How To SEO Optimize Your Blogger Blog Titles For Higher Search Results

This is called "Blogger/blogspot Title Swapping". Swapping blogs title can help boost your position in search engine results page listing and also increase clickthroughs. From an SEO (Search Engine Optimization) perspective, page title is the most important element in your blog in terms of ranking well in search engines. If you look at your browser's title bar you will notice that Blogger's default templates display your blog title in front of each page or post title. So page title would normally be displayed as:

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After swapping the blog title, it will be appearing like this:

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This kind of placement will be also appearing in google search results. The reason why you should put post titles at the beginning is because users are more likely to search for specific post content rather than the actual name of your blog. So having the post titles at the beginning increases your chances of being found.

How to optimize blogger post titles

Step 1. Log in to your Blogger Dashboard and go to Template > Edit HTML


Step 2. Click anywhere inside the code area and press the CTRL + F keys to open the Blogger' search box

Step 3. Type or paste the code below inside the search box to find it:
<title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title>



Step 4. You need to replace the code above with this one:
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>
<title><data:blog.pageName/> | <data:blog.title/></title>
<b:else/>
<title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title> </b:if>
Step 5. Click Save Template and you are done!

175 comments:

  1. Thanks For Sharing :)

    done on my blog " nannu4u.blogspot.in "

    Regards
    Thirsty Hackers

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  2. thanks to sharing, try it now :D

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  3. Thanks for the post.It helped me a lot.Thanks!!!!!!Keep the good work up!

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  4. when i search i have not find the code but similer this can i change this one or not?
    data:blog.pageTitle

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  5. Thanks for this! It was so easy to change and I'm brand new at blogging. I'm glad you kept it simple...

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  6. when i replace that code in my blog it showerror like

    "More than one widget was found with id: HTML6. Widget IDs should be unique."


    please help me

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  7. Thanks for sharing this wonderful customization idea. I hope to learn more from you!

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  8. This does not appear to work on Dynamic Views templates?.. or does it?

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  9. Thanks! Changed it right now!

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  10. Thanks. Just applied it on my blog!

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  11. Hello sir I have a serious problem with my blog ,I have created a homepage that should be on a standalone,it did quite all right but ,this same homepage is seen in other tabs...please how do I limit the homepage to it's position with reflecting in other tabs...take a quick view of my site to see what am talking about http://donosak.blogspot.com

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  12. hello helplogger
    change <.title>
    to
    <.title>
    in 3rd step for search
    i like your content
    (please ignore every .dot in opening & closing title tag in my comment)

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  13. Awesome. There's another post on this that tries to do the same thing, but when I copied and pasted the code, there was an error trying to save it. This one does the trick. I did it a while back on another blog I own and it works like a charm! Great stuff...thanks!

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  14. Really great post. i will apply this technique in my blog.

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  15. great it worked perfectly on my blog
    http://doingstuffyourself.blogspot.in/
    thanks a TON :)

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  16. Tnx 4 sharing. I will apply this on my new blog nairazine.blogspot.com

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  17. Great post I hope this will help me, to get more views. But I am just starting out so it will properly take me a while, thanks again.

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  18. Thank You for This I have tried it and working perfectly! Thumbs up

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    1. @Amit, Go to Template > Edit HTML, then click anywhere inside the code area and search using CTRL + F.
      See this screenshot for more info.

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  19. Anonymous5/14/2013

    Thank you.

    http://world-tradition.blogspot.com/

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  20. Great article! Next time I would like to read something more about custom robots header tags in blogger! I was manually adding some robot tags but now I can see that blogger has more automated features.

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  21. I have tried using your method but couldn't get any result on google search. Pls help. Tq

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    1. Hi Jesus Daughter,

      You should wait until Google updates your site.

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  22. Thanks a lot for your post, it is very informative and very useful one...:)

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    1. Glad that you found it useful. Thanks for visiting :)

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  23. Couldn't find check to Expand!!!

