Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Optimize Tumblr with Dynamic Meta Keywords

Tumblr Theme Optimization Tip

Tumblr is a great micro blogging platform, for both ease of use and SEO. Out of the box, however, does not provide all the necessary SEO tags and labels that we need for good on page optimization.

One area that is lacking out of the box is Meta Keywords. This is not a hassle for us though because Tumblr has made it very easy for us to alter our chosen theme.
Open your theme editor and click “Edit HTML”. Look for the Meta Description tag at the top of your template. Mine looks like this:

We are going to copy that line and paste is right under it. In our new line change name=”description” to name=”keywords”. Now in the new line where it says {MetaDescription} replace it with:

{block:Permalink}{block:Posts}{block:Tags}{Tag}, {/block:Tags}{/block:Posts}{/block:Permalink}.

Click “Update Preview” and then click “Save”.

You can double check by going to a Tumblr post (not the home page) and clicking CTL+U. This will open the source code where we can see our new keywords at the top of the header code.

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