Thursday, December 27, 2012

Choose your own Permalink for your Posts





Blogger now lets you create your own Permalink for your posts. Why would you want to do this?


The permalink is the permanent link to your blog post, and it is what search engines crawl to find your content. By making an SEO-friendly link, you can help increase the chances of your post showing up in searches. 

Normally, Blogger will take your title and create a permalink from it, so people sometimes spend a lot of time trying to write an SEO-friendly title. Now just create the SEO-friendly link you want and title the post how you want, two separate decisions. (This tip supersedes my previous post on how to improve a post title's SEO without giving up your creativity.)

To create your permalink, go to the Post Settings on the right side of your draft post, click "Permalink," and choose "Custom Permalink." In the space below, create your permalink and click "Done." Be sure to do this before publishing your article for the first time.





10 comments:

  1. I so don't think of SEO for my own blog. I should do that. Thanks for this tip.

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  2. I tried it, but it won't let me actually CREATE a permalink title with SEO keywords...it just keeps the permalink Blogger created. What am I doing wrong?

    Donna L Martin

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    1. Hi Donna. The key is to create the permalink before you publish your post for the first time (you can't go back and create new permalinks to previous posts). While you're in the drafting mode, go to the "Permalink" link to the right, just below where you schedule posts. Let me know if it works for a future post.

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  3. hi,
    a great blog you make I really like it and bookmark also.
    one suggestion is here- when I click on any label at the top a link is shown as posts with label its not a good for your blog look.
    see a post I have created on my blog link-http://www.bloggerexplorer.com/2013/03/remove-showing-posts-with-label-show.html

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  4. Hi Sylvia, new to blogger. Is there a way to have the different "pages/tabs" operate like the home page? I'd like each page to have dated posts as I'm using each page to be a different topic. It seems like all I'm able to do with each page is have a running document. Thanks!

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    1. Good question. The only way I've done it is to set up a totally different blog (my portfolio) and then I use the page tab and link to that address. (When you set up a new page, you click "web address" instead of "blank page." So if you go to my tabs and hit Portfolio, it actually goes to another Blogger site that I manage separately. The danger with that approach is that you are directing people away from your main blog, so you'll have to make a prominent way to return to it.

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  5. I've spent hours going through all your tips and tricks for blogger! So helpful! Would really like to know how to make a good header for your blog that's not just text? Thanks!:)

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    1. Hi Emily- I am sorry it took so long to respond. The way to make a good header is to use a photo or image and include it instead of your text. Go to Layout--> Header--> click edit ---> then go to the Image area and add an image. Click "instead of title and description" there are sites online that can resize a photo for you.

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  6. Loving the tips! Super helpful!

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