Adding a Meta Description to Blogger

An important part of a good SEO is the implementation of meta tags, which are commonly located in the header of our website, that are being, in the same time, invisible to users visiting the site. Well, to be more succinct, these tags have only one purpose: to include information about the page such as author name, date, key word, description, title, among others.

However, here we will only mention one, which is the meta description in Blogger. This description will appear as a fragment in the search results and as a description when sharing on Google+, Facebook and other social networks. A clear and precise description increases the chances of getting more clicks or visits.
As we will work only on the Blogger platform, here I will leave a little guide to easily add a meta description.

Meta Description in Blogger


The first thing we will do is going to our Blogger dashboard and from there, go to Settings > Search preferences > Meta Tags > Description and click on Edit.

meta description

Then check the box "Yes" to enable search description. Finally, click the "Save Changes" button.

Adding Meta Description To individual Posts


Now we will focus on adding the meta description to individual pages. Simply edit the page or post, look for the Search Description setting, and there we enter the text and save by clicking the Done button.


And that's it. However it is best to test if it works and we will do so with the MetaChecker online tool, where we only have to introduce the url of a post or page, click Analyze and then it will show the results, including a complete analysis of keywords, on-page seo , meta tags, URLs, current server status and a rating bar that goes from Horror to Excellent.

If none of the meta descriptions appear (rarely fails), we can do the process manually, but it requires us to touch a bit of code. In this case, go to Template > Edit HTML and insert before <b:skin><![CDATA[ the following code:
<b:if cond='data:blog.metaDescription != &quot;&quot;'>
  <meta expr:content='data:blog.metaDescription' name='description'/>
</b:if>
Of course, we will use again the previously mentioned tool to ensure that the description is placed correctly and if all goes well, our blog would be ready to face a good SEO.

24 comments:

  1. Great simple way to improve my blog. I then tested my blog in meta checker and then went on to add meta keywords and meta author to my template. Thanks for egging me on.

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  2. Awesome post, it was so helpfull for me ,thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Boss i have some problem i read your blog so i thinks you will can solve my problem
    my problem (Blocked by robots url how fix it pls Help )

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  4. Hi Admin,

    When I add a meta description to my blogger, the post automatically display full post instead of short post with read more. How can I fix it? Thanks.

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    1. I am also facing the same problem , so i tried to add meta description through coding , in the html

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    2. Try to replace the third occurence of <data:post.body/> and see if it works.

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  5. if i add search description then below title google ads not visible, but when i remove search description then google ads again visible, pls do u have any trick to solve my issue sir?

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    1. Yeah, You are right !! it happens with me also !

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  6. Hey there, thanks for the post. When trying to add a meta tag to an individual post, I'm seeing something different. After "Location" you have "Search Description", my screen is showing "Options", and the options there aren't related to search descriptions at all. Is there another way to add a meta tag to an individual post? Thanks!

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  7. i have added metta description but when i search my website on google i couldn't find the description of my website but meta checker shows the correct description of my website. but i couldn't see them what to do
    could u see my description of my site www.alltricktech.blogspot.com . please help me

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  8. I have a blog. I have written many posts there. I have added meta tag in my blog. Can I add some more tags in this. Will this make negative impact to the search result. Please see my blog www.amiodhara.blogspot.com

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  9. Thank you for share nice information. Keep posting in future also.

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  10. wow, thanks. I have been running a blog for years with no Meta description. Thanks for the info. I recently learned about Meta when I became an intern on a website a few weeks ago, and it is requirement to use a Meta description. The diiference is the site is on Wordpress and my Blog is on Blogger. Thanks again.

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  11. thanks for the tutorial, but in fact I am still confused how to optimize seo blog, seo used my blog with a very nice but for some reason now so totally downhill. First PR3 now so PR1
    Can anyone help me

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  12. I've been trying to see if I can add the meta tags without interferring the HTML because I keep getting errors. I don't see the option for meta tags under the settings
    Can anyone help?

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  13. Awesome tutorial

    Thanks for this now i can add meta description on my blog too haha

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  14. Thanks for teach me to set a meta tags with a right way. Hope it gonna work for my blog

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  15. Hi I am Priya .. I am suffering for share description .. when i am trying to share my blog post on facebook dont showing post description .. what should i do ?? i am newbie .. my blog is >> http://www.chudasihousewife.com/
    if any kind here wanna help me .. plz knock me here >> https://plus.google.com/100821016690940705239
    Really i need help .. waiting for helping hand .. i dont know about coding & else

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  16. i have added metta description but when i search my website on google i couldn't find the description of my website but meta checker shows the correct description of my website. help me my site is http://srihotactress.blogspot.com

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  17. thanks for the tip. :)

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