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
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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.

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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 Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

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

  1. i have a website with some article. i sign up for google webmaster and submit sitemap to google. now i want to know that when i make a new article on my blog then i have to submit separately every new article to google add url.

  2. Thanks for this useful information and for sharing this. I hope my blogspot traffic will increase in a short period of time after practize your suggestions..

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Hey Tersains,

      Glad that you found the post helpful. Share your feedback once you apply the tips.

  3. Thanks for sharing this important information. Actually, I am seeking for relevant suggestions that can help me to increase traffic on my blog. By reading your article, I have gathered some important SEO information that are very useful for my blog. Thanks once again!

  4. Osundare TOHEEB

    Wow!!! Stuff I’ve Been Searching For The Past Years. I Do Wonder Why My Blog Don’t Appear If I Search For My Topics On Google, Except I Put My Blog Url Which Must End In Dot Com. Thanks For This Great Post!! I Really Can Say How Happy I Am Coz I Almost Quit Blogging. The Keywords, How Can I Add It To My Blogspot Post? And As Per The Adsense, Is It True That I Can Earn Huge Money From It Coz I Was’nt Even Approved?.

  5. I have done too many mistakes about SEO, now I am gonna correct all my mistakes.
    thank you so much for such an awesome article.

  6. Its not easy driving traffic to a blog but with certain tips and tricks, the task become much easier. I think you have covered all the essentials for SEO for bloggers. Very informative article.

  7. Thank you for all those tips, but may i say that Google+ commenting system is not that good ’cause you have to be in Google+ to comment, so many other readers are kept aside…
    Greetings from Greece!

  8. fahim sikdar

    Valuable information. A blog can be the most powerful web marketing. Doing the SEO means raking the website in the top search engine page. Thanks for this explanation.

  9. Thanks for such an informative article. Especially the “Format Blogger post title” was the thing I was missing from my blog.

  10. Hi Harsh – Thanks for the article. I’ve tried to implement your suggestions on my blog! Do you have suggestions on free tools to help identify SEO problems?

  11. Jessica Martin

    Hi,
    Mr. Harsh Agrawal

    Excellent information, These tactics are really impressive and effective. Particularly No follow external links, it will really effect the quality of Every blog. and Even comment formatting. Thank you for sharing useful information for bloggers.

  12. Ishara Keerthirathna

    Really really good post. Before reading this article, I thought I don’t want to make changes in my blogger blog because I thought google help blogger blogs for a better rank in his index. Now I know I thought wrong. I knew what are the changes I should do in my blog. Thank you very much

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  14. Hey there great post. I seem to be one of the only ones who prefers Blogger over WordPress. I can see that Blogger has disadvantages, however I found my wordpress to be confusing and it was showing ads that I didn’t put onto my website. I was paying and everything. Blogger has done me good over the past few years.

  15. Thanks, this information will be very helpful to me in the SEO of my blogs, and hope that other articles like this keeps up.

  16. Hey, Harsh Agarwal, Thank you for your detailed post.
    I have a question – How can I check my keyword density?

  17. Mayaprakash Pant

    Boom! Great article. I have few questions in mind. Does “Labels” in Blogspot work as similar to “tags” on WordPress? Is there a way to install WordPress styled comment form in Blogspot?
    Thank you!

  18. Excellent Thinking of Articles. These comments are really wonderful and very effective. The No follow external links are really effective with the quality of every comments. Great information for the wonderful articles.

  19. Hello Sir,

    With the help of this post, I solved my blog’s title issue.

    I spent a lot of time on the web & try to find the title solution, but not found any good info.

    But when I searched On page SEO for Blogspot blog keyword then found your post on 1st position. And implement your mentioned code on my blog. Now I’m Happy to do this.
    Blogging related every solution available on your blog.

    Thanks, A lot!! You are a real hero in blogging industry. Thanks Again

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