How To Add Meta Description in BloggerMeta descriptions tell of what is in the content of the post, homepage or custom page. It's of paramount importance to add SEO friendly meta description to our Blogspot blogger blogs since search engines no longer use keywords to rank your post or website. Meta descriptions have a lot of learning to know about since making them SEO friendly needs a Blogspot blogger user to follow steps in writing a good meta description to add to the homepage and post page.
For a beginner, Seo can be new to their blogging experience but it entails what we are going to cover here. We are going to go step by step in adding the meta tags to our blogger Blogspot blogs by adding some settings and meta description meta tags code to our template. How to add the SEO friendly meta description will be a walkthrough. So let's jump into the tutorial.

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What Is Meta Description?

According to Moz : Meta Description is a snippet of up to 320 max characters, a tag in HTML meta, that summarizes a page's content. Search engines show the meta description in search results mostly when the searched for phrase is contained in the description. Optimizing the meta description is a very important aspect of on-page SEO to increase click through rate (CTR).
Search engines can never rank a content post page without a meta description.  

How To Write A Good Meta Description.

1. Keyword Density 

Mostly when visitors search for keywords they find them in both title and meta descriptions. The keywords in meta description display in bold text when your content is found in search results. The amount of keywords counts used in the title and meta description helps a lot in ranking content. it's even more advisable to add long trail keywords so as to make your content excerpt SEO friendly.

2. Length Of The Meta Description.

The recommended meta description length should be between 135-160 characters. Its good to have a words counter plugin for blogger or use a website with the plugin to always count your words. When a meta description is more than the recommended words, the search engine cuts it to make sure it only leaves dotted marks to show that there are other words that cannot be displayed. It's not advisable to go beyond the recommended words since your SEO so status will be penalized.
Length Of The Meta Description.

3. Avoid Duplicate Meta Description

It's a problem that most people get whenever they start out their first blog. Blogger templates sometimes lack the meta tags to allow for separate custom page meta description. As a result, we always add the meta tags whenever you start your blog. To add the whose SEO pack for a blogger blog. Read More :

4. Use Structured Data Rich Snippets.

There are various ways to make your meta description more rich for blogger blog content. The structured data types include the breadcrumbs and review star rating which all change the view of data in search results. star rating schema structured data add spice to the meta description showing the visitor that your content is ranked more than others.
How To Add Right Seo Friendly Meta Description To Blogspot Blogger Blogs.
The whole exercise of writing meta description is all based on what your you want your content to be about and how you will write it. In blogger blogs, there are different places for writing your blogger blogs meta description.

How Long Should Blogger Meta Description Be To Be Seo Friendly?

As we have said before that if your meta description maintains 130-160 words count you are on the seo friendly side. Sometimes i say its not good to go beyond and instead make sure your meta description fits. I usually use 150 words count for meta description and sometimes i use other website plugins to check whether my meta description words sit fit bellow my title.
How To Add Meta Description To Blogger Blogs.
In blogspot blogger blogs various pages use various meta descriptions. We will start at the homepage of our websites .

How to add Meta description To Homepage Of blogspot Blogger Blogs

The homepage meta description is set at settings or in the code of the template. Lets go through the steps.
Step 1. Log in to Blogger and choose your specific website to add the SEO code.
Step 2. Reach out to the left commands by navigating to them to the settings command
Step 3. Click on the settings command and then locate the Search Preferences below to language.
Step 4. Click on the search preferences and locate meta tags in the position .
Step 5. Click on Enable search description and write your Homepage Meta description.
Step 6. Click on save to save your seo friendly homepage meta description to your  blogger blog.
In blogspot the homepage meta description is always setup to 150 characters max so as to be seo friendly. Most people find it to short for meta description but i am going to show you the other code method to use in your blogspot template.
How to add Meta description To Homepage

How To Add Seo Friendly Meta Description To Post Page Of  Blogspot Blogger Blogs.

To add the meta description now to every post you just enter the post writing platform in your blogspot blogger blog and at the right corner below location a search description will be there to input your meta description. Although blogger will not restrict you in writing your meta description, make sure its under the said number of words.
NB : The search description will only work if you have setup the homepage meta description in your search preferences meta description settings.

For all the following meta description to work you meed to have the meta description meta tags in your blogger blog template.  Let me take you to the adding of the meta description and custom homepage meta description in code manually.

