how to Optimize Your Blogger Blog SEO and rank well
in our previous article, we discussed how to start a blog using blogger for free. Great for that achievement, the next step to take is making sure your friends and new fans are able to find your contents when they are looking for it through search engines which yahoo, google just a few are among them.
in this case, you need to take steps that will help search engine to find your contents and this is referred to as search engine optimization. there are several things that need to be done which some of them include Content optimization, keyword research, doing SEO both on the page and of page SEO, generating high-quality rich contents, among others.
so this articles we are going to take you through Basic steps for Optimizing Your Blogger Blog, please note SEO is not a one-time thing it continuous and you need to find the best way that will work for you.
as you know there is no need to create articles that don’t have someone to read so it is a key factor to consider creating contents that someone will enjoy reading, hence they will always come back to check updates and of course share it with friends and by so you will be established.
more so if you are looking to generate earning then high-quality articles are a key role to consider because you can be sure no one will enjoy reading copy pasted articles because of course, they are looking for new and improved ideas and guess what? Google also loves unique and rich contents and you will be ranked well.
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so what are these steps to be taken?
so after you have created your blog, now it’s time to optimize it for more search engine visibility and increase user experience. This is a one time process as opposed to what I have said above since it involves website settings but overall website SEO is continuous
Just navigate to the left side of your dashboard and click on the option that reads “Settings, ” and you can optimize your site as shown below:
after that, we need to Add a description to your blog
Adding a blog description to your blogger blog helps your readers and search engines know what your blog is all about & you do that selecting the basic settings option under the main “settings panel.”
Check our next article how to write an effective meta description in our next article.
After that, we need to Optimizing your post section of the blogger blog
This tactic will help optimize your homepage and how things will look like in your single post.
These settings are much basic and you can do it by yourself, but in case you have any issues, then you can contact us and we will be happy to create Awesome website for you and do all key things needed, starting from domain, hosting, Logo and so much more
Optimizing your blog for SEO
I won’t repeat myself about this as I discussed it above and I hope you have a great overview of what it means.
to do this, still, on that section, you can optimize your blog for search engines. check image below.
- Meta tags: in this part, you will need to write a good summary of your blog. This is important as it will appear on search engines and it will be the main reason why readers will choose to visit your blog.
- Custom page not found: Again when people land on your website via a URL that does no longer exists, you need to inform them by setting a message to notify them. But you need to have a basic understanding of HTML but if you don’t have you can leave it blank or you can contact RushPrime they are expert in that and they will help.
- Custom redirects: If you happen to delete page or post, or the link is the wrong URL hence it doesn’t exist, you can use this option to redirect all this to a single page/post.
Editing The Theme And Layout
as we stated in our previous article you can change your theme as well customize and in this section, we will be editing the layout of our blogger theme/template.
Thank Blogger as it has a range of free templates/themes that we can choose from, also there are other free themes available and I recommend using Sora Template, I really love their Designs and there are both Free and paid. But, if you want a different blog template you can download from Google search or any other source.
However, for this tutorial, we will go with the default blogger template that we choose while creating our blog.
1. How to Add a logo
normally a logo is what defines your brand identity. Blogger.com is a great platform as it allows you to set a custom logo for your blog. Since you are getting started you need to get a good logo design or you can hire RushPrime can create a Great and eye-catching logo or you can create by your own using a free tool like Canva.
After that, navigate to layout option and select “edit” link in the header box. you will see various options to set a logo, choose a custom image to upload your logo.
Adding a custom gadget on blogger
Gadgets or rather Widget are tiny pre-made code snippets that help add various functionality on to your blog.
You can use these to add social media buttons, a search option, contact form, visitor stats, and so much more.
To add a custom Wiget on blogger, you just need to select “layout” option, and you will find small hyperlinks that read “add a gadget.” Clicking on those will open default blogger gadgets, and you can choose which one to add.
With this, you have set up a professional blog for free on Blogger.com. All you need to do next is to write posts and pages that drive traffic to your blog.
hoops we are done check our next Tutorial on how to make money using your blogger(blog) in our next article. Hope you enjoyed our tutorial. You can also watch our video how to do it here above: