How To Markup Site Navigation In Blogger For Seo

T 11/07/2017 05:23:00 AM


There are certain things about seo and blogging that only professional bloggers and webmasters know and are not told to everyone and if told everybody don't understand it. One of these things is marking up site navigation with schema which helps search engines know what is site navigation element and it is helpful to get sitelinks below site in google search results.

Its a little bit complicated to markup site navigation with schema but I will show you step by step and after final step we will verify if we correctly marked up site navigation or not. Popular websites and blogs are using this method to tell Google what is in menu and hence in the sitelinks these menu is shown.

Although it is not guaranteed that you will get sitelinks below your site in search results but it will markup your navigation and whenever you will get sitelinks, your menu items will be included in sitelinks. I am not guaranteeing because according to Google sitelinks are automatically generated links below websites to help visitors reach what they are looking for. It is also unknown what is the criteria for showing specific items in sitelinks but marking up site navigation has impact on it as I experienced !

So lets start marking up site navigation with schema for search engines.

Step 1: Go to your blog theme or layout where your menu code is.

Step 2: Add below line inside your menu's <div> or <nav> or <ul>:

itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/SiteNavigationElement' role='navigation'


like this:

<nav class='main-nav' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/SiteNavigationElement' role='navigation'>

Step 3: Add  itemprop='url'  to your menu's every item "link attribute" like this:

<li><a href='https://101helper.blogspot.com'  itemprop='url' >Home</a></li>


Step 4: Now add  itemprop='name'  to your menu item names, you can't add it directly so use <span> attribute and add  itemprop='name'  as I did for my menu, look it below:

<li><a href='https://101helper.blogspot.com/search/label/Blogger%20menus'  itemprop='url' ><span   itemprop='name'  >Blogger menus</span></a></li>


Step 5: Do it for all your menu items one by one.

Note: If your menu items do not have <li> attribute, it doesn't matter but you need to markup all the <a> and <span> attributes.

Step 6: After you are done go to Google Structured Data Testing Tool.

Step 7: Put your blog URL and  RUN TEST .

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Step 8: Look for SiteNavigationElementif you found it and there is no errors or warnings then its cool and you did it correctly, Congratulations !

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