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Convert Technorati Tags to Blog Search Links: Part II

TutorialI recommend that you read Part 1 of this tutorial first before continuing. If you find that just using the instructions in Part 1 worked for you then you won’t need to read any further.

But if you are having inconsistent results then you might want to keep reading. Keep in mind however that most of the problems seem to be at Technorati’s end as their indexing is notoriously buggy and the stuff that legends are made of, so you might want to contact them directly to reset your blog.

In my previous post I demonstrated how you can create a link that will be picked up by Technorati as well as being able to search your blog by category/keyword using Google’s new Blog Search feature.

However, although the post will be indexed by Technorati, sometimes it won’t show up in Technorati’s specific tag/category listings. So we might have to combine a Technorati tag to accomplish this. (I say again that this is optional only if you are having inconsistent results).

So let’s start where we left off in Part 1. Your link should look something like this:

< a href=”http://search.blogger.com/?as_q=yourkeyword&ie=UTF-8&ui=blg&bl_url=yourblog.blogspot.com&x=40&y=10″ rel=”tag”>yourkeyword

Now all you have to do is add a technorati tag/category to the link that you’ve already made. For example, using the code above I can add the following to it (I’m using blog bloke as my keyword example):

Here is how it will work. Just click on the link below and try it out for yourself:

Or click on any of my other links at the end of this post.

* Please note that an rel=”tag” with your keyword is in front of the technorati URL, and no longer in front of the blog search URL.

BTW, you can modify this method to tag social bookmarks such as del.icio.us instead of Technorati if you wish. And that folks is all there is to it.

Oh yeah, here’s one more blog tip. I’ll bet you are asking yourself… how the he** do I do all that for each post. That’s a lot work isn’t it?

Well, not really. I know it seems daunting at first, but all you have to do is make an ordinary text file with some example links, and then copy and paste them into your post and modify the keywords to your liking.

Or, if you use third party software such as w.bloggar like I do, you can go into settings and have the text file pre-loaded every time you create a new post. Even Blogger allows you to do it via the formatting settings (Post Template). It’s that easy!

Then again, maybe some bright person will pick up the ball and create a javascript for it. Any takers?

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Written December 4th, 2005 by | 7 Comments | Filed under: *Best Tips, Blog Tips, Search Engine Tips, Tutorials , , ,

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  1. Thanks for the tip mate.

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  2. Hey, great tutorial. Thanks.

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  3. Terrific idea Bloke! Thanks.

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  4. This is a cool idea. Thanks.

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  5. Very smart thinking BB. It still seems like a lot of hard work, but hats off to you working it out.

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  6. Thanks David. I know if somebody else presented it to me I would probably have said the same thing. But once you edit some examples for your own blog it’s just a matter of copying and pasting from a text file into your post. Once you get the hang of it it’s really quite easy. It only takes me seconds. Really :-)

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  7. online search feature

    Here’s some useful info on online search feature
    which you might be looking for. The url is: http://www.jaldisearch.com/

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