Change Blogposts Title on Blogger Blog To Make SEO Friendly

Yes, Now you can change the Title of the blogposts on individual post-view. You might have seen that I’ve changed the Title of my homepage to “Tech blog for Blogger tricks, widgets, templates, adsense tips and much more.” This trick can help in boosting your search engine rankings.

By default, your Blogger’s title on the top left displays your blog title, and if it’s in the items page, it’ll include your post title as well. eg, Blogsolute:Change the blog title for blogposts. By copying the coding from below, you can change the default behavior of the title tag.

Name of Blog isn’t necessary to come at the beginning instead title of the article being viewed is important. Many Blogger templates come inbuilt with this modification but if yours doesn’t then follow the steps below to make your Blog articles title more SEO friendly and gain more traffic from Google and other Search engines.

Step 1-Goto Blogger Dashboard>>Layout>>Edit Html
Step 2-Backup your template
Step 3-Follow the instructions below

Find this Code :

<b:include data=’blog’ name=’all-head-content’/>

Then change this code with code Trick to make your Blog is SEO Friendly
bellow :

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<title><data:blog.pageName/> | <data:blog.title/></title>

<meta content=’Your Blog Description.‘ name=’description’/>
<meta content=’ Your Blog KeyWords.‘ name=’Keywords’/>
<meta content=’global’ name=’target’/>
<meta content=’Index,follow’ name=’Robots’/>
<meta content=’ALL’ name=’SPIDERS’/>
<meta content=’ALL’ name=’WEBCRAWLERS’/>

<!– End Widget-based: Changing the Blogger Title Tag –>

Further more you can add a very good keyword in homepage’s title by just adding Keyword + Blog Title by finding this line in the above code{3rd last}-


and adding keyword here

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

Be creative in writing Keyword, it will surely help your blog grow and also for search engine optimization.
I would like to thank Webtalks for sharing such a great trick with us.

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 14 comments
Guardian Angel - January 3, 2008

Hi! I am also planning to change my blog title. However, when I checked the HTML in my template, it is different from yours.
Moreover, I try to change it using my Settings, it did change, that is by simply deleting the current title and replacing it with a new one; no HTML thing. Does this make sense?
By the way, your title is clickable, while mine is not and we are both using blogspot.
Hoping for your immediate response.
Thank you in advance.

Rohit - January 4, 2008

@ Guardian Angel,
You can change the title for homepage using settings i.e. no HTML changing but using this trick, you can have post title for individual post-view.

As you said, you too use blogger platform so, besides changes in template the following lines should be there in your template HTML code.

You just open “Edit HTML” tab and find these lines :

And replace them with those given in post.

If still, there is any problem, give me your blog link, I’ll check Html source.

Guardian Angel - January 4, 2008

Hi!I followed your instruction carefully, and I suppose I made it right but it cannot be saved and the error code was bX-qcg8h0.
By the way, it my blog link and blog URL the same? If so, then here it is,
Additinal info: the title now of my blog if Humane Blogging Tips…thanks really!

Rohit - January 5, 2008

So, now the title has been changed.
I saw your blog, it’s OK now, it was saving problem of Blogger.
Keep Visiting.

Guardian Angel - January 5, 2008

Hi Sorry for disturbing you again. But I would like to tell you that I changed my blog title through dashboard > setting > basic > then editing it by simply changing the one to new, no revision or addition of HTML just like your advise. The error code I previously posted here means that the changes has not been really changed. Only the admin has changed, not the post title for individual post. This is also what Technorati FAQ said, that is why Technorati cannot change my blog title.
So I guess I really need your help …thanks!

Rohit - January 5, 2008

You simply changed the title without any HTML change so, I think, it doesn’t make sense.

Did you find this line in your blog?

I too checked source code of your blog, I couldn’t find these lines. but what I saw instead of this was : <title>Humane Blogging Tips: How To Convert Your Good Praises Into Money</title>

So try replacing this code with the given one. Hope, this solves your problem

zuhaini - January 9, 2009

hi. i did. but i got this msg instead:

Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
XML error message: The content of elements must consist of well-formed character data or markup.

how do i correct it..? tq..

Berlintrip - January 25, 2009

The same problem for me. It seems that something is wrong with the XML.

agentmango - May 19, 2009

this doesnt work on my blog. I can’t save it.

Melow - November 28, 2009

i’m using iTheme template and got the same error as zuhaini & Berlintrip.

“Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
XML error message: The content of elements must consist of well-formed character data or markup.”

Bilal Ahmad - November 28, 2009

Hello Friends, here a quick solution for this porblem.

First, Open your Menu HTML in your Blogger account, open template, edit HTML, then
Find this Code :

Then change this code with code below.


And click on Save Button.
That’s all now

mark - April 16, 2010

pls check mine, it wont work for me, i need to show post title before blogname thank you so much.

Shoaib - April 19, 2010

Well, I think this is for Pro. I found a blog is for beginners. It shows very clearly that how to change the blog title within 1 minute. It also described that how a blog title can be SEO friendly.


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