Wednesday, November 10, 2010

10 Easy Steps To Improve Link Popularity

You've spent the last few months optimizing your web site. You did your homework and learned all about optimizing techniques for your web page. Your relevant keywords are prominently placed in all the right places on your pages. Yet your site still isn't ranking the way you want. What do you do?

It's time to improve you link popularity!

Why bother with link building? Link popularity and link quality are very important because every major search engine now considers them as a part of their ranking algorithms. If you don't have links, you won't rank well for competitive keywords.
If your page includes all the important on-the-page criteria and scores well with Page Primer, it's time to focus on your links. Good inbound links can move your page up the ranking ladder and act as new entry points to your site. But how does your site get those coveted inbound links we hear so much about?
First off, let's make sure we understand the basics. Link popularity is the measure of inbound links to your web site. Link analysis evaluates which sites are linking to you and the link text itself.
Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to improve your link quality and popularity, which will give you a boost in the rankings. Here are some guidelines to help you set up your own linking campaign:

1. Prepare your site first

Before you start your link building campaign, take time to get your site in shape. Make sure your site looks professional, has good content and is easy to navigate. Validate your HTML code and check your links with a tool like HTML Toolbox. If a potential linker goes to your site and finds broken pages, they are not going to want to link to you.
In addition, directories have gone on record saying they may exclude sites with broken links and page errors. Directories want only professional looking sites in their databases, so do your homework on your site before you start promoting it and your linking campaign will be more effective.

2. Budget time for link building

Don't expect to grow your link popularity overnight. Budget time every week to work on link building. If you force yourself to spend a couple hours a week on link building, it will become part of your routine. Pick one day a week and set aside time as your "link building time." If you don't make it a priority, it won't get done.
Link building is an incremental activity. Over time these one or two new links start adding up until they are hundreds or even thousands of links.

3. Establish realistic link goals

Don't expect to see instant results. Link building is difficult, frustrating and time intensive. Convincing another web site to link to you can be exasperating. If you get one good quality link a month you're doing better than the majority of sites out there.
Patience and creativity are key to link building. Track your progress so you know who you've asked already. It could be embarrassing to ask a site for a link if they've already given you one.
If a company initially declines your link request, wait a while and then ask again. Their company focus may change over time. A "no" today may change into a "yes" 6 - 9 months later.

4. Develop internal management support

If you're link building in-house, build support from your company's internal management for your link building. This usually means educating management about the benefits of link building.
Link popularity is unique to the search engine industry - it's not taught in graduate schools (not yet, anyway). Sit down with your management and explain the concept behind link building - don't assume they understand it or have even heard of the term. In fact, most won't have a clue what you're talking about.
Explain link building in terms they will understand and in ways that will get their attention, such as describing the relationship of link building and increased revenue. Talking about making more money usually gets management's attention.
Why worry about management support? You will need it to provide the time and money you need to get into search engines or directories.

5. Link popularity is all about quality

Be selective about the sites from which you request links. Search engines use sophisticated rules when judging the importance of a link, and the popularity of the site linking to you is a key criteria. One link from CNet is worth far more than a link from a personal web site.
And don't even think of using a link farm! Link farms are sites that exist solely to link to other web sites. Link farms are a blatant attempt to inflate your link popularity, and search engines take a dim view of them. Google in particular has been known to ban sites found using a link farm.
Try to identify non-competitive sites in the same field as your site. Links from sites that are related to your area carry more weight than sites from Aunt Sue's favorite horse site. That doesn't mean you should refuse a link from Aunt Sue, just be aware it won't help you much in link quality terms. On the other hand, links from sites within your industry are strong endorsements for your site.

6. Develop a relationship with a site

Before you ask for the link, get to know the web site. Establish yourself as a real human first. That way, when you ask for a link, it's harder for them to say no.
Impersonal broadcast emails asking for links are spam. Sure, it's easier, but it will only result in making another company mad at you. Spam link requests do not work and waste everyone's time. Don't do it!

7. Provide the linking code

Make it easy for other sites to link to you. Send the prospective linker the exact HTML code you want in the link and suggest which page you want the link from. This ensures the right words are used in the link and reduces the burden in setting up the link. Everybody on the Internet is pressed for time and if you don't make it "drop-in simple" by giving them the exact HTML, you've made their job too hard. Make it easy and your success rate will go up.

