Thursday, March 12, 2009

Adjust Blogger Title Tags to Improve SEO

This Blogger tutorial explains how to improve search engine optimization (SEO) of your Blogger blog (Blogspot blog) by optimizing your post title tags for search engines like Google and Yahoo. How to improve search engine results by optimizing post title tags.

By default your Blogger blog (Blogspot blog) does not have search engine optimised title tags. This puts your blog at a disadvantage compared to other blogs that have inbuilt SEO or enhanced SEO modules as these sites are likely to be placed more highly in search engine results.

The title tags of your blog are ordered by blog name first followed by the title of the post. This is not ideal for popular search engines like Google and Yahoo which give more importance to the first words of a title. By way of example take a look at how the title tags of this blog were viewed in a browser before any SEO. Note the order of the tags: Blog Name | Post Name.

How Blogger Title Tags are viewed in an IE browser

When this site was first indexed by Google this is the search engine results this site received. Note how the blog name is first in all the results.

Search engine result for blogknowhow.blogspot.com before the tweak

Fortunately there is a simple tweak to your template which can rectify this problem. By simply reversing the position of the blog name and page title significant improvement can be gained in search engine results. See the difference in the example below:

How Your Blogger Title Tags are viewed in your browser with change

Follow the step by step guide below to achieve higher rankings in search engine results.

Tweak of Title Tags for New Blogger (beta) Blogs

1. Login to your blog at Blogger.com and navigate to Design > Edit HTML

2. Backup your template by downloading it to your computer. This will ensure that you can upload your template before these changes in case of problems.

3. Replace the following line of code (about 5-10 lines from the top):

<title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title>


with (highlight code, Ctrl + C to copy)

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<title><data:blog.pageName/> |
<data:blog.title/></title>
<b:else/>
<title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title>
</b:if>

4. Click on Save Template and then View Blog. Navigate to an individual post. You will see that your page title is now first followed by your blog title. A pipe symbol separates the two.


Below is an example of the change in search engine results since the tweak was implemented for this site. Since optimising for search engine friendly page titles there has been a significant improvement in traffic accessing the site. This didn't happen right away but if you too implement this page title tweak and continue to deliver quality content you are on your way toward higher search engine rankings.

Blog Know How Search Engine Results in Google with Title Tags Tweaked

Troubleshooting
Several readers have reported issues with the line:

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>


If you experience problems try inserting this line instead which works on many blogs. Ensure you have double quote marks around item followed by a single quote mark:

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>


For more on this please read the comments section.

UPDATE
Due to the number of readers experiencing problems with their browsers reading this post I have created a PDF file of this article which is free to download

This Blogger tutorial (Blogspot tutorial) has discussed how to adapt the title tags of a Blogger (Blogspot) blog to improve search engine optimization (SEO) by Google,Yahoo and other search engines.

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146 comments:

FriendlyOne said...

I had no problems adding this code to my template. Now getting titles showing up properly in Google.

The Wizz said...

Good one. Glad to hear this tweak worked for you. Good luck with getting increased site traffic

Grunf said...

I have gotten the following problem:

TEMPLATE ERROR: LHS of numeric is null before 26 in data:blog.pageType == item

What am i doing wrong ?

The Wizz said...

What template are you using? Are you using a standard Blogger template or a customised one?

Grunf said...

To be perfectly honest i do not remember any more. It was one of the proposed ones, with added google analytics, and couple of metadata for SEOs.

My blog is dpstudent.blogspot.com, and here is my email: alangraf911@gmail.com, please contact me an i will send you my template.

The Wizz said...

I have had a look at your site and can't see any obvious reason why this tweak wouldn't be working. I have tested it with the Minima Black Template which is what you are using by the looks and it works without a hitch. You can send me a copy of your template if you like and I'll have a closer look for you. I have emailed you this message too.

Grunf said...

the problem appears to be with the line:

if cond='data:blog.pageType == item

is it possible due to fact that i have multiple blogs per page that it does not function, or due to the fact that i have to enable in settings ?

