(Last Updated On: December 14, 2016)
SEO (search engine optimization) is very important factor for any blog. Proper search engine optimization can rank your blog post high in search result which mean it helps to bring more targeted traffic. In word press you can easily maintain SEO by adding some powerful SEO plug-ins. But in blogger you have to done manually everything to improve your blogger blog SEO. Read these below SEO techniques and apply these SEO techniques on your blog for full SEO optimization. lets check below 11 SEO tips for blogger blog.
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1. Blog title and Blog Description
Well at first make your blog title and blog description SEO friendly. Keep your blog title length in-between 65 character with spaces and write a brief description about your blog in 500 characters. Try to add all subcategory of your blog in this description which will help Google determine some more about your blog. Giving proper title and description is very important in terms of SEO.
How to add? – To add blog description log into blogger account >> dashboard >> Basic >> Description
2.Meta tag and Search description
Add Meta tag and search description in every blog posts. Your Meta tags should be in between 160 characters. It will surely help you to get more search engine visitor. By the way Google already clear they don’t give any importance Meta tags in search result but other search engine like bing still give importance Meta tags. So don’t take it lightly, give your blog proper Meta tags and give every post proper search description.
Tutorial – How to add Meta tags in blogger?
Create and add a custom robots.txt for your blog. Robots.txt tells search engine crawlers which post to be index and which are not. Using custom robots.txt you can exclude any particular page or particular category from crawling.
Tutorial – How to use custom robots.txt in blogger blog.
Another important feature in blogger blog, work similar like robots.txt. It also indicate search engine crawler which page to crawl and which are not.
Tutorials – to add custom header tags in your blogger blog
login your blogger account >> setting >> search preference >> crawlers and indexing >> custom robots header tags. Click on edit option do tick mark some field as below image show.
Now you successfully add custom header tags.
5. Add Sitemap in Google webmaster tool
adding Sitemap in Google webmaster tool is very important in terms of SEO. Normally by default sitemap show some recent blog posts only in sitemap. In order to show all posts in sitemap you have to create a new sitemap and add it into Google webmaster tool.
Tutorial – How to add sitemap into Google webmaster tool
6.Show post title before blog title
Mainly when we use default blogger template in blogger blog then in search result show post title after blog title. If we show blog title before post title in search engine we might be loss our keyword base traffic from search engine because of character limitation in search result. That’s why it’s important to show post title before blog title.
Tutorial – How to show post title before blog title.
7. Custom permalink
Make your blogger blog permalink more SEO friendly. Normally our blogger blog post link looks like this – www.yourblog.com/yy/mm/my-first-blog-post-title.html. Now using custom permalink option you can edit your blog posts permalink. You can show only keywords in permalink. Keep in mind when you editing your blogger blog permalink give always ‘-‘hyphen in between words.
8.SEO friendly image
Images can bring traffic from search engine. Give all images proper title text and alt text to help search engine bots index all images in search result.
How to add title text and alt text in images?
After upload any image in blogger post click on that image and go properties section. Now that will pop a box will blank field title text and alt text. Now give every images title text and alt text to make more SEO friendly. See below screenshot –
9.No-follow External links
Give all low quality content links ‘rel=do-follow’ backlink is very bad for SEO. Now adding no-follow attribute is easy in blogger. When we add any link in blog post there have always an option add ‘rel=no-follow’ attribute just check that box to no-follow that link. See below screenshots for better understanding.
Interlinking is another good tactics in terms of SEO. Do interlink your blog post with old blog posts. It will boost your blog traffic and SERP rank.
11. Improve blog load time
Just input these SEO tactics you can’t get huge traffic to your blog. In order to get huge traffic from search engine to your blog you have to follow these 6 simple steps-
- Choose Niche – Do some research, choose less competitive niche.
- Keyword Research – Do some keyword research before write any article. Try Longtail PRO (Aff.) for best result.
- Attractive Title – write attractive titles like pro bloggers.
- Keyword density – Maintain keyword density 2-3%.
- Content – write post for readers not for search engine.
- Content length – Write lengthy posts as least 600 words.
These tips surely help you to improve your blog SEO. If you have any query please feel free leave a comment a below. Do share this post on social networking site with your friends. Have a Nice day. Happy Blogging. Friends 🙂