8. Get directory listings

Jumpstart your link campaign by getting directory links first. This is especially important if you have a new site or a site with no inbound links. A shortage of inbound links puts your site at a severe disadvantage because link analysis is an important part of every search engine's ranking algorithm.
The way to overcome this disadvantage is to get a few quality links. A good way to start is to get listed in as many directories as you can. There are many directories out there, and the more you can get into the better.
A few to target include:
  • Open Directory
  • Yahoo
  • LookSmart
  • Zeal.com
  • Joeant.com
  • Business.com
Be aware that most of these directories require you to pay for a listing. It's worth the expense.

9. Consider bartering for links

It's a good idea to have something to offer in return for a link. Many sites won't link to you unless you link back to them or otherwise make it worth their while. Create a Resources or Partner page that allows you to have a place from which you can easily link to them.
You might also offer to work a barter arrangement with them. If you have a popular site with their target market, they might consider free advertisements in exchange for a link. If the link is of great value to you, be prepared to give something back.

10. Link building alternatives

If time constraints keep you from link building, consider outsourcing your link popularity work. Link building is undoubtedly the most time consuming part of search engine optimization. You may find it is not cost effective to do it in house. That doesn't mean you shouldn't do it, it just means you hire someone else to do it for you.
Many top SEO firms have turned to outsourcing this function. For example: Jill Whalen of highrankings.com uses Debra O'Neil-Mastaler's link building firm.
Outsourcing to a reputable link building firm ensures good links and could be a more efficient model for you if you are already time limited.
One word of caution if you do chose to hire a company specializing in link building: make sure any firm you hire follows good link building practices. Ask them to describe the process they use to request links Make sure they follow a personalized approach, and don't simply spam sites with requests for links.
If they refuse to discuss their link building methods you can assume they use impersonal widespread email drops or link farms - that's spam. They may call it a fancy name, but if the process involves sending out large numbers of form emails, it's still spam and will only set your campaign backwards and injure your company's professional reputation. Go find a different company or develop your links in house.

Just do it!

Link popularity is important and the link building process needs to be given high priority. Link analysis is only going to get more important to search engines, not less. Search engines have found it highly resistant to manipulation and a legitimate way to measure the importance of a site. Since link building takes time, the sooner you start the better.
So think of link building as a long-term investment in your site. Put in a little time now to improve your linking today to insure a good search engine ranking in the future.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

How to be a Better Blogger : 30 Best Oneline Tips

How to be a better blogger or writer – have FUN!


Ask your readers questions. Find out what’s going on in their heads. You might be surprised.

Use keywords, long tail and short, that people are searching for right now.

Find out what your readers want and write about that. Ask them.

Be consistent. Build your reputation. Hold that reputation clear.

Give stuff away. Hold contests or just give things to everyone during certain times.

Join forums, meet people, find out what’s happening in your niche.

Have a good looking blog that zings. If your blog is ugly, fix it now.

Be different. Be unique. You are the only YOU there is, so be yourself. Everyone else is taken.

Try new things, do new things, explore and experiment in life and in your writing

Read. Read lots and read often. Read all kinds of things. Just read.

Go for quality. It’s better to have a few posts that kick ass than many posts that put people to sleep.

Send out press releases. Common, you know you want to. Toot your own horn for a change.

Guest blog on other blogs. It’s like helping the community and getting help from the community.

Make friends with your readers. Talk to them as you would any other friend.

Take surveys, conduct polls, do research and show the results

Be consistently good. You are only as good as your last post.

Be different. Stand apart from the crowd. Take a controversial stand.

Read what you’ve written with fresh eyes to make sure it’s getting your point across

Run contests. Silly contests, outlandish contests, the kind that get people talking.

Break news. Be the first to report, or connect your niche to a breaking story.

Be an expert. Whatever your area is, be the expert or interview the experts

Take one step at a time and keep going. Don’t get overwhelmed.

Get fascinated with your topic. Fall in love with your niche, and communicate your enthusiasm.

