Whenever we talk about Blogger Seo the first thing which comes to our mind is hosting and domain.
Means with free Hosting & Domain (“.blogspot”) how can we rank a blog?
Below is proof 😲
yes, i ranked on google with upto 120k impressions and 10k clicks per month by applying the best Blogspot SEO settings.
By utilizing the same SEO tips and strategies you can also rank your Blogspot blog too😍
In this post, we are going to discuss each and every SEO settings which can be applicable for Blogger aka Blogspot platform. That is why i divided my post into three sections
- 1st section will tell you about blogspot posting seo settings
- 2nd Will tell you about ganeral seo practices
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After that, The second thing which comes to our mind is traffic!
when we talk about the traffic then the main source of traffic should be organic (“A traffic Which Generated By the Search engines”)
As we all know the thumb rule (More Traffic = More income).
But keep in your mind along with These settings you have to equally deal with these three criteria
So, let’s come to the point and see what are the top Blogspot SEO optimization settings which will help you to increase your organic rankings & traffic.
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Blogspot Basic Section Settings:
1- Rules To Set Title And Description:
The title of your blog must be concise and written in an understandable manner.
Use a straightforward title (65 characters maximum) and refrain from using the vague format or extra information to make it beautiful
Google only index 75 characters for desktop and 65 characters for mobile so make sure your site should be under 65 characters
On the contrary for the description, you will have to define your blog’s description in a detailed way.
Try to add some targeted keywords in Description And Title for the best SEO practice.
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- Advance Keyword Research Guide | How I increased My 60% Traffic
- Top 5 Free Tools For Keyword Research
Go to Settings of your Blogger > Basic> Then change Your Title and Description According to user needs.
Tips For Title:
- Write the title for humans first not for serch Engine crawlers.
- Keep your titles short and informative.
- Your title must indicate your your blog’s niche like “knowledgeshout – ultimate blogging & seo solutions”
- Keep your Title clear with any jargons
- Add your targated keywords in title
- Avoid stoping words like (and,or,no,etc) & avoid symbols (-,&,@,#,etc)
- Make your title catchy to improve CTR.
Tips For Description:
- Your description must be written in descriptive manners
- Add targated keywrods in descriptions
- Avoid jargon and repeatative keywords in description
- Describe your Blog niche briefly in description
- Avoid symbols and stoping words
2- Blog Language Setting
Here you can set your blog’s language. By default, it sets English (United Kingdom)
The Blogger platform supports more than 100 languages, so you can choose the right language according to your blog’s requirements. it may be helpful for your visitors to understand your blog easily.
For example: If your blog posts are written in the Spanish language then you have to set your language as Spanish
3- Blogger Adult Content setting
By default, it is off. if your blog contains any 18+ content then you have to make enable this button
Note: Do not use 18+ content on your blog because in the future you will be get rejected by Google Adsense Program
4- Blogger GoogleAnalytics Setup
Here you have to set up your google analytics account In order to track your user’s behavior
In the “UA” section you have to add your analytics ID
Don’t know how to set up a google analytics account? Don’t worry we have a definitive guide on google analytics setup
5- Blogger Favicon Setup:
UnderGoogle Analytics, you will find a favicon setting
A favicon is a small 16×16 pixel size icon that you can see on your browser’s tab which serves as branding for your website.
Just click on Favicon and upload your 16×16 pixels icon
If you do not have Favicon available then you can create your own favicon by simple visiting any favicon generating site
6- Blogger Privacy Settings:
Here you will find an option “Visible to search engines” so make sure this setting is always allowed because it allows search engine bots to crawl your website
without this permission, no search engine bot can even enter your website.
7- Blogger Publishing & Custom Domain Settings:
You will find domain settings in publishing settings where you can add your custom domain name. In our case, we have knowledgepitch.blogspot.com with the Blogspot extension.
But In the future, you can add your own domain with another extension by using this setting.
You can follow this guide to setup custom domain in Blogspot
8- HTTPS Availability And Redirection Setting:
Ensure both options are checked.
If you want your visitors to access your site over HTTPS, you must enable it.
Major Benefits Of turning of HTTPS Redirection settings
There are mainly three benefits to turning it on
- It helps to check that your visitors opened the correct website or not. and it won’t be redirected to a malicious site.
- It also helps to detect attacker tries if someone wants to hack you or want to steal your data or send any unwanted requests
- It adds encryption in order to make secure surfing over the internet. so it makes it harder for the attackers to listen to your visitors’ conversations, track their activities, or steal their information.