Since when i comment out the condition it works

Grunf said...

Finally found out what was wrong. I did not put quotes around item:

I had:

b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == item'

what i should have had was:

b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'

Now works like a charm.
Thank you

The Wizz said...

Glad to hear you resolved the problem. Isn't it funny how one a set of single quotes or double quotes can make such a difference. XML is pretty sensitve to that stuff! Good luck with your blog. Photos look great by the way. I enjoyed my visit to your site!

Marky said...

Thanks for this code! I had the same problem with Grunf but also used the solution he gave! You are both amazing! Thanks.

The Wizz said...

Marky thanks for this report. I have updated the article to include this suggestion under troubleshooting. Nice to have you aboard!

Cascia said...

Now I got this message:
TEMPLATE ERROR: Unknown runtime binding: else in widget TEMPLATE ERROR: LHS of numeric is null before 26 in data:blog.pageType == itemTEMPLATE ERROR: LHS of numeric is null before 46 in data:blog.url == http://www.thehealthymoms.net

Help!!

The Wizz said...

Hi Cascia. I have had a good look at your template and even downloaded it to make sure it is working Ok. No problem on a clean install with both title tags and meta tags. I see you have added keywords to your template so I am wondering if your problem is partially fixed. Sing out if it is not. I will email this to you as well.

Also you can email me your template if you still have a problem

SMS Harsha said...

thanks a lot wizz...these are very helpful..

Grunf - I got the same error but ur fix worked for me too :)

Please let me know your comments on http://harrypcplanet.blogspot.com/ and kindly help me how I can improve traffic

The Wizz said...

Thanks SMS Harsha. I took a look at your blog and see it is fairly new. Posting frequently is one way to build traffic and create a community. Take a look at my article 10 Tips to Build Site Traffic for a Blogspot Blog for more help

allsoftware2u said...

Thanks...Its awesome.Look my site,its really working after i repair it a little bit using Grunf tips.
[ http://software2grab.blogspot.com ]
[ http://tradeforex2tp.blogspot.com ]

modified from,

b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == item'

To,

b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"

The Wizz said...

Great I'm glad you got it to work. I have a number of blogs and have never had an issue with original code I posted.

I have already added some more information to troubleshooting based on feedback from readers. The code for the problem line is:
b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'

Don't forget the single quote mark at the end.

PS I visited your blog and left a comment for you.

Geek said...

Happened to visit this link and thought of giving the tip a try. Let's see if that does any good to the rankings - no harm in trying, though. Thanks for the tip! I'll go through your other articles to see how they suit me :-)

In case you can manage to have a look at Geek Explains then please let me know if you see any other SEO-related changes which are important and still missing on it. Thanks again!

interimjustia said...

Well i just added it and i hope it will work. Thanks for your help.

The Wizz said...

Let me know how you get on interimjustia. You are likely to see a big difference once Google gets you indexed properly

The Wizz said...

Gee. I had a look at your blog. I see you have the title tags working. One area that you might look at is adding a breadcrumb for an SEO boost. I will be posting about this shortly

Christie said...

Thanks for your post. When I tried it I no longer had use of the "Page Elements" option in Blogger, which I do like to use. Is there a way around that?

The Wizz said...

Hi Christie. I see your title tags are working properly with a standard Minima Black template. There is no reason why this tweak to title tags should affect Page Elements. What sometimes happens with Blogger (a glitch in Blogger I think) is that Page Elements doesn't load properly even when you refresh, it only partially loads. Did you have this problem? I find the best way to correct this situation is to sign out and sign back in again. Next time you go to Page Elements it loads without a hitch. This may have happened to you. Any further problems let me know. Happy for you to email me your template if necessary.

By the way I see you use pretty long titles so your permalinks are not optimized for SEO. I would suggest you take a look at my article on permalinks

gangsTa.bloggeR said...

thanks a LOT man, you dont know how much you'd helped me.


