why should I care about SEO?
Easy!!!!!. We all want to make money, and if you spend time blogging then you'd like to have a return on that investment. In order to monetize your blog you first have to spend some time doing Search Engine Optimization in order to increase your rankings in the different SERPS.
Posted on 4:28 PM

Swapping Blogger Title Hack

Filed Under () By Yo, at 4:28 PM

When you create a new post in Blogger it assigns a Title like this:

BlogName : Post Name
Blogger SEO : Swapping Blogger Title Hack

In terms of SEO you should have your Page Title first. Luckly we have an easy workaround in order to change this. Go to your Blog DashBoard and open the Layout tab, then clic on the Edit HTML link. Find the following code:


and replace with:

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>
<title><data:blog.pageName/> - <data:blog.title/></title>

After that your Page Titles will look like this:

Post Name - BlogName
Swapping Blogger Title Hack - Blogger SEO

That's all!!!!

Posted on 2:49 PM

Blogger SEO Books

Filed Under () By Yo, at 2:49 PM

Here is a list of recommended reading material:

Posted on 10:52 AM

Burn Your Feed with FeedBurner

Filed Under (,) By Yo, at 10:52 AM

One of the best ways to keep people up to date on your blog postings is to have them subscribe to your RSS feed. Most blogging platforms provide standard RSS/Atom feeds but very little customization options.

For me FeedBurner is the way to go, the sign up process is pretty straight forward, just provide them with your RSS feed URL, Ex: http://http://bloggerblackhatseo.blogspot.com/rss.xml and they will read it and Burn it. It will give you a new URL to hand out like this one: http://feeds.feedburner.com/BloggerSeo

What happens to people that have already subscribed to your original RSS feed? No need to fear after you have burned your feed you need to tell blogger to redirect all of your RSS requests to the new URL. Go to your DashBoard and click on the Settings tab of your Blog. Then on the Site Feed option. All you have to do is enter the URL that FeedBurner gave you in the Post Feed Redirect URL box and you are set.

Posted on 11:26 PM

Add Google Analytics to Blogger

Filed Under () By Yo, at 11:26 PM

Google Analytics is a powerful tool for anyone looking to do SEO. It allows you to track your visitors, see where they come from, how they got there, how much time they spend on your site and much more. Just follow these easy steps to add it to your blogger account:

  1. First of all you need to go ahead and sign up to @ http://www.google.com/analytics/ during the signup proccess you'll enter your Google Account information and Blog URL. 
  2. After the initial signup is complete you'll get some javascript code to add to your Blog, choose the "New Tracking Code (ga.js)"
  3. Copy this JavaScript code into the clipboard
  4. Login to your blogger account. Head over to the Layout Tab and Select "Edit HTML". Here you will see the HTML code for your template (be carefull here so you don't mess up your blog).
  5. Scroll down all the way to the bottom until you find the body tag. Paste the JavaScript code just before the body tag.
  6. Wait a couple of hours, then log back into the Google Analytics website and click on "Check Status" button. If it says that it can't find the code just try again latter, sometimes it takes a while.
  7. Done!!!!.... All you have to do now is wait for your visitors to come and your stats to pile up.


Posted on 11:16 PM

My First Post

Filed Under () By Yo, at 11:16 PM

We all know that blogger is not the easiest platform to perform SEO in, but in this day in age we need to do some SEO to stay ahead of the competition.

I'll share with you my experiences on doing SEO with Blogger.