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All In One Best SEO for a Successful Blogspot Blog. Must Read!!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dashing, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. dashing

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    So, you now have a blog!! And you have decided to start blogging, but hold on, wait for a second and think " aren't you lacking something?? " Yes, you are lacking the most important key for the success of your blog.... That is SEO (Search Engine optimization)

    It is referred as the most important thing to learn if you want to have an interesting and successful blog experience. Optimizing your blog and each and every blog post with proper SEO can make you successful in a very short period of time, but if you miss this step, no one in this world will ever get to know that you have a blog as, no search engines will be able to crawl your blog or index your blog.

    I don't want to take you to the depth of importance of proper SEO for your blog, but, I want to remind you that if you missed it, you won't be able to withstand in the eye of the world no matter how hard you try.

    Now let's look at some important key factor for the proper optimization of your blog with, proper SEO. So, read them very carefully.


    Optimize blog's post title.

    'Blog title' as well as 'Post title' both plays very vital role in better ranking of our blog in search engine results, but by default 'Blogger' shows the blog's title before the post title which adversely affect the ranking of our blog. To fix this bug, we need to manually insert a code in the blogger template.

    Here's how to do this:



    • First, Log in to your Blogger account.
    • Then navigate to template >>>>>> Edit HTML
    • Now, after you have selected Edit HTML, just try to find this code in your template.

    <title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title>

    ( Simply click anywhere inside the template and just press " Ctrl+f " . A search box will appear, put this code inside the search box, it will find the code for you. )


    • Now, you will have to replace the above code which we just found in the template with this one:

    <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>
    <title><data:blog.pageName/> | <data:blog.title/></title>
    <b:else/>
    <title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title>
    </b:if>





    • That's all, you have successfully optimized your blog's post title.


    Please Note: This trick will also help you in increased blog CTR, which means increased organic traffic and more page views.


    Do Proper Internal Linking.

    This may sound not a very important step, but for a successful blog with better search engine rankings, it is essential to have internal linking of your blog posts with each other. Always, when you write a new blog post, try to link your previous written post with the new one, you are going to publish. Not only it will make your blog more search engine friendly, but will also give you more page views. So, always link your blog posts with each other.



    Improve your blog's loading time.


    Check the average time your blog takes to load, if it is taking too much time then, chances are there that your search engine rankings are getting affected. Visitors will just exit your blog and they will never come back as no one has a single second to waste in this fast moving world. Also, it will increase your bounce rate and thus you will loose your organic traffic.

    Tips to reduce your blog's loading time.


    • Prohibit the use of JavaScript. It increases the loading time of your blog.


    • Never add useless widgets and extra social media buttons.


    • Don't use an image as background as, it will only increase the loading time of your blog. If your blog has image as background, than immediately remove it.


    • Try to minimize the advertisement in your blog as the ads are made by using JavaScript and as I've already mentioned above, too much use of JavaScript can increase your blog's loading time. So, keep the advertisements, minimum.



    • Always get a quality template for your blog. Most of the free available templates are improperly scripted and they contain a lot of bugs in them which make it difficult for the search engines to index your blog so, never run behind a free template, try to have a quality template instead which is free from all the coding-scripting errors.


    Always have Custom Robots Header Tag

    There are some settings that every blogger can apply over their blogs to make it properly optimized and more search engine friendly. One of them is adding Custom Robots Header Tag. It is a very crucial step so, I would recommend you not to miss this step. Don't know how to do it ?? Ok, here's the way to apply this setting on your blog.



    • First, you need to Log in to your blogger account.
    • Now, the next step you have to do is just navigate through 'Settings' and select 'Search Preferences'.


    • After selecting 'Search Preferences you will see that, there are 2 options:

    Custom robots.txt ? [Disabled] Edit


    Custom robots header tags ? [Disabled] Edit



    • You need to select the second option that is Custom robots header tags and click on 'Edit' option.


    • Now, Once you have clicked on edit, after clicking, you will see many options which you will need to properly check and uncheck.Carefully tick on the options as shown in the image given below:
    setup-custom-robots.jpg
    Note: Please be careful while marking check on these options as, a single mistake will ruin your entire blog.


    • After you have tick marked the options in the way mentioned in the above image, click on Save Changes.

    • Bingo!! You have successfully added Custom robots header tags to your blog.:cool:



    Properly optimize images for better SEO.


    You might have noticed many blogs showing the relevant images in their blog post. It is good to have some images which further specify your post to the visitors, there is a common saying ' Pictures speaks a thousand words ' so always add some pictures in each and every post, but have you ever thought that these images plays very vital role in deciding your blog's success?? Proper optimization of image will lead you more and more unlimited and quality traffic where as, improper optimization may result in failure. So, we will discuss some tips to properly optimize your blog post images.

