Hi guys, do you know what are blogger labels?, Blogger labels are those links which we add when we create a new post. We can add many labels to a single post. These labels are basically tags, but in Blogger by default they are called labels. When you click on a label link, that opens with all posts in that. In WordPress they are called tags. These labels are used for better user navigation, because if a visitor is visiting your blog for a specific post/page so he/she may be interested in more posts on your blog. Therefore having labels at sidebar is good idea.
But the problem is, when search engines’ robots crawl your blog, they need only one URL for each page of your blog for crawling and indexing. By default they crawl every page and links including labels. So this makes a little bit confusion for robots. Because your single post get accessible through different addresses i.e Archives, labels and the actual URL of the post.
So to avoid confusing search robots and for better SEO we need to change the labels to tags only for search engines. Robots have now become advanced and can determine the tag and the actual URL. Once you will add tag attribute to the label links so you won’t face any punishment from search engines like Google.
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Now we will start how to do this, this is basically a very simple procedure and you need to just add a single attribute to your blog’s HTML section. It doesn’t take more than one minute. But I wanted to clear your doubts about this.
In my coming posts, I will also teach you how to optimize comments’ links in Blogger and archive links in Blogger.
Now lets start optimizing blogger label links.
How to Optimize Blogger Labels?
Here is a single step you can do to optimize your blogger links. We will just add an extra attribute to our blogger’s labels and that will work for all of our blog, now follow given steps below:
- Login to Blogger
- Template >> HTML >> Proceed
- Check Expand Blogger Widget Template
- Now search for below piece of code
- Replace above code with this one below:
<a expr:href=’data:label.url’ rel=’tag’
- Save your template and you’re done.
Note: If the rel=’tag’ is already exist then do nothing.