Blogger SEO Meta Tags

Blogger SEO Meta Tags

As all of you realize that Blogspot/Blogger is the most prevalent and simplest CMS blogging service out there for newbies and freebies. Search engine optimization is the most critical part of blogging on blogger and all other CMS. Because Blogger is not SEO optimized like WordPress.So,you will have to do some work on its SEO part. At the beginning of search engine optimization, most of the people add meta tags to their web pages.Some people even never care of adding meta tags for Blogger SEO and continue blogging without any attention at all.

This Post is about Meta tags ,so first of all what are Meta tags ? According to a definition by WordStream :
Meta tags are snippets of text that describe a page’s content; the meta tags don’t appear on the page itself, but only in the page’s code. We all know tags from blog culture, and meta tags are more or less the same thing, little content descriptors that help tell search engines what a web page is about.
So from the above description, they are invisible illustrators and describes that you use to tell the crawling bots about the content of the page.Without them, crawling bots will slowly crawl your website/blogger or may not even crawl it.

The meta tags allow the availability of relevant content on the internet.Do you know why? It’s because of serving structured metadata to bots.How could they seek out the correct information of a web page? Apparently, they need hints or clues for proper identification. The meta tags help the crawlers to grab all those real facts.The more you use them ,the more helpful will it be for the web crawler to structure your data.Undoubtedly,helping the crawlers will be a source of helping your ranking in search results.

In WordPress, you don’t need to worry about every aspect of SEO especially the meta tags .Because a simple plugin can handle all those and the meta tags.Blogger blogs don’t have any built-in feature to add all the meta tags. In fact, blogger is not so optimized as WordPress because of the old style of coding HTML and CSS. We have to work even harder than WordPress to add meta tags.

A Quick Review Of Meta Tags :

Blogger keywords meta tags summarize your blog to search bots that, what about your blog. Description meta tag provides a summary of your page or posts in the search result. That is most important for indexing your posts on search engines.
Title meta tag and description meta tag is most important for blogger SEO.
Blogger meta description tag is written like this and it also to place after <head> like title tag.

<meta name=”description” content="XXXX”>

Complete Features of SEO Meta Tags :

  • Optimized posts title: Show posts title first on search results.
  • Optimized blogger comments: Help search bots in crawling blog's comment.
  • Optimized Archive pages: Index your archive pages separately.
  • Optimized Blogger labels: Index your label pages separately.
  • Optimized keywords meta tag: Your main keywords, that help search bots to understand about your blog.Best use of Keywords meta tag use to do bring blog traffic but it is now not of great importance for blog traffic.
  • Google, Bing, and Alexa verify by verification code: Verify all webmaster tools using verify ID.
  • SEO friendly robots.txt file by tag: It gives a brief idea for indexing your blog to search engine.
  • Convert title tags into dynamic title tags:Post title plus blog title
  • Convert title on 404 error page: Convert blog title when visitors are visiting error page.
  • Facebook and Twitter profile compatible: Social meta tags help you for socializing.
  • Allow bots to crawl your site on daily: Robots crawling by meta tags.
  • Google + Author name profile picture Compatible: Social meta tags help you for socializing.
  • Facebook username and Page name Compatible: Social meta tags help you for socializing.

Add Blogger SEO Meta Tags :

So, here is the method through which you can add all the required meta tags for blogger SEO.First of all,If SEO meta tags are already present in your blog's template, then you must need clear previous meta tags from your template. Now let's start and see how to add meta tags in blogger.

Step 1 : Copy these SEO Meta tag pack.

