How To Make Blogspot Blog 100% SEO Friendly

100% SEO Friendly
Blogspot is one of the largest online blogging platforms that offers you turns of opportunities but unlike WordPress, Blogspot users need to dig deep before they can get what they want. A WordPress user could easily purchase some plugins like Yoast and get the SEO job done but a blogger.com user needs to go through a lot of coding before he can get his site 100% SEO friendly.

What Is SEO?

If you are reading this, then you should understand what the term SEO means but in case you don’t have an idea, SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. What does it do? Now SEO is the interaction your blog have with Google, Bing, Yahoo and Yandex – If your site is poorly optimised, then you will find it hard to rank on search engines.
SEO does not have anything to do with the beauty of your blog, neither those it has anything to do with the amount you paid for your blogger template. All SEO is about is what I am about to share with you. This code cost me real time to figure out myself, but with time and experience I figured it out.

Am I Sure Of 100% SEO?

I have tried this code on several blogs and template and it has worked magic and just for you to be sure, I recommend you text your blog using the chkme.com to see what your blog score is. Do this before you add my codes to your blog, and after you add the codes so you can spot the difference.

What Else Do I need To Get a Fully Optimised Template?

Now BlogSpot like I earlier said, does not offer you everything easily, you need to work for it. Aside from codes am about to share with you, I will advise  another important coding you need to do on your blog to get a fully SEO advanced template.
 Blogspot Blog 100% SEO Friendly

Some custom (premium) templates have it inbuilt while some don’t have it especially the default templates published by blogger.com . This other important steps will take a new post so for now, let’s go with this but if your template doesn’t get a 100% SEO score, don’t worry, cause after publishing the next post on my blog, it will get a 100% score.

Features of this Code

This code does not only make your template fully SEO advanced, rather it also gives a whole package of social media tags, search engine tags and rich twitter cards. With this codes, every post users share on your blog, will look unique and neat.
  1. Summary Large Twitter Card
  2. Facebook tags
  3. Google Plus Tags
  4. Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex optimisation
  5. Leverage Catching snippets
  6. Description and Keywords tags
  7. and others!
Now let’s make your template 100% SEO friendly.

Step 1

Visit your blog on www.blogger.com

Step 2

Locate the template section and clink on Edit HTML

Step 3

Inside the code box, using CTRL + F search for the code below  <head>

Step 4

Just below the above code, paste the following tags

<b:if cond=’data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;’><title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title><b:else/><title><data:blog.pageName/> – <data:blog.title/></title></b:if><b:if cond=’data:blog.metaDescription != &quot;&quot;’><meta expr:content=’data:blog.metaDescription’ name=’description’/></b:if><b:if cond=’data:blog.pageType == &quot;archive&quot;’><meta content=’noindex, nofollow’ name=’robots’/><b:else/><b:if cond=’data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;’><b:if cond=’data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl’><meta expr:content=’data:blog.title’ name=’keywords’/><meta content=’index, follow’ name=’robots’/></b:if><b:else/><b:if cond=’data:blog.pageTitle != data:blog.title’><meta expr:content=’data:blog.pageName’ name=’keywords’/></b:if></b:if><meta content=’GOOGLE-SITE-VERIFICATION-CODE’ name=’google-site-verification’/><meta content=’BING-VERIFICATION-CODE’ name=’msvalidate.01’/><meta content=’ALEXA VERIFICATION CODE’ name=’alexaVerifyID’/><meta content=’YANDEX VERIFICATION CODE’ name=’yandex-verification’/>
<meta content=’global’ name=’distribution’/><meta content=’1 days’ name=’revisit’/><meta content=’1 days’ name=’revisit-after’/><meta content=’document’ name=’resource-type’/><meta content=’all’ name=’audience’/><meta content=’general’ name=’rating’/><meta content=’all’ name=’robots’/><meta content=’en-us’ name=’language’/><meta content=’ng’ name=’country’/><meta content=’FB-PAGE-ID’ property=’fb:app_id’/><meta content=’FB-ADMIN-USERNAME-ID’ property=’fb:admins’/><meta content=’@twitter.com/TWITTER-USERNAME’ name=’twitter:site’/><meta content=’TWITTER-USERNAME’ name=’twitter:creator’/>
<meta content=’YOUR-NAME’ name=’author’/><meta content=’YOUR-EMAIL’ name=’email’/>
<link href=’GOOGLE-PLUS-URL/posts’ rel=’publisher’/><link href=’GOOGLE-PLUS-URL/about’ rel=’author’/><link href=’GOOGLE-PLUS-URL‘ rel=’me’/></b:if><b:if cond=’data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;’><meta content=’summary_large_image’ name=’twitter:card’/><meta content=’TWITTER-USERNAME’ name=’twitter:site’/><meta content=’TWITTER-USERNAME’ name=’twitter:creator’/><meta expr:content=’data:blog.pageName’ name=’twitter:title’/><meta expr:content=’data:blog.metaDescription’ name=’twitter:description’/><meta expr:content=’data:post.firstImageUrl’ name=’twitter:image’/></b:if>
<meta content=’xxxxxx, xxxxxxxx, xxxxxxxx, xxxxxxx’ name=’keywords’/> <include expiration=’7d’ path=’/assets/**.css’/><include expiration=’7d’ path=’/assets/**.js’/><include expiration=’3d’ path=’/assets/**.gif’/><include expiration=’3d’ path=’/assets/**.jpeg’/><include expiration=’3d’ path=’/assets/**.jpg’/><include expiration=’3d’ path=’/assets/**.png’/>    <meta content=’width=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1′ name=’viewport’/>    <b:include data=’blog’ name=’all-head-content’/>    <b:if cond=’data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;’><title><data:blog.pageName/> | <data:blog.title/></title><b:else/><title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title> </b:if> 

Step 5

Replace all the spaces with twitter username, facebook username id and others. Do you know where to find the usernames and IDs? check them below.
Replace xxxxxx with your keywords eg. if your blog is about music download then you can write keywords like ‘download, latest, music etc.

Final Words

Hopefully at the end of this post, then i believe you template should be ready to rank first in all search engines including google but also watch out for my next post which will comprise of everything you need including how to write a perfect post, use social media and also change post title tags.

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5 Responses - Post Yours!

  1. Jennee N says:

    Hi John,

    For some reason, it's not working even though I've put the meta tags in place on my Html. When I try to share a post to facebook or twitter, it doesn't work.

    Please can you help?

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