Meta description is a very important and crucial part of one’s blog composition for search engine optimization SEO. These Meta tags are commonly located in the header of our website that is always invisible to users visiting the site.
Well, to be more succinct, these tags have only one purpose: to include information about the page such as author’s name, date, keyword, description, title, among others. That’s just what the Meta tag does.
Google bots also like to read Meta tags of a site or blog and give these tags (title, keywords and description) information to Google search engine about the blog. According to these tags, your blog is shown in Google search engine results pages (SERP’s) as to what you’ve already inputted in the head section of what your blog is all about.
What is Meta Description?
Meta description in a simple term is an HTML or XML element that shows the description of a web page to the search engine crawlers. It tells the information about your web page to crawlers so that search engines may provide your web pages in search results for a particular keyword.
How to Add Meta Description to every post in Blogger
If you look at your blogger settings very well, you’ll notice that by default the Meta description setting is disabled so we’ll need to enable it so that it can start working perfectly well.
The first section shows how to enable the Meta description for your blog homepage only and the last section will show you how to set meta tags for every of your post.
Simply follow the steps below.
• Go To Blogger >> Settings >> Search Preferences
• Look For Meta Tags Section and Tick “Yes” To Enable It.
• Now a box will appear where you have to write your Meta tag or description. Make sure that it doesn’t exist 150 characters.
Click Save Changes!
Note: if you are using a custom template for your blog then you should sit tight and read this. Most often it’s always very impossible for Meta tags to work on custom template, but if you are using the normal blogger default, then you are good to go.
Now for you to make the Meta tags work properly on custom template, you need to insert a short XML code into your blog template.
Just follow the steps below.
• Go To Blogger >> Template >> Edit HTML
Search For <head> and Paste The Following Code Below <head>
<b:if cond=’data:blog.metaDescription != ""’>
<meta expr:content=’data:blog.metaDescription’ name=’description’/>
• Save Your Template and You have successfully added Meta tags for homepage.
• Now let’s jump to next step.
How to add Meta Tags to every post.
It’s straight forward, after you have enabled the homepage’s Meta tag, the next thing for you to do is to move to the post editor or create new post.
You will see “search description” section by the right hand corner of the side bar, simply write the description of the post. This search description was initially disabled, but after enabling the homepages’ it will automatically enable for every of the post and pages.
Below is a diagrammatically representation of how you will go about it.
Over to you
Dear friends, this is just a simple way to set your blogger Meta description. It is easier than what people thought. If you follow the discussed steps, you’ll find it very easy. Thanks for stay tune and been patient.
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