September 23, 2008

Blogger Help - Swap Title Position


Swap the position of Blog's name w.r.t. the position of the post's title, like in the two pictures below:

Before:

After:

Follow these simple steps :



1. Log into your Blogger account.
2. Select the Layout option of the desired blog (from your dashboard).
3. Go to Edit HTML section.
4. Under the Edit Template Box, Find this code (in blue color) :
<title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title>

And replace it with this code :
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<title><data:blog.pageName/> | <data:blog.title/></title>
<b:else/>
<title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title>
</b:if>

And then save it !
Open the blog to see the magic !

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40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does it affect Search Engine Rankings?

Divya Sai said...

Yes it'll improve your ranking in search egine search query results.

In case you used a large title for any of your post, then in the search results, it can be showed like this:

CASE 1:
YOUR_BLOG_NAME___Titl...

or likt this (after applying this hack):
TITLE_COMPLETE_YOUR_BLO...

NOW as more chances are there, that the title will be having more important keywords than the blog name, therefore you cannot afford to hide any of the title's part but can afford to hide a little of your blog's name in some of the search results !

Regards
Sai

Anonymous said...

Tnx for your reply

Does it affect PAST indexed search engine?

I mean the old one that has been published and indexed by google search engine? Is there a chance that it may take change or only the posts after i put this code in my blog

Anonymous said...

And lastly

What if I have Short title like this

Blog Name:Short Title

Which of this will work good at search engine?

Original
Or
Your Hack
or none of the above if the Title is short

Tnx in advance

Blogger Templates said...

Well ok,
For your first query:
Google re-indexes pages frequently, so it'll also optimize your previous posts too.

In case you have short titles, then although search engines may not miss any important keywords in the titles, BUT readers can....

If a reader is in hurry, and quickly gives a view on the results, then he may see your blog name and miss the title name, as it is after your blog name, so even in case of short titles this hack is more helpful, and moreover you cannot be sure that you'll never use any long titles....at least I do use many long titles

And It would be nice, if you do not comment anonymously, let the conversation be more meaningful

heythem said...

Tnx for your replies ^^ I learned a lot

With this hack I will change my Blog name for more characters

and I have 60-70 char for Blog title

and lastly sorry for offtopic question

What if I have a Short Blog Title

Then I want like this

Example

Make love poems Make horror poems / Blog Name

and somebody search make Poems

is that a considered spamming the search engines? or simply a valid trick

Tnx for this Hack I will embed in this blog

Divya Sai said...

Well yes, that is of course not ethical, although if you have a blog with lots of poems in it, then you can better do this without annoying the Search engines, what i mean is, if you have 20 posts on love poems, then, most probably you will have the word poem in all titles, and hence SEs will easily recognize your blog as a blog with lots of poem.

Moreover, if you play tricks in titles, without concentrating more on your content, then SEs can enalize too.
Remember that SEs are although simple algorithms, but are designed by humans, humans who can design the SEs, will of course be having the complete details of the loop holes in their algos and how to preven them too :)

Anyways, with so many sites over there in Internet, as it is also a bit difficult for those great minds to scan every website/blog , so you may get a temporary benefit with these tricks but ultimately you may have to face some serious problems, so I suggest better concentrate on making readers happy, if readers are happy then SEs will be happy to !

Heythem said...

Tnx Divya for this hack

It change my previous post that has been removed my original contentfrom the Search Engine because of some scrappers, plagiarist.

x said...

How do you do the same effect in html?

Divya Sai said...

Whether it's html or xml, you will have <title> tags in the template, so you can easily do this hack in html templates too.

Tiger Feet said...

hey divya...need help..after this hack situation is something like this:

Post Title | Blog Title

Can you help me to remove the blog title, i do not want to show it in the url feed

Pepua said...

Doesn't work for me. Everything looks the same
after I've change the code.

கிரி said...

I have done the same.

Thanks. It looks nice now.

Giri

Afzal Patel said...

Nice article...dude..:)

Computer Security said...

Dear Pepua,would you use meta tag? If...remove Blog Title meta tag.

Poker Profits - Katrina said...

Great one, I implemented in all my blogs and sites. Thanks for the info :)

Elizabeth said...

hi, i can only get this to work if i remove the title tag from my html.

i think i should include the title of my blog in my html ... so confused on why this is and on how to proceed.

please help. by the way, i discovered your site today and am really enjoying all your posts. nice layout too.

Sai - Blogger Widgets said...