How To Add Seo Friendly Meta Description Meta Tags To Blogger Blog.

Meta tags tell the search engines where to find the meta description of the pages. Without thw meta tags then the blogger may face duplicate meta descriptions or lack of meta meta description in posts. To avoid that then you need to add the bellow set of meta description that will also boost your seo ranking.
Step 1. Log in to Blogger and choose your specific website to add the SEO code.
Step 2. Reach out to the left commands by navigating to them to the Template command
Step 3. Click on the template command and then locate the Edit HTML next to Customize.
Step 4. Click anywhere in your code and then click on Ctrl+F in windows or CMD+F in mac.
Step 5. In the search bar search for the <head> tag.
Step 6. After finding the Head Tag Copy all the code Above and Paste it BELOW head tag.
Step 7. Make the Bellow Highlighted changes to your Meta Tags code as indicated.

<!-- Meta Tags for Blogger by: http://www.joecalih.com Start -->
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;'>
<title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title>
<b:else/>
<title><data:blog.pageName/> - <data:blog.title/></title>
</b:if>
<b:if cond='data:blog.metaDescription != &quot;&quot;'>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.metaDescription' name='description'/>
</b:if>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;archive&quot;'>
<meta content='noindex, nofollow' name='robots'/>
<b:else/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl'>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.title' name='keywords'/>
<meta content='index, follow' name='robots'/>
</b:if>
<b:else/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageTitle != data:blog.title'>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.pageName' name='keywords'/>
</b:if>
</b:if>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<meta content='article' property='og:type'/>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.title' property='og:site_name'/>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.pageName' property='og:title'/></b:if>
<b:if cond='data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl'>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl' property='og:image'/>
</b:if>
<!-- Meta Tags for Blogger by: https://www.joecalih.com End --> 
 How to add custom meta description and keywords to blogger code.
Find the bellow code.
<b:include data=’blog’ name=’all-head-content’/>
Now bellow the above code paste the bellow code.
<meta content=’PUT KEYWORDS HERE SEPARATED BY COMMAS’ name=’keywords’/>
<b:if cond=’data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;’>
<meta content=’PUT BLOG DESCRIPTION HERE’ name=’description’/>
</b:if> 
Meta Description In Search Results.
What To Do If Meta Description Doesn't Appear.
If your meta description doesn't appear then you don't have the above meta tags in your template. Take your time and add them to your blogger blog and then wait for changes to take place after crawling and indexing.

How To Solve Duplicate Meta Description In Blogger Blogs Posts.

We have three ways of solving duplicate meta description in blogspot blogger after you get an alarm in google search console. Here are the solution in solving duplicate m eta descriptions.
Step 1: Edit Custom robots.txt
Step 2: Edit Custom robots header tags
Step 3: Edit each post description from blogger HTML

How To Add Structured Data To Meta Descriptions In Blogger.

There are three main structured schema data you can use in your blogger blog to change the look of your meta description in search results. such structured data types include

1. Breadcrumbs Schema Markup For Blogger Search Results

2. Review Star Rating
review star rating in blogger meta description 
The stars you see avouve are the results of review star rating in a meta description. When you add the schema markup the result will look as below exapmple of my blogger post.
Star rating In Meta Description 
3. Person schema markup

Why is meta description so important? 

The answer is that it never heard of a product bought without knowing what the use of the value. The same happens to meta description since they tell the visitor that this description tells you what the blogger blogs post is all about and if you want it now click on the topic. Well described products lead to large sales and as the same happens to good SEO friendly meta descriptions in Blogspot blogger blogs that lead to better Seo Ranking.

Where are meta descriptions used? 

Meta descriptions are used in three types of pages. This includes Homepage, Post page, and Custom Page. The three pages use meta description in different ways and we are going to break down how to add SEO friendly meta description to all of the above blogspot blogger blogs pages.

What are some good and bad examples of meta descriptions?

There are different types of bloggers who will write their meta descriptions in different ways.  The good meta descriptions will have the following characteristics.

Features Of Good Seo Friendly Meta Description.

1. Contain Keywords in the meta description
2. Short and concise. ( Under speculated words count )
3. Contain topics snippets.
4. Same keywords as from title.
5. Contains structured data

Features Of A Bad Meta description

1. Contains more than 30-word characters.
2. Long sentences.
3. Lack of title keywords in the meta description.
4. Meta descriptions not related to the blog post topic.

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