How other search engines see Blogger conditional tags - SEO

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Hi there

I've decided to try and tweak my blogger blog by using the built-in
blogger conditional tags.

What I'm trying to do is have a targeted title, description, and set of
keywords unique to each post.

What i've done:

/* This section would only be processed for the main blog page */

 <meta name="description" content="My text description would go here"
 <meta name="keywords" content="My text keywords would go here" />

/* This section would only be processed for the individual post pages

<meta name="description" content="<$BlogItemTitle$>" />
<meta name="keywords" content="<$BlogItemTitle$>" />

In the second example what I'm doing is assigning my blog post title to
the DESCRIPTION meta tag, and also to the KEYWORD tag. My blog post
titles will be created from keywords relating to whatever I happen to
be writing about.

This works great from what I was able to see using a META analysis
tool. I'm getting very high title/description to content relevancy.
What I'm wondering is how MSN, Yahoo, and other SE's would treat the
tags seeing as how they are burried in the conditional tags. Some META
analysis sites don't show anything for the DESCIRPTION and TITLE tags

Any suggestions? What if I also included an additional set of
DESCRIPTION/TITLE tags outside the conditional tags - after or before
the code I've listed above.


Re: How other search engines see Blogger conditional tags - SEO


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I've been using something like the above for ages.

<meta name="description"
<meta name="keywords"

Works in the sense you get unique titles, but I'm not seeing a great
deal of SERPs from blogspot blogs. Also I find if you use the
individual post pages because the same post is archived in full on
monthly or similar pages it really messes with the sites indexing (too
much duplicate content). Weird that Google would do this with Blogspot
when they own it, they must have known it would cause an indexing

If you are hosting on your own domain look at WordPress /, much better especially if you use plugins like (creates post snippets for
archive pages) so you don't have the full post archived on monthly
type pages like you do with Blogspot.

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