May 31, 2011

SEO Friendly Blogger Page Title

Looking for a quick fix that will improve your rankings? Take a look at your blogger title tags. A title tag is the line of text that is normally displayed at the top of the browser window. Title tags are arguably the most important SEO tags for any blog.

title tag SEO blogger
For most search engines, the maximum length of a title tag to be displayed is between 60-75 characters. If your title tag is over 75 characters, your title will be cut off around 75 characters on the search results page.

In my mind, the title tag is so vital to the success of your SEO that I advocate rigorous testing of tags to find which ones work and which don't. Once you've found a winner, you should implement a title tag formula that everyone who touches SEO on your website can follow. Benefits of an SEO title tag for your blogger title

Display some HTML elements only on home page

Sometimes it's usefult to display some page elements only on home page and not on each single post. To do it, you have to use Blogger <b:if> statement, adding the following code on your Blogger template:

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != "item"'>
<!-- ... HTML code if you want to display only on home page here... -->
</b:if&gt

In this way, if the current page isn't an "item" page (but for example it's your home page) , will be displayed all code within <b:if> tag.

Page title and meta tag description

For a better indexing of your blog on Google I suggest you to make these simple changes on your template. Change this line (blog title):
<title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title>

with the following code:

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != "item"'>
<title>My site | This is a short description</title>
<b:else/>
<title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title>
</b:if>

and add Meta tag description below the previous <b:if> statement.

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != "item"'>
<meta name="Description" content="Add here a short description of your site" />
</b:if>

For example: "SEOmoz is the most popular provider of SEO software. Our easy to use tools and tutorials make search engine optimization accessible to everyone.", so when someone looking for SEOmoz on Google, search results display the following description:
title tag SEO on SEOmoz

SEOmoz on Google


Finished! Now you have an SEO friendly page title.

Remove URL With Blocking Not Required

Google announced on the Webmaster blog that they have removed a requirement for removing URLs via Google Webmaster Tools.

Google no longer requires you to block access to the URL you want to remove from Google prior to submitted the URL removal request. Google said they have eliminated “the requirement that the webpage’s URL must first be blocked by a site owner before the page can be removed from Google’s search results.” Why did Google drop this requirement? Simply because since you have already validated and verified you are the owner of the site, Google felt it was redundant to require you to block the URL to prove again you are the site owner. Google explained:

You’ve already verified ownership of the site, we can eliminate this requirement to make it easier for you, as the site owner, to remove unwanted pages (e.g. pages accidentally made public) from Google’s search results.

Please note, these URL removals are only temporary and last 90-days. If you want the URLs and pages to never show in Google, you need to permanently remove them by 404ing the page or blocking them via robots.txt file or a noindex meta tag.

May 30, 2011

The Matt Cutts Debunking Flowchart

I’ve got a long-standing promise to Google’s Matt Cutts that I’d one day do a flowchart to illustrate his decision process about when he decides to debunk some crazy allegation against Google. With a bumper crop of debunking going on by Matt, it’s time to deliver on that promise. Below, the Matt Cutts Debunking Flowchart:


Dubbed “The Greenspan Of Google” by Businessweek recently, Matt’s officially the head of Google’s web spam fighting team. Unofficially, he serves as Google number one fire putter outer. For years, he’s debunked claims against Google, or at least tried to communicate the Google view, outside of Google’s regular PR channels.

Seriously, it’s been a pretty nutty week of crazy accusations leveled against Google. I won’t go into them, because I have my own flowchart of whether something is substantial enough to warrant investigation. If so, we dig into it. If not, we save our energy, grab some popcorn and watch Matt play PR damage control.

May 25, 2011

Fluid Blogger Template


WordPress Theme converted to make it available as Blogger templates is now an old story, here is something different: We have one of the Most Popular Free Tumblr Theme Fluid, and this Tumblr theme is now available as a Blogger Template. Asker of Blogger Themes has done a sleek job of doing the hard part of Coding the entire layout. The Original Tumblr theme is designed by metalab and released as a free tumblr theme and we are re-releasing it with Credits to MetaLab for the tumblr design which made it possible for the blogger template/ theme for Bloggers.

Customisation

  1. Completely widgetised blogger template.
  2. Best Suited for Personal blogs and Photo Blogs.
  3. Professional Bloggers can make it SEO Compatible blogger template.
  4. Fix Undefined Date Problem in Blogger Template while installing the the theme: Login to Dashboard > Layout > Settings > Formatting > Select Date Stamp and Save.

May 10, 2011

MoneyBlog Blogger Template

Template Details :
Platform Type Blogger / Blogspot
Template Name Young Business
Instructions URL How to use this template
Template AuthorBuy My Themes
DesignerWpThemesFree
Features2 column, Right Sidebar, Ads Ready, widget ready, share buttons, simple, Blue, White.
DescriptionsYoung Business is free blogger templates with categories business themes, very good for blog related about business, economy, loan and more. White and blue is main color for this blogger templates, very minimalist and fast on browser.