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    Blogspot SEO Guide using Google Webmasters tools

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    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

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    • Get your Verification Meta tag. Copy it.

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    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”

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    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.

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    7) Now, Goto Site Configuration –> Settings

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

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    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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    Tinh

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

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    khalid

    nice post buddy. very useful for SEO .

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    Gurpreet Singh

    each step is easy to follow in this article nice update

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    IndianCashMaker

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

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    sharma

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

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    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.

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    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

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    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?

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    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

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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?

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    Suhas
    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

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    anshul

    Hello Suhas,
    Great post !!
    But I also faced the same problem as Mohit above. The request was denied and the reason given is http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=63757&hl=en
    Please tell how to resolve this issue ?

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    Suhas

    Hi,

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

    Thanks,
    Suhas

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    Calle

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

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    sonali sen

    its really good and informative site. thanks

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    Junald

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

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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.

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    Suhas

    I had actually requested the admin (@harsh) to update this post but he didn’t reply. I’m just a guest poster.

    Anyways, here’s the fix (read my previous comment),
    http://www.suhastech.com/2010/01/archive-duplicate-content-blogspot.html

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    Tùng Lâm

    If i do like your following, should i “remove all your archive pages to avoid duplicate content”?

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    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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    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. :)

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