Great blog

The Wizz said...

Thanks for dropping by gangsTa.bloggeR. Hope you have bookmarked this blog and will call back soon! I would be interested to hear how much difference changing your title tags makes to your blog

Hamidur said...

I am using google webmaster tools for some time. But from last few weeks it is showing "Missing title tags" in HTML suggestions. And the number of Missing Title Tags pages is increasing day by day. Can you please inform me how to resolve these? i have some other problems like Duplicate meta descriptions and Duplicate title tags.

My blog is: http://wirelessbangladesh.blogspot.com/

The Wizz said...

I'm not entirely sure as sounds like you have multiple problems. For duplicate titles and descriptions issues take a look at this post
by Cranked Me

Hamidur said...

Thanks for duplicate titles and description solutions. Please inform me is there any way to solve "Missing title tags" problem?

The Wizz said...

Hamidur suggest you post a query on Webmaster Tools help

Mark A. Cohen said...

I added the text exactly as shown and this failed for me. I don't understand the ampersands such as "ampersandquot...semi-colon...item...ampersand...quot...semi... please post the exact text to enter for the edit...
...then, what's it supposed to look like afterward?

Thanks.

The Wizz said...

Mark unfortunately the comments section here does not handle this code well so it would be best for me to email it to you. If you don't want to post your email address on this blog and I can understand why you might not want to then you could join my email subscribers and I will get your email address from there and email you the info.

Equity Analytics said...

I get this error message

Error interpreting blog template
LHS of numeric is null before 26 in data:blog.pageType == item

tried with "item"'but not working.

wish someone could help me

www.srilankaequity.com
sriventure@mail.com

Basra said...

I have gotten the following problem:

TEMPLATE ERROR: LHS of numeric is null before 26 in data:blog.pageType == item

after reading comment i modified from,

b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == item'

To,

b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"

now working fine but not opening in internet explorer,,,,,

what was i done wrong ?


http://wellcome2pakistan.blogspot.com/


this is my blogg....

e mail address is

bestbouy@gmail.com

i will be very thank full to U if u reply me via E-mail.....

thanks

The Wizz said...

Equity Analytics I have emailed you the code. Come back to me if you have any further problems

The Wizz said...

Basra I have emailed you the solution. Come back to me if you have any further problems

Afandi said...

The Wizz,

I face the same problem as Equity Analytics & Basra.

Error code;

Error interpreting blog template
LHS of numeric is null before 26 in data:blog.pageType == item

May you help please?

my email.
nafandi@gmail.com

Thanks

The Wizz said...

Afandi I have emailed you the code

sami said...

its working for me thanks
sami

The Wizz said...

Thanks for letting me know sami that it is working for you. I will email the code to anyone who is experiencing problems

Arms said...

i was just wondering is it normal for a two day old blog not in google search?
my blog is http://armsmusicbox.blogspot.com/

The Wizz said...

Arms I see your home page is now listed in Google. In my experience with new blogs you need to have posted around 10 posts before Google really starts to index. Often listing in Google can take about a month.

Getting listed in a few blog directories is a good idea as one of the main ways that Google decides whether your blog is worth indexing is whether there are any other sites linking to yours.

Presentit said...

TEMPLATE ERROR: LHS of numeric is null before 26 in data:blog.pageType == item
seems to be a common error for the code you have suggested. It was fixed after I restored it back to the previous version.
Was this code written before the Blogspot guys made major changes to their Platform? It would be much appreciated if you could please post the solution for this code. I have made major changes to the template to make it look like a website.

I also saw your post where you have mentioned of typing seperate meta-tag code for each page.
is there any way to include meta-tags in the post body? http://presentit.blogspot.com and http://presentit-services.blogspot.com are the two blogs customized for specific needs, it would help a lot of people who visit this page, if you update the article and include resolution for this issue.

Aravind Parvatikar (aravind.parvatikar@gmail.com)
Presentit PowerPoint Services: http: presentit.blogspot.com

The Wizz said...

