Step-by-step Guide to add Article Schema to your Blog posts

Adding SEO to your blog posts will increase its ranking in Google.  So increasing the SEO by adding article schema markup will boost the traffic to your site.  And also it helps Google to show your webpage as rich snippet.  Google recommends adding schema markup in JSON-LD.


Removing Default Blogger Schema

Why we have to remove default blogger schema?  If you have the default blogger schema then it shows your organisation as blogger and publisher and everything as blogger.
It does not have much SEO.  So we have to remove the default blogger schema.

1. First copy any post URL and paste in rich snippet tool and check if your post contain any default blogger schema or not.
2.  If yes means then go to your blogger theme section, backup your theme and click edit HTML.
3.  Now press CTRL + F and search for json and press enter until you can find a tag id containing  'postMetadataJSON' or something like this.  And below that you can also find many tag ids like 'postMetadataJSONImage''postMetadataJSONPublisher' .
4.  If you delete this means, it will reappear again and again. 
5.  So search for 'postMeta' .  You can see that it will locate inside the tag id 'itemPost' and var='post' . So what you need to do is comment the line <b:include data='post' name='postMeta'/> which is located inside the tag id 'itemPost' . (Use <!--      --> to comment a line)
6.  Finally Save the theme. And check your post URL in rich snippet, it shows default blogger schema or not.


Removing default blogger schema is same method for most of the themes.  May be little different according to your theme.  So you have to understand the code and take care about it.

Adding Full SEO customised Structured Data for Blogposts

1.  Go to your blogger theme section, backup your theme and click edit HTML.
2.  Click CTRL + F and find <data:post.body/> and paste the below code just below <data:post.body/> tag.

<b:if cond='data:view.isPost'>
<script type='application/ld+json'>
 "@context": "",
 "@type": "Article",
 "@id": "<data:post.url/>#post-body-<>",
 "mainEntityOfPage": "<data:post.url/>",
 "headline": "<data:post.title/>",
 "name": "<data:post.title/>",
 "url": "<data:post.url/>",
 "description": "<data:blog.metaDescription/>",
 "image": "<data:post.featuredImage/>",
 "datePublished": "<>",
 "dateModified": "<>",
 "author": {
 "@type": "Person",
 "name": "<>",
 "publisher": {
 "@type": "Organization",
 "name": "Your-website-name or Brand-name",
        "url": "Your-website-URL",
 "description": "Your-website-description",
 "logo": {
 "@type": "ImageObject",
 "url": "your-website-logo"
      "sameAs": [

3.  Now do some customisation and check the code is correct in rich snippet testing tool. After that save the theme.
4.  Now check your Blog post URL with the rich snippet tool.
5.  If it shows your article schema, then you have done.


The red colored words you need to customise.

  • "@type": "Article", - You can choose Article or Blogposting based upon your content you write.  Most websites in the internet will choose Article than Blogposting.  Because article schema will reach and succeed more in the internet than Blogposting schema according to

  • image":"Author-Image", - Paste the URL of the author image in this area.

  • "sameAs":"Author-social-media" - Add the author social media.
For example - if author have only one social media account, then use
"sameAs":"" .  If author have many social media, then you need to use  

  • "name": "Your-website-name or Brand-name", - Use your website or brand name

  • "url": "Your-website-URL", - Place your website URL here.

  • "description": "Your-website-description", - Give a rich description for your website

  • "url": "your-website-logo" - URL of your website logo.

  • "sameAs": [
                      ] - Add the website your media or any wikipedia pages of your website.  For example - If your website has only one social media then use

Free tools to generate Schema Markup

You can also generate the schema markup with the help of free tools. 

Testing Schema Markup tools

Use the Google Rich Results tool to check your schema is error free.

Last Updated on 19th June 2021, 10:30 PM IST


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    1. Most of the themes follow the same. But in sometimes it may vary. You can check your url in rich results and select the detected schema and select detected items and click the type, see the code on the right side window. And locate the code location by seeing the codes before and after this code. Try to locate it in your theme and find the location of your default blogger schema.


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