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How to fix Blogger page title problems

I was perusing my Google Analytics reports and did some checking on came across some sub optimal page structure.

The Problem: Blogger (my blogging platform of choice) sets page titles in reverse. More specifically Blogger will set the title of a post as “Stronico Contact Management – How to fix browser size problem in Silverlight” – which is not as SEO friendly as what I thought it did, which would be “How to fix browser size problem in Silverlight – Stronico”. The former has more words, and quite repetitive.

The Cause: Blogger is just set up that way

The Solution: I did some Google work and came across this post on SEO Book (Thanks!) Basically Blogger has a set of server tags it uses when publishing a blog to an outside server. For whatever reason Blogger sets the page title in an odd order. To fix the problem add in this code in the header section of the Blogger Template

<title>Stronico Blog – Visual Contact Management</title>
<title>Archive of the Stronico Blog</title>
<BlogItemTitle><title><$BlogItemTitle$> : Stronico</title></BlogItemTitle></ItemPage>

That will do it! Thank you SEO Book!


This post originally appeared on the Stronico blog – with the absorption of Stronico into Digital Tool Factory this post has been moved to the Digital Tool Factory blog


Written By Steve French


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