollow. var href=jQuery(this).attr('href');if (typeof href !='undefined' && href !="" && (href.indexOf('http://') !=-1 || href.indexOf('https://') !=-1) && href.indexOf(window.location.hostname)==-1){jQuery(this).attr("rel", "nofollow");}});//]]></script>

<script type='text/javascript'>//<![CDATA[
$(document).ready(function(){$('img').each(function(){var $img=$(this);var filename=$img.attr('src') $img.attr('alt', filename.substring((filename.lastIndexOf('/'))+1, filename.lastIndexOf('.')));});});//]]></script>

If your blog already has the JQuery plugin you may remove the code in red and if not add the whole code in order to make the script work.
Once you have added the code save your template.You are done now. Now you can see alt tags in your images, Nofollow tag in External links and Opening of external links in new tab. I would recommend every blogger to add this code because one small effort of yours can make improve your blog's SEO significantly.


25 May 2013 at 10:24

Nice guideline for blogger blog, it's free but it's helpful for doing great blogging. I like this so much for my blogging plat form. Nice post.
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28 May 2013 at 08:01

Good Blog, Keep Blogging!

mobile sms Author
24 June 2013 at 00:54

thanks for above seo tips, i will follow for blog

Best Kreative Author
16 July 2013 at 22:03

very informative article this is , i like it so much and this is very usefull for seo stuff, thanks for this great info stuff.

Prasannaa A Author
27 July 2013 at 23:05

nice post man

Aman Singh Author
6 August 2013 at 02:11

Yes its always important to make all the outbound links no follow.Also its important to optimize the content of the blog and meta tags as according to the keywords.

Anonymous Author
7 August 2013 at 04:43

Thanks man

7 August 2013 at 08:14

Thank's man..

13 August 2013 at 10:00

Hi, i have added your html but my external links doesn't seem to open in new tab...

14 August 2013 at 05:20

Have you added the jquery plugin if not add it if yes then it may be template error which is in some template's javascript.

ValueGator Author
23 August 2013 at 12:55

Fantastic information, I've overlooked several points that you've mentioned. Overall very good guideline.

Siddiq Nx Author
10 September 2013 at 23:25

Should I remove the "//" symbol before 'Let's make external links nofollow'. Because it is accepting it only as a comment...Will it work?

Atif Yousuf Author
16 September 2013 at 23:26

very nice, seo friendly post it is very informative and help full.
Atif Yousuf

17 September 2013 at 04:28

are u also using this code which u told us ?

thanigaivel r Author
24 September 2013 at 23:15

The things you have shared was good and informative ...Keep posting such good things..

28 September 2013 at 06:01

I love Your Blog Posts And Your Widgets .... Keep Blogging From Morocco :D

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-langkahbaru- Author
12 November 2013 at 01:04

Hi, I have added the code. but it seems like it is not working. When i am clicking external link, it still opens in the same page.

Gaurav Sharma Author
28 November 2013 at 11:06

thanx...Good Info

Miftah Habibi Author
5 December 2013 at 02:46

Where did you know that your script will help blog rank? Have you ever proven it?

11 December 2013 at 00:39

After applying the code,the alt attribute would reflect which value?

Faheem Bashir Author
30 January 2014 at 04:08

thankxx for this post, i hope it will be helpful for me


Manu Author
8 February 2014 at 04:34

hi Dheeraj very nice and useful post. Are you also using this code in your template ?

andrey Author
15 April 2014 at 21:25

Thank you. I will paste that code in my template

Anonymous Author
16 May 2014 at 12:30

I follow the instructions but external links still opening in the same window.

I already have jquery 2.1.0 and I tried with and without this 1.3.2... don't know what I'm doing wrong ??

Anonymous Author
29 April 2015 at 03:01

It is possible to do all 3 without adding that piece of code :) I do same in one of my websites -

20 June 2015 at 04:34

Nice Blog. I am Paste this code in my Blogger Template of my Website,
Thanks for it.

Thatsup Author
15 October 2015 at 14:04

very interesting article, thank you Greetings,


Ravi Sharma Author
15 January 2016 at 09:02

thanks admin very helpful post
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Zohaib khan Author
19 February 2016 at 21:04

its nice am glad you bring this seo trick to us. I have implemented it on ny blog. Can you advice me more. Review my Blog

AArti Author
11 August 2016 at 09:03

Very informative post. Learn lots from it. Thanks for the awesome share.


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