<!---SEO Pack for blogger by>
<meta charset='utf-8'/>
<meta content='width=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1' name='viewport'/>
<meta content='blogger' name='generator'/>
<meta content='text/html; charset=UTF-8' http-equiv='Content-Type'/>
<link href='' rel='openid.server'/>
<link expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl' rel='openid.delegate'/>
<link expr:href='data:blog.url' rel='canonical'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;error_page&quot;'>
<title><data:blog.pageName/> - <data:blog.title/></title>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;error_page&quot;'>
<title>Page Not Found - <data:blog.title/></title>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;archive&quot;'>
<meta content='noindex' name='robots'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.searchLabel'>
<meta content='noindex,nofollow' name='robots'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.isMobile'>
<meta content='noindex,nofollow' name='robots'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;error_page&quot;'>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.metaDescription' name='description'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.homepageUrl != data:blog.url'>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.pageName + &quot;, &quot; + data:blog.pageTitle + &quot;, &quot; + data:blog.title' name='keywords'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl'>
<meta content='YOUR, KEYWORDS, HERE' name='keywords'/></b:if>
<link expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl + &quot;feeds/posts/default&quot;' expr:title='data:blog.title + &quot; - Atom&quot;' rel='alternate' type='application/atom+xml'/>
<link expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl + &quot;feeds/posts/default?alt=rss&quot;' expr:title='data:blog.title + &quot; - RSS&quot;' rel='alternate' type='application/rss+xml'/>
<link expr:href='&quot;; + data:blog.blogId + &quot;/posts/default&quot;' expr:title='data:blog.title + &quot; - Atom&quot;' rel='alternate' type='application/atom+xml'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl'>
<link expr:href='data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl' rel='image_src'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;static_page&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.url'>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.url' property='og:url'/>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.title' property='og:site_name'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageName'>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.pageName' property='og:title'/>
<meta content='website' property='og:type'/></b:if></b:if></b:if>
<b:if cond='data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl'>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl' property='og:image'/>
<link href='/favicon.ico' rel='icon' type='image/x-icon'/>
<link href='' rel='publisher'/>
<link href='' rel='author'/>
<link href='' rel='me'/>
<meta content='GOOGLE-WEBMASTER-CODE' name='google-site-verification'/>
<meta content='BING-WEBMASTER-CODE' name='msvalidate.01'/>
<meta content='ALEXA-VERIFY-CODE' name='alexaVerifyID'/>
<meta content='Islamabad, Pakistan' name='geo.placename'/>
<meta content='osama gohar' name='Author'/>
<meta content='general' name='rating'/>
<meta content='Pakistan' name=''/>
<meta content='en_US' property='og:locale'/>
<meta content='en_GB' property='og:locale:alternate'/>
<meta name="language" content="english"/>
<meta content='' property='article:author'/>
<meta content='' property='article:publisher'/>
<meta content='FACEBOOK-APP-ID' property='fb:app_id'/>
<meta content='FACEBOOK-ADMIN-ID' property='fb:admins'/>
<meta content='@BloggingRabbit' name='twitter:site'/>
<meta content='@BloggingRabbit' name='twitter:creator'/>
<!-- End of SEO Pack for blogger by -->

Step 2 : Go to Blogger Dashboard > Edit HTML and paste below code below <head> tag (Use CTRL + F to find head tag)

Customization to do:

  1. YOUR, KEYWORDS, HERE: Type your main keywords.
  2. GOOGLE+ID: Your Google Plus profile id (replace it 3 times).
  3. GOOGLE-WEBMASTER-CODE: Google webmaster tools verification code.
  4. BING-WEBMASTER-CODE: Bing webmaster tools verification code
  5. ALEXA-VERIFY-CODE: Alexa Verify code.
  6. Islamabad,Pakistan: Your state and country name.
  7. osama gohar: Replace with your Blog's Admin name.
  8. Pakistan : Your country name.
  9. English: Your content language.
  10. OsamaGohar777: Facebook username.
  11. your page.rtml: Facebook page username.
  12. FACEBOOK-APP-ID: Facebook app id. (make it here)
  13. FACEBOOK-ADMIN-ID: Your Facebook ID. (find it here)
  14. @BloggingRabbit: Your Twitter username (replace 2 times).

Final Words:

Finally ,You have added SEO Meta tags in your blogger template. If you encountered any problems, then feel free to inform me in the comments section. Do not forget to share this posts with your friends to help them out. Thanks and happy blogging.

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