Be passionate. Don’t be afraid to let your opinions shine through.

Be interesting. Find a fresh voice, fresh material and be entertaining.

Don’t just rely on what you know, interview other experts in your niche. Be the Opah of your field.

Give links generously and you will get links. Links = traffic.

Ask for comments, then answer the comments. Make your blog the happening, active place to be.

Learn to craft great headlines that rivet the reader’s attention.

Focus. Pick your point and make it. Don’t wander all over the place; your readers will leave.

Have fun with your writing. If you’re having fun, odds are your reader is having fun, too.

Write in the moment. When you have something to say, write it immediately or you’ll might lose it forever.

If you have some more points to be shared, feel free to drop it via comments section.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

How To Add Auto Read More Feature In Single Script

This is a very simple single script hack for auto read more function for those who new in blogging world.

This are the simple steps.

Log in your blogger account , go to Edit HTML ( should back up your template) > choose Expand Widget Tempate , then look for the code <data:post.body/> ( press Ctrl F or find it each line , up to you) 
Replace it by this whole code :
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;item&quot;'>
<div expr:id='&quot;summary&quot; + data:post.id'/>
<script type='text/javascript'>
var blogID = &quot;937920098338306331&quot;;
function retriveSummaryPost<data:post.id/>(json){document.getElementById(&quot;summary<data:post.id/>&quot;).innerHTML
= json.entry.summary.$t + &quot;...&quot;}
function createSummaryPost<data:post.id/>(POSTID){ var script =
document.createElement(&quot;script&quot;);
script.src = &quot;http://www.blogger.com/feeds/&quot;+blogID+&quot;/posts/summary/&quot;+POSTID+&quot;?alt=json-in-script&amp;callback=retriveSummaryPost<data:post.id/>&quot;;
script.type = &quot;text/javascript&quot;; document.getElementsByTagName(&#39;head&#39;)[0].appendChild(script);
}
</script>
<script type='text/javascript'>
createSummaryPost<data:post.id/>(&quot;<data:post.id/>&quot;);
</script>
<span class='rmlink' style='float:right'><a expr:href='data:post.url'>--&gt;Read more...</a></span>
</b:if>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<div id='post_body'><data:post.body/></div>
</b:if>
Look for the red code, that is the number of your blogID

Find in this picture

Note: If you can not find the code <data:post.body> because you have changed your template source many times, so try with the last <data:post.body> as you see.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Page Navigation with number For Blogger

Page navigation is need for all blogger because it can make navigation easy for your visitors.
 




To see the result go my home page.
 
 
Step 1 : Apply Style

  1. Login to Blogger Dashboard and navigate to Layout > Edit Html
  2. Don’t click the checkbox which says ‘Expand Widget Templates’
  3. Find this 
]]></b:skin>
and replace it with
.showpageNum a {
padding: 3px 8px;
margin:0 4px;
text-decoration: none;
border:1px solid #999;
-webkit-border-radius:3px;-moz-border-radius:3px;
background: #ddd;
}
.showpageOf {
margin:0 8px 0 0;
}
.showpageNum a:hover {
border:1px solid #888;
background: #ccc;
}
.showpagePoint {
color:#fff;
text-shadow:0 1px 2px #333;
padding: 3px 8px;
margin: 2px;
font-weight: 700;
-webkit-border-radius:3px;-moz-border-radius:3px;
border:1px solid #999;
background: #666;
text-decoration: none;
}
]]></b:skin>


Step 2 : Aplly Javascript

Find This :
</body>
Replace with :
&lt;script type='text/javascript'&gt;
var home_page=&quot;/&quot;;
var urlactivepage=location.href;
var postperpage=7;
var numshowpage=4;
var upPageWord ='Prev';
var downPageWord ='Next';
&lt;/script&gt;
&lt;script src='http://scriptabufarhan.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/pagenaviv202-min.js' type='text/javascript'&gt;&lt;/script&gt;
</body>
Change based on your blog setting :
var postperpage=7;
var numshowpage=4;
Postperpage : How many Post every Page for your blog
numshowpage : how Many number will show in Your page Navigation
Step 3 : Customize Label
Go to the Edit HTML page and “Expand Widget Templates
Find this (all of this text in your xml or template)
'data:label.url'
and Replace with this
'data:label.url + "?&max-results=7"'
Change 7 base on how many post every page
only That, I hope it can work and make your blog easy to navigate.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Twitter Introduce - Official Twitter Share Button (Tweet Button) for Blogger

For those of you who use Twitter on a daily (or even hourly) basis to share and read information about celebrities, friends, or businesses, you may be interested in Twitter’s new addition — The Tweet Button.

