Advanced SEO guide for blogger blogs & ranking techniques to fetch organic traffic. Solid tips to make your writing and content richer.

Thousands of bloggers are running their blog with blogger (Google) /BlogSpot CMS. Despite the fact it’s free, it has also millions of low-quality blogs. Why? Because it’s free and unlike WordPress hosting where you need to pay.

Choosing between blogger or WordPress depends on your definition of desires, you need. If you’re interested in running a long-term blog with almost no fuss, blogger CMS comes handy here. You can’t deny the fact that managing blogger blogs is easy and fast, even on slow networks.

We have used blogger platform for this blog from the beginning. And mark my words ‘I have a few other website hosted on WordPress, but I have no plans migrating quickfever to WordPress. At least not in next 1 year.

Here are advanced SEO we put together and sliced into points. Some of may seems obvious but we had to cover it for a next chained SEO optimization.

Advanced blogger/BlogSpot SEO tips.

1. Turning meta functionality and tags on.

Meta tags are generally used to tell search engine crawlers or bots about an articles insights. Description, links, robots, content type, images are a few meta.

You can use meta tags to declare your pages language, content encoding,
Some meta is specified only to be used by a social network, Facebook, and Twitter – to manage how a post appear when shared on Facebook as well as twitter.

Some meta tags solely represent post author and links to various social profiles.

To enjoy the META TAGS COCKTAIL, You need to do these steps.

1. 1. Turning to search description.

Blogger – settings – search settings – from there enable the option.

Now when writing any new post, at sidebar write important notes about the post and keep characters limits only 160 to 200.
As well as go to any older post and do the same. And fetch the post using Google webmasters.

1. 2. Adding meta tags.

Here is the list if important meta tags you need to paste on your blogger templates XML code.

We displaying important meta first and then non-essential meta codes.

Also see.
Blogger’s Custom Robots Header Tags SEO OptimizationLearn facebook meta tags.

A brief list of essential Meta Tags for blogger.

  • [tab]
    • Blogger Main
      • <b:if cond=’data:blog.metaDescription != &quot;&quot;’>
        <meta expr:content=’data:blog.metaDescription’ name=’description’/>
        <meta expr:content=’data:blog.metaDescription’ property=’og:description’/>
        <meta expr:content=’data:blog.metaDescription’ name=’twitter:description’/>
        </b:if>
        <b:if cond=’data:blog.postImageUrl’>
        <meta expr:content=’data:blog.postImageUrl’ property=’og:image’/>
        <meta expr:content=’data:blog.postImageUrl’ name=’twitter:image’/>
        <meta expr:content=’data:blog.postImageUrl’ itemprop=’image’/>
        <b:else/> <b:if cond=’data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl’>
        <meta expr:content=’data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl’ property=’og:image’/>
        <meta expr:content=’data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl’ name=’twitter:image’/>
        <meta expr:content=’data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl’ itemprop=’image’/></b:if></b:if>
    • Facebook
      • <!– Metadata Facebook –>
        <meta expr:content=’data:blog.title’ property=’og:site_name’/>
        <meta expr:content=’data:blog.pageTitle’ property=’og:title’/>
        <meta expr:content=’data:blog.url’ property=’og:url’/>
        <meta content=’FACEBOOK ADMIN ID’ property=’fb:admins’/>
        <b:if cond=’data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;’>
        <meta property=”og:type” content=”article” />
        <b:else/>
        <meta property=”og:type” content=”website” />
        </b:if>
    • Twitter
      • <!– Metadata Twitter –>
        <meta name=’twitter:card’ value=’summary’/>
        <meta expr:content=’data:blog.pageTitle’ name=’twitter:title’/>
        <meta content=’@publisher_handle’ name=’twitter:site’/>
        <meta content=’@author_handle’ name=’twitter:creator’/>
    • Other Useful Meta tags.
      • <meta content=’INDEX, FOLLOW’ name=’ROBOTS’/>
        <meta content=’1 days’ name=’revisit-after’/>
        <meta content=’daily’ name=’Updated’/>
        <meta content=’english’ name=’language’/

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Guide: Auto insert Adsense Ads by First Paragraph or H2 Tag in Blogger Blog

2. Keeping a good Code to text ratio.

Normally all of the blogger templates comes with embedded scripts and CSS. The code to text maybe not a strong single to search engine but it does help you a bit, by letting Google bots crawl your post quicker. To do so, one recommended option is to make theme CSS external. (like we did on this website) as well as making the template main script external.

