Friday, 21 December 2012

If you haven't already got "You might also like" thumbnails, you should give them a try!




I must have been one of the last Bloggers out there to get onto this... sigh.  But just in case there are some more people out there, here is a post about how to get that neat little thing at the end of each post which says - You might also like and then puts 3 thumbnails of earlier posts there to entice your readers to click through to them.

For months I put manual links at the end of each post - what a palaver.  And then I noticed that many of the blogs I follow had these thumbnails at the end of each post.  I did some fossicking on Google and wasn't very successful at finding what I wanted.  So I did the obvious and asked one of  my blog friends how they did it. (As an aside, I have found everyone that I have asked a question like this - no matter how dumb - to have been very helpful - in a way that is why I am doing this little blog to pay forward all that help).

The first provider of these thumbnails that was recommended to me was Link Within - which is used by lots of people.  I went to their site and installed it but wasn't that happy with how it worked for my blog - the recommendations seemed very random.  I am sure this may not be the case for others.  It is just that I cover a number of quite different topics.  So please do give them a go.  It is free.

So I then found another provider - nrelate - which has been great.  It is also free.  It comes up with the goods for me.  One thing I did get wrong is that when I installed it I chose to have the thumbnails on my posts only and not on my home page.  That was a mistake so I had to uninstall it and reinstall it - with the right box checked this time.

Anyway, whichever provider you use, just do it.  It happens automatically for each new post.  Fantastic.

PS if you have been following this blog for a long time,  you might think this post is familiar - and you are not wrong!  But I thought it deserved another airing now that more readers are on board.


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8 comments:

  1. I like Link Within....it took me a while to figure it out. I only found it by clicking the link under one previously. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. This is great Carol! I'm definitely putting this on my to do list!
    Thanks!
    Sandy
    www.savardstudios.blogspot.com

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  3. Yay!! SO helpful! Going to do this soon (taking care of sick husband right now)

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  4. Carole,
    I have your blog on speed dial because of it's helpfulness. Thanks for putting the time you do into it!

    For this reason I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. You can read more about it here:
    http://designfluff.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-liebster-award.html

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  5. Neat! I will have to do this when I get a chance. I assumed it was a feature you got when you paid for a premium account or something.

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  6. Hi I found you on the Saturday Morning Coffee Blog hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a minute. have a great week. :)

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  7. Hi Carole! I started with Link Within and also had trouble understanding the directions, but then poof it worked ~ whew! I've pinned this post just in case :)

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