The aim of the Tweet Button is to simplify the sharing of web links by its day-to-day users and web publishers who use the social networking website to distribute information about its products and services.

When the Tweet Button is pressed or clicked, a pop-up box appears where an ‘automagically’ shortened URL of the page or object shared is displayed, Twitter said in their blog post released Thursday.

The Tweet Button also aims to grow traffic to the site and extend the Twitter followers. They aim to do this with publishers having the ability to preconfigue the custom text with every Tweet Button they wish to display to users, as well as the option to suggest other Twitter accounts they may also be interested in.

TweetMeme is another company who have provided similar capabilities, but will now retire and phase out its “retweet” service in aid of assisting Twitter with the growth of the Tweet Button.

It was only a matter of time before Twitter adopted such a service, as Facebook did some while ago with its infamous “Like” button that has also become a favorite on YouTube and many other blogs and social networking websites.

Do you like the new Tweet Button? Will you be adopting it on your website?

To install the new tweet button on blogger, Follow these steps

1. Login to your Blogger Dashboard and Navigate to Design > Edit HTML

2. Click on the Check box which says “Expand Widget Templates”

3. Now Look for
<data:post.body/>
and immediately above it paste the following code snippet(after proper editing)
<div style="float:left;padding:4px;">
<a href='http://twitter.com/share' rel='nofollow' class='twitter-share-button' expr:data-url='data:post.url' expr:data-text='data:post.title' data-count='vertical' data-via='BlogCommander'>Tweet</a>
<b:if cond='data:post.isFirstPost'>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js">
</script>
</b:if>
</div>

4. Save your template.

5. Now you should see the twitter button near each of your blog posts.

Editable parameters

1. float:left - you can change this to float:right if you need the button on the right side of the post instead of on the left

2.data-count='vertical' - you can change this to data-count='horizontal' or data-count='none'

3.data-via='BlogCommander' - you can edit BlogCommander with your twitter user name. So if your twitter handle is michael, then change it to data-via='michael'

4. Adding some extra text in the tweet – With the current code, the button will make a tweet with the title of the blog post. If you want to add some extra text to the tweet, change expr:data-text='data:post.title' to

expr:data-text='"I am Reading: "+data:post.title' This will append “I am Reading:” to the tweet :)

Displaying the Tweet Button on the Post Page Only

If you want to display the Twitter button on the post page only, then wrap the code with conditional tags like
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<div style="float:left;padding:4px;">
<a href='http://twitter.com/share' rel='nofollow' class='twitter-share-button' expr:data-url='data:post.url' expr:data-text='data:post.title' data-count='vertical' data-via='BlogCommander'>Tweet</a>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js">
</script>
</div>
</b:if>

Demos

1.data-count='vertical'


2.data-count='horizontal'


3.data-count='none'


Something more about the Tweet Button
 

Monday, August 02, 2010

Make Money With Your Blog and Google AdSense



AdSense is a great way to get paid for doing what you love to do: blogging! AdSense allows you to show targeted ads on your blog and earn revenue from your traffic. It also helps your visitors find things they may be interested in, based on the content of your blog posts. Best of all, AdSense is free and you have the option to remove the ads at any time.

The AdSense system shows ads relevant to the content of your blog and you can easily customize the look and feel of the ads to match your blog. If your blog is about fashion, you may show ads for shoe designers or clothing stores. If your blog is about cars, you may see ads for car dealerships or auto shops. Using filters, you can have control over the content of the ads you display by choosing to block categories of ads or even specific advertisers.

With the free suite of powerful AdSense reporting tools, you can pull detailed reports that will help you track your revenue and identify opportunities to earn more money. You can see earnings by day, page, domain or specific ad unit and can also use Google Analytics to see the source of your traffic and earnings.

