We have already seen how to tweak your wordpress title tags for search engine optimization.It was easy.
What we did in Wordpress is converted the default option in wordpress where - The Blog Title would be in front followed by the post title to - Post Title - Followed by Blog title.
Ex: - DailySEoblog - How to convert blogger title tag for SEO
How to convert blogger title tag for SEO - DailySEoblog

Why should you convert the default title structure?

In the default option - since the Blog title(Dailyseoblog in my case) appears first, the important information(which is the post title) is pushed to the end.There is a chance for the search engines to append this long a title. Also, it wouldn’t look appealing to searchers on google.

How do we change the title tag structure on Blogger so that it’s optimized for search engines?

The same law applies here. Put the main content(Post title) first followed by the Blog Title.
In Blogger, by default the Blog Title would come first.Let’s analyze the code.

Do you find something like this on your blog template?(Dashboard]Template)

[ItemPage][title][$BlogTitle$] - [Blogger][$BlogItemTitle$][/Blogger][/title][/ItemPage]

Change it to


(Please replace square brackets with arrows>< )

Save and republish. Now, what we’ve done is brought the Item page title(which is the blog post title) to first place and pushed the Blog Title to the end.

The results should like like this.


Now, that’s one more reason for your blog to gain edge over other bloggers and rank high on search engines.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your opinion. Good ideas.

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  3. Hi Mani,

    Thanks for the awesome tip! I have trying to find the means to do this for some time. I tried to implement the code you mentioned above and I keep getting an XML coding error. Any thoughts on what the issue might be?

    Thanks in advance!

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  5. I am using blogger. I cannot find the [ItemPage][title][$BlogTitle$] - [Blogger][$BlogItemTitle$][/Blogger][/title][/ItemPage] you refer to.

    I am on the Edit Template HTML page and did a search for ‘item’ there is none.

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  6. Unfortunately, this does not work on “new” blogger (previously known as “Blogger Beta”), which uses a quite complex xml-derived structure.
    Anyone knows how to do this on the “new” blogger?

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  7. Great and useful tip…

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  8. Hey Mani,
    Please do us a favor and look at the new code on Blogger. I can see similarity in the codes you listed and what is there now. You will easily be able to figure out how we can change things. Please check it out and let us know. Thanks.

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  9. Trey, could you pass me on the original template code, I’ll take a look at it.

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  10. Hey Mani,
    Sorry I haven’t been able to get back to you until now. Here is the Blogger code for one of my templates. Hopefully, everyone will be helped by this: It was too big for a comment so I will email it to you at your gmail. Thanks Big Guy!

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  11. I just emailed you the code Mani. Thanks for helping us.

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  12. hi, i want to change the title tag of my blog and i am trying to use this code in my blog but no avail…

    anybody can tell me what is the problem with this?

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  13. Seems like tweaking WP is much more easy than blogger.

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  14. Good tips!Also good to explain the basics of why this is important:

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  15. wow thanks!

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  16. Ah! Exactly what I wanted!
    Thanks for this.


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  17. I suggest for EVERY blogger who uses Blogger to do this!

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  18. Hey I did not found any such settings in blogger template. Someone help me out where exactly i need to make such changes.

    By the way this is a very useful article.
    Good findings !!

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  20. Interestingly, I even nedumala about it …

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  21. thanks for the gr8 tips…. plz share more…


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  22. Thans dude!

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  23. I can’t seem to find that in my source code for blogger. Can you take a look at my source code and tell me exactly what I need to change.

    My meta tags that I have in there now for title, description and keywords are there. The title always stays the same in which I want that to be the title post of my blog, then I would like to add seperate descriptions and keywords for each blog post as well.

    Please help me so that I can get my blog post titles what they are suppose to be rather the staying the same all the time. I know I have problems in my source code for meta tags that is probably the cause that it’s staying the same, maybe you can help me fix this once and for all.

    Look forward to your reply. You have a great SEO Blog, I am going to keep coming back for sure.


    Jamie Boyle
    The Goldfish Guy

    You can take a look at the source code here http://www.GoldfishCareInformation.com

    P.S. One last question for you, changing my domain name to the one listed above as I have it redirected to the blogspot domain one, will it effect my search engine rankings and traffic by making that change through blogger to my own domain name?

    Blogger says that the blogspot address that people know already will still work directing people to my own domain. Question I have will it be listed in search engines as two sites causing duplicate content that will cause it to lose rankings or be de-listed?

    Hope you can help. Thanks in advance.

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  24. Thanks a lot fo guidness.
    plz keep it up
    really helpful for me

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  25. thanks for the post. Can u look my website for seo? ? th?nk you can understand my seo problem.. and maybe u can help fe for developing my seo

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    Mani KarthikNo Gravatar Replied:

    Wish I could, please email details if you’d like my help on it.

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  26. Mani , this one doesn’t work with the new Blogger templates .
    Have a look at this page :


    You may also look at all available seo tips for Blogger http://www.techknowl.com/2009/01/blogger-seo-on-page.html

    Btw, very impressive write up ..

    colorite .

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  27. Go to Template / Edit html >

    Press Ctrl+F and search for .

    Replace that code with the code in the following box and save your template.

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  28. Yo Mani!

    I finally got the code for Blogger. Send me an email so I can send it to you. Post a new update to this topic with the code in it. Give me a hand with some backlinks and let people see my blog in your new post. That way we can help each other out. Thanks bro.


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