Gayle emailed a great question after I posted about permalinks for self hosted wordpress sites. She wanted to know about her blogspot blog and permalinks. I certainly didn’t mean to leave blogger out. So to be fair to that platform here is my advice to improve search engine optimization for blogger.
With bloggers new layout they took away the option to edit html; so removing the date from the permalink or post title url isn’t an option for the normal blogger. So to make the best of this situation is to do the following
- Keep your post titles short
- Use important keywords in the first part of the title
Blogger limits the number of characters in the URL to 35 to 40 cutting off any characters after that. Knowing this you can strategize your titles that will follow the date stamp.
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