Adding AdSense to your blog is easy. Just follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Blogger, choose your blog, and go to the “Monetize | Set up AdSense” tab.
  2. Choose where you want to show your ads on your blog and hit “Next.”
  3. If you’re new to AdSense, follow the easy online steps to sign up for a new AdSense account. If you already use AdSense, you can log in to AdSense and link your Blog to your AdSense account.

If you’re using a Classic template, you can add AdSense to your blog by following the steps outlined here.

To learn even more, come take a tour with Google AdSense.

Get Related Content for Your Blog with the Zemanta Gadget

About a year ago this blog featured Zemanta, a tool that helps you get more out of blogging. Previously, Blogger users could install a Zemanta browser plugin to recommend content while you blog, enabling you to:

* Read news to learn more about the topic
* Link articles to improve the value of your post
* Use pictures to make your post richer

Today we are pleased to announce that we've teamed up with Blogger to make it easier to use Zemanta on Blogger. To use Zemanta, just follow these three easy steps:


Blogger Buzz: Get Related Content for Your Blog with the Zemanta Gadget

Saturday, July 03, 2010

New Gift From Blogger



Although some of you use Google Analytics or other third party tools to track your blog traffic, many of you have requested an easier-to-use, fully-integrated stats feature for Blogger. We heard that, and we are excited to announce that Blogger in Draft now has built-in stats. Just go to Blogger in Draft, and you'll notice a new "Stats" tab. You don't have to install or configure anything to start benefitting from Stats.

The coolest thing about the new Blogger Stats is that it monitors and analyzes your visitor traffic in near-real-time. You can see which posts are getting the most visits and which sites are sending traffic to your blog right now. For example, if a reader shares one of your blog posts on Twitter and the post is getting lots of clicks, you will see a traffic increase in Blogger Stats almost instantly, with the particular Tweet mentioning your post being identified as the traffic source. Of course, traffic data across longer time periods (day/week/month) and all-time historical data are available as well.
There's also a lot more data that's being tracked, such as popular search keywords that send visitors to your blog, which country your visitors come from, and which web browsers they are using. Basically, with the new Stats feature, you know what's going on with your blog right now.

The new Stats feature shows all of this data in a simple, easy-to-understand graphical user interface. Since Stats are part of Blogger, you don't have to sign up for another service, or embed any code in a gadget.
Additionally, if you want the enterprise-level power and flexibility of Google Analytics, you can still use it, as outlined in this Help Center article. Note that the pageview data in Blogger Stats and in Google Analytics may not be identical, due to different collection mechanisms used. Also, Blogger Stats do not support private blogs for now.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Blogspot Bloggers Official Sharing Buttons

Blogger has been rolling out new features to improve the looks and usability of the blogs. Blogger is now testing out a new Social Sharing icon set consisting of Email, Blogger,Twitter(with goo.gl shortener),Facebook and Google buzz buttons. The set looks simple and elegant with some cool mouse over effects. These Sharing buttons are still in draft(still not published on the official draft blog) and so wont be available in your regular dashboard.If you need to take a peek at these new sharing icons, then take a look at my post page(and try sharing it :P ).
You are still reading. So  i guess that you are really interested in implementing these Sharing buttons on your Blogger Blog.
Then don’t wait. Just follow these simple steps
  • Login to Your Blogger in Draft Dashboard at http://draft.blogger.com
  • Go to Design > Page Elements and Click on the Edit Button near the Blog Posts Gadget and check the “Show Share Buttons” Option
  • You can Drag and Drop the Share buttons and place it where you want.


  • Now if everything went right, then you should be able to see the Share buttons on your Blog. If not then read on. :)
  • If it didn’t appear then don’t worry, That is because you are having a modded template. Just Got to the Edit HTML page under the Design Tab and locate 

<p class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'>
Or if that is not there then find
<div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'>
and place the following code just below any of these lines[whichever is present in your template].
<div class='post-share-buttons'>
<b:include data='post' name='shareButtons'/>
</div>

and Save your template.


