Posted by Brian Connole | 12/06/2009 | blog layout, Blog Settings, blogger blogs, Gadgets for your blog | 0 comments »
The layout of your blog is very important when it comes to building a successful blog. You want to make sure that you have the right gadgets in the right places.
One of the biggest mistakes that people make is putting a bunch of unnecessary gadgets all over their blog. You need to have a strategy with everything you do on your blog if you want people to take you seriously.
These are the 6 most important gadgets to have on any blog. (Blogger users: First go to "Dashboard" "Layout" then "Page Elements". Now down below click on "Add A Gadget" where you want to add it)
1st- Google Search Box.- Place it up towards the top right or left side.
2nd- Subscription Links.- This will go directly above or below the Google Search Box, you choose.
3rd- Profile Gadget.- I would recommend placing this above the Search Box and Subscription Links.
4th- AdSense.- Below your profile is a great place to put Google AdSense. (I'll go into using Google AdSense a little more in tomorrows post)
5th- Followers.- Put this underneath your Google AdSense Ads. You want a way for people to easily keep in touch with your blog.
6th- Blog Archive.- You want your older post titles to catch peoples attention. Put this under the Followers gadget.
There are a few other gadgets that are okay to use, but I wouldn't get to carried away right now. Just use the ones listed above and I will talk about gadgets a little bit more in a few days.
Tomorrow, for day 7 of the "Build A Blog Workshop" I will help you to set up your Google AdSense to help you get the highest amount of clicks possible. Until then, keep working smart not hard and as always good luck!