    Try to use keywords in images.



    When we make an image by ourself using our camera, the default name what we get for that image is something like this 256f455f45.jpg or image3588.jpg. So, if you are going to upload this image in your blog post, then always rename it with your blog post keywords. For e.g. If I want to upload an image and my blog post's keywords are 'image optimization' then, I will rename my image like image-optimization or like easily-optimizing -image. I hope this point is clear to you all.

    Using hyphens in between the image name.

    One more thing if your image name is a bit longer than to separate your keywords with each other use hyphens between them. Keep in mind, neither you have to use underscore (_) nor you have to leave blank spaces. Just put a hyphen between them.


    Using the best format for your blog posts.


    There are many formats available for an image such as JPG, GIF, PNG and many others, but we should choose such format which best suits our blog and is suitable for search engines too. And such format is only one and that is JPG. Its size is always smaller as compared to other available formats and lesser size means faster loading of the blog.

    Compressing the images before uploading them.


    One more thing, before you upload any image, make sure to compress it. Compressing an image will reduce its size and thus it will not increase your blog's loading speed. You can use photoshop to compress your images or you can use online tools to get your work done. I would recommend you Smushit. (Just Google it) It's completely free and do this job pretty well.


    Giving your images with proper dimensions in blog posts.



    Whenever you upload an image in your blog post, make sure that you give them correct and proper dimensions. As when you are giving it the right dimensions web crawlers don't get confused in assuming it's height and width and your blog posts easily gets crawled. Also, it will help you in better loading of your blog.


    Giving 'Title' tag and 'Alt' tag to your image.



    As we all know 'web crawlers' cannot read the images, they only understand them by their name, Title tag and Alt tag. These tags work as a description for your image. Try to choose your best keyword for Title and Alt tags and make sure you don't add too many keywords in these tags. Try to mention your best keyword.

    Make Spelling and Grammar checking twice.


    Ok, you have now written your post and you are going to hit the publish button, but before you do, just go through your post once and check, whether there is any spelling or grammatical mistakes. If there is, then correct them and then re-check it again for the final time as, the search engines want their users to get most better online experience so, they will not at all tolerate it. So, if you want your blog to be indexed on Google's , Yahoo's or any other search engine's front page, then never publishes anything that has spelling and grammatical related issues.

    Say no to copy and paste


    Google or any other search engines have really become very strict for those who are stealing other people's article and then re-publishing it. Your blog is never going to get indexed on their front page if you re-publish others already published data as it will be counted as a duplicate content so, avoid it.


    Submit your blog's sitemap to search engines.


    We need to submit our blog to the Google's Webmaster tool when we are ready with the optimization of our blog. Submitting our blog to the Google's Webmaster tool makes it easy to get indexed in Google amazingly fast. Also, this tells us about the bugs, coding errors of our blog which should be fixed as soon as possible.

    Final Words: I have tried to give you a detailed and easy to understand thread for the better SEO for your blogger blog and I think you enjoyed it well. If you have any question or suggestion, feel free to ask.

    Thank you for reading, Will be back soon with more great threads.
    Stay tuned, Bye-Bye.:)
     
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    Onpage trick is great blogspot too much help with that attribute for ranking nice sharing
     
  3. dashing

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    Yes, but, we should not forget other aspects of the SEO as unitedly they built up a successful blog.
    Thanks for your reply. Glad to know you liked it.:eek:
     
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    very detailed guide thx. also is there a way to add rich snippets and rating for posts
     
  5. dashing

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    Most of the webmasters don't bother for it as it doesn't affect the SEO of a blog.
     
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    Nice explanation about blogger,Hope we will get more thread as like this from you.
     
  7. dashing

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    Thanks NeoNishat.
     
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    pretty interesting guide all in all for itself
     
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    Very good guide thanks
     
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    Fixed it for you. :)
     
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  11. dashing

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    A big-big thanks DamageX :)
     
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    Very nice info, thank you for sharing!
     
  13. dashing

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    my pleasure :)
     
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    Never played with Blogspot but after reading this will give it a try...
     
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    good post with details, reminds me of the old-good days with blogspots. still works now dude ?
     
  16. tojamie

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    Thanks for share. Let's see your idea. Try it. Cheers :)
     
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    usefult ....but update and update every days the post never stop ! to have more succesful
     
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    Thanks a lot.. Nice sharing.
     
  19. dashing

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    One more thing guys --> Updating your post regularly will also help you in better ranking as it will build up trust among your visitors and they will become your regular reader,so keep your posts up-to-date.
     
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    Great share OP! :) Some quality information here on how to leverage web 2.0 sites like blogger for powerful tier 1 backlinks.