9- Blogger Authors Permissions Setting:
In this setting, you can add a new author or admin for your blog in order to give multiple access to your blog
Click on “Invite more authors” under the permissions option and add the email address of the author you want to invite for your blog.
After that invited author will accept your request via his email address and become the author or admin of your blog
10- Blogger Posts Appearance setting:
In this setting, you can control on how many posts you want to show on your home page
I have set a maximum of 7 posts to appear on the main page, and I recommend you to follow this setting since increasing your posts will reduce site speed, so consider keeping it within 5-7 posts.
under posts Settings, you will also find the Image lightbox option as well so keep this option on.
11- Comments & Moderation Settings in Blogspot:
Comments play a very important role in ranking and SEO. If you do not have a spam filter to filter out your comments, it could negatively impact your blog & rankings as well.
And we all know.
There is currently no spam filter feature available on Blogspot that’s why we must approve each comment manually.
Make sure you also follow the above-mentioned settings
- I have set the location of the comment as embedded because pop-ups and windows-pop-ups always frustrate visitors and leave them with a bad experience
- You should always allow anonymous comments since every anonymous user is not a spammer
- Comment moderation should always be on, because if you catch any spam or bad comments, you can unapprove them
12- Comment Moderation setup in blogspot:
The automatic Recaptcha technology might assist in keeping commenting spam under control so that whenever a suspicious user comments, a captcha is shown to him with a request to fill it out.
the second option for comment message where you can provide value to visitors by defining pre-define message in the comment section
For Example: in my case, I added “if you have any doubt kindly ask here” so you can also add your line in order to catch the user’s attention
13- Configure Comment Notification Email in blogger:
It’s a pretty cool setting for driving decent traffic to your blog. Since this setting deals with email marketing & nowadays email marketing has the highest ROI.
Once you enable it, every time a user is about to comment on your post he will see a “notify with Email address” option below the comment section.
In this way, whenever someone comments on your blog, you will receive a notification, and whenever you answer a user’s question, the user will also receive a notification
It sounds quite interesting
All you need to do is enter your email address along with secret words in the “post using email” section and you’re done
Let me clear you about these settings
- Post Using Email : here you have to setup your email address along with some secret word in order to send or receive emails
- Comment Notification Email: you will be notified on your email address when someone leaves a comment on your blog.
- Pending Comment Notification Emails : This section will show you the users who still have not accepted your invite to receive comment notification emails.
- Invite more people to comment notification emails: This setting enables you to add colleagues’ and co-workers’ emails. You can enter up to 10 email addresses, separated by commas
- Email posts to: This feature helps you to notify your visitors or co-workers. Whenever you publish a new post, an email will be sent to these addresses.
- Pending post notification emails: it Displays the users who haven’t yet accepted your invite to receive post notification emails.
Invite more people to post notifications: Here you can add up to 10 email addresses, separated by a comma.
14-Time Formatting Setting In Blogger:
In this setting, you will be able to set up your blogger time zone setting according to Time zone is GMT Pacific Time
In my case, i set up my time zone according to my location in Pakistan.I would suggest you as well then set up your time zone according to your geographic location
This setting is helpful for formatting how search engines format your content based on the published time and Archive index date.
This time zone setting is also useful for search engine crawlers in order to determine the correct time zone
15- Blogger Meta Tags Settings:
Here is the most important SEO Blogspot (blogger ) setting you can’t ignore these settings
1- What Is Meta Tags (Description):
Let take a Practical Example Go to Google and Search “Knowledge shout” You Will See their website meta description under of website title As I showed you below on the image.
The Description Appear In the Red highlighted Box that is called Meta Description
Tips For Meta Description:
- Make sure the targeted Keyword is present in your Meta description
- The meta description should be written in a polite way (no need to add descriptive information) just describe your website motive and add some of your targeted keywords then publish it
How To Add Meta Description:
- Go to your Blogger (Blogspot account)
- Under the Settings >Under Meta Tags, you will find search Description
- write your meaningful Meta Description on this box
16- Error And Redirects:
What is the custom page not found? Do you have an idea about a custom page?
Let me clear your concept regarding the custom page not found.
Suppose you wrote a blog post and for some reason, the post is no longer available on your blog.
so, whenever users click on that link they will found (404 error) it will negatively impact your site and the user will bounce back from your website.
