Sunday, August 16, 2009

Add Wibiya Toolbar To Your Blog.

Add Wibiya Toolbar To Your Blog.

This post is all about adding the Wibiya toolbar to your blog. This toolbar floats at the bottom of the page and has a lot features like language translation, facebook fan page, recent posts, blog search etc. Adding this to your blog can significantly improve user experience of your blog. Wibiya toolbar is very light-weight and can be added to any blog or site just by embedding a small piece of code. In this post, I will show how to add it to your Blogger blog. Although this can be added to any blog or site using the same procedure. So, go ahead and have a look.

To add the Wibiya toolbar, you have to first submit a request at Wibiya website. Its still in its beta stages. Go to Wibiya site and click on "Get it Now".

A page opens up where you need to give your name, email-address and your site url where you want the toolbar to appear.

After you fill this form, it takes around 3-4 days for approval. Once approved you will get an e-mail notification along with the beta code. You have to login with e-mail as your username and the beta code as your password. Once you login for first time, you can change your password. When you login for the first time, you have to create your account, select a theme for the toolbar, add applications to your toolbar and finally get the code and add it to your blog or site. All these steps are quite self explanatory. Below are few screen shots. Just in case you are confused, have a look at it.

Create your account.

Select the toolbar color.

You can directly add the toolbar code to your blog. Just select the blogging platform and click "Done". Thats it, the toolbar will appear at the bottom of your blog.

Don't worry if you screw up things during configuring your account, you can always change it later. Just click on "Edit Toolbar" and you can add and remove applications.


Friday, August 14, 2009

Optimizing Your Blogger Title For Search Engine.

Optimizing Your Blogger Title For Search Engine.

Search Engine like Google, Bing, Yahoo, MSN etc help drive traffic to your blogs or sites. Higher the search engine ranking, the more traffic you get and the more you earn. So, its very important for you to optimize your blog as much as possible for the search engine crawlers. Even if you do everything right, it won't guarantee you no. 1 spot in search engine rankings. But it will surely make your blog appear in the first couple of pages of search engine results. This post is just one of the many optimization techniques that will help you improve your search engine ranking.

All search engines first looks for the title and page link and then it looks for the content. To improve search engine ranking we need to optimize the title. This optimization is applicable to Blogger blogs. But ideally, this should work with other blogging platforms as well. By default the title is "Blog Name: Blog Post Title". It looks something like the the following:

For optimization, the "Blog Post Title" should come first and then the "Blog Name". It will look something like the following:

Take a backup of your template before making any changes to it. Go to Layout >> Edit HTML. Click on "Expand HTML Widget". Then search for the following line of code:


Replace the above line of code with the following line of code:

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;'>
<title><data:blog.pageName/> | <data:blog.title/></title>

Click on "Save Template" and you are done.


Sunday, August 9, 2009

HTML Parser.

HTML Parser.

As the name suggests, this post is about HTML parser tool. You paste a code in the post and it gets executed and not displayed. How many times did it happen to you? In such situations you need to parse the HTML code. When you parse a HTML code, the > sign has to be replaced by &gt; and < sign has to be replaced by &lt;. This job becomes very tedious if the number of lines of code is very large. For this, I have found a new tool provided by BlogCrowds. Using this tool is very simple. Just copy and paste the HTML code here. Click "Parse" and BINGO!!! The parsed code appears before you. So guys, whenever you are required to parse a HTML piece of code don't struggle, just click here.


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