Adding Cool Working Custom Related Post Thumbnail Widget For Blogger
Related Post Widget was discussed recently and its importance in SEO, I already wrote about easiest way of adding the related post thumbnail widget to blogger , If you use third party related post widgets it would somehow increase your page views and increase your ranking in search engines but if you compare it to the widgets that are customized and embedded in your template with some good modifications it will be more effective and significant in achieving good ranking and traffic,
Wonder how? If you take some time to notice, You will see that third party “Related post” widget i.e LinkWithin first takes you to a URL then immediately redirects you to the post shown as related in the Widget.
Why is it bad?
It is not that bad after all logically the visitor comes back to your blog immediately, but if you see first the click generated was to another URL, In case your blog already has good PageRank then it means it is taking the traffic juice out first then putting it back with less value.
What to do now?
Now is the time to add a “Related Post Thumbnail Widget” of your own, do some slight customization to your template and you are good to go. Now there will be no redirection involved no juice out and in!
How to do it?
Well in order to learn how to add Related Post Widget with thumbnail into blogger just follow few simple steps below
First of all, make a backup of your template just in case if any error or problem occurs later
Step 1. Go To Blogger Dashboard >> Template >>Edit HTML
Step 2. Check the “Expand widgets template” box;
Step 3. Search (CTRL + F) for </head>
Step 4. Copy and paste the following code just before </head>
Step 5. Now find the following code <div class=’post-footer’> and just above it, place the following code:
Change the 6 value from max-results=6 with the number of posts you want to be displayed.
For displaying more than 5 posts, replace 5 value from “var maxresults=5;”
This is it! Now you have this amazing widget on your blog
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