Hey Elizabeth, glad to have you here :)
I just checked your blog, and found the title tags already swapped. So presently you have both your blog title and page title for any post/page of your blog, so that's perfectly correct, no need to change anything.

PS: You are not exactly deleting the title code in this hack, if you notice the code in step 4, then in both the codes (before and after you apply this hack), you can see that the title tag is always there:

<title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title>

Kytro said...

how come this is not working for my template. i just got a new one but when i implement it nothing is happening.

my website is guidegoods.blogspot.com

Sai - BloggerStop.Net said...

Hey Kytro,

You have only the code to display the blogs name. Send me your template, and also mention the problem, I'll tell the code to edit.

Kytro said...

ok thanks i contacted you

Kytro said...

nevermind i managed to fix the problem my self

Sai - Blogger Help said...

Hey Edwin,

Sorry, but again I have replied to your mail and due to some problem it went to a wrong address.
Anyways I'm glad that you fixed the problem yourself...cheers!

Bloggers said...

Name: Taimur Asghar

URL: http://psdmaterial.blogspot.com/

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Didnt work for me :(

PumpkinButtKitty said...

I am new to all of this and I can not even tell you how happy I am to have found you! I have been struggling with so many different aspects of my blog and trying to figure out what some others were talking about, in fact, and I am being totally serious, I have actually been sitting at this computer (non stop) since Tuesday night trying to figure my issues out and get them to work. (I promise I am not dumb or slow or anything)I don't usually think this way, but I was fixing to give up and be done with it all. Then I find you and I whipped out like four things in a matter of seconds, with no problems! You are amazing! Thank you very, very much! Take care and have a great night!
Laura
http://pumpkinbuttkittyfantasticfinds.blogspot.com

Sai - BloggerStop.Net said...

Hey Laura...I'm so happy for you!
Thanks for your wishes and encouragement...whatever doubts you have regarding anything, please feel free to ask through the comments or you can contact me through the contact page too. I hope you'll find more useful stuff here ...

Cheers!

Kest said...

i did it well ...thanks anyway

MissANN said...

thank you for this guide! :3

Chio said...

Hey,

Don't know why but it just doesn't change..Does it have to do something with the new blogger designer?

I put the code in normally, nothing happens..

Sai - Blogger Help said...

Yeah, you have two different title tags in your template.
Send me your template through the contact page, I'll tell you which one to delete.

Chio said...

Hey, I think you forgot about me heh, but alright.

I have a bigger problem, my posts don't even have titles at the top of internet browser. Just the blog name, that's it. I've put in this code like 2 weeks ago, nothing happened.

Intraday Analyst said...

Sir I wanted to ask, if the blogs made on blogger with private domains indexed high on google rankings? I wanted to make a blog with private domain name n private space purchased from yahoo, but my friend said, use your private domain but make on blogger space, it will attract more google traffic. Is he right sir? Please reply, I have made on blogger with private domian, shall i shift to private space or persist with blogger?

Sai - Blogger Help said...

Theoretically speaking, as far as you are good with your blog's SEO Google will rank you good.
But practically, of course getting a professional domain name will increase the chances of getting backlinks from good reputed websites, which will definitely benefit you. And, if your requirement is just of posting news/tips & getting comments etc. then there's no need to go for webspace, just buy a domain. And yes, Google does give more preference to blogs hosted on Blogger.com

Blackswan said...

Hi, I've just stumbled upon your informative site & tried to implement the above in my blog but nothing happens.

Pls help! http://luxuryhaven.blogspot.com

Thanks so much!

Cody said...

Thank you so much for this site and your Blogger SEO tips!
I have one questions about the method here for swapping poet title and blog title:

It works for posts, but doesn't seem to work for the pages on my blog, how can I do this for my pages too?

Thank you Sir!

HDWalls said...

Please answer !!! is this affects the indexed pages in google ??????????

Sai - Blogger Widgets said...

Yes it will act in a positive way, by improving your SERPs ranking in Google search results

Logo Design said...

I simply use my name. While I understand some reasons that people like pseudonyms, the concept to me is just too foreign.

Kate said...

Thanks for the tips! I'm very impressed with your knowledge :)
I have a question though. Most of my post titles start with the same three keywords. Is this a bad idea in general? or....will swaping the title position in my case be considered 'spam' to google considering all my posts have a similar title?

Hope you can help with this , thanks!

Mark Alonzo said...

thanks for this. im using this code.

"index" not "item" !

what is the difference between your code?

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