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This post is by ProBlogger writing expert Ali Luke
Do you wish more readers would comment on your blog posts?
Some bloggers think commenting is dead. And while that’s not the whole picture, there may be some truth in it.
When I started blogging back in 2008, Twitter and Facebook were only just taking off. And if readers wanted to respond to a post, they’d normally leave a comment on the blog itself, rather than tweet or comment on a Facebook thread.
You might think that if you had more readers then you’d get more comments. But that isn’t necessarily true. Some of the big blogs I read only get one or two comments per post. And smaller ones can often get dozens.
It took me nearly seven years of blogging to create my first products: two ebooks, one for ProBlogger and one for Digital Photography School. They made me more than $160,000 in 2009 alone and changed my business.
Blogger may be leading the betting pool for the next Google product to be canceled, but there are still a lot of authors who have their site on the platform (so do a lot of blogs, some of which look quite good).
I would do my best to discourage an author from setting up a new site on Blogger (**), but if you have a site on that platform then it would be worth your time to spend a few minutes optimizing your SEO.
What would be a simple process in WordPress (install a plugin) is a little more complicated in Blogger. All of the changes will be made in your site’s settings pages, and it is a very short list consisting of 3 items.
Yes, that is a short list, but while there are guides that explain how to make a dozen or SEO tweaks to a Blogger blog, most of what they tell you to do is related to optimizing a single post or page rather than the entire site. I am developing a set of instructions on how to optimize the SEO on each post or page as you publish it, but as I see it that is a separate topic because it is focused on your day to day blogging activities.
This post focuses on optimizing the SEO for the entire site.