Senin, 09 Maret 2009

How To Create Recent Post and Comments Widget for Blogger

Here is some simple step-by-step guide on "how to create Recent Posts and Recent Comments widgets" for Blogger.

1 - login ke your blogger account
2 - in the dasboard, choose the menu 'Layout'
3 - choose 'add a page element', in a pop-up window, choose 'feed elements', click
'add to blog' or click the (+) sign.
4 - Fill in your Feed address. You don't know your feed address? check out this simple example :
If your blog’s address is,
then Your posts’ feed is :
and Your comments’ feed is :
5 - You can change the title of this widget. You can name it Recent Posts, Recent Comments or My Recent Post or anything you like.
There are also some options for you to choose as you like,
- Combobox “5 items” : means the number of your items you want to be displayed (1 to 5 items)
- Checkbox “Item dates” : check it if you want to show date of your posts/ comments
- Checkbox “Item sources/authors” : check it if you want to show sources/ authors of your posts/ comments
6 - last step is SAVE
7 - Done

Check out your blog now, the widget should be there by now..
Simple, isn't it?!!

Meta Tags, For more Search Engines-Friendly

Meta tags is always comes first. It's really basic but important. Meta tags are simple lines of code at the top of your web page programming that tell search engines about your page. Include the description tag, keywords tag, and robots tag on each page. Here's the code with some simple example :

Meta Tag Description

<META NAME=”description” CONTENT=”this site is about death metal music”>

meta tag 'description' containing information that explain what the site is all about.

Meta Tag Keywords

<META NAME=”keywords” CONTENT=”death metal, metal music, download MP3, death metal bands, dying fetus, cryptopsy”>

meta tag 'keywords' containing the tags or keywords that you use to describe your articles. The keywords usually be a 'word' or a 'phrase' (2 or more word combinations).

Meta Tag Robots

<META NAME=”robots” CONTENT=”index,follow”>

meta tag robots containing some instructions for robot or Search engines crawler. In this example, the crawler is 'allowed' to index the site's pages and all the links inside it.

Meta tags will help your blog or websites to be more Search Engines - Friendly.