Hey Guys, Welcome to another interesting article. In this article, we will unfold the SEO settings that pro bloggers use to rank their websites on search engine preferences. Follow these blogger SEO settings to rank your blogger website.

SEO or Search Engine Optimization means optimizing the blog so that it ranks higher in search engines like Google, Bing, etc. You must know about SEO thoroughly to get an outcome from your blog site. If you are a newbie in SEO, don't worry, follow these advanced SEO settings for Blogger in 2020. 

This article is categorized into 3 parts: 
  • Basic SEO settings in Blogger
  • Advanced SEO settings for Blogger
  • Tips to consistently rank higher.

Basic SEO settings in Blogger:


This basic SEO setting is done inside the blogger website so that your website becomes ready for ranking. So follow these steps, and eventually, your blog will start ranking from the bottom to the 1st position.

1. Favicon:

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Favicon is the icon of your site. By default, any blogger site has the blogger icon as favicon. You need to change it so that your website looks unique and distinct.

But before that, you need to make a favicon for your site. Favicon.io is a free tool that you can use to make a favicon for your website. Once you made and downloaded the favicon, it is very necessary to put it up in your blog.

Follow these steps to upload the favicon in your blogger site:


1. First, click on Revert to legacy Blogger so that the user interface changes from Classic to Legacy.


2. Now you will get an option of the favicon, go there and upload your favicon and again click to get back into Classic Blogger interface.



COOL! Now, your blogger site will have the desired favicon.


2. Title And Description:


Title and description are the main identities of your blog. You must give a title according to your niche, and the description must contain the desired keywords upon which your blog is based.

To change the Title and Description. of your blog, follow the steps:

3. HTTPS Redirect:

It ensures that your blog is safe to visit. So always turn on HTTP for Security and redirect your blog from HTTP to HTTPS.


4. Enable Meta Tags and Provide Description: 


Meta Tags are the hidden tags used by google crawlers to identify your content and put it up according to your niche category. Follow the steps to provide a meta description to your blog.

Under the Settings, please scroll down to find out meta tags enable it and provide a good description.

5.Enable Custom Robots.txt: 


It helps the robots to find out different pages in your blog. Now copy and paste the following codes in custom robot.txt column.
  • User-agent: Mediapartners-Google
  • Disallow: 
  • User-agent: *
  • Disallow: /search
  • Allow: /

Sitemap: https://yourwebsite.com/sitemap.xml


6. Custom Robots Header Tags: 


Custom robots header tags allow us to index our homepage, posts and search page into the search engine preferences.
Please scroll down under settings to find out custom robots header tags enable it and set the things according to mine.

For homepage tags:



For archive and search page tags:



For post and page tags: 



All right, these were some basic SEO settings you need to do to rank your websites now, let's look into some advanced settings for Blogger in 2020.

Advanced SEO settings for Blogger:


In these Advanced SEO settings, we will submit our blog's sitemap into different webmaster tools. Webmaster tool is a service that is provided by the search engines to maintain the performance in the search results in that particular search engine. Now let's talk about how we can embed our website in the webmaster tools.

1. Google WebMaster Tools: 


Go to the settings tab and scroll down and go to Google Search Console.




Now enter your website's URL and submit. As you submit click on the go-to property.






Now under the sitemap section enter https://yourwebsite.com/sitemap.xml and click on submit and the sitemap will successfully be added into the Google webmaster tool.



Now, the sitemap of your website is submitted successfully.

2. Bing Webmaster Tool: 


First, go to Bing Webmaster tool from here (https://www.bing.com/toolbox/webmaster)





Once you reach there, sign in with Google account used in blogger.
After that, click on import from Google Search Console, and it will automatically submit the sitemap from Google Search Console.


Select the site and click on import.



Now, under the sitemap section, you can see that the sitemap of your blog is already there.


3.Yandex Webmaster Tools: 


First, go to Yandex webmaster tool from here(https://webmaster.yandex.com/)
Once you reach there, sign in with the Google account used in the blogger.



After that, click on Add site and add your website.





Now you get a meta tag to copy that.



Paste it under the head tag(4th line in HTML section of your code).
Once you have pasted the meta tag, you have verified your website.



Now it is the time to submit your sitemap in Yandex webmaster Tool. To add the sitemap, click on sitemap files under the indexing tab and your sitemap file. 'https://yourwebsite.com/sitemap.xml'



Now your sitemap is successfully submitted in the Yandex Webmaster tool, and it is ready to rank.

Tips to consistently rank higher:


Once you did all the basic and advanced settings for blogger, your blog is ready to rank in Google, Bing, and many other search engines. But to rank high, you need to have good content, suitable backlinks. So, In this section, we will discuss how to get consistently rank on the first page.

1. Use catchy titles: 


You should use catchy titles in your blog post to attract the audience. Here is the list of words you can use in your title to look appealing and exciting.

  • Top 10...
  • Top 5...
  • Top 3...
  • How to deal with...
  • 10 ways to...
  • Guaranteed methods to...

These were a few keywords that you can use to make your title look more attractive. Here is how you can add the title to your blog post.


2. Keyword research :


Before writing an article about any topic, it is essential to choose a proper keyword. This chosen keyword will help your item rank. But selecting an adequate keyword with less competition is really difficult. So here is the list of free tools that you can for keyword researching.

  • Ubersuggest (paid but daily you get a few free searches)
  • Ahrefs (paid tool also provides a free version)

These tools are not 100% accurate, but they can give you a good estimation to choose a proper keyword for your article.

3. SEO friendly article :


The main thing that will rank in the search engine preferences is your article. So it is essential to write an essay that will rank. One thing you must remember before writing is that your content must solve someone's problems. Here are the few essential tips which you must remember before writing content.

  • The keyword must be used 3-4 times.
  • Your content must be plagiarism-free. You can check for plagiarism at Small Seo Tools.
  • It would be best if you use heading, subheading, and minor heading tags appropriately.
  • Non-copyrighted images must be used. You can find non copyrighted images here.


4. Custom Permalink : 


By default, the blogger sets an automatic permalink for our posts, which is much bigger and is really harder to rank, so you must change your permalink from automatic to custom and use a simple permalink. To change the permalink, follow these steps:


5.  Search Description :


A search description is a small description which appears under the title of the post in the search index pages. The title and search description creates the first impression. So, it is very essential to have a good search description. In the search description always put a small summary of the article. In blogger, you can apply the search description in the following ways:


6. Backlinks :


Backlink means when any other website redirects to your site or your link on their website then they make a backlink for your website. Backlinks provide a high amount of traffic, but at initial days no website is going to give a backlink for free of cost. So at the initial days, you can pay for making backlinks, or you can do guest posting in different websites for a backlink.

In these websites you can pay to make your backlinks:


You can do guest posting in these sites and make backlinks:


7. Marketing :






Initially, your blog will not have enough audience, so to build up an audience, you must do marketing. You can do paid promotion for marketing or share on social platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.

8.Templates:

Templates do play a vital role in ranking; you need lightweight, SEO-friendly templates, but most of the blogger templates are paid, so I have downloaded some premium templates, and you can download it from the link in the description. It contains more than 20+ premium templates; you can use it in your blog.


Conclusion:


These SEO settings in blogger is the most ultimate settings to rank your blogger site within days. Blogging is not an easy task, but it is not difficult also. If you are into blogging, make sure you are dedicated and consistent enough. If you are providing regular top-notch content, you can only observe the results in 3-4 months because SEO and ranking take time. You can not expect for achievement in the night after applying the settings. At last, I want to say "All the Best" to upcoming bloggers, and it's a small request to you guys, if you like my article share it and let us grow all-together. 

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