Presentit I have emailed you. If your blog is fairly new there is no issue however you may strike problems with older blogs. I have tried to resolve the browser issue not displaying code correctly but it remains problematic. Try using Internet Explorer as your browser as this displays correctly

Rafay Baloch said...

Hi ,wen i change the code just nothing changes
Please help me
my blog is http://rafayhackingarticle.blogspot.com
Mail me to abdulrafay_789@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi budy wen i change The code,This format apperars
h1 tag Post title|Site title /h1 tag
please have a look at my source
http://rafayhackingarticles.blogspot.com

Angel said...

Hello,

I have the problem of EMPLATE ERROR: LHS of numeric is null before 26 in (link), in the four links I inserted, each with a different URL. My template doesn't like it when I change links?

I know nothing of it. My blog has no entries yet. If you can help me please e-mail me privately?

Thanks

Angel

The Wizz said...

Hi Angel. Can't see you profile - you will have to enable it first thanks. In the meantime try copying the code from the PDF file that is free to download. If you are still getting errors then please by all means come back to me

Rafay Baloch said...

hey wiz i just cant help it,I have tried this hack a couple of times,But it shows in this format
h1 tag post title|Blog title h1 tags ,H1 tags become visible,After i added meta tags and titles for ever y post manually ,but still goolge shows my resuts like this
http://www.google.com.pk/search?hl=en&q=HOw+to+remove+msn+virus&start=30&sa=N
http://rafayhackingarticles.blogspot.com
Please help
Regards
rafay baloch

The Wizz said...

Rafay I will email you so I can take a look at your template

wan9697 said...

TEMPLATE ERROR: LHS of numeric is null before 26 in data:blog.pageType == item

i face this problem.May you help please?

this my email wan9697@gmail.com

The Wizz said...

Hi wan9697 I have emailed you some help on this error

Raj Vitthalpura said...

oh

thank you i do it
visit http://frombollywood.blogspot.com

The Wizz said...

Thanks Raj. Congratulations. Hope you see a big improvement in your Blogger traffic

trends said...

Hi,
I just used the codes provided by you to adjust Blogger Title Tags to Improve SEO in my blog http://result-trends247.blogspot.com as the blog title was comming in the search then the article title I was not getting any proper result. Let's see your suggestion works.

Thanks

The Wizz said...

Hi Trends. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at what a difference this tweak makes. I would be interested to hear how you get on. Thanks for dropping in.

JOHEALTHYDIET said...

Hello
I tried that several times, it didn't work. That line is not changing when I tried to save the template you mentioned, I failed

I changed template, but unfortunately each time I tried to save the template, the line is not saving and not changing to:"item"'>
, and I didn't get the result when I click on any post,
my blog: http:johealthydiet.blogspot.com
the template: Rounders Four created by Douglas Bowman
Thank you for your help

The Wizz said...

Johealthydiet I have emailed you.

Tech Priest said...

Works like a charms
great post

The Wizz said...

Wow! Tech Priest more feedback. That's great! Love to hear that this blog is helping you

NIMISH said...

thanks man!
i changed the title to make it search engine friendly
Also the permalink thing was awesome
thanks for the info mate

My Site : http://www.moviebie.com

Tc
Have a nice day

The Wizz said...

Hello Nimish. Good luck getting increased traffic using these tweaks. I'm sure these will make a difference!

Mike said...

Wizz,

Tried to change & got this error message...

template error:lhs of numeric is null before 26 in data:blog.page type==item

please help!

Thanks, Mike

Mike Lebreck said...

Wizz,

I got my problem solved!

thanks, Mike

The Wizz said...

All good Mike!

FOSS said...

It sounds so easy, but it didn't work for me. I didn't have an error message and i changed the quotes. Looks like it should have worked, but it didn't. Ple-eas help!
http://www.friendsofstrettonschool.info/

The Wizz said...

Hi FOSS happy to take a look at your template for you if necessary. Couldn't access your blog as private. Join my email subscribers or leave your email here and I will get in touch

Shazbot said...

