Monday, June 10, 2013

Blogging Tip...Adding LinkWithin

Hi everyone!! Thought I would share another blogging to add a gadget at the end of each post called LinkWithin.

When someone stops by your blog, some days you have their attention just for a brief moment before they click on to the next blog in their long lists of blogs to read. You wish they would stay longer and browse through your older posts and read further , but let's face it...time is precious to all of us and we need inspiration or a little guidance.

Well, I added this gadget a few years ago to the bottom of each of my posts after found myself using it on the blogs I was reading.

This gadget shows picture links to older posts to grab your readers attention on posts they may have missed in years past.

The gadget is called LinkWithin. I have no affiliation with them...I just want to share it with you!

Linkwithin gadget

Here is a post I did this week about adding a binder clip to my wallet to keep the credit cards from slipping out. The images below are screen shots.

This is what the post looks like at the beginning.

linkwithin gadget

This is what the post looks like at the end.

See after where I signed my name? It says..."You might also like:"

On any blog, if they have LinkWithin, the word I circled in this picture is always a link to their site.

linkwithin gadget

Here is a close-up of what the gadget does...

After you provide LinkWithin with your blog information and then you add the gadget to your blog, it will look like this after each post.

LinkWithin retrieves posts from your archives that are related to the post you just did in hopes that the picture will grab the attention of your reader and have them click to older posts.

Here's a screen shot quote from their site...

Show Related Stories Under Each Post!

LinkWithin is a blog widget that appears under each post, linking to related stories from your blog archive.

Don't Let Your Past Stories Go to Waste!

We retrieve and index all stories from your blog archive, not just recent stories, making them accessible to new or casual readers of your blog who would not otherwise encounter them.

Increase Pageviews, Keep Readers Engaged

The widget links to stories that are relevant and interesting to readers of a particular post, keeping them engaged with your blog, and increasing your traffic.

Elegant, Unobtrusive Design

Our widget is minimally styled and blends in with your site design.

Free and Easy to Install

The widget is free and ad-free. It takes a minute to get the widget up and running on your blog, no signup required!


The purple shaded area is the only info they need...super easy, fast, no sign up or ads.


I re-did mine to show you and I changed mine from 3 to 5 in the process.

Just fill in your information and click "GET WIDGET"

The next screen from their site looks like this...It's our OLD blogger dashboard look for adding a gadget, but don't worry they just didn't change it...has no affect.

The next step is to click "INSTALL WIDGET" circled in purple.

Next screen pops "ADD WIDGET"

The gadget automatically shows up at the top of the list on the right of your layout page on your blogger dashboard. Just "grab" it with your mouse and slide it under the blog post box.

Click SAVE.

This is what it looks like for me now. I switched from 3 boxes to 5.

I hope you find this to be an easy tutorial. Seems like a lot of info, but the steps are quick.

If you have any questions with the gadget, they have a FAQ and support at the top right of their site.

Click HERE for LinkWithin.

Happy Blogging!

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  1. Thanks Karen - this is a nice option for readers. I have used it on other blogs.

  2. Thank you, so much, Karen. You always lead me in the right direction. When I started my blog, you helped in "sew" many ways. You rock!

  3. Thanks Karen

    I have always wanted this on my blog & now I do !

  4. Thank you, Karen. I have wondered how to get that. You have helped so much in my blogging. Thank you again!

  5. Thanks for the info. I've seen this on blogs and wondered how it got there! :0)

  6. Thankd Karen! It is very helpful. I was wandering how is it done as I wanted this on my blog ... now I know :-)

  7. Thank YOU so much. I just added them to my site.

  8. Thank you so much! I've been wondering how to get this feature! (I'm a new follower. LOVE your blog!)

  9. Great tip, Karen! I just added it to my quilting blog and it worked like a charm!!

  10. Thank you SEW much! I have wondered how to get this, and have now added it. One question- the previous posts it "chooses to add" is completely random? Or does it choose based on your labels? What I got was random, but I expected them to be related - as your pic shows above with all the posts on uses of binder clips and Thrifty Thursday. Did I do something wrong?

  11. I have seen this on other blogs and always wanted to add one to my blog. Thank you so much Karen! Your blog tips are so useful, I just did it right now while reading along with your blog! :)

  12. I'm back. When I closed my blog, and then re-opened, the Linked Within was gone. So I reinstalled it, and now the additions are related to the post. Not sure what I did differently the second time...? Anyway, I'm Happy! Thanks sew much!!!

  13. THANK YOU!!!! As a new blogger, I've been wondering how to do this and couldn't seem to figure it out. Hooray! Now it's on my blog,

  14. Thanks for this, I have often wondered how to do this and now I know:)

  15. Wow, I wondered how that was done....I just barely got my button, and have started adding buttons from other blogs. It appears that one is really never, ever done. I keep finding a better layout, typos and other things to fix. I will definitely be adding this when I get a moment. If it weren't for you I would have a pretty empty, boring blog page! Thanks again,
    Sew What!

  16. Thanks for explaining that Karen! I have seen the link within widget and had no idea what it was! I will add it to my blog :)

  17. You are so amazing with your blogging tips. So easy to understand. I have just done this. I have followed a lot of your tutorials about blogger and have improved my site heaps. Thanks so much. Karen

  18. Thank you. I've seen this on other blogs and wondered if I wanted to add it to mine. I think I'll give it a try.

  19. Yet another great blogging tip! Thank you so much for sharing these tutorials. I've learned a lot from you!

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  21. I've had the Linkwithin gadget on my blog for a wee while now and I've often found myself clicking on the links myself to read some of my old posts! :oD

  22. I did it! Thank you so much, Karen!

  23. Another great tip from you, thank you Karen.
    I am always wondering how more experienced bloggers do all of these little things and I love that you share these valuable tips and tutorials with us.

    I only have a few posts up being a newbie to the blogging community so wondering if I should maybe wait until I have a number of more posts up first?

  24. Got it added. Once again, thanks for the helpful hint.

  25. Thanks Karen! I just added it!
    Erin at Piers and Chandeliers!

  26. Thanks so much! I have now done that and I love it. I didn't realise it was so quick and easy!

  27. I tried so many times but failed but your tutorials always save me.Thank you so much.

  28. Thank you, I've used it on other's blogs and now my readers can use it on mine!

  29. Hi, Karen...I'm doing my happy dance! I just downloaded and installed this wonderful plugin. Thank you so much for the information. I'm just tickled! xoxo

  30. Thanks so much! I have wondered how to do that, and now I have it on my blog, too.

  31. Thanks Karen! I love your blogging tips. I follow along with your well written instructions and presto! something new happens on my blog just the way I wanted it to!

  32. Thanks so much!!! I was just thinking about this and wondering how to get that on my blog! Your the best. Thanks for sharing with us. :)

  33. Thanks so much! I've always wondered how to get the "You might also like" on my blog... :-) Neat feature!

  34. This was EXTREMELY helpful! Thank you so much! Great Tutorial!

  35. Thank you for the very helpful tutorial!!! It worked great!

  36. Thank you so much for this tutorial! I just followed your directions, and it worked perfectly!!!

  37. Doesn't seem to be working on mine for some reason. I'm so new at this and have no clue what I'm doing half the time! LoL. Emailed support. But Thank You so much for sharing all of your blog tips! You are a life saver! :-)


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