Saturday, August 4, 2012

Add search bar on Page not found page in blogger - Cutomize the 404Error Page

Read Full Article at TheTechGears.com



Usually when a 404 error is encountered on a blogger blog, your visitor get a message like "Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist"

but, this is of no use for the visitor and most of them leave the page, to avoid this you can create and customize your "404 Page not found" Error Page. Just add a search bar and give some links and there is more chance that your visitor remains in your site.

Read Full Article at TheTechGears.com

How to Redirect old Blogger URLs to New URLs

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Blogger posts sometimes show a 404 Page not found error and this may be due to one of the following reasons

1. You have deleted your blog post
2. Since you got too messy with your blog theme edit, you deleted your blog and created new blog with same name and imported your posts
3. You have saved the published post as draft and republished it with a new date setting and etc

So whatever reason it maybe, both people and search engines hate a "Page not found 404 error" , if there are lots of 404 errors, there is a chance that search engines de-promote your page ranking thus your traffic falls.

To avoid this, you can use the custom re-direct feature present in the new updated blogger interface

Read Full Article at TheTechGears.com

RSS, Twitter and Facebook Subscribe Widget for Blogger



The below widget features Subscribe to RSS feeds button, Twitter Follow button and a Facebook Like button.

Add this widget to your blog's sidebar by adding a HTML element and pasting the below code into it

Double click inside the code box, press Ctrl+A and then copy the code
<table border="0"><tbody>
<tr><td><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_rKG-ziTSNUQ/TM9g9IUnPEI/AAAAAAAAB_4/vL57WmouxO8/s1600/stay+connected.png" /></td><td>
<a target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/NwLhW" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_rKG-ziTSNUQ/TUioxHuEqUI/AAAAAAAACzw/sDjXq2r-LEo/s1600/connect-rss-feed.png" /></a></td><td>
<a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/techfrost" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_rKG-ziTSNUQ/TUiowIW-2bI/AAAAAAAACzo/PgDZVQrh7c8/s1600/connect-twitter-follow.png" /></a></td><td>
<a target="_blank" href="http://facebook.com/techfrostblog" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_rKG-ziTSNUQ/TUiowob8qHI/AAAAAAAACzs/Fsw_CkgSTSQ/s1600/connect-facebook-follow.png" /></a></td></tr>
</tbody></table>
<a style="color:#dedede; text-decoration:none" href="http://techfrost.blogspot.com/">Grab This Widget</a>

http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/NwLhW - Change this to your blog's RSS feed URL

http://twitter.com/techfrost - Change this to your Twitter page URL

http://facebook.com/techfrostblog - Change this to your Facebook page URL

Beautiful Search Box Widget for Blogger

Get Search Box Code at TheTechGears.com
Search Boxes are the most essential element of a blog, allowing visitors to dig and find contents. Here is a beautiful, functional and fluid adaptive width search box for blogger blogs.
Just copy the below code and add it as a HTML element. Width of the search box is fluid and it gets automatically adjusted to the sidebar width or wherever it is placed.