Monday, November 5, 2012

How To Add a Google Sitemap To your Blogger Blog

The XML Sitemap file is a directory of all web pages that exist on your website or blog. Search engines use the sitemap files to discover and index all your pages present in your website or blog.

XML sitemap increase website visibility for crawler access. It is specially designed for crawler and crawler can easily read XML Sitemap.

SEO Cosulting Bangalore IndiaThere are two ways to add sitemap to the blogger.

First Process:

Step1: Just login to Google webmaster account. Add your blog in webmaster account.

Step2. After that click on your blog and in left side panel click on Site Configuration and click on Sitemaps.

Step3: Click on Submit a sitemap button and write - "atom.xml" without quotes.

You are done with it. 

The default XML sitemap file of any blog will have only the 26 most recent blog posts. That is the limitation and in this some older blog pages, that are missing in the default XML sitemap file, may never get indexed in search engines.

So you can use the another process to add the sitemap. This will helpful for regular bloggers (i.e and for self-hosted blogs using custom domains. Here search engine will get complete file of XML sitemap to crawl the whole pages present in the blog.

  1. Open the Sitemap Generator and type full address of your blogspot blog (or your self-hosted Blogger blog).
  2. Click the Create Sitemap button and this tool will instantly generate the necessary text for your sitemap. Copy the entire generated text to your clipboard.
  3. Go to your Blogger dashboard and under Settings – > Search Preferences, then enable Custom robots.txt option (available in the Crawling and Indexing section). Paste the clipboard text here and save your changes.

Hope it will be helpful for bloggers.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Most Important SEO HTML Tags

Title Tag

This is the most important on-page SEO element display in top of the browser, in search engine result pages, in external websites as anchor text defines what the page is about. It is used in Head section of the page. It should be 67-70 characters with space that search engine can crawl through.


Format you can use:
Primary Keyword | Secondary Keyword – Brand Name

In Browser

In Search engine result pages
Using keywords in title tags means that search engines will "bold" (or highlight) those terms in the search results when a user perform a query with those terms. This helps garner a greater visibility and a higher click-through rate.

Heading Tag (H1, H2, H3, H4, H5 & H6)
We use H1 to H6 tags in headings. H1 is the most important heading whereas h6 is the least important headings. Header tag is 2nd most important on page SEO element that we can use to get ore better SERPs. It represents the beginning of a new section or area of pages content and alert search engine spiders of the relevancy of the content that follows the heading tag
Formatting Keyword (Bold, Strong)
To highlight keywords in web pages, to make the keywords visible and more prominent in search engines we format our keyword in web pages.

Image alt attribute provides alternative information for an image. Search engine only can read text andImages with alt tags allow search engines to match the description to the site's content possibly aiding in search engine rankings.
<img src=keyword.jpg" width="150" height="150" alt="keyword">
Internal link
The hyperlink is another important SEO element. You need to link your pages internally, that’s useful to the reader. This can significantly improve your page views/visitor (which in term can indirectly boost your website’s authority). Make sure the anchor text (the clickable text) of your internal links is a main keyword for the target page.
<a href= title=Keyword">Keyword in Anchor</a>
If you don’t want to crawl your URL/Page by search engine you can use no follow attribute in hyperlink.
<a href= title=Keyword" rel=”nofollow”>Keyword in Anchor</a>