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Before files size is 336 KB ( It is original blog template XML, applying on a blog may vary with the size. After moving the Scripts and CSS codes to GitHub and linking to them will reduce size to 93 KB. Adding External links to blogger, here is the example of a link.

[<script src=’//quickfever-cdn.github.io/androidtrending/jquery-ui.min.js’></script>]

Almost reduced up to 243 KB’s of Code. You can see a live example of the blog using external js/CSS – right click and select view source and find (ctrl+f) ‘quickfever-cdn’.

3. Writing longer content.

No alternate of better ranking as compared to post length. Make use of online tools to check your articles characters and words count. A good post at Google first pages haves an average of 2000 works. Here comes another opportunity, find less optimized and shorter articles and make them optimized. To do so you need to use power words in your posts headlines and need to write SEO optimized post titles. Follow this blogging guideline to know more.

4. Keywords density should be concerned.

Your targeted keyword should appear in post content, at least, five times, in the title and in the meta description. here are more notes about it. (upcoming)

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Article – 10 Best Photo Editing App for Android (Photography/Photo Editors 2016)

5. Yoest SEO alternative.

You may be very much obsessed with this WordPress plugin, that takes cares of SEO in WordPress blogs. When it comes to the blogger CMS you actually don’t have an on-the-page-tool, while writing a post from blogger dashboard. So you miss some pre-made checklist of SEO aspects. Here comes ‘Content Analysis Tool‘ (by seoreviewtools.com) basically you have to write new posts or copy paste any older post to the tool in order to Optimize it.

For older posts optimization.

Open your blog on blogger.com and click on the ‘Posts’ tab. choose which post you want to optimize with the content analysis tool.


Select a post and click on ‘HTML’ to switch HTML mode.

Select HTML mode

To copy a whole post, press CTRL+A to select all, then press CTRL+C to copy the entire article. or right click the mouse and do the same.

Copy whole post.

Open the Content Analysis tool and Click on ‘Source code’ option in order to paste/edit HTML code.

Click the Source Mode

On Pop-up box paste all the content you copied from blogger post and click OK.

Paste your copied post data.

Your post content will be loaded. Now you need to fill several things. Write post title and description manually,

input data

And follow the checklists, this tool will give you instant – possible SEO optimization suggestions. Work and try to complete them all. Here is a Full snap of an example.

Tool’s recommended checklist.

Don’t rely on the tool entirely, replace these tips with tips given by that tool. – Manage to write longer posts, not just 300 words. – Make a good keyword density, a good one is 0.6% – 1.5%, going over and below may cause an unusual SERP – Instead of putting targeted keyword at headline starting, consider wiring power words along with headline optimized formats.

Article: Write Optimized Post Headline/Title by using these Formats (List of 400+)
A post without an image is like a having an Awesome startup idea but No funding sources. The conclusion is, images engaged a visitor.

Let images allow to grow an emotion on your visitors. – Headlines tags (h2/h3/h4) are not directly proportional to search engine better ranking. And Google makes no announcement for heading tags to magic with your ranking. However, who is stopping you to make post well aligned with strong heading tags.


When Finished, Again go to Tool’s ‘Source Code‘ option, Copy all and paste that on Blogger post in Html mode.

Article: Adding Blur, Fog Effects to Blogger/Blogspot Images, Using image URL Parameters

Other/ Various: Slightly less known SEO tips for blogger/BlogSpot blogs. 

(also applies to other CMS – WordPress, ghost, custom HTML etc.

1. If your blog post contains a list of something, Try to add images with every piece of it. example

2. Driving traffic through images is bit easy, to do so host images on other websites such as GitHub. Or just add alt and title to them.

3. Make blogger outreach, search about a similar topic you writing and ask some blog owners and email them asking to link your post as an addition.

Conclusion.

Advanced SEO guide for blogger blogs & ranking techniques to fetch organic traffic. Solid tips to make your writing and content richer.

Devendra Meena

Hello, I am the person behind Quickfever.com, my name is Devendra Meena.

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