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!
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.
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.
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.
HERE ARE THE STEPS TO INSTALL...
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 up...click "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.
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.