The problem lies with the guide listing the quotes enclosing "item" with "&ampquot;". Simply replace &ampquot; with quotation marks.

I learned this due to Grunf and Wizz's exchange of comments. I hope this helps everyone!

(Wizz, you might want to change &ampquot; with quotes in your guide above. Thanks man! After following Grunf, your technique worked like a charm!)

The Wizz said...

Oh if only it were that simple Shazbot! The trouble is that internet browsers read code differently. Browsers like Firefox are less able to cope with quotation marks particularly single ones whereas anyone reading this article with Internet Explorer will have no trouble. I am still looking for a work around for this issue but html entities like these create problems.

Glad to hear you got your title tags working in the end!

vinyl floor tiles said...

this mesage after put the metatags.

This blog is currently under review due to possible Blogger Terms of Service violations.

If you're a regular reader of this blog and are confident that the content is appropriate, feel free to click "Proceed" to proceed to the blog. We apologize for the inconvenience.

If you're an author of this blog, please follow the instructions on your dashboard for removing this warning page.

why??

The Wizz said...

Vinyl floor tiles the tags themselves won't have created the problem as you are simply changing the order of what is already there. As I said under meta tags the problem lies with something in your content. Take a good look at Blogger Terms of Service to see what is causing this.

Raj said...

Thanx For the tips i liked them it works for me
But still i have only 1 visitor can you help me out how to increase visitors???
Please

justingillphoto.com said...

Hi very useful blog.

I've been trying this particular trick, but I seem to have no luck. It displays the tags rather than the titles.

www.justingillphoto.com/blog

Raj said...

your post helped me but still i am not getting visitors?????
Please help me

The Wizz said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Raj said...

thankx for replyin
but i didnt get u are u tryin to say that i should change my blog title??

The Wizz said...

Hi Raj. Thanks for your query about blog traffic. I notice your blog topic is software. Thats a very wide topic to cover. Ask yourself why would anyone come to my blog. I suggest that the traffic issue may be a blog topic issue. Have you thought to narrow the focus?

Leolaporte said...

it did work like a charm for some of my blogs but did not work at all for others , Please help me , I will send you my templates if you want to have a look at them here is my email cbt.cbt@gmail.com thank you

Raj said...

wat is the meaning of blog topic issue
hey what do u mean by narrowing the focus
also my friend has a same blog on softwares and he is gettin ample of visitors but i am not and also my and his posts are the same but then to he is gettin and i m not
and also do new sites take time to come on google search
i msorry if i disturbing you by asking to many questions but there no one else who helps beginers like us

The Wizz said...

Hi Justin Gill Photo checked out your blog and I see your title tags are working. Good on you.

Your Teacher said...

He he. I just tweaked my blog.

Thanks!

justingillphoto.com said...

Yes, I realized different code syntax is required, depending on whether your blog is hosted on blogger or on your site via FTP.

The Wizz said...

Raj happy to answer your questions where I can. What I mean is that software is a very wide topic to be covering in your blog so I am wondering what kind of search terms a visitor would need to enter to find your blog. How will you get to the first couple of pages on Google for instance? The wider your topic the more difficult this is. Basically in my view it is better to be in a big fish in a smaller pond than a small fish in a big pond.

I would strongly advise you not to copy another blog as duplicate content can lead to problems with search engines. If you are going to pool resources with your friend wouldn't it be easier to have several blogs and both contribute to them and split any earnings?

It certainly does take time for Google to index new blogs. In my experience you need to have posted at least 10 to 12 articles to prompt some kind of quick action from Google. If you have links to your blog this helps too.

The Wizz said...

Hope you get a good increase in your traffic Your Teacher

The Wizz said...

Justin it would be great to hear exactly how you resolved this issue.

Raj said...

thanx a lot wizz i shall keep your tips in mind

The Wizz said...

Raj you're welcome. How are you going with your with your issue with letter spacing?

