For those of you who've visited my Blogger/Blogpost blog before, you'll notice I just downloaded a new template from the eBlog Templates website, who has a bunch of free Blogger / Blogspot templates under their Blogger tab (I found this Ads Theme template for Blogger I'm currently using under the most-downloaded section.)
The new Blogger/Blogspot template is pretty neat, but I did a few custom hacks...
...like I made sure to wrap the post titles in header 1 tags.
And I'm glad the Blogspot theme creator was smart enough to put the post title first, and then the blog title -- this is great for SEO click-thru rates in Google's search engine results pages, because the readers see your titles first.
I noticed the creator had his Google Adsense code in the top ads right above the title, so I went into the layout and replace it with my Google Adsense code, and moved that code beneath the post title, which historically has shown me gets better click-thru rates.
Plus, I've been trying to move the post labels to the bottom of the post with no luck yet -- but at least I moved them above the post title and not beneath, where it looked clunky to me.
It seems like a great theme. I've still got more tweaking to do.
Also, I put my favorite little symbols in front of the title code so that the post titles stand out a bit in Google's SERPS, also a good way to get more clicks.
And I wrapped the labels in H3 tags, so hopefully this will help with SEO as well.
We shall see.
But I'm loving the new Blogger/Blogspot free layout skins thus far. They look a lot neater, they automatically resize my pics down to fit into the post, and they are just beautiful.
Since a couple of my main WordPress blogs got dinged by Google, I've been finally turning my attention back to free blogger themes I can use to boost up the blogs I have left.