Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I Added Link Within--What Do You Think?


I added what I think is a very useful feature to my blogs at the bottom of my posts called link within. In reading other's blogs I came across links with little thumbnail pictures at the bottom of their posts that suggest other posts written by them that are related. I thought that was a nice feature and found myself reading more on their blog that way so decided to add that feature to my blogs too. It was easy to add (unlike "commentLuv"), but it takes a day or two for it to work because it has to have time to "crawl" the blog.

I hope you will enjoy this new feature and maybe consider using it on your blog as well. All you need to do is click on "related stories by link within" found under the thumbnails and it gives simple instructions to follow for adding this cool feature to your blog. I'd like to know what you think of it, especially if it encourages you to read additional posts.

15 comments:

Daisy said...

I think it's a great idea. I tried to add it to my blog, but it didn't work for some reason. Maybe I will try again!

Junk Drawer Kathy said...

I like the idea of this plug-in, but I'm afraid to add it because I've heard of problems adding certain plug-ins to Wordpress blogs. I'm too busy this week to have to deal with a problem should one crop up, but will still give it consideration later on. I like it!

Chris said...

I too like the idea and am going to check it out. I hadn't seen it before so thanks for posting about it.

MamaFlo said...

I too like this and will go to read more about it.

Sandee said...

I have the related post widget. This one is nice too.

Have a terrific day. :)

Sue said...

I'm glad you found it useful on my blog - that's nice to know.

It's nice that you can bring some attention to all the previous posts you worked so hard on.

Jude said...

I like the idea it saves from doing it yourself in individual posts. I'll have to check it out....Thanks

BeadedTail said...

I've just noticed this on other blogs and think it's a great idea! I'll have to check it out soon!

Cindy @ Fenced in Family said...

Great idea, Karen! I've seen this on other blogs but was never sure how to add it to mine. Thanks for giving it a name - I will definitely check it out.

And yes it does encourage me to read more posts.

Phyl said...

This is really intriguing. I may have to look into it for my Bookishgal blog as well. Hm...

Ratty said...

I've had it for a little while now, and the longer you have it, the better it works. The thumbnails make a huge positive difference. Others have told me they have followed the links because of the thumbnails. The only drawback is that it takes a few more seconds to load than I like. But LinkWithin seems to be a gem for me so far.

carol at A Second Cup said...

This is a great idea Thanks for sharing it.

Mountain Woman said...

That's a great idea and helpful as well. I'll try it this weekend when we are supposed to get rain.

Janet said...

This is a great idea. I'll try it, although most of my posts are kinda short, so I hope it doesn't look odd.

tahtimbo said...

I tried putting this on my site, but it doesn't work. Is there something I need to do other than installing the code?

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