How to add Separate Meta Tags for Individual Posts

Previously I have written on "Why and How to use Meta tags for Search Engine Optimization in Blogger". Now through that method, you can although add meta tags for your entire blog, but not separately for each and every blog post. As you know, Google and other search engines now rank each page (article) separately, so it is very much needed to gain PageRanks for every post you write.

So follow this easy method, to add meta tags and keywords to each of your important post.
Log in to your Blogger.com account and go to "Layout" section.
Then click on "Edit HTML", and then back up your present template first.

Then in the first 10-20 lines, find this :
<head>
Now immediately after this code, add these lines:
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == "http://URL_OF_YOUR_NEW_POST.html"'>
<META NAME="keywords" CONTENT="ENTER_KEYWORDS_SEPARATED_BY_COMMAS" />
<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="INDEX,FOLLOW"/>
</b:if>
If you want you can add description and author meta tags too, simple add these two lines along with those above:
<META NAME="description" CONTENT="WRITE DESCRIPTION HERE" />
<META NAME="author" CONTENT="YOUR NAME" />

According to the instructions given in the blue lines, replace them with appropriate lines.

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January 11, 2009 1:17 PM delete

hi multi tag code is not working in my blog spot, can u gve any suggestions

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January 11, 2009 1:58 PM delete

Okay I got the problem, the tags were not closed properly, I have corrected them in the post, now you can add them to your blog successfully.

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January 26, 2009 5:52 AM delete

you means whenever i write post then I will add this code. if yes then the template full of that code and your blog load speed increase. plz help. and explain

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January 26, 2009 2:45 PM delete

Hi Pankaj

Meta tags would not affect the loading speed so much.....

and you do not hav to use them for each and every post, but for those which you think are important !

Regards
Sai

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January 27, 2009 4:21 AM delete

thank for answer, plz help me again actually in google search only blog title is shown not post title. i think i have done wrong with my template. plz help me out
thanks

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January 27, 2009 9:14 AM delete

Hi Pankaj

Welcome back, actually that's not at all a problem, you can check it here, that in Google search even titles from your blog are being displayed:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1B3GGGL_enIN287IN287&q=site%3Aetaxindia.org&btnG=Search

(Sitemaps and meta tags are just to make sure that your site is being well followed by search engines like Google...)

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January 28, 2009 4:24 AM delete

thanks divya You r genius, divya problem is that my old post title is show by google, but not new post title is shown in google only blog title is shown. for example my post title is
"how to file income tax return" and my blog title is "TAX INDIA" then any earch about how to file income tax return then google show my blog title as TAX INDIA ant then first two line of my post paragraph and as well as url shown by google only main Home page i.e. http://www.etaxindia.org/ inspite of http://www.etaxindia.org/howtofileincometaxreturn.html
plz help me it is very urgent
thanks so much for answering.

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January 28, 2009 7:58 AM delete

Hello pankaj

Only those titles are shown in google, which has been indexed by Google.
Now the frequency of indexing new posts depends on the popularity of the website/blog.
So getting new pages in Google searches is not so easy until and unless the blog is quite famous in google(acc to Google ranking system, the blog should have atleast PageRank 4 or 5, for quick indexing) presently your rank is 0-1.

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January 31, 2009 6:59 AM delete

thanks divya for guide me, actually i am new blogger so you are a teacher for me. thanks

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February 11, 2009 9:08 PM delete

i ibookmarked your blog cause i find it informative. with regards to meta tags for each page...is there any way we can do automatic? like me a bit lazy when it comes to adding meta description and keywords. hope there is.

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February 12, 2009 5:59 AM delete

Hi Lilian

I know this is quite boring and takes some time, but as we on Blogger platform, so we don't have any other option :)

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March 15, 2009 10:45 AM delete

Hi Divya,
In your blog you wrote:

meta NAME='ROBOTS' content='ALL'

What does ALL mean for the robots?

10x

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March 15, 2009 11:00 AM delete

Hi Ivaylo,

that means we are allowing all spiders to index,

Read this tutorial:
Meta Tag Tutorial

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March 15, 2009 11:03 AM delete

Also read this one(in some more detail):

Meta Tags Explained

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March 15, 2009 11:18 AM delete

10x, that was very usefull. :)

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March 24, 2009 2:48 PM delete

You don't actually need those tags though, most searchbots ignore tags like that.

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March 24, 2009 3:13 PM delete

Dude, meta tags are never missed by Google, and as the most preferred search engine is of course Google, so meta tags are important !

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April 10, 2009 6:25 PM delete

do you mind adding examples for each blue line for beginners............