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    1. Sorry but Blogger has changed the previous template editor and you have to search manually, or click on the arrows to expand the widgets.
      For finding the code above, click anywhere inside the code area, then press CTRL + F keys to open the search box.

      If you need more info about using the new Blogger template editor, please read this tutorial here

      Thanks for visiting!

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  24. thanks for useful help

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  25. thanks for this superb seo optimization guide.
    http://completepcguide.blogspot.com/

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  26. I done in My Blog Thanks !!

    Gaming Site : http://www.funzspot.com

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  27. i tried it now working on my blog
    geterrors.com

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  28. You shared such a wonderful information. I bookmarked this blog further more information. Keep it up.

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  29. I tried the same but error :-/

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  30. Hello,

    I have followed your instructions and read alot about seo but I still can see my blog in the first 8 pages of search on google, eventhough I used google keyword tool.
    This is my blog: lifeisgreatsmile2.blogspot.com

    Anyway Thanks alot for the awesome blog

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  31. Thanks, another great tip!

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  32. Thanks very great Topics and very good Blogging...Thank you it will really help.

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  33. I will try this one :D I just started my blog :D
    thanks for this info about title swapping on blog post.

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  34. Love it thank you. How do I add AdSense on my blog? I've just started a blog and so far I posted one post so when I try to subscribe to AdSense it says 'insufficient content' please help.

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  35. very useful, tnks www.dazzfairy.blogspot.com

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  36. Anonymous9/13/2013

    Good Post. I do it on my site http://crownanswer.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for sharing it.

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  37. thanks, It is really helpful for new blogger.

    www.tathyavander.blogspot.com

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  38. Thanks very much I am going to do it right now.

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  39. Thank you for sharing this tip

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  40. What did I gain if I did this?

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    1. Apparently more traffic to your blogger blog but frankly, blogspot isn't the best with traffic anyways, no matter how much SEO you do to your HTML

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  41. Thanks, it helped me lot!

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  42. Thanx for the post.it helped me alot...........

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  43. some guides wrote that
    data:blog.pageType == "index&quot
    ;Final, must I use above code or your code ?

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  44. Absolutely amazing! Can this work on Wordpress too!? I gotta try this one on Wordpress...

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  45. Anonymous10/05/2013

    What if that check box isn't there anymore?

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  46. thanks for sharing some of the best tips to optimize site in a better way

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  47. Anonymous10/10/2013

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but I lose some ranking when I implemented this.

    This should be done when you are in the process of ranking and not ranked. I had top 3 rankings and lost the 3rd to be replaced with my competitor (who had slid to second page!) when I implemented this.

    Be warned. Happy SEO'ing anyways! :)

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  48. Buch an easy and good description, but there is no checkbox! How do I do it then?

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    1. Blogger rid of their check box in their last update. You'll have to scroll down and find the code yourself, it shouldn't be far. Between line 1-100 (line 60 at the east)

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  49. please help me i started my blog before a month but i have not page rank

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  50. Just done it! Quite simple actually! Thanks!

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  51. what will I change the higlighted one or the whole code???

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  52. wow its great tip so useful i have done it on http://cheervideos.blogspot.com

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  53. The thing is my blog already looks as though I have hot-swapped the title... even though I haven't.
    Here is a link to it:

    theballofgum.blogspot.co.uk

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  54. thank you very much for this trick :D..
    http://phpbejo.blogspot.com

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  55. Thanx friend this was so easy i m new in blogging thanx again.....

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  56. Wow. amazing tips about Blogger SEO

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  57. Thanks...!
    By www.mytricksweb.com

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  58. amazing now i can take the blogge template and use that to Web Design to my website. THANK YOU!

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  59. Hello this is really good blog thanks for sharing this.....

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  60. thank so much, i will try your tutorial
    http://indonesiaoriginalrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  61. You enlighten my mind on how to have a better blog in blogger! Thanks much! :) #kangaArticles

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  62. I hope this tips help my weblog is better.
    Thanks.

