Wednesday, 29 October 2014

7 Ways To Make Your Blogger Blog SEO [ Google ] Friendly

Search engine optimization is very important for every webmaster and blogger to get massive search traffic from search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo etc. We can easily make WordPress blog SEO optimized by using some SEO plugins. But it is difficult to make blogger blog SEO friendly. Some peoples thinks that blogger blog is SEO friendly by default because it is owned by Google. But all of them are wrong, we have to make our blogger blog SEO optimized to get organic traffic. Today, we are going to share amazing SEO tactics to make a blogger blog SEO optimized.

How To Make Blogger Blog SEO And Google Friendly :

#1 Post Title Optimization :

You might have noticed that your blogger blog homepage title appears before your post title. Google shows only 66 Characters of your title. Showing homepage title before post title is very bad for SEO. So, we have to do some changes in blogger template to optimize post title in blogger blog. Follow below steps to show post title before blog homepage title in search results.
  • Go to Blogger>>Templates>>Edit HTML
  • Search for below code in your blog template HTML.
  <title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title>
  • Now replace the above line of code with below code and save your template.
  <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>
  • That's it, now Google will show your post title before blog homepage title in search results.

#2 Post Title Heading Tag Optimization :

  • Go to Blogger>>Templates>>Edit HTML and Search for .post h3 and replace it with .post h2.
  • Now search for below line of code.
 <h3><data:title/></h3>
  • Replace above code with below code line and save your template.
  <h2><data:title/></h2>
  •  That's it, now your blogger blog post title is SEO friendly.

#3 Submit Your Blogger Blog Sitemap In Google & Bing Webmaster Tools :

In order to index your blog posts faster on Google & Bing you have to submit your website or blog sitemap link into Google Webmaster Tools & Bing Webmaster Tools.Follow below links to submit your sitemaps on Google & Bing.
  1. Google Webmaster Tools
  2. Bing Webmaster Tools

#4 Make All External Links In Your Blog Posts No follow  :

  • Go to Blogger>>Templates>>Edit HTML and search for </head> tag in your blogger template coding and paste the following code just above it.
<script src='http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/jquery.js' type='text/javascript'></script>  
<script type="text/javascript">
jQuery(document).ready(function () {

jQuery('a[href*="http://"]:not([href*="http://www.mytricksyard.com"])').attr('rel', 'nofollow');

jQuery('a[href*="https://"]:not([href*="https://www.mytricksyard.com"])').attr("target", "_blank");

    });
</script>
  • Replace http://www.mytricksyard.com with your blog URL and save your template.
  • That's it, above script makes your blog all external links no-follow and also open them on new window your blog users click on link.
Recommended : Great Trick To Make Your Blogger Blog Do-follow

#5 Fix All Crawl Errors Of Your Blog Or Website By Using Google Webmasters Tools :

  • Go to Google Webmaster Tools and select your website their to check Crawl Errors.
  • On next page click on Crawl>>Crawl Errors.
 

  • Now Google shows list of crawl errors detected by Google bots.In order to fix 404 error Go to Blogger>>Settings>>Search Preference>>Errors and redirections and use Custom Redirects to redirect broken links into working links.After fixing all errors mark them as fixed.
 

#6 Set Custom Robots Header Tags :

  • Go to Blogger>>Settings>>Search Preference>>Crawlers and indexing and click edit button available after Custom robots header tags option and enable custom robots header tags.
  • Now do the changes same like below picture and click on save changes button.
 

#7 Add Custom Robots.txt Content In Blogger Blog :

  • Go to Blogger>>Settings>>Search Preference>>Crawlers and indexing and enable Custom robots.txt.
  • Paste following text in blank field their and click on save changes button.Don't forget to replace http://www.mytricksyard.com with your blog homepage link.
User-agent: Mediapartners-Google
Disallow:
User-agent: *
Disallow: /search/
Disallow: /search?
Disallow: /search?q=*
Disallow: /*?updated-max=*
Disallow: /p/about.html
Disallow: /p/privacy.html
Allow: /
Sitemap: http://www.mytricksyard.com/atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500
Recommended : Top 7 Google Friendly Blogger Templates For Technology Blogs

Thanks for taking your time to read our post. We hope above article helps you to make your blogger blog SEO and Google friendly.If you are facing any problem during implementation of above steps, please let us know by comment box.We will try to solve your problem.Don't forget to share this post with social friends.

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