Every blog must have some professional touch to garner a positive effect on the audience and eventually traffic generation.Most of the templates available for free Blogspot Blogger blogs don’t have don’t have customized for professional look.
In this post I’ll be listing top six must have Blogger blog hacks and resources to install them in a easy and elegant way.
1.The expandable post or read more hack
With this hack you will show summary of your blog posts without showing whole of the post and place a link that will lead to the individual full post.This helps in various ways as the reader can easily figure it out whether to read the rest of the post or not.This way scrolling of the page can be done with ease.
There are lots of tutorials available over the internet about this hack.All of them require tweaking of your template and placing codes in your blogpost.
But,I’ll give you the way by which you can implement this hack with only one step and rest of the things will be done automatically.I mean your posts will be automatically resized with a read more link and thumbnail will be created for a post with image.
Here is the link of the tutorial :
2.Email Subscription form below each post
This hack is concerned about adding email subscription form supported by FeedBurner below each of your post.This hack plays a significant role in increasing the number of your feed subscription.
Link given below is for installing the subscription form given by me:
3.Adding social bookmarking buttons below each blogpost
These days their are lots of articles floating over the internet.What if some of your reader wants to bookmark a perticular post rather than bookmarking your home page.Digg,Del.icio.us are prominent name in social bookmarking as they provide users this facility.If your posts are bookmarked they will help in generating more audience.
Here is a easy to use turial by me
4.Showing related posts below each blogpost
This hack creates a list of related posts below each of your blogpost and this is helpful in retaining visitors to your blog.Thus,this hack increases average time spent on your blog.Visitors also find some more useful articles.
The easiest tutorial for adding related posts
5.Numbered page navigation
This hack creates a easy to use numbered navigation system for the Blogger blogs when compared to default newer and older post available by default.You can customize it to show number of posts per page (4 posts per page).
This hack was created by Rias of techieblogger.com and later modified by Amanda of BloggerBuster.com.
Here is the link :
6.Creating a multi column section
At first I was not sure of adding this hack in this list.But,later this hack managed to bag a place, because of its popularity and wide use in web 2.0 type templates.This hack really provides ample space to put some more widgets and features.
I’m giving out link for adding a four column footer just like my blog.
If you face any problem I’ll really like to help you out.
Post your comments.