How To Add SEO Meta Tags And Description To Blogger




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How To Improve Your Blogs Google Rank With Mata Tags & DiscriptionIn this post i will show you how to add Meta Tags And Meta Description to your blog.Improving your search engine rank is key to the success of your blog.This is known as S.E.O. (Search Engine Optimization).

Large companies spend a fortune on S.E.O. ,That's great if you have a fortune to spend ! Search engines use automated spiders and crawlers, to collect information from your blog.They collect URL'S ,Titles,etc...
They also collect keywords from the early parts of your blog posts.

However you don't know which words are taken as keywords connected to your blog, It's likely the keywords been taken are not relevent to your blog at all. In this case your blog won't be indexed properly in search engines.

Theres also a chance your highly relevant keywords might not even be used to index your blog.This will result in your blog being ranked behind Thousands of others in searches !

But you can take control !

You can add Meta Tags and Description to your blog.

Now YOUR telling the search engine spiders and crawlers the key words and description YOU want your blog to be indexed under.

So lets do it !

First you must copy the code below and add a meta description and meta keywords (as shown in bold) as follows:

<meta content='text/html; charset=utf-8' http-equiv='Content-Type'/>
<meta content='PUT BLOG DISCRIPTION HERE.' name='description'/>
<meta content='PUT, KEYWORDS, HERE, SEPERATED, BY, COMMA,' name='keywords'/>

Heres an example of how the code might look for this blog:

<meta content='text/html; charset=utf-8' http-equiv='Content-Type'/>
<meta content='SPICE UP YOUR BLOG BLOG TIPS TRICKS' name='description'/>
<meta content='blog, tips, tricks,' name='keywords'/>

Notes on Description:'PUT BLOG DISCRIPTION HERE'.- TRY KEEP IT LESS THAN 150 CHARACTERS

This explains its self,Keeping it under 150 characters is search engine friendly,you don't have to use 150 characters it can be as short or long as you wish once its relevant to your blog.

Notes on Keywords :'PUT, KEYWORDS, HERE, SEPERATED, BY, COMMA,'-YOU CAN ADD AS MANY AS YOU LIKE - SEPARATE BY COMMAS - DON'T USE THE SAME WORD MORE THAN 5 TIMES

-Think which words or phrases best describe your blog.Repeating a word more than 5 times can be seen as spam by search engines.

Adding The Code To Your Blog :

1.Click 'Design'-->'Edit Html' For your blog.

2.Find the following piece of code in your blogs html:
(Its very close to the top)


<head>

3.Add the meta content code Directly Below <head>

4.Click save and your finished.

In a previous blog i covered Improving S.E.O. by Changing the way Google sees your blog this is also important: Improved Blogger Title Format.Check out more of our SEO Tips

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22 comments:

  1. I got this:
    We were unable to save your template

    Please correct the error below and submit your template again.
    Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure that all XML elements are closed properly.
    XML error message: The element type "meta" must be terminated by the matching end-tag "".
    So what would be the end tag please?

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  2. Thanks for pointing out the error Linda,

    For some reason the the code changed when i published the post,there is no end tag needed.

    I have made changes to the code and tested it so it should work fine now.

    Let me know if you need any more help.

    Paul.

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  3. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN and HOW DO I Resolve it

    ******Please correct the error below, and submit your template again.
    Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
    XML error message: The element type "head" must be terminated by the matching end-tag "".********

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  4. Hi Noah,

    There is no problem with the head tag You may just have entered the code slightly wrong.
    You need to be carefull and make sure the code is exactly as shown above.

    Try again if you still have a problem reply with the discription you want to use and the keywords and i will give you the exact code to add for your blog.

    Paul

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  5. Thanks Paul it works now!

    Happy New Year!
    Noah

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  6. Great Thanks Noah,

    The search engines will pick up your new meta content soon.

    Have a peaceful and save New Year,

    Paul.

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  7. THANK YOU SIR FOR POSTING THIS ARTICLE, I SUCCESSFULLY DONE IT.. I ALSO LOVE YOUR OTHER ARTICLES.

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  8. Thanks very much india143,

    Heres to blogging in 2010 !

    Paul.

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  9. Thanks, but even if i add meta tags to each posts in blogger, it doesnt come right in SERPs. The description in google will contain posted by author at 9:00 am and so on and then only a little part of the description!

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  10. i liked your content...man hats off to you if it really works!!!

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  11. hey Paul,
    there are many web pages having the same tags,then how can we assure that our site or blog displayed before than that sites.....
    plzzzzzzz tell about that.....
    and Thanks a lot for this.......

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  12. @ Manish - There is only one way to assure your blog is displayed ahead of the other and that to have better content.No tricks or special code, there are methods like this to optimize your blog then it all comes down to content.Google are really good at finding the best content, it's why they are number one so work hard :)

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  13. how about adding meta to every post? is it possible? because some blog i read they do meta to every post? what is the difference between your meta?

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  14. @linda @noah you got that error becoz you may not close the meta tag please add "/>" the end of meta tag..thanks

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  15. Working Great..........ThankyouSomuch......

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  16. I've used this for every blog I've had. Thanks!

    yeahjustdiy.blogspot.com

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  17. How to add separate title and descriptions to each blog post? I've seen 1 blog using it.

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  18. Thanks for the information. I will put the meta tag in my blogs. Your explanation is so simple.
    Regards.

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  19. Thank you for this quick tip.

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