What is Breadcrumbs And How To Add Breadcrumbs In Blogger?

Have you heard the name of breadcrumbs? In this post we will tell you What is Breadcrumbs And How To Add Breadcrumbs In Blogger blog. Continue reading
What is Breadcrumbs And How To Add Breadcrumbs In Blogger

Have you heard the name of breadcrumbs? Do you want to know what is breadcrumbs and how to add breadcrumbs in Blogger? So this post is important for you. After reading this post you will get answers to all your questions.

Are you confused after hearing the name of breadcrumbs? Have you not started thinking that I am going to tell you about a piece of bread in this article? So it isn't like that at all. In this article, I will tell you about a factor of SEO that is very good for your blog or website. Check out Deepak Tips and Tricks blog for blogging, tips & tricks in Hindi.

If you read this article and follow the process given in it, then you can easily add breadcrumbs to your Blogger/ Blogspot blog or website. Let's move on.

Also read: How improper use of Labels can harm your Blogger blog

What are breadcrumbs?

When we visit a specific page of a website, we get to see an address or path above that page which provides easy navigation and helps a user to know where he/she is. This text path is called breadcrumbs. The breadcrumbs are something like this:

Home >> Blogger >> Templates >> Ultra Fast Blogger Template

Breadcrumbs make it easy for visitors to know which page or post of the website they are on. This is a factor of SEO. Google's bots can also understand the structure of the website well with its help. This also helps in Ranking Improvement.

Let me give you an example; A boy goes to the forest and drops few things from his house on the way to the forest so that he does not forget the route and can come back home easily. 

Something similar happens with breadcrumbs. It shows the way from the homepage of the blog or website to a specific page or post of the website on which the visitor has visited. With the help of which visitors know on which page of the website they are. 

Now you must have understood what breadcrumbs are, so now let me tell you why it is important for a blog or a website. 

Why are breadcrumbs important?

When you know what breadcrumbs are, then now you should also know why it is important for you to use them. So let me tell you why it is important.

You must have come to know that breadcrumbs act as a path for the website. Due to which visitors understand your website well and search engines also start to understand the structure of the website very well.

When visitors come to any page of your website, they navigate to the home and other pages as well as the category pages, when they start spending more time, then the bounce rate decreases. Apart from this, user experience also improves,   and the chances of ranking improvement increase as well.

If you add breadcrumbs to your website, then it gives you many benefits, which I will tell you further, so now you must have understood why it is important for you to include breadcrumbs in your blog/ website.

Benefits of Breadcrumbs

After understanding breadcrumbs, now let's talk about its benefits. Do you know what are the benefits for you? Let me tell you the benefits of including breadcrumbs in your Blogger blog/ website.

  • Better user experience
  • Low bounce rate
  • Helps search engines to understand the structure of the website
  • Eases the user navigation
  1. Better user experience - 
When visitors visit any page of a website, then with the help of breadcrumbs, visitors know which page of that website they are on. And with the help of breadcrumbs, they can easily go to the category or any other page at home without going back. In this way, breadcrumbs improves user experience and visitors also like such websites.
  1. Low bounce rate - 
Breadcrumbs are a good option that helps in reducing the bounce rate of your website. Because when a visitor visits any page of your website, he also visits other pages of your website because of breadcrumbs. Because of this, the bounce rate of the website reduces and there is a ranking improvement in the search engine.
  1. Helps search engines to understand the structure of the website -
Search engines easily understand the structure of your website with the help of breadcrumbs. When they easily understand the structure of the website, they can index more pages of your blog and it increases the chances of your website ranking in search results. Therefore, it is very important to have breadcrumbs, because both the visitors and search engines can understand the website well with its help.
  1. Eases the user navigation -
Adding breadcrumbs helps users to understand different pages of the blog. They can easily navigate through the blog with the help of breadcrumbs. Thus adding breadcrumbs to Blogger blog will help ease the user navigation.

How to add breadcrumbs in Blogger blog?

I hope that it's clear by now, why one should use breadcrumbs. Now let's understand how to add breadcrumbs in the Blogger blog.

  1. Log into your Blogger
  2. Select Template or Theme and Click on "BACKUP
  3. Once you have created a backup, then click on "EDIT HTML".
  4. Press Ctrl + F buttons on your keyboard and search for the below code
<div class='blog-posts hfeed'>
  1. Then copy the breadcrumbs code given below and paste below the above code
<!--breadcrumbs start-->
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<p class='breadcrumbs'>
        <span class='post-labels'>
        <a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl' rel='tag'>Home</a>
        <b:loop values='data:posts' var='post'>
            <b:if cond='data:post.labels'>
            <b:loop values='data:post.labels' var='label'>
                <b:if cond='data:label.isLast == true'> &#187;
                    <a expr:href='data:label.url' rel='tag'><data:label.name/></a>
                </b:if>
            </b:loop>
            <b:else/>
            &#187; Unlabelled
            </b:if>
            &#187; <span><data:post.title/></span>
        </b:loop>
        </span>
    </p>
</b:if>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;static_page&quot;'>
<p class='breadcrumbs'>
  <a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl'>Home</a> &#187; <data:blog.pageName/>
</p>
</b:if>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;archive&quot;'>
    <p class='breadcrumbs'>
      <a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl'>Home</a> &#187; <data:blog.pageName/>
    </p>
</b:if>
<b:if cond='data:blog.searchLabel'>
    <p class='breadcrumbs'>
      <a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl'>Home</a> &#187; <data:blog.pageName/>
    </p>
</b:if>
<!--breadcrumbs end-->
  1. Finally hit the save button and that's all you have to do and your job is done!

Conclusion

I hope by now it's clear that it's very important to add breadcrumbs in Blogger blog or website as they not only help users to navigate better but also helps the search engine crawlers to better understand the structure of your blog or website.

In the end, I would only say that make sure that you are using breadcrumbs in your blog.  I hope this post has clear all your doubts regarding breadcrumbs. If you still have any concerns, then do comment below, I would love to help you.
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