Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Most Important Meta Tags to Rank Your Blog Higher!
Do you know what is meta tags? Actually, meta tags are a type of tag which help Google Bots to crawl your blog more fastly and correctly. You can control which description will Google Bots index, which title will be visible on Search Engines search pages. But nowadays, newbie bloggers are using unnecessary meta tags that have no meaning. For example, ‘rating’ tag. Have you ever seen this meta tag on any website or blog? Actually, some years ago or say some months ago, Google had a feature which show website or blog’s rating on search results. But now, that feature has been removed by Google from search results. But some newbie blogger who don’t know this, have added rating meta tag in their template this time also.
So today, to help newbie bloggers to select only necessary, useful and meaningful meta tags for their blogger blog, I am here posting most important meta tags for blogger which are advanced and SEO friendly and are required to rank your post to the first page of Google search.

Most Important Meta Tags To Rank Your Blog:

So here, I am sharing 5 most important meta tags which are required to take your blog to the next level.
  • Description Meta Tag:- As the name of this meta tag cleared what is the means of this meta tag. Sometimes, Google Bots crawl wrong description of Blogger blogs and to correct it, Bloggers use this meta tag. To add this meta tag in your blog, just add this line below ‘<head>’ tag.
[code]<meta expr:content='data:blog.metaDescription' property='og:description'/>[/code]
And now after it, follow these steps:
  1. Go to Blogger Dashboard > Settings > Search preference
  2. Look at Meta Description heading and write your blog’s description on the box after clicking on ‘Edit’ link.
  3. Save it.
  4. Now when you create a post, a new column named ‘Search Description’ will show in which, you have to add your post’s 160 words short description.
[info headline=Info]The meta tag I gave you above is for social sites only. You don’t need any other description tag because Blogger automatically add Description tag for search engines on every post. But if you add, it will be an issue of Duplicate Description Tags.[/info]
  • Image Meta Tag:- Did you ever typed your blog’s homepage address on facebook? and facebook showed wrong logo as preview. Right? To show right logo of your blog on social sites, you can use this meta tag:
[code]<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl'>
<meta content='YOUR_BLOG’S_IMAGE_URL' itemprop='image'/>
<meta content='YOUR_BLOG’S_IMAGE_URL' property='og:image:src'/>
  • Title Tag for Social Sites:- Many times, when bloggers type or paste their blog’s URL on Facebook or Google+, they get same title for all their blog’s page. To fix this, Bloggers use title tags. If you also having this issue, then place this meta tag below ‘<head>’ tag in your template:
[code]<meta expr:content='data:blog.pageTitle' itemprop='name'/>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.title' property='og:site_name'/>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.pageTitle' property='og:title'/>[/code]
  • Author Tag:- This meta tag allows social sites to display right author name on Status Updates or link shares on Facebook. Your name will be get written when you share any your blog’s link. Like if you share Blogger Guiders' any post, ‘By Shivansh Verma’ will get written after blog’s URL automatically. To add this meta tag, just use below met tag:
[code]<META NAME='author' content='YOUR_NAME'/>[/code]
  • Viewport Meta Tag:- If you want to make your blog’s template responsive, then you have to add this viewport meta tag in your template. So it would load all CSS Media Queries. To add it, simply just add this code below ‘<head>’ in your template:
[code]<meta content='width=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1' name='viewport'/>[/code]

Final Words from Author

Final Words? Yes. Only these are the most important meta tags that you should must add on your blog. Their are also other meta tags like Copyright or Keywords but now, they doesn’t matter any more. Google stopped using keyword meta tags for calculating ranking of blogs. If you know any other important meta tag that I missed in this post, please mention it on comments below and I will add it ASAP! Thanks!