9 Killer Blogspot SEO Tips For bloggers

We already had enough conversation about BlogSpot or WordPress and for one reason I don’t like BlogSpot much is because the limitation of optimizing it for the search engine. There are many BlogSpot SEO guides that you will find on The Internet, and many of them are related to template editing and all, but in WordPress, plugins make it easier to optimize your blog.

Anyhow, I’m not here to disappoint my BlogSpot friends. Instead, I will be sharing some cool BlogSpot SEO tips which will help you to get better ranking. Blog-Spot being a free Blogging platform, it’s always a preferred platform to start Blogging and learn the basics.

If you or a friend need step by step guide to creating a Blog, You can refer below link to him/her:  How to create a Free blog on BlogSpot.

Google Blogger is free and easy to use web publishing tool. Many bloggers initially use Blogger and then Migrate to WordPress complaining about the lack of official templates, post SEO friendliness, plugins, etc., We have already discussed this in our previous post with the little effort we can make Blogger posts SEO friendly and an effective free medium for online business. So here I have collected some search engine optimization (SEO) tips for Blogspot blogs arranged in no order.

BlogSpot SEO: Useful Tips and Tricks

When we talk about SEO, very first thing which you need to keep in mind is: We can control on site and off site SEO. On Page SEO is covered by you which includes article quality, how well it’s optimized for Keyword and meta value for that article.

No need, to feel lost with above SEO terminologies, as below mentioned guide will help you to learn and make your Blogger blog more search engine friendly.

Format Blogger post URL link

Permalink plays a great role in search engine ranking of your post. There are a few rules which everyone should follow for Blogspot permalinks:

  • Keep the number of characters in the post title to 50
  • Remove Stop Words from the permalink (Ex: A, An, The)

While writing a blog post, you have the option to edit the permalink. Simply use it to edit your permalink and remove the stop words. A good idea is just to use Keywords in your permalink. (Don’t make it look spammy).

While writing the blog post, you get the option in your right panel to keep it automatic permalink or manual permalink. Simply select manual permalink and edit it according to your wish. Check this screenshot for example:

Custom-BlogSpot-Permalink

 

Harsh has already covered this feature in detail, and you can read it over here: How to use the custom permalink for BlogSpot blogs.

Maintain the keyword density

Keyword density is an important aspect for better ranking. Too less will lead to less ranking and stuffing your Keyword will lead to over optimization. I usually maintain a ratio of 2%/post along with LSI keywords.

Though, you can pick keyword density for your Blogpost SEO, account to one which works for you. Publish articles in relevance to post title and include necessary keywords in the post.

Never stuff keywords to manipulate search engines. But after finish writing, you can analyze the whole post to find out suitable locations where the keywords can be safely inserted without distracting readers. You can also use Frase which helps you in content optimization.

Read: What is optimum Keyword density for Better Ranking

Blogspot proper labels and related posts

Labels in BlogSpot adds to the keyword density of the post. Labels should be widened rather than putting them into the single narrow category.I will explain this point by example.

Consider a situation when you are posting about Google Chrome and putting them into label Windows software’s or browser. Here you will miss keywords like Chrome browser, Google chrome, etc. which would otherwise add to the keyword density of the whole post.

Labels also affect related posts widgets in Blogger.And if there are so many posts tagged with similar labels, it would affect the arrangement of articles in related posts.

Format Blogger post title

When we talk about BlogSpot SEO, post title plays a major role. Blogger post title is usually followed by home page title. Have a look at the image shown below.

blogger-post-title Here the post title should be “city of (long-distance ) Love! “. But the title is included in the home page title ” Still in Berlin “, and this would harm the SEO friendliness of the article title. Here is how to fix this. Go to Blogger edit HTML > find out code section

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

and replace it with
<b:if cond= 'data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;'>
<title><data:blog.title/></title>
<b:else/>
<title><data:blog.pageName/></title>
</b:if>

Now the individual pages will have post title itself.

Format Blogspot images for SEO

We have already shared a detailed article on Image optimization for SEO and basis of optimization your image on BlogSpot is by adding alt tag and title tags in every image. In WordPress, this could be easily achieved by using plugins but in BlogSpot, this needs to be done manually. You should insert them manually after uploading each image. Here is ShoutMeLoud popular guide on Image optimization for SEO.

