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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Blogger: Method to Add 'Link to This Post' Widget on Your Posts

Blogger: Method to Add ‘Link to This Post’ Widget on Your Posts

[Today I’m going to provide you with a code that you can put on your Blogger Blogs. It’ll give your visitors a very easy way to link to your posts if they like it. Scroll to the bottom to see it in action! You might also want to read New Working Method of Making Blogger Title Tags SEO Friendly]


When it comes to Search Engine rankings, link popularity is no doubt one of the most important factors especially organic link popularity.

Nowadays Search Engines’ algorithms have become so intelligent and sophisticated that they could differentiate between different types of links; paid, reciprocal, organic etc. to name some, automatically and not let discouraged factors manipulate rankings much (in some cases by even penalizing those site).

Coming to Organic Link Building, there is no better way to do (or at least increase) Link Building than to ask or encourage your visitors. You see, I’ve it at the bottom of this post. This way you are asking peoples for links as well as providing them with the HTML code to ease the process a bit. Now if peoples like our post or site and HTML code is what they have to copy and paste, you stand a better chance of getting links than with many other techniques. One more BIG advantage is that as the code would generate anchor text (text of the hyperlink) same as the post title, again odds are that you’d get your main and relevant keywords in the links; rather than ‘this great post’ which some peoples prefer!

Below is the code that does this:

<!-- By Arvind Gupta -- http://learning-computer-programming.blogspot.com/ -->
<div align='center' style='border: 1px solid #646464; padding: 10px; margin: 20px;'> 
<p style='font-size: 150%; background: #C8C8C8; padding: 5px;'>Show Some Love!</p>
<p>If you like this post please consider 
  making a reference to it from other Blogs, Forums, Profiles etc. by copying 
  and pasting the following HTML code. Thank You!<br/>
  <br/>
<textarea cols='40' id='bloglinking' name='bloglinking' onFocus='select()' rows='3'>&lt;a href=&quot;<data:post.url/>&quot;&gt;<data:post.title/>&lt;/a&gt;</textarea><br />
    <!--My Link-->
    <font color="#999999" size="1"><em>Link To This Post </em>Widget by <a href="http://learning-computer-programming.blogspot.com/">Learning 
    Computer Programming</a></font></p>
    <!--/My Link-->
</div>

First, you may want to change text so as to be unique in asking people to link to you ;-).
WARNING: You must not delete my link though… Nah! Just kidding, YOU CAN DELETE IT if you wish to.

Now you are ready with code, open your Blog’s Dashboard move to Layout -> Edit HTML, tick Expand Widget Template check box. Now there are two places where you can place it, either at the top or at the bottom (like mine) of the post, I personally prefer it at the bottom.

To place it at the TOP, find some code that looks like below (in the middle of the code listing):

...
...
<div class='post-header-line-1'/>

<div class='post-body'>

[--PUT THE CODE HERE--]

<p><data:post.body/></p>
<div style='clear: both;'/> <!-- clear for photos floats --></div>
<div class='post-footer'>

<p class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'><span class='post-author'>
<b:if cond='data:top.showAuthor'>
<data:top.authorLabel/> <data:post.author/>
</b:if>
...
...

And place our code as and where stated.

To have it at the BOTTOM, paste the code in a slightly different place as::

...
...
<div class='post-header-line-1'/>

<div class='post-body'>
<p><data:post.body/></p>
<div style='clear: both;'/> <!-- clear for photos floats --></div>
<div class='post-footer'>

[--PUT THE CODE HERE--]

<p class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'><span class='post-author'>
<b:if cond='data:top.showAuthor'>
<data:top.authorLabel/> <data:post.author/>
</b:if>
...
...

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1 comment:

  1. Thats an intersting explanation. great

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