Friday, April 1, 2011

Blogger Buzz: Fresh new perspectives for your blog

Blogger Buzz: Fresh new perspectives for your blog

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

How to create SEO friendly Post Titles

How to create seo friendly blogger post titles?

by default blogger template put your blog title before your blog post title. means in search results viewer is bombard with blog titles. for example your blog name is xyz but you had blogged about trip in africa and now search shows   xyz blog - trip to africe while we want to change it to show post titles first and then blog name like  trip to africa - xyz blog.

to do that search for this piece of code

< title >< data:blog.pageTitle/ >< /title >

and replace it with


< b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "index"'>
< title>< data:blog.pageTitle/>< /title>
< b:else/>
< title>< data:blog.pageName/> ~ < data:blog.title/>< /title>< /b:if>

Saturday, March 19, 2011

How To Add Facebook Comments To Blogger Blog

How To Add Facebook Comments To Blogspot Blog
Step 1
Disable your blogger comments. no point having 2 commenting systems.

Step 2
Generate your Facebook App ID
now you should generate your own facebook app id, it’s really easy and one step process,

just go to this page, facebook developers
Enter Site Name
Enter Site URL
Select Country
Click Creat App button
Next page facebook will generate a lot of information. you need app id for our comment system

Step 3
Codes to Add to your Blog Template

you must add the following codes to your blogger template to ensure that the comments box will work for your blog in the right way.


and in this step we’ll add the following codes,



* xmlns attribute

* SDK script

* Open Graph protocol tags



* Adding the xmlns attribute :



please go to your blogger account again, and navigate to, layout >> edit html >> and check Expand Widget Templates

then find the following code,







you’ll find it on the top of your code. second or third line, and after it add the following code,



xmlns:fb='http://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml'



you must type a space before it and after it,

here is an example.







* Adding the SDK script Code :



search for







and after it add the following code,










but please don’t forget to change YOUR APP ID to your app id ( you got it in the previous step ).



* Adding the Open Graph protocol tags:



copy the following code.



























and change the colored text to the following,

Change MY-SITE-NAME with the one you want to appear when a user likes a page. (Gil likes Helping on Facebook)



Change YOUR-APP-ID with your application ID number.



Change YOUR-FACEBOOK-PROFILE-ID with your own facebook user profile ID.



after making this changes add the above code just before







now we finished adding the facebook codes to your template, please don’t touch anything and continue to the next step.

Step 5. Adding the Comments Box to your blogger template.



please find the following code.







and after it, please paste the following code.













To change the width of your comments box, please change 450 to what ever you want, it’s in pixels,



and now please click Save Template , then check your blog. i wish it looks great and works perfectly.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

about me

I first saw about me plugin at zackvision.com/weblog/, Liked it enough to add it to mine blog at badtamiz.com/blog but widget was going down to one of the secondary sidebars and not on the primary sidebar. wanted to add a hack but plugin didnt support it nor did I know exactly how to do it. so I hacked the html code instead. they work fine to me lets see if they are for you? just cope the code and replace your id's of respective services with the asteriks,
<a href='http://www.amazon.com/wishlist/*****' rel='me'><img src='http://lh5.ggpht.com/_5C4y1y-jOeA/S9exOVSwPMI/AAAAAAAAAFY/kUbiE2dLavc/amazon.png.jpg' alt='Amazon Wishlist' title='Amazon Wishlist'/></a>
<a href='http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=*****' rel='me'><img src='http://lh3.ggpht.com/_5C4y1y-jOeA/S9exNp3h9WI/AAAAAAAAAFM/8u3Dj_udTkc/facebook.png.jpg' alt='Facebook' title='Facebook'/></a>
<a href='http://www.google.com/profiles/*****' rel='me'><img src='http://lh5.ggpht.com/_5C4y1y-jOeA/S9exLNUNfzI/AAAAAAAAAEg/7niFWett_XU/google.png.jpg' alt='Google Profile' title='Google Profile'/></a>
<a href='http://www.google.com/reader/shared/*****' rel='me'><img src='http://lh5.ggpht.com/_5C4y1y-jOeA/S9exLsOnc8I/AAAAAAAAAEs/8ucciSLFdMg/googlereader.png.jpg' alt='Google Reader' title='Google Reader'/></a>
<a href='http://picasaweb.google.com/*****' rel='me'><img src='http://lh4.ggpht.com/_5C4y1y-jOeA/S9exGaETl7I/AAAAAAAAADE/LBIvz3r1Xp4/picasa.png.jpg' alt='Picasa Web Album' title='Picasa Web Album'/></a>
<a href='http://twitter.com/*****' rel='me'><img src='http://lh6.ggpht.com/_5C4y1y-jOeA/S9exDkzccLI/AAAAAAAAACU/dTWs5fkTfxA/twitter.png.jpg' alt='Twitter' title='Twitter'/></a>
<a href='http://www.youtube.com/*****' rel='me'><img src='http://lh3.ggpht.com/_5C4y1y-jOeA/S9exEMLbOiI/AAAAAAAAACc/NlZ1rL4f-nk/youtube.png.jpg' alt='YouTube' title='YouTube'/></a>

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Basics

Remember the good old yahoo geocitites days? well when you would search in those days on yahoo, you would had delivered a lot of pages from geocities. same is true with google blogspot. they are working on it and I was surpriesed how much has done but we bloggers dont know much.
when you want to write stuff and wish it to be as fruitful for you as it can be with zero investment. well you need free hosts. a lot of ppls like wordpress.com but I dont as you dont have full backend control and it makes it lack a few things you might wana do with your blog/stuff
so for this purpose I suggest you write your stuff on blogger.com. they have a pretty good template generator now. also you can use any custome made template of your choice. and your data is always be there for the world to see.
now second thing is write. if you are just a normal blogger your definately dont care but if you wana be a professional blogger you need to write and write often if not daily. remember it takes a lot of time for your work to reach audience. its never write today and get something out of it tomorrow. its a "be patience" job.
never copy paste. if you copy paste stuff you may see a sudden increase of traffic but that wont last long afterwards once your site is flagged for spoof you lost all your work.
dont put stuff to make your blog interactive. this distracts the person visiting you. i know the feeling that  you want your blog/site to be full of stuff but make things your self and dont put out links unless you really have to or you could very well loose the click you had been waiting for.
thats pretty much the basics. now if you are blogging somewhere after reading this how about leaving a link for me to see it?

Friday, April 9, 2010

How to add a gadget to blogger/blogspot blog

Blogger Template Designer

Finally a long awaited blogger template designer is out. we were always wondering when google will pay attention to blogger and it seems they just heard us. I know they are working on this for some time now and soon blogger is going to be the best blogging plateform. its not a wish I know it for sure.

http://www.blogger.com/templates

blogger in draft
http://draft.blogger.com/home

The Blogger Template Designer makes it easy to customize the look and feel of your blog without knowing any HTML or CSS. Here are a few of the new features available in the Blogger Template Designer:



* Beautiful new templates to start from

* Custom blog layouts with one, two and three columns

* Hundreds of background images

* Customizable colors, fonts, and more...

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