Provide meta tags

Meta tags are generated HTML tags used by search engines to identify the title, description, and other details of a URL. They don’t have much influence on search as they were before, but would make a slight impact on targeted keywords.

Read: BlogSpot SEO advanced search preference 

Provide a good title, description, and footer text

The title, footer, and description plays an important role in search engine optimization of every blog. If you are targeting, some keywords make sure that you included those keywords in the above-mentioned locations.

Nofollow external links

Nofollow is an HTML attribute specified on hyperlinks to block search engine advantage of external links in a website. In Blogger, you can select HTML section of the post window and add rel=”nofollow” attribute just after URL to prevent search engines from crawling a particular link. Also read: How to add nofollow link attribute to any link.

Format comment section

The Comment section should be no-followed and moderated to avoid spam comments. Try to include the post keywords when you are replying to reader comments. This would also add up to the total keyword density of the post.

Blogspot is Google’s baby blogging platform, and if you do it right probably, you will be doing great regarding traffic. Always get your basic right.

If you like this article, don’t forget to tweet and stumble. Further, you might like to read Following articles for Blogspot blogs:

I hope this guide will give you a much better idea about BlogSpot SEO, though my suggestion would be when you think you are ready with Blogging and had enough experience on BlogSpot, move to WordPress.

Here is a free guide for WordPress, which will help you to get started.

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A blog scientist by the mind and a passionate blogger by heart ❤️. Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and Cryptocurrency space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud and CoinSutra, and a Speaker at Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. He has won numerous awards for his work at ShoutMeLoud. Life motto: Live while you can! Teach & inspire while you could & Smile while you have the teeth.

118 thoughts on “9 Killer Blogspot SEO Tips For bloggers”

  1. Hello Harsh,
    I always read most of your posts and find them informative.The tips in this blog are very good to do practice for optimization of websites.

  2. Hello Sir,

    Thank a lot for providing such a useful information. I would consider this in my blog .

    Regards
    Arvind Anna

  3. Hello harsh!
    Thanks for sharing these awesome tips on SEO
    If everyone newbie will follow your experiences then I am sure they will grow up soon.

  4. Hi,
    Thank you so much for the post on SEO .Nice tips,I never advised to stuff keywords , But a normal keyword length ensures you chances for getting higher search positions .

  5. Many thanks for sharing 😀

    I’ve implemented some of your tips on my blog and it works good.

  6. you’re getting your information, but good topic. I need to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for fantastic info I was looking for this information for my mission.

  7. Sandeep Maheshwari

    Dear Sir,
    I found one of mistake in this post. ” “.
    I really thankful to you for my blogging journey.

  8. Sir i have blogspot blog and want to see in top of Google result . Before this post i am watch and read many article / But this article was fabulous and informative . Thank you Haresh

  9. Being new to the blogging world I feel like there is still so much to learn. Your tips helped to clarify a few things for me as well as giving..

  10. Hi harsh, I thought that I don’t need to do an SEO on my blogspot as this is host by google and google will do the SEO i was so wrong, then I realized after reading this article Thanks for this post Just started implementing it on my blog. Great things ahead.

  11. Himanshi Singh

    Hello Harsh,
    Really nice post. No doubt SEO is increasing day by day. It is a best source for reaching one way to another way. Thanks for sharing this update.

  12. Thank you so much for this… I have been struggling with my blogspot SEO for a while now and 85% of the info you provided here for optimizing blogspot is new to me. I can’t wait to try it out and give my blog that needed boost.

    Thanks again.

  13. Helpful as always. Every post you write produce a massive value to your readers that is the only reason it is so popular and has great authority.

  14. Hey, Nice Article. But about Blogspot, I think It’s not So SEO Optimized as wordpress on a own Hosting. I followed many SEO rules on a Blogger Blogspot based site. Like, all meta tag, Schema.Org Markup good quality. Quality title, Description and article. But it produce very low search result. I think Blogger blogspot is lil bit SEO disabled for it’s free services. Beacuse we can’t access the root.

  15. Thanks! Really helpful information. Been with Blogspot for six years but it’s only now that I took blogging and SEO more seriously 🙂

  16. Thanks being shared informative details about the blogspot, Many starter blogger used to blogspot to start their career in blogging, so its very helpful for me also, I would follow all these tips, whatever you shared here.

    Thanks |

    Owaish

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