Optional Tweaks
  • Show the Sharing Buttons on Post pages only - Find the Following Code in your template
    <div class='post-share-buttons'>
    <b:include data='post' name='shareButtons'/>
    </div>

    and wrap it within conditional tags as

    <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
    <div class='post-share-buttons'>
    <b:include data='post' name='shareButtons'/>
    </div>
    </b:if>
    • Hide Some of the Sharing Buttons – If you want you can hide some of these buttons using CSS. For example to hide the Blogger sharing button, add the following code above ]]></b:skin> in your template 
    .sb-blog{display:none}
    sb-email , sb-twitter, sb-facebook, sb-buzz and sb-blog are the different Button Classes. If you hide the mail or  buzz buttons, then it might look a little bad as these have rounded edges,

    Thursday, May 20, 2010

    Automatic Read More Hack For Blogger With Thumbnail

    Automatic Read More Hack For Blogger With Thumbnails i.e expandable post hack for blogger with thumbnail of image used in blogger posts and all this work is done by the script automatically,you just dont need to locate your image the script will do all work for you automatically.Just you have to write your post and publish it with one image in post related to post.

    If you dont want to add thumbnail image in post summary then i had an post previously on automatic read more hack for blogger,read this.

    Now how to install Automatic Read More Hack For Blogger With Thumbnails Demo snapshot is below.


    Lets start with its installation:-

    Now Login to Blogger Go to Layout > Edit HTML in your Blogger dashboard and check the "expand widget templates" box.

    Find the closing </head> tag in your blog template, and paste the following section of code immediately before it:
    <script type='text/javascript'>var thumbnail_mode = "no-float" ;
    summary_noimg = 430;
    summary_img = 340;
    img_thumb_height = 100;
    img_thumb_width = 120;
    </script>
    <script type='text/javascript'>
    //
    s[i] = s[i].substring(s[i].indexOf(">")+1,s[i].length);
    }
    }
    strx = s.join("");
    }
    chop = (chop < strx.length-1) ? chop : strx.length-2;
    while(strx.charAt(chop-1)!=' ' && strx.indexOf(' ',chop)!=-1) chop++;
    strx = strx.substring(0,chop-1);
    return strx+'...';
    }

    function createSummaryAndThumb(pID){
    var div = document.getElementById(pID);
    var imgtag = "";
    var img = div.getElementsByTagName("img");
    var summ = summary_noimg;
    if(img.length>=1) {
    imgtag = '<span style="float:left; padding:0px 10px 5px 0px;"><img src="'+img[0].src+'" width="'+img_thumb_width+'px" height="'+img_thumb_height+'px"/></span>';
    summ = summary_img;
    }

    var summary = imgtag + '<div>' + removeHtmlTag(div.innerHTML,summ) + '</div>';
    div.innerHTML = summary;
    }


    //]]>
    </script>
    Note in above codes we can change the numeric numbers according to our need

    summary_noimg = 430; is post cut height without image
    summary_img = 340; is post cut height with image
    img_thumb_height = 100; is thumbnail image height
    img_thumb_width = 120; is thumbnail image width

    Now find this code <data:post.body/> in your template and replace it with below codes.

    <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != "item"'>

    <div expr:id='"summary" + data:post.id'><data:post.body/></div>
    <script type='text/javascript'>createSummaryAndThumb("summary<data:post.id/>");
    </script> <span class='rmlink' style='float:right;padding-top:20px;'><a expr:href='data:post.url'> read more "<data:post.title/>"</a></span>

    </b:if>
    <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'><data:post.body/></b:if>
    Preview Your template if its showing thumbnail with read more hack Save it.

    To show thumbnail it should have one image in your blogger posts and please upload the .js file to your server and dont forget to change the link with yours in codes to make this hack work.

    I am sure everybody will love this hack for sure.babai

    Tuesday, May 11, 2010

    Change background color in blog posts

    In this article I am going to show you how to change the background color of your blog posts.Many of the people would like to differentiate each wrapper with a different color, so I have decided to share this hack with you.
     
    Follow the steps
     
    • Login to your blog account
    • Dashboard appears on successful login
    • Go to Layout – Edit Html
    • Search for the code ” post-body { “ (Use your browsers find function dude)
    • After searching the code add the following lines to it

    background: #F5F2EE;

    • After adding the code it would look like this
     

    * Click on Save template

    * Congrats ! If you followed my steps correctly only the posts section will have the background color.

