Saturday, January 31, 2015

How to make your Blog SEO friendly ?

Today, I would like to discuss with you some of the steps to follow for making your Blog in Blogger SEO friendly for search engines like Google.
It is a must for all of us to be found on the search engines. Search Engine Optimization in itself is a very wide topic. You can not sum up in a post or two. It is a continuous process.
Let's start.


Step #1
Title of your Blog Post
Always remember that the title of your blog post should carry related keywords so that it becomes much easier for search engines to find your post when that keywords are searched for.

Step #2
Adding the right Permalink
Permalink plays a great role in search engine ranking of your post. There are few rules which everyone should follow for Blogspot permalinks:
  • Keep the number of characters in post title to 50
  • Remove Stop words from permalink (Ex: A, an, the)
While writing a blog post, you have an option to edit the permalink. Simply use it to edit your permalink and remove the stop words. A good idea is to just use Keywords in your permalink. (Don’t make it look spammy). While writing blog post, you get 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.

Step #3
Maintaining Keyword Density
It is a must to maintain good keyword density in your blog posts. Generally 2% density could be considered to be good to serve your purpose of SEO. Never stuff your post with keywords. This could harm the ranking of your page. It is advisable to read your post after completing it and then decide if you could add some keywords somewhere.

Step #4
Use of proper Labels in related posts
You should always remember to make use of labels in your posts in a wider form rather then in narrow category. For example, while you are writing on Google Chrome instead of using browser as labels it is advisable to use Google Chrome Browser or Google Chrome as labels. This would extend your reach when the post is categorized.

Step #5
Post title before the blog title
To make your blog more SEO friendly it is a must that Title of each of your post appears before the title of your blog itself.
This could be achieved as follows : 
In the Dashboard of Blogger go to edit Template - HTML - find out code section 

Now the individual pages will have post title itself .

As I already told you SEO is not a days work. So, I will keep on writing more on this topic.

Keep reading and stay connected.

Also Read : How to add SiteMap in Blogger ?

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