Posts Tagged ‘techy blog stuff

LinkWithin and nRelate

Hey, it’s Jeremy again. WARNING! This post is about Techy Blog Stuff – LinkWithin and nRelate.

Anyway, last week I posted about switching to Linky Followers since Friend Connect is no more for non-Blogspot sites. REMINDER, SIGN UP FOR LINKY FOLLOWERS!

Well, this week I noticed that we were getting a decent amount of referrals from “widget6.linkwithin.com.” I looked into this and found out that if you are using LinkWithin (this is a widget that places the thumbnails below every post of related posts) every time someone clicks on one of the thumbnails, it redirects them to LinkWithin then back to whichever post in your blog that they clicked on.

This is bad for two reasons. First, this is annoying because it is a sneaky way for LinkWithin to get a bunch of “visits”. Second, this is bad for your blog because it steals your “internal link juice” (I didn’t make this name up, it is real). I found a pretty good article about it here. And, if you are curious, here is an article about internal link juice and why it is a good thing for your blog.

So, long story short, if you are using LinkWithin switch to something else. Personally, we’ve started using nRelate. Not only does nRelate NOT steal your internal link juice, but it has more layout and design options than LinkWithin.

And for my your viewing pleasure, my B-E-A-Utiful wife and the awesomest kid ever.

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Google Friend Connect – Linky Followers

Jeremy here, and not to be that guy (you know, the one with a beautiful wife and the cutest kid ever and who makes his first post in months only to talk about blogging tech stuff), but I’m going to be that guy.

Like so many blogs, we have Google Friend Connect. On March1, like so many blogs, we will have Google Friend Connect no more. So what to do?

Honestly, for us, it’s not that disappointing. After we started gaining members on Google Friend Connect, Google Friend Connect decided to take away our members. Every once in a great while our Friend Connect box will show all our members, but for the most part we see only a small fraction of our actual members. I’ve looked, and looked, and looked and found no solution.

So now begs the HUGE question, what are us non-Blogger sites to do? No, really, if anybody has a suggestion, let us know.

As you can see, I’ve taken the liberty of placing Linky Followers to the right. Linky Followers seems pretty nice. It requires another account, but it’s free and easy to set up and use. If I’m lucky this will be the next Google Friend Connect. Anyway, I found a pretty good review here.

So, long story short, sign up for Link Followers! Or just check it out and let me know if you have any suggestions for us non-Blogger bloggers.

Oh yeah, here is a picture of the cutest kid in the world trying to will himself onto the other side of the glass into a raging river fountain, piggy nose and all.

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