I have posted at a number of other "professional" Forums for advice, and in desperation for the correct answer ... ask the following.
For my self-hosted, Blogger based, Marketing blog .. I have had a hard time trying to alter the code to display an optimized "title tag". [site removed]
All I have managed to accomplish is a rather "spammy" repetition of the Keyword and Description Tag, which unfortunately lists all my Posts with my Blog/Company's name preceding the description ... so if you do a search at Google, all my Posts come up with the boring title of "Marketing Defined: name of Post", instead of the correct optimized version of "Keywords or description: Marketing Defined".
I cannot go in and alter the code for each post manually, after the fact, as Blogger's template code will simply overwrite any manual additions if I were to do a republish of the whole Blog, which is sometimes necessary (besides this could become a rather unwelcome tiresome manual correction)
Any ideas on how to change the source code so I get the description/keyword of the Post showing before the Title of the Blog and also avoid the repetition of the Keyword and Description Tags .. it is no point writing to Blogger, it is a free service, and Customer Service cannot be expected ... I have tried!
Here is the relevant source code as it stands at present .. I must admit that even defining the correct Doc Type has me licked for this Blogger template ... and in view of current MSN requirements for correct coding ... it is of concern I could be getting downranked for not having the correct source code.
PS. I have just received my first Google PR after exactly 4 months of publishing my first Blog (in a highly competitive field and "keyphrase" ) ... and presume this is a consequence of the Aging filter.
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<meta name="keywords" content="Marketing Defined" />
<meta name="description" content="Marketing Defined" />
<meta name="MSSmartTagsPreventParsing" content="true" />
<meta name="generator" content="Blogger" />
<link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Marketing Defined" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/MarketingDefined" />
<link rel="service.post" type="application/atom+xml" title="Marketing Defined" href="http://www.blogger.com/atom/9391165" />
<link rel="EditURI" type="application/rsd+xml" title="RSD" href="http://www.blogger.com/rsd.g?blogID=9391165" />
I would be so grateful if this annoying little issue with getting the DOC type declaration and proper Tags for my Blog resolved once and for all.
Roseanne van Langenberg
Edited by Jill, 11 May 2005 - 07:02 AM.