Thursday, March 1, 2012

Making Post Title Appears Before Blog Title

Making Post Title Appears Before Blog Title

One of the things that I learned from blogger account is that it has a default setting in which blog title appears first before post title. Now, this is a bad news since it is not SEO friendly. Our main goal as a blogger is to share our blogs with other people and get visible online. Therefore, it is a must that our blog is indexed and optimized by those search engines. Anyway, the good thing about making post title appears before blog title is that you can target readers who are interested in your blog content and get return visits. Furthermore, Google only shows a maximum of 70 characters in the title in search results. So it is best to let search engines read and show your post title first just in case you have a very long post title. This is an additional idea from Peter.

Anyway, here are the steps I did to be able to make post title appears before blog title:

  • Go to Design Tab.
  • Then, click on Edit HTML.
  • Before editing your template, back it up by clicking Download Full template.
  • You search for this tag: <title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title> or you can press Ctrl+F to search it faster.
  • Then, once you found the tag above, replace it with the following code. 
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;'>
  • Finally, save your template.
Just wait for your previous blog posts to get re-indexed by search engines. It would take some time. For your new blog post, you can see that your post title will appear first before your blog title by searching on Google. Wait till your blog traffic shows significant increase over the next few days. For now, just enjoy blogging.

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  1. Thanks for the credit Bhing. Glad it helps.

    1. Hi Peter...yes, it works. Thanks to you. :) I checked on Google after a few days. Got those post titles appeared first.

  2. hey thanx peter i was haveing the same problem...hope i get mire traffic now..

    check my blog below

  3. i also want to ask that sometime i update my blog title but when searching the google it shows the same old title

  4. Thanks for nice tips.
    I have just applied that.
    Waiting for the changes to be in action on my Download Wallpaper



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