Blogspot Killer SEO Tip – We’ve had enough of a conversation about BlogSpot or WordPress and one reason I don’t like BlogSpot much is because of the limitations of optimizing it for search engines. There are tons of BlogSpot SEO tutorials that you will find on the Internet and many of them are related to template editing and all, but in WordPress, plugins make optimizing your blog easier.
Anyhow, I’m not here to disappoint my BlogSpot friends. Instead, I will share some cool BlogSpot SEO tips that will help you to rank better. Blog-Spot is a free Blogging platform, it is always a preferred platform to start Blogging and learn the basics.
Google Blogger is a free and easy-to-use web publishing tool. Many bloggers who initially use Blogger and then switch to WordPress complaining about the lack of official templates, SEO friendliness, plugins, etc., which are free media for online business. So here I have collected some search engine optimization (SEO) tips for Blogspot blogs arranged out of order.
Blogspot Killer SEO Tips: Useful Tips and Tricks
When we talk about SEO, the first thing you need to keep in mind is: We can control on-site and off-site SEO. On-Page SEO is covered by you, including the quality of the article, how well it is optimized for the Keyword, and the meta value for that article.
It is not necessary, to lose interest in the above SEO terms, as the guide mentioned below will help you learn and make your Blogger blog more search engine friendly.
- Keyword research for beginners
- OnPage Optimization for Every Blogger
Blogger Post URL Link Format
Permalink plays a big role in the search engine ranking of your post. There are several rules that everyone should follow for Blogspot permalink:
- Keep the number of characters in the post title to 50
- Remove Stop Words from the permalink (Example: A, An, The)
While writing a blog post, you have the option to edit the permalink. Just use it to edit your permalink and remove stop words. It is a good idea to only use Keywords in your permalink. (Don’t make it look like spam).
While writing a blog post, you have an option in the right panel to keep permalink automatically or manual permalink. Simply select the manual permalink and edit it to your liking. Check out this screenshot for example:
Maintain keyword density
Keyword density is an important aspect of better ranking. Too little will lead to lower ranking and your Keyword stuffing will lead to over-optimization. I usually maintain a 2%/post rate along with LSI keywords.
Even so, you can choose the keyword density for your Blogpost SEO, taking into account the density that is right for you. Publish articles that are relevant to the post title and include the necessary keywords in the post.
Never stuff keywords to manipulate search engines. But once you’re done writing, you can analyze the entire post to find the right places where you can safely insert keywords without distracting the reader. You can also use Frase to help you optimize your content.
Appropriate labels for Blogspot and related posts
The labels in BlogSpot add to the keyword density of the post. Labels should be broad rather than put into a narrow category. I will explain this point with an example.
Consider a situation where you post about Google Chrome and include them in the label of your browser or Windows software. Here you will omit keywords such as Chrome browser, Google Chrome, etc. otherwise it will increase the keyword density of the whole article.
Labels also affect related posts widgets in Blogger And if there are too many posts with similar labels, it will affect the arrangement of articles in related articles.
Blogger post title format
When we talk about BlogSpot SEO, the post title plays an important role. Blogger post titles are usually followed by the homepage title. Take a look at the image shown below.
Here the post title should be “city of (long-distance) Love! “. But the title is included in the “Still in Berlin” home page header, and this compromises the SEO-friendliness of the article title. Here’s how to fix this. Go to Blogger HTML editing > learn the code section
<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">title><data:blog.pagetitle/></title></span>
And replace it with
<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><b:if cond= 'data:blog.pageType == "index"'> <title><data:blog.title/></title> <b:else/> <title><data:blog.pageName/></title> </b:if></span>
Blogspot Image Format for SEO
We have shared a detailed article on Optimizing Images for SEO and the basis for optimizing your images on BlogSpot is to add alt tag and title tag to each image. In WordPress, this can be easily achieved using plugins but in BlogSpot, this needs to be done manually. You should manually insert them after uploading each image.
Provide meta tags
Meta tags are HTML tags generated by search engines to define a URL’s title, description, and other details. They don’t have as much of an impact on search as they used to, but will have a slight impact on targeted keywords.
Provide a good title, description, and footer text
Headers, footers, and descriptions play an important role in the search engine optimization of every blog. If you’re targeting, some keywords make sure you’ve included those in the locations mentioned above.
Nofollow external links
Nofollow is an HTML attribute specified on hyperlinks to prevent search engines from taking advantage of external links within a web page. In Blogger, you can select the HTML part of the post window and add the rel=”nofollow” attribute right after the URL to prevent search engines from crawling a particular link.
The comments section should not be tracked and moderated to avoid spam comments. Try to include your post’s keywords when you respond to readers’ comments. This will also add to the total keyword density of the post.
Blogspot is Google’s sub- blogging platform, and if you do it right, you’ll probably be successful in terms of traffic. Always get your basic rights.
I hope this guide will give you a much better idea of BlogSpot SEO, although my suggestion would be that when you think you are ready with blogging and have enough BlogSpot experience, move on. to WordPress.