Anonymous said...

http://diabeteswebsite.blogspot.com/

Raj said...

sry to reply after a long time
i had my studies
wat is letter spacing???
and still after uploading my site on google webmaster no such improvement is there in the visitors
This is my friends site:www.softwares2downloadfree.blogspot.com
he has around 200 visitors but i m still stuck
i hav read almost all your articles and implemented them where i could but i havent found any such increment!!!

The Wizz said...

Hi Raj. If you think the SEO tweaks you have done to improve your blog aren't working maybe it would be best to remove them. It is a fine balancing act sometimes to get the mix just right. One of the best ways that Google will send visitors your way is to name your blog to included keywords. You friend has quite a few keywords in the blog name such as download free and softwares. I suspect this will be contributing largely to numbers. Also have you checked out any difference in the way you are tagging each article. Are you using enough keywords in your tags that correspond to likely search terms for instance?

Travis Alexander said...

Thank you so much, this worked great!

Tokabaut said...

Thanks a lot...the tutorial works for me. Good Luck!!=)

http://tokabaut.blogspot.com/

hire asp.net developer said...

thanks for the information

Amit Gupta said...

thanx a lot ...i will keep your tips in mind

http://learnmicrosoftbi.blogspot.com/

playerkhan said...

awesome just applied this hack :) working smoothly not to mentioning i got an error but fixed it by replacing this line



with



as written in the post

thank you

yatra said...

great job

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Mehr said...

I applied your code but my blog title is still showing first.. i am using revolution red template and my blog is www.solution4all.blogspot.com

Osman said...

I have entered the code and save without problems but when I check the search results in Google and Yahoo Search Engine, I see no changes. How long will it take for it to work? Thank you very much for this useful guide.

The Wizz said...

Mehr I took a look at the indexing in Google of your blog and the titles are showing up first so looks like problem fixed. I suspect you might not have given Google enough time to reindex before leaving this comment.

The Wizz said...

Hi Osman. The title tags take a little while for Google to reindex your articles to reflect the changes. I did notice that you have global meta tags which means that every article is being indexed with the same description. This will work against SEO of your Blogger blog. Please refer to my article on How to Create Meta Tags for a Blogger Blog. Good luck!

Quibids Writer said...

Very helpful. I could get the right order now. I also included metatags after getting to know about them on your blog (sorry, I am not really that much into this stuff, but quite a lot into writing, so thought I'll give blogging and learning about those a try!)

I hope I can get more traffic to my blog now. I primarily have just 1 keyword though which visitors come to my blog, and I would really like to have other sources. I hope your tips help. Will keep you posted :)

Oh and I had the same problem with the update: had to use "item" instead of just item.

Gotcha Man said...

Wizz it does not seem to work with my template, no errors or anything just plain nothingness...Please Assist
http://dietfryit.blogspot.com
Template: Signal

Gotcha Man said...

Whizz i'm still waiting on ur help bro!

The Wizz said...

Took a look at your blog Gotcha Man. Cant see anything obvious why it is not working. Let me know your email and I will take a look

Gotcha Man said...

hey whizz

my apologies it is working, however my blog is still not being indexed on search engines...i have read all of your posts regarding SEO, is this perhaps something that you can assist with please?

Azmoeth said...

hello, nice articles you have here, very useful for a blogger beginer like me!

I've used 2 of your recommended SEOs, this title tag and that keyword tag.

what do you think if I use all of your SEO advices on my amazon affiliate blogspot? will blogger let me do it?

thanks a lot.

The Wizz said...

Azmoeth. I don't think there will be a problem with Blogger letting you do it. It is more about whether implementing SEO on your blog helps your blog get more traffic. You will need to weigh that up for yourself. I personally like to have my own wording in Google search engine results rather than leaving it to Google. I also like to set my own keywords to funnel traffic on my blogs

Shrey said...

hey wizz i m also facing this problem LHS of numeric is null before 26 in data:blog.pageType == item please help me my email is tiwari.akhilesh09oct@gmail.com and blog is http://kumar-vishwas.blogspot.com please help me out.

