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... -->

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):

with the following code:

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

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" />

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.

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