Show Post Title Before Blog Title in Blogger

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Post titles and blog title plays a vital role for better ranking in search results. This is the first thing which is checked by visitors to either they should click on this link or not. That means your traffic depends on this thing. Keyword rich titles can bring you more traffic and increase your blog page views. Google shows only first 66 characters of the title in search results. That’s why we should use them effectively. By default, in blogger, our blog title shows before post title. This reduces the SEO benefits because our post titles which have the main keywords got chopped because of the characters limit in search results. So, to take the proper benefits we have to optimize our blog so that post titles shows before blog title in search results.Post Title Before Blog Title Blogger

By default the post title appears after blog title in search results like this:

post title before blog title

But after applying this trick, you will be able to show post titles before blog title like this:

post title first

Show Post Title First in Search Results

  1. Go to Blogger >> Template >> Edit HTML.
  2. Backup your blog template. (Read this: How to backup template in blogger?)
  3. Now search below code in your template.
  4. <title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title>

  5. Replace that code with the below one.
  6. <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>

  7. You are done!

Now wait for the update in search results. Once search results got updated you will see the changes. But you can see these changes in your browser also. See below screenshot.
post title first

Comments!

This was the little but very powerful trick that will help you to show post titles before blog title in search results. It will also increase your blog CTR that automatically increase your blog traffic and page views. Happy Blogging!

21 Comments (Add your valuable comment!)
  1. Hafeez Khan

    @Ankit
    This is the basic setting and the first step for every webmaster and blogger to optimize the post titles for better views. Thanks for sharing this valuable post.

  2. Ankit Kumar Singla

    @ Hafeez
    Yes dear.. I have started posting tutorials for newbie bloggers. This trick may be basic for you but for newbie bloggers this is very important that’s why I have shared this trick on BTT.

  3. Ankit Kumar Singla

    @ Bilal
    Dear it depends on the crawling and indexing rate of your blog. If you blog is frequently crawled by search bots then you will notice the changes in very less time.

    • Ankit Kumar Singla

      Dear what problem you are facing. Please tell only that I’ll be able to help you.

  4. Prashant

    Could you provide some tips to increase the no. of links in to my blog. It is kind of fixed at 8 for a long time now. And also why there is so high bounce rate with my blog if you could give it a look ? Thanks in advance..!

    • Ankit Kumar Singla

      Dear you forget to mention your blog URL. Please mention it so that I can check your blog for issues.

  5. Jayu dejorge

    I like it so much. Newbie here. My blog is new and I had not made much posts yet. Soon when I have made much more content, It would be very useful to share my blog. I’m still waiting for the search update,Thanks…

    • It’s not hard to find code. As you click Edit Html. at first page, you will find your desired code to change. Or you can use Ctrl + F to search code.

  6. Thank you so much for all thse awesome tricks and tips. As a brand new blogger I am following each one! I am only having a problem with the title one at the moment because I do not know what symbol I am looking here for? I would just copy and paste it, but you only provided a image I can not copy. Please help! :-)

  7. Vincent

    Hi Ankit, fantastic blog and I’ve managed to submit my sitemap for my new blog via the associated post but just can’t seem to work this one out.

    Which particular piece of code should we be looking for to change? I can get into the html but don’t know what to look for.

    Again thank you for your blog – very helpful.

  8. Yup! It’s really important to show post titles before Blog’s Title. It will boost your ranking and hence traffic. To be frank, your Blog really inspires me to work more. Good Luck Ankit.

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