    If you want to apply a different color replace the code in red to your favorite color

    Monday, May 03, 2010

    Statistics Widget for Blogger



    What is Statistics Widget for Blogger?
     
    Statistics Widget for Blogger will display the total number of posts and total number of comments on your blog. As of now, I have included only these two data for display. I do not see any value in displaying the total words in posts and total words in comments. I find them meaningless. If you are interested to display the total number of posts and total number of comments on your blog, please follow the instructions below.

    Instructions to install Statistics Widget for Blogger

    • Log in to your Blogger account
    • On your Blogger Dashboard, click on the "Layout" link 
    • This will take you to the "Page Elements" tab. Decide where you want to insert the statistics widget and click on the "Add a Gadget" link accordingly.
      • Scroll down the list and find "HTML/ Javascript" and click on the "+" button 
    • This will open the "Configure HTML/ Javascript" window. In the title section, please type "Blog Statistics" or "Blog Information" or "Blog Data" or any other title as you may wish
    • In the content section, please copy & paste the following code:

    <script style="text/javascript">

    function numberOfPosts(json) {
    document.write('Total Posts: <b>' + json.feed.openSearch$totalResults.$t + '</b><br>');
    }

    function numberOfComments(json) {
    document.write('Total Comments: <b>' + json.feed.openSearch$totalResults.$t + '</b><br>');
    }

    </script>

    <ul><li><script src="http://yourblog.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=json-in-script&callback=numberOfPosts"></script></li>

    <li><script src="http://yourblog.blogspot.com/feeds/comments/default?alt=json-in-script&callback=numberOfComments"></script></li></ul>

    <span style="font-size:75%;"><a href="http://blogspot-n-blogger.blogspot.com/2010/05/statistics-widget-for-blogger.html" target="_blank">Widgets for Blogger</a></span>

    • Remember to replace the text in bold "yourblog" with your blog address. Take note to replace it in two locations.

    • Your window should look like the image below.
    • I have a link back to my blog at the bottom. You are free to remove the credit, if you don't like it
    • Click on "Save" button at the bottom right hand corner

    That's it. You have created a widget to display the number of posts and number of comments on your blog. Please contact me if you have any doubts or you face any problems with the widget.

    Saturday, April 24, 2010

    Add Facebook Like Button on blogspot blogger


    Facebook has now made a extremely easy for anyone to integrate Facebook social elements into their blog – just copy-paste a HTML code and your site will instantly become Facebook-ready.

    To this, open your blogger html editor, make sure that “Expand Widget Templates” checkbox is ticked.
    Now Search for the following code (you can use CTRL+F on your browser) 

    <data:post.body/>


    When you found it, on the next line you should past this code


    <iframe expr:src='"http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=" + data:post.url + "&amp;layout=standard&amp;show-faces=true&amp;width=530&amp;height=60&amp;action=like&amp;colorscheme=light"' frameborder='0' scrolling='no' style='border:none; overflow:hidden; width:530px; height:60px' allowTransparency='true'></iframe>

    If you found that, it means you are on the right spot.

    Now Click “Save Template”. Refresh your main blogger blog now and you should be able to see your new Facebook Like Button.
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    Thursday, March 25, 2010

    Google Buzz share count button for Blogger / Blogspot blogs

    Integrate Google Buzz Button in Blogger with some simple hacks is very easy now. After introducing Google Buzz in global market now buzz have started to dominate the micro blogging arena and every blogger wants to Add Google Buzz Button in Blogger Blogs, With this service users can now share the stuffs with each other. Google have not provided any script for adding a social bookmarking button for your blog. So if you want to Add the Google buzz Button in your Blogspot blogs then follow the steps given below here.

    How to Add Google Buzz Button in Blogger:

    Step 1: Login to Your Blogger Account.

    Step 2: On Your Dashboard, Click on Layout

    Step 3:Now Click on HTML

    Edit HTML

    Step 4: Now Check the box of Expand Widget Templates
    Note: Before Applying Any Changes Please Download the Full Template for your Backup.

