Blogger Introduce Great New SEO Options

Posted : Friday, March 23, 2012  | Post Author : Paul Crowe | 50 comments

Blogger SEO

Blogger have upped the game in regards to SEO (Search Engine Optimization) by introducing a number of options to make Blogger hosted blogs perform better in search results.The big changes include the option to easily add a blog description that search engines will crawl allowing you to tell them what your blog is about, even better is the option to add a short description to each individual post.Adding tags to your images has been made easier so they will perform better in search results and there is also a few more complicated options.

Blogger now provides web savvy users with the option to manage search engine preferences. SEO — an acronym for Search Engine Optimization — helps increase traffic to your blog and connect your content with the intended audience. For more background on SEO, read through this article in the Webmasters Help Center, and be sure check out their SEO Starter Guide (pdf).

 

Here is a run down of all the new SEO features

Blog Description – Add a description of your blog search engines can use to index your blog.

Post Description – Add a description to each post.Note – I found the post description option does not appear until you set your blog description.

Custom 404 Error Page – A 404 page is displayed when someone lands on a page that does not exist, often because of a spelling error.

Redirects – Automatically redirect from one page to another.

Alt and Title tags for Images – Adding Alt (Alternate text) and Title tags to images will help search engines index your images and display them in image searches.

Robots.txt and Robots tags – Both these options should only be used by experienced users.

These are options you need to take advantage of and they can lead to not only increased traffic but also target traffic.

You can see the Blogger post on the subject and also make sure to check out an in dept explanation by Harish on Way2Blogging.

50 comments:

  1. good features i blogged it yesterday into Arabic with many other features . look http://bit.ly/GGYKuj

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  2. Nokia 5800 XpressMusicMarch 23, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    Hey where is the post description…i didnt find it ?

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  3. Good shout, I noticed the post description option does not appear until you set your blog description.

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  4. i was set my blog description but i didnt find post description -_-

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  6. Great Post Paul I m Big Fan Of Your Blog
    I m Also run a one blog www.trickyvilla.in
    But You Have Nice Content to post

    really Good effort Paul

    Regards:- Harry
    🙂

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  7. Oluvil Campus BlogMarch 23, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    @ Nokia, To add description, Go to New interface>>Settings>>Search preferences>>Enabale description.

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  8. Paul, your blog is so useful and i appreciate your knowledge !

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  9. Will this work on those blogs who are using templates other than blogger owns?

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  10. Ultrabook Notebook Tipis Harga Murah TerbaikMarch 24, 2012 at 3:30 AM

    This design is spectacular! You certainly know tips on how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own weblog (nicely, almost…HaHa!) Great job. I actually enjoyed what you needed to say, and greater than that, the way you offered it. Too cool!

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  11. So my blogger is going more sweet !

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  12. this is a great feature for bloggers.

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  13. This is very good info – thanks! I just transferred mine to WordPress but I still have a few left in blogger. I do like Blogger.

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  14. now blogger very very very Cool

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  15. Paul,
    I have a simple question. Do I need to click YES or NO to enable custom robots.txt content? I want to be findable by search enginges. This is all very confusing language to me and I’ve been a technical writer in a past life!

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  16. Hi, Jennifer!
    Did you get your answer? I have the same question but can’t find the answer.

    Thanks!

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  18. Nice info guy, one more you can set /sitemap.xml to your google and bing webmaster sitemap

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  19. Blogger has got great features. I will try all on my blog.

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  20. Well these are really most wanted features especially 404 error page, thanks Google for doing a good job 🙂

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  21. kucoba.com temapat add bookmarkMarch 26, 2012 at 3:25 AM

    thank for info .. nice ..

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  22. can you please describe how to add “Post description”? That mean if we have 200 post we have to manually add 200 post descriptions to the template?

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  23. Really nice. I follow your site and read updates regularly. i found very usefull information about blogger in your site…..thanks a lot

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  24. The image tags wow I had no idea, thank you kindly :). Kisses.

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  25. monogram necklacesApril 1, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    this is a great step from google.

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  26. Nice

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  27. Good

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  28. Rocky Lemuel GarciaApril 3, 2012 at 4:54 AM

    Great news for Blogspot Bloggers!

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  29. I recommend you to share more such blogs to increase the traffic.

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  30. Can u post about how to use robot.txt.

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  31. Hi! Maybe you can help me…
    I’ve followed all of the above, but even when I type my post titles into a search engine, along with ‘flamingo’ or ‘waltzing’ (surely quite under-searched words?!!), my blog still doesn’t come up…
    Why would that be, please?
    Thank you!!!! Your help would be much appreciated xx
    http://waltzingflamingo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. These things help but if it was as simple as adding keywords to a post description, clicking publish and your straight to the top of Google results i would be a millionaire !

    So this will help a lot but you need to keep posting quality posts and be patient.

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  34. Interesting. I might have to try it.

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  35. All good, but what about previous description which we added in blog settings page? Do we have to delete it or change it?

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  36. I have just looked over on this, this not bad and also related on topic.

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  37. that’s why I love blogger 🙂

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  38. Thats nice info.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    I never used blogger for seo. But after reading this post I am going to create my own blog on blogger.
    Thanks!

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  45. Thanks…!!!

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  46. So usefull for newbie of blogger like me, thanks for your information 😀

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