The Wizz said...

Shrey tried to email but your email address isn't working. Make sure you have double quote marks around item followed by a single quote mark eg "item"'
If you still have problems come back to me. good luck

The Wizz said...

Gotchaman I tried to find your blog and it is private. If you want your blog to be indexed by search engines you must make it public by going to Settings and answering yes to adding blog to search listings. Make sure you save your changes. Hope this helps.

Games und Gadgets said...

Thank you very much, worked fine for me :)

Anonymous said...

really this is very good article but one thing I can not understand that in the codeline word "item" what i write in it number of pages or Number of posts. Please suggest me thanks

The Wizz said...

Anonymous I am sorry I don't understand your question. You can use either line with item in it. Which one works will depend on the Blogger template you use. You do not have to add anything else about the number of pages or posts.

HulkAndrei said...

this affects existing posts or just new ones

Jack Smith said...

Thanks a bunch!

I hope the tweak works!

I did have to use the alternate (below) line, and it works great now.




Gonna go through your blog for other Blogger SEO tweaks! :)

I've had the blog a couple months now, ( InvisibleCrackPipe.Blogspot.Com ) and was receiving tons of traffic, about 30,000 hits a month! But then, suddenly last week, it's like Google throttled my page way back, and now I'm back to just a couple hundred hits a day. Very strange!

Thanks again!

The Wizz said...

Hi Jack. Thanks for your interest in my blog. I had a look at your blog and it looks great. I am wondering if the loss of traffic is about changes in popularity of some keyword you have used in your blog. I suggest you get Google Analytics asap and also check your stats to see what keywords are being used to access your blog. Is all the traffic on one blog post or is it spread out over various blogs. Arm yourself with this kind of information and it will help you tailor your content to pick up traffic again. Obviously you are writing about what people wanna read cos you got that kind of traffic in the beginning. Also keep regularly posting. Google loves this. Good luck!

The Wizz said...

Hello HulkAndrei. With new posts you will get the benefit straight away. Older ones will take time as Google will need to reindex your posts. I can't say exactly how long this will be as Google has its own time frame for a lot of these things. Rest assured though that once your articles are being properly indexed by Google you will get increased traffic.

Ugo.jar said...

hi. Wonderful post here. I have a problem though. I have done exactly as you said. While it is not returning any error, my title tags are still appearing as before i.e blog name: post name. There has been no change just like it's supposed to. Please what could be wrong?

mixtapekid45 said...

please help i have a HS of numeric is null before 55 in data:blog.url == http://offthecourtsports.blogspot.com/

thanks

The Wizz said...

mixtapekid45 have you tried the alternative option:

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>

This works provided you keep the single and double quote marks just as they are written

The Wizz said...

Ugo.jar you will need to give it a bit of time to see the benefits of this Blogger hack. Once your blog is indexed in this way your pages will be much more likely to get found. Try entering site:yourdomainname.blogspot.com into your browser to see exactly what posts have been indexed and then observe the changes when you add a new post. Thanks for your visit.

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Hands down the most helpful articles on the web. And trust me, as a 71 year old non-techie (we didn't even have ball point pens when I was in high school) I have been to a thousand sites, maybe two, looking for help.

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The link structure of your blog title is important if you want to increase your chances of ranking higher on the search engines. It is advisable to use targeted keywords in your title tags as much as possible.

Umer said...

ahaa! i manged to add code in first attempt. yeppii! :)
thanks for this tutorial...

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Jennifer said...

Hi. Will changing the title tags like this mean that any links out there to my old posts will now be dead links? Thanks.

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Title tag is the important thing that should be taken seriously while posting a blog as if its arrtactive it will enable user to read it and that can drive traffic to your website.

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Holy *bleep*

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The code to swap the blog title post title worked fine for me. Thanks a lot!!!

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First there was an error,then i entered this line

and it did .
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