How to make ShareThis button

Filed under: , by: Luka

Yo everyone! Today I will try to teach you how to add Share This button under each of your posts. The button allows other people to share your posts on social websites like Facebook, Digg, Technoratti, MySpace, Twitter.... So it can get you some more traffic.

Step 1

Open this page in your browser. Customize your button how ever you want, but make sure that on 'Step 2: Chose your service' you chose 'Any website', even if you will use it for other 3 services.

Step 2
When you're done, click 'Get Share this code'. The page should reload and code should appear. Copy the code or save it somewhere.

Step 3
Go to Dashboard - Layout - Edit HTML. Check 'Expand Widgets'. Find the following line of code:


under the tag, paste the code you got before on Share This website.

Step 4
Now visit your blog. Under each post there should be a Share This icon. If something's wrong please leave a comment.

Note: If you want some more space between your post and Share This icon, between '<data:post.body/></div>' tag and button code type following line:


If it's still not enough, keep adding '<br/>' line, until you think it's good.

How to add a favicon to your blog

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Hello everyone! Today you will learn how to add a favicon to your blog. But what is favicon? I think that the picture below explains it best.

So, it's that little icon that you can see when you open a new tab, bookmark a link, search browsing history.... If you don't make your own, a standard blogger icon will appear instead. So, do you want to have a favicon? Well, here's how to make one.

Step 1
First, we have to create it. You can do it in programs like Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Picasa.... But there are also free favicon generators on the internet. Just google "favicon generator" and you will find them. Use 16*16 or 32*32 pixsels size.

Step 2
Save your icon as .gif. Go to "Picasa Web albums" (just google it), and upload you image there. View the image and copy it's URL.

Step 3
Edit your template's HTML. Find the following code:


Type this just after it:

<link href='*' rel='shortcut icon' type='image/x-icon'/>

Replace * with image's URL. Save the tamplate.

Step 4
Visit your blog. You should notice that your favicon has changed. If you have any problems or question, please leave a comment.

Add a new page to your blog

Filed under: by: Luka

Unlike worpress, blogger doesn't have ability to add new pages. So it can be a problem to add pages as 'About', 'Contact' or something similar. But there is a way to go around that problem which I use, and it works. So here's how to do it.

Step 1
For example, let's say you want to add 'About' page. After you log in to your blogger account, write a post containing the text you want in the about page. Now click 'Post Options', and choose a date that has already passed. Let's say you choose 01/07/09. We have to choose a date before today so the post won't appear on your blog's homepage. Publish the post

Step 2
Now we have to copy the new post's URL. I think that the easiest way is to check your blog archive, find the 'About' post, click and copy the URL in the address-bar.

Step 3
It depends on where you want your 'About' link to be, but I guess you have a Navigation-bar, so it probably look something like this:

<li><a href='Your-link-here'>About us</a></li>

Just put your post link where it says 'Your-link-here' and that's it. If you have any questions please feel free to comment.

How to make categories

Filed under: by: Luka

Maybe you already know that blogger, unlike tyepad, doesn't have categories widget. But you can make it, and I will tell you how: here's a step-by-step tutorial.

Step 1
Before doing anything else, we need to know what categories do we want. So open a notepad and start writing.

Step 2
Log in to your blogger account. Go to Posting - Edit posts. Now start editing every post you have, and in 'Labels for this post' text box type the categories name that you want that post to be in. Publish the post.

Step 3
Now go to Layout - Page elements. Click 'Add gadget' and add a labels gadget. It somewhere down. Position the gadget where you want it to be.

Step 4
Go to your blog. There should be the labels gadget that we now use as categories.

SEO optimization tutorial

Filed under: by: Luka

Hello dear readers!

Today I'm gonna teach you how to optimize SEO, and become the first in google results. If you wonder what SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is, there are plenty of different definitions, but I'd say its a process of getting your website ranked higher in the search engines for certain keywords pertaining to your business. Now why is SEO important? Well, millions and millions of people use Google, Yahoo, MSN and different search engines every day. So if your blog or web-site is the first result for certain keyword, imagine the traffic you get each day. It pretty much, don't you think? So here's how to make your site ranked higher in the search engines:

Web adress
It's important that your URL contains most important keyword. So, if your blog is about dogs, you won't call your site, but It's maybe a stupid example but you get the point....

Meta tags
Meta tags are HTML tags that help you control how some search engines may index your site, by using the keywords and descriptions you provide. So, it tells search engines what's your site about. I found this generator, and with it it's pretty simple to make meta tags. You can place them just under the 'html' tag.

Backlinks are links on another website that are directed towards your website. They are important for SEO because search engines, especially Google, more like websites that have many backlinks, so the sites are positioned higher in the results.

Backlicks text
It's important that backlink text has you blog's keyword. So, if you have a dogs' website, baclink text would rather be 'Dogs' or 'Dog blog' than just 'Click here' or 'Check this out!'. By following this example your blog will again be positioned higher on the results list.

Keyword density
Try to keep this on optimum - not to high and not to low. If it's to high you will be, as they call it 'keyword spammer', and if it's to low... it's not gonna help you. I found this generator that checks the keyword density. I suggest you not to go over 9-10%.

Be grammatically correct
Google is like a language teacher - he likes when you write grammatically correct. Maybe it's not as important as upper suggestions but it still helps a little.

That's it for now, I hope it helped. Of course, nothing of this is gonna works unless you have submitted your page to search engines. You can do it here.