When users bounce back your ranking will automatically decrease for that purpose Custom page not found is a very major SEO setting most of the bloggers to ignore it.
So, what kind of code should you add on my custom Page not found box?
<a href =”your homepoage url” target=”_blank”> Error 4o4 Page Not Found </a> <p> Currently this page is unavailble <a href =”your home URL” target=”_blank”> Home Pasge </a>
Just copy this above-given code replace it with your URL (your home page URL) and click on save changes. It’s done
17- Crawlers And Indexing:
Another essential setting is Robots.txt
it is simply a file which deals with the search engine’s crawler. Whenever crawlers read your website the robots.txt file allows those crawlers to read which part of your website.
This is the Important Part of Blogger SEO. If You Done Wrong, then Your Scan might be is rejected by the crawlers.
By using this feature, You can Disallow Search engines to Crawl Your Website, And, if you want to use it, then Copy the Below given Code and Paste it in Custom Robots.txt.
Code:User-agent: Mediapartners-Google Disallow:
Paste Your website Link Under “https://www. Example.com” and press the Save changes button.
18- Custom Robot Header.Txt:
It’s also considered as the most important SEO setting If you ignore these settings the rest of the settings are nothing.
This will help a lot if you Do this Correct.
How to insert these Header tags?
I have provided you with the image below check it out and do not change it by yourself.
Home Page:- Option, tick “All” means You Allow Search engines to Fully Index Your blog Homepage.
Archive & Pages:- Option, You need to Select (no index) and (no archive) because We Did not allow Search engines to index. Because The link of the Article of Archive or Search Pages is different From the Original Article link.
Default Post and Pages:- Here Click On All and then click on to Save Settings button. Now All Option is Done in Custom Robots Header Tags.
19-General (user Setting):
The last Blogspot SEO setting is a user setting It is not the most important as other settings.
Users should just provide their own (owner) details like name, email, and contact info, etc.
I recommended you add these settings and make them more attractive for users.
Just click on edit post and write your personal information on it.
So here is the end of this blogpost
Now turn toward the posting SEO section. This section is as important as the settings section is important
20- Blogspot Posting Section SEO Settings:
As you can see Blogspot posting section SEO settings on the above screenshots. so let evaluate these settings one by one.
21- Importance Of Labels In Blogging:
This most important setting of Blogspot without this setting your user experience may lose as well as the Search engine also through Breadcrumbs Error
Labels help you to make categories for your post as you can see in the above image this Blogspot post is related to SEO and blogging that’s why I add a label here SEO, Blogging.
I recommended you Add labels related to your post it also helps search engines to crawl your site in category wise and it also helps users to find related topics
22- Permalink Setting:
Permalinks are the URL of your post that appears after it has been published post.
Tips for Optimize Blogger Post URL (permalinks) :
- URL of your post must be short and easy to understand
- Avoid using breaking/stopping words like “and”, “our”, “to” in permalinks
- Avoid making Lengthy URLs keep URL short.
- Add your targeted keyword on your post’s URL as well
23- Search Description :
As the Name showing here “Description” means to describe your post and tell search engines about the post
In order to write SEO-friendly descriptions, make them concise and meaningful.
Improve your search CTR by adding attractive words to your description box Avoid stuffing your description with keywords, just describe your post in a few words
Note: Some time this description as known as “META Description Of Post”
24- Option Setting:
Here is the most important setting of SEO is options settings. Most of the bloggers don’t discuss this setting
Make sure to set your option settings as I have done for my Blog. I have shared the option setting screenshot above
Under The Compose Mode:
Make sure you have checked to show Html Literally. it will help search engines crawl to crawl and index your site easily
Under Line Breaks Tab:
Make sure you have checked “Press “Enter” for line breaks” This removes all
tags from your HTML side and makes coding easier to read for crawlers
Custom Robots Tags:
Make sure this Setting is checked as default.
Also Check Out: How To Add Email Popup In Blogger For Free
I hope I have cleared all the advanced Blogspot SEO settings. If you feel that I missed anything please let me know in the comment section leave a comment below for your questions and for my feedback 🙂
My Self Abdul Rafay Qazi a Blogging Scientist. I am a Full-Time Blogger with robust Skills of Affiliate Marketing, WordPress, SEO & Social Media Marketing. I am here To Encourage New Blogger Aspirants And Help Them To Earn Their First Dollar $ From Online.