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April 12, 2009 11:30 PM delete

Hi Vikram,

The blue lines are themselves enough I guess,

For ex:
Instead of "ENTER_KEYWORDS_SEPARATED_BY_COMMAS",

use this for a "Bakery related blog"

<META NAME="keywords" CONTENT="bakery, bread, cookies, sugar, jam, butter, cream........etc." />

Regards
Sai

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May 08, 2009 2:11 AM delete

thanks for your advice
can you kindly tell how to add keywords for differnt post in blogger
http://technofreak-cooldude.blogspot.com

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May 08, 2009 11:13 AM delete

If you are talking about only some of the pages, then use the method described above, replace the blue line from the second code with your keywords,

and if you want top add keywords to all your posts automatically, then read this post:
http://bloggerstop.net/2009/04/dynamic-meta-tags-for-bloggerblogspot.html

Regards

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July 19, 2009 2:42 AM delete

thx a lot for the data i just began trying this individual metas, it was a huge advantage of wordpress blogs against blogger, lets see how it works, i´ll give you feedback...

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Sai
July 19, 2009 3:12 AM delete

Hello Arte...

Remember to read this article too:
http://bloggerstop.net/2009/04/duplicate-meta-description-and-titles.html

Google may penalize blogs for duplicate meta tags, so it's important to solve that issue !

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September 07, 2009 12:12 PM delete

wow..what a great article..i've been looking for this article..from a long time ago

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November 15, 2009 8:55 AM delete

Hi..
After i edited and saved my HTML to add a specific meta to "about me" page,this message appear in my blog..Template Error: Extra characters at end of string: buf=[=]remainder=[http://earn-bucks-in.blogspot.com...html]:-o

i've try to edited the html,but still can't figure it out.

sory if i always make difficulties for you Sai.:(
Thx.

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November 15, 2009 9:06 AM delete

ups..sorry,it's my bad.
i miss edited the code u've given Sai :)
it's working properly now..

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November 19, 2009 9:46 AM delete

hi

what we should write here = "http://URL_OF_YOUR_NEW_POST.html"

thanks

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November 19, 2009 10:01 AM delete

It is the url (address) of the post, for which you want to add meta tags.

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January 09, 2010 2:44 PM delete

i want to said just word
thank you im apply that method and its work good for my blog
www.startdietnow.blogspot.com

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January 09, 2010 2:52 PM delete

Glad I could help you cheche...

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February 10, 2010 8:46 AM delete

Hi Divya,

Today it is snowing, so this is a good day to work on this hack. I have applied the dynamic metatag hack previously and since I can not paste it here (copy, paste disabled) I will send you my html code in an email.

Just want to make sure that before I add the coding for each post, that I remove the old coding and don't screw up my template.

Stacey @ Home Remedies for Dogs and Cats

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March 06, 2010 6:26 PM delete

Sai, I am finding you to be most helpful and am implementing this trick for posts i really like.

question:

do you add the whole first section above for each url? i can understand adding the url, but since i blog about american idol, most of my keywords are the same. do i need to add these to each individual url add?
also, i don't want the crawlers to think i am duplicating.

thanks! elizabeth

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March 08, 2010 10:48 AM delete

Well yeah, that's important that you should NOT use the same description tag for all your pages, use these tags for only those pages which are already famous or you think which are actually unique across the WWW and so readers will be impressed with that page.

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May 10, 2010 1:30 PM delete

THanks a lot friend.... please help me to improve my blog rank... blog .Tell me whether all the meta tags are enough or not...pls

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June 08, 2010 10:02 AM delete

I found the other code and now I see how the 'duplicate content' post gets in. I hope that things will soon get better cause it's really bad to see a post almost on first page but with wrong description.

Thanks for the awesome blog!

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August 21, 2010 9:59 PM delete

is there any automatic way to add meta description to each post ?

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August 22, 2010 2:26 AM delete

Yes Zeeshan, that's certainly possible, these are known as Dynamic Meta Tags:
Dynamic Meta Tags For Blogger/BlogSpot Blogs

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November 05, 2010 2:24 PM delete

I added seperate meta tags for my newest post but when I share it on facebook via the fb button at the bottom of the post, the name and description that show up are the meta tags for the blog, not the individual post. Any ideas?

Thanks!

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December 07, 2010 9:41 AM delete

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January 11, 2011 2:51 PM delete

Done, now when will I start to see a difference in search engines?

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March 18, 2011 8:12 AM delete

Hi again, Sai,

It's me, teecup. I checked Google webmaster tools today. I still have 11 posts bearing the duplicate meta tags from my home page. I don't know why only 11 of them have duplicate tags and why the rest of my blog posts didn't have any. Any idea?

Also... does the code above apply to separate blogger pages? I mean static pages on my blog (About me, Author, Contact form, etc.).

I have around 60 blog posts so adding meta tags and descriptions to each post sounds really exhausting :)

Thanks for being so helpful. This is the second of your blog posts that I've bookmarked.

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October 23, 2011 6:38 AM delete

Its Ok with title change
i used some difrient method(works 100%)

but problem is with meta description
how that can change for separate post.

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