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  63. Thanks ! Interesting how much time it would take to see some SERP improvement.
    By http://pcmuzika.blogspot.com

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  64. That was great!
    http://awesomenaija.blogspot.com/

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  65. could understand it clearly thanks for clear details

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  66. done my blog www.angitv.com

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  67. thanks, it is good tips , i applied it to my blog, i hope it is good for my blog http://searchinfomedia.blogspot.in/

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  68. Thank u :) Done for my handmade card blog http://talkingcard.blogspot.com Great article!

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  69. Thanks. http://spinnedandtwisted.blogspot.com

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  70. Interesting!! I didn't know things like this existed :) Thank you .. quite helpful!!
    http://www.ethnictrail.blogspot.com

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  71. How much time will it take to update the title position in all my posts?

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  72. this is a great tips ,,and nobody will share this tips for optimizing like you...i am requested to all visitors of this blog that they should only 1 click on the ads showing on this blog,,,one click will never cost us anything,,but this is a way of thanks..

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  73. Thank for sharing this informative article. It will defiantly help me.

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  74. Thanks for sharing I am done too
    http://recipespassion.blogspot.com/

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  75. Thanks for sharing..and I try ...

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  76. Thanks for the advice, I have a long way to go and a lot to implement as I'm only just starting out on my blogging journey!!

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  77. Thanks. I do it.

    http://toursdulichhanquoc.blogspot.com/

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  78. It works great. Very good one

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  79. Thanks for this information.. i will try this to my blog "moviegenerator.blogspot.com"

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  80. Thank you for sharing this wonderful article.

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  81. USEFULL INFORMATION SHARED BETWEEN US. NICE ARTICLE FOR SEO

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  82. Thanks for this post..
    This is very helpful and works with my blog.

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  83. It is really necessary to optimize a blog. Thanks for your post. I have learned some advance areas about how to optimize blogger blog.

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  84. This was a really useful post for me. Bundle ov thanx bro for sharing such a useful content

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  85. A useful article by you it help in understanding the basics of seo.

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  86. Its a nice post please share more onpage features og optimizing the blogger blog. Please checkmy blog i just created and let me know me know what more should i edited http://entertainmentnewsandevents.blogspot.com

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  87. Anonymous1/03/2014

    Growing up, you may have been repeatedly advised not to judge a book by its cover, but that’s exactly what a lot of people do when they check blog sites. When they see a lousy site design, they aren’t likely to stick around to see if the content is any good.

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  88. I have written an article on "8 ways to increase youtube views" in my site but now I realized that "how get youtube views" is more effective according to keyword analysis.So I have immediately changed the post title to this but the permanent url will be the same.Socould you please tell me that the change which i made helps me or not?

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  89. Thanks and chek it
    www.tamoorrajblogspot.com

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  90. Good and simple tutorial. Thanks

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  91. vry nyc... http://www.techiterian.com

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  92. This trick is working and Nice Bog and very help full information to New Create Blog

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  93. ITS AWESOME..THANKS FOR POSTING..

    HERE IS MY BLOG GOT OPTIMIZED..:)

    http://blogistrue.blogspot.com/

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  94. Thanks for sharing very good blog and nice information.

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  95. Great information…, Really helpful to me…
    Thanks for sharing.

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  96. Yeah right. Great tips. You remind me my those days when I learned these things. Thanks for share.

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  97. You are awesome thank you so much

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  98. Ofcourse Seo is the soul of blogging,Without seo blogging is nothing
    Nice Help logger!!!

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  99. I hope this work for my blog, thx to share :)

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  100. Nice Post, thank for infomation... :D

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  101. Thanks for your nice post. But _ I did it and, I found in webmaster tool of google that I have many duplicate tags:
    | , I don't know whether it impacts to my traffic and SERPs or not. please let me know further about this ... (I'm learning about validated html5, SEO and microdata-schema as a newbie.. and I need so many advice to achieve my objectives ... please please ... :'(

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  102. wow.....thats amazing.......thankzz a lot for this....bundle of thanks admin.......

