Monday, April 28, 2008

Adding the Bookmark button on each of your posts in Blogger

The Bookmark Button is a very helpful way for your readers to easily keep track of your blog or your posts. This button can help promote your site by allowing people to share your link or content to popular social bookmarking sites such as Digg, StumbleUpon, Myspace and a whole lot more.

Installing this bookmark on each of your post is quite easy,

  1. Go to www.addthis.com and sign up for an account (it's worth is so you can keep track of vaulable statistics)
  2. Select the design of the button you want to use and the Blogging platform then click Get Your Free Button
  3. Read the Blog Post Button instructions
  4. Choose the type of button (drop-down or new page) you want use and put it in your template
I prefer the drop-down type of button as it is much quicker and allows your reader to stay on the page.

PROBLEM WITH ADDTHIS.COM's DROP-DOWN BUTTON

A problem that you might encounter on adding this drop-down button is that sometimes it won't appear in your posts. If there's nothing wrong in your copy-pasting then it might have to be your post title. See if it contains an apostrophe (').

To fix this, simply edit your post title and replace the apostrophe with these 4 characters & # 3 9 ; (remove the spacing) then save your post. You should now see your bookmark button.

2 comments:

Filipino in Canada Blog said...

hi! I added the "labels" element...but I don't see it on my blog...lol!

Pinoy WebSurfer said...

you also need to put labels on each of your post. the page element will get the labels from them.

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