    Expand template code

    Step 5: Now you can add the Google Buzz Button either at the end of the each post or below the title of the each post.

    Step 5.1: If you want to add the button at the end of each post then find this code in your template.

    <data:post.body/>
    Now paste this code belowe
    <script src="http://www.buzrr.com/button.js"></script>

    Now Save Template.

    If you want more stylish and different button click on Image.

     
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    Saturday, March 13, 2010

    Blogger Template Designer, An Online Template Designer on Your Blogger Dashboard

    Finally, Blogger has launched new feature called "Blogger Template Designer" . This online blogger template designer allow you to customize the look and layout of your blog by just clicking and dragging. There are many awesome blogger template design but maybe you want to create your own style. Blogger has facilitated your need.

    Friday, March 12, 2010

    Animated Image Icon Before Post Titles in Blogger / Blogspot

    Blogging is all about providing valuable information to your readers. In addition to this, you can customize your blog in such a way that your readers would enjoy your blog layout with the contents. So, here is the tip to add and show animated image icon before blogger post titles. It will be displayed as the logo to your each post on blogspot. This can be done with some simple HTML edits. Lets learn this blogger trick step by step.

    Finding An Image Icon To Insert Before Blogger Post Titles :

    First things first. You have to do some homework before adding animated image icons. First of all you have to find an icon to place in your blog. The maximum size of your icon should be 50*50 pixels. You may make a search on Google with search phrases like “Animated icons”, “Animated logos” and choose an image. See if the image you have choosen is not protected under any copyright law. Try to get an icon which blends perfectly with your blog theme. Then upload your icon to any image hosting
    site such as imageshack, photobucket, tinypic or googlepages etc and get the link to your image. When you are done with this, proceed to next step.

    Making HTML Code For Your Image Icon :

    After getting the link to your image icon it’s time to make a HTML code using the image link. Follow below code to make a HTML code using the link to your animated icon.

    <img src="LINK TO YOUR IMAGE HERE" style="border-width:0px" />

    Change the text LINK TO YOUR TEXT HERE with the link to your image. Now I guess you are done with the HTML code to your link. Move to the next step.

    Editing HTML To Insert Image Code

    Now it’s time to implement the above code in your blogger template and your blog will start showing your icon before blogger post titles. To do this follow below mentioned steps.

    1. Go to your blogger dashboard.
    2. Navigate to Layout >> Edit HTML
    3. Expand Widget Templates by clicking the box next to it
    4. Search for the below code in your template by pressing Ctrl+F on your browser
    <b:if cond="data:post.url">
    5. Add your image HTML code just above this code in your template.
    6. Save the template and you are done.

    Now you can see an animated image icon before all your post titles on blogger/blogspot. You can also apply this trick to add some special notes before your post titles. Simply post your text in place of the image icon code in your blogger template code and you are done.
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    Sunday, February 28, 2010

    How to add "Tweet This" button to your Blogger Posts

    Twitter has become one of the most popular ever syndication and networking tools for bloggers. A few readers have asked if it is possible to add a "Tweet This" link to our Blogger templates, and while this was possible, I had not discovered a method of automatically shortening the URL of our blog posts until now.

    In this tutorial, I'll explain how you can add this to your Blogger template so your readers can Tweet your posts to their Twitter followers, enabling your Blogger posts to be syndicated to a wider audience.

    Saturday, February 27, 2010

    Thumbs up Blogger Posts- Simple post rating for blogger

    This post is about adding thumbs up or thumbs down rating to blogger. This rating can be added to every blogger post just like on Youtube or yahoo answers.

    This is simple modification the star rating developed by JS-Kit.  
    To add this to your blogger blog follow these steps:

    Replace an image instead of Newer posts, Older posts and Home text link

    Today we will discuss how to replace an image instead of older posts and newer posts links. This hack is about replacing an image with the hyperlink instead of just the text link alone.

    How to replace an image instead of Newer Posts, Older posts and Home

    before you implement this hack make sure that you have created the necessary image for each links (Newer Post, Older Post and Home) and have uploaded in a web host. Now let us see how we can replace an image instead of Newer Posts, Older posts and Home link.