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Blogspot SEO Guide using Google Webmasters tools

Blogger is one free platform which everyone one of us love. By default, your blog will not be Search Engine friendly. This post will provide you some information on search engine optimize of your Blogger blog using Google Webmasters Tool.

  1. Go to Google Webmasters Tool
  2. Click on Add a site and enter your URL
  • Get your Verification Meta tag. Copy it.

4) Go to your Blogger Dashboard –> Layout –> Edit HTML. Add your meta tag after <head>. If you get some errors add </meta> after this tag.

5) Go to Site Configurations –> Sitemaps

Add “feeds/posts/default”

If this doesn’t work, try “feeds/posts/default?redirect=false”

6) Now back to Google webmasters tool. Click on Site Configuration –> Crawler Access –> Remove URL tab.

You have remove all your archive pages to avoid duplicate content.

Click on “New removal Request”  and then on “Individual URLs: web pages, images, or other files

Your archive pages will be like these.

http://www.yoursite.blogspot.com/YEAR_MONTH_01_archive.html

For example: June 2009 – http://www.suhastech.co.cc/2009_06_01_archive.html

Add archive pages from all your blogging months.

7) Now, Goto Site Configuration –> Settings

Add “showComment” in the Parameter Box and select “Ignore”

This is remove Comment pages which avoid Duplicate pages.

If you have some more to add, please feel free to add in your comment.

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    • Smrh

      The default title on Blogger posts are . You can try fliping the order. It looks much better in Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs) because the page title is used by the search engines as the title of your listing

      The page title is the most important element for on-page SEO and you should get some keywords into your titles. Keyword tools can be used to give you an idea of what keypwords are relevant.

      Blogspot has a built-in function for spitting out your META data.

      Hope this is useful. :)

      Reply
    • Shoeb

      There are 3 important issues that any blogspot come across:
      1. Indexing of blogger achieves in any search engine is important?
      2. Putting blogger post label in page though it already comes below every post is important to maintain keyword density or it also index?
      3. After optimizing blogger title the home page title continues after internal page title. Is it important to continue?

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    • N.T.L

      I can’t do “remove all your archive pages to avoid duplicate content”. All of them are denied.

      Reply
    • Junald

      WOw! This is what I am looking for a long time! Thank you!

      Reply
    • sonali sen

      its really good and informative site. thanks

      Reply
    • Calle

      Great post, have been having huge problems with archives causing duplicate content. Finally solved after reading your post! Thanks!

      Reply
    • Suhas

      Hi,

      First of all, sorry for the late reply. I’ll try to resolve. I need a little time.

      Thanks,
      Suhas

      Reply
    • Mohit Prabhat

      Suhas I have tried removing the archived URLs but it was Denied by Google. With ref to http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=156412 plz tell me the solution

      Reply
    • Suhas

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    • Mohit Prabhat

      Suhas, I mentioned the wrong Step No.
      I wanted to know abt ur Step 6, how does removing of archive page will help? and how important is it in SEO?

      Reply
    • Suhas

      Hi Mohit,

      FromWiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Site_map
      A site map (or sitemap) is a list of pages of a web site accessible to crawlers . This helps search engine bots find pages on the site.

      So, your pages will easily accessible.

      I think that should clear your doubt.

      Suhas

      Reply
    • Mohit Prabhat

      Suhas can you explain in a more detail how Step 5 is going to help for BlogSpot users? and how significant is it for SEO?

      Reply
    • Suhas

      1) This process avoids duplicate content (duplicate content = Low search engine ranking)
      2) They say, it can take about 90 days to remove it
      3) Thanks

      Reply
    • Suhas

      You can obviously use this for wordpress (In the end, its a website!) but you can easily select “No Follow” while posting on WP. (I think archive pages are set to No follow by default)

      Blogger users are devoid of this. So, they have to use this.

      Reply
    • sharma

      Great info harsh ….
      , i was unaware of archive part of webmaster process …

      Reply
    • IndianCashMaker

      is this only for Blogspot users or can Wordpress users take help from it

      Reply
    • Gurpreet Singh

      each step is easy to follow in this article nice update

      Reply
    • khalid

      nice post buddy. very useful for SEO .

      Reply
    • Tinh

      Thanks, I know most of this but removing archive and contents are new to me, I will try to do this

      Reply

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