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  103. Thanks for the great advise!

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  104. Excellent! Thank you for sharing!

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  105. Great, Thanks.. This will help..

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  106. how do we check if it works??? I used that tags, but seems no different

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  107. i do not have this code in step 3

    Where shall i enter the recommended one?

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  108. Anonymous3/03/2014

    yo thanks bro.....

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  109. Thanks for sharing such informative post. I will definitely apply it.

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  110. Doesn't make any difference what so ever, obviously doing something wrong :O

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  111. What do I change or replace exactly

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  112. Thanks for your post and learn how to customize blog titles of Blogger. Great tips!

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  113. Thank you very much.. I'll try it :)

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  114. In the end of this post there is helplogger intead of the your blog title Helplogger | Blogger tips, tricks, tutorials and widgets how to switched this option please reveal it

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  115. optimize blog tabs or pages differently

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  116. I have done this, thanks for the advice! Do you know if there is anyway to get Google to point to my individual posts rather than the home page of my blog? When searching for a post title the link in the search results sends people to the home page rather than the post itself, meaning people have to scroll through all my posts to find the one they were looking for!

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  117. Good Info, But the page loads up really slow :(

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  118. Thanks for your tips in the post. I used these tips to optimize my blog and it really helped me a lot. The way you explained the tips was fantastic and easily understandable. I wish it will help others too.

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  119. Thanks for sharing these nice tips.

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  120. Thank you for the tips given related SEO techniques, but I still have a problem with the main page (home) does not display widgets that should be performed in addition to, but not below. but if another page could appear..!

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  121. thanks it works....keep on sharing

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  122. It's not working in my blog

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  123. Great post but it didnt work in my blog with customized template. www.jeepneyrecipes.blogspot.com please help.

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  124. Awesome tips... Thanks

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  125. Thanx for this article

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  126. thanks man.... 254press.blogspot.com

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  127. This is really amazing for bloggers who is running there website(s) on blogger platform.

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  128. perfect!your blog is the suoer helpfull one! thank you!

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  129. Hi,

    Thanks for the tips....very useful....

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  130. Hey this is really very informative. This will help me out in optimizing my blog. Thanks for sharing it.

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  131. Thanks for the needfu info sir... i have placed these ideas on my website's http://wsofi.com/ blog . . and now its showing better results in the search engines... keep posting these great ideas... i wud b greatful if u can guide smthing about robots.txt?? thanks in advance

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  132. Hey! this is really good and working well. Thanks for sharing.
    Do I have to add the "Description Meta Tag" in this way?

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  133. I'm done with my blog. Thanks for sharing...

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  134. It helps a lot. Thanks for sharing.

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  135. There are a few ways to increase your blog's standing in search engines. Having a correct and descriptive title definitely helps. Having the home page contain certain keywords that match your topic will also help. It also helps to have your page organized with the title biggest on and top.

    Elisa Jed | http://localserviceseo.com

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  136. Thank you this works well, however it does not work for pages. Is there a code that I can add to fix this?

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    1. Yeah, I tried this as well and it works for blog posts, but not on static pages. Is there a separate code for blogger Pages.

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  137. its a great thought to help all seo man...

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  138. Thank you, I have changed this on my blog now. Nice and easy to follow!

    anothercoffeeshot.blogspot.co.uk

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  139. Done it on my blog http://marketing-skills.blogspot.com/
    Thank you.

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  140. Thanks so much for this post! I'm completely new to SEO and this was really helpful and clear.

    Catherine xx
    www.youwishyou.com

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  141. Nice article! I think that Keyword research is essential for on page optimization. Chances are you are naturally including keywords without realizing it simply by providing valuable content on a topic.
    Thanks for posting!

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  142. Thanks For Sharing :)

    done on my blog

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  143. Your blog has always been a good source for me to get quality tips on blogging. Thanks once again.

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