Sunday

Top 5 Problems New Bloggers Face And How To Tackle Them

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My name is Golden Okey and I'm a "How to" blogger and writer. I write tutorials on how to do anything at www.howwrite.blogspot.com and you can connect with me on: Facebook twitter instagram









Hello dear blogger, below I'll be sharing the problems that new bloggers face and how to tackle those problems.


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5. Lack of Resources:
New bloggers tend to create a blog and dump if after a month. When asked why? 80% said they do not have either money for data or that they do not have a laptop.







How to tackle it:
Tackling this case is very simple; when you want to build a mansion, you will have to sit and calculate the expense to know if you'll be able to complete it, if not you wait till you get whatever it takes to build a mansion. So it is  in blogging. Since you know you do not have what it takes, its better you do not venture into blogging.






4. Pressure From Friends And Family: This is a very demoralizing agent.
I remember when I was starting as a blogger, my parents would always see me with my phone or laptop and they get vexed up. Friends would tell me I'm wasting my time and data. Some tons of friends once asked me how much I've
made and how much I've wasted in buying data, I was demoralized but was also focused and didn't look aside. So if you're facing such problems today as a
blogger, here's what to do below.





How to tackle it:
first, you have to believe that blogging is not a "get rich quick" business. You have to work hard to attain to success
in blogging. So you have to neglect all the pressures from friends and family knowing what you're looking for.







3. Already Made:
what do I mean by that? New bloggers do not want to learn. I remember when I first saw Zealmat.com template, I contacted Mathias Amodu (The
Founder) and asked him to help me out with the template. Thank God he
asked me to bring money which I didn't have. If he gave it to me free then, I wouldn't have designed mine myself. Thanks To #MrZealMat






How to tackle it:
Make out time to surf the net, search on google how to do a thing and learn it. If it calls for money, pay someone to teach you because one day you'll also be paid by someone for you to teach him.






2. Copy and pasting:
this is common in most new bloggers today. Once someone has a blog, has content on his blog, he calls himself a blogger. No! That's not how it works. Many people just create blogs and go
to other blogs to copy. this isn't right and you have to look for solution if you
indulge in such.






How to tackle it:
Like I said, creating a blog and having contents in your blog doesnt make you a blogger. Bloggers are original, they're themselves. So make sure you create a unique content to increase your site ranking and visibility in search engines. Doing so, you'll see you progress as a blogger (even if you must copy, copy like a blogger. Make sure you edit the content into your own style as if it were original)





1. Lack Of Promotion:
Post! Post!! Post!! That's what they do. New bloggers think that by just posting, they increase their page views. You see
someone making upto 10 posts a day and yet he still gets 500 pageviews a month. isn't that a spirit killer? Yes it kills your morale.





Instead of spending time creating or copying post to have about ten posts a day, try to make out time to promote your site. Make 3-5 posts a week and promote them for that week on social media like the ones I'm using (Facebook, twitter, instagram)l and forums like nairaland and naijaloded forum you'll find out your page views
will increase compared to when you had ten posts a day and no promotion.




Other tips: find blogs that have the same niche with yours and make meaningful comments on the blog leaving your blog URL behind. This will generate tons of pageviews.

Go for paid adverts either on Facebook or on nairaland or any other forum which can drive enough traffic for the amount you spent.

Resort to Guest blogging as I'm doing now. While doing so, go to popular blogs that has the same niche with yours and make sure you abide by their terms and conditions.




These are the Top 5 of all the problems new bloggers face. So I beckon you to kindly rebroadcast this info. And if you have other problems apart  from these, make use of the comment box below
I'll reply you ASAP
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Wednesday

Add a Twitter Button to your Blogspot Blog

Implementing the Twitter Button on your blogger blog is very important because it enables you share your post automatically to your twitter without much stress.


Twitter is a free social networking microblogging service that allows registered members to broadcast short posts called tweets. Twitter members can broadcast tweets and follow other users' tweets by using multiple platforms and devices.


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Step 1
First you need to visit the blogger Official Twitter Share Button page by clicking here.




Step 2
Set the Twitter button to your test,




Things like the button type, location, associated Twitter account, language and display options.




Step 3
Then copy the Twitter button wizard HTML code generated below.




Step 4
Login to your  Blogger account and then select your preferred blog.




Step 5
Now click on "Template"  >>  "Edit HTML"

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Step 6
Try to backup your template to avoid much story.




Step 7
Then click the "Expand Widgets Template" check box.









Step 8
Press Ctrl+F on your keyboard and search for the code below


<data:post.body/>

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Step 9
Paste the HTML code directly above "<data:post.body/>" and then click "Save Template"




Happy blogging.... 😁
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Monday

Why The Smartphone Does not Imply Productivity Improvement That We all Wanted

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Smartphones have been imposed on businesses and yet for many users have not led to improved productivity promised. A device that can do almost the same as with your computer, but nevertheless is still used basically as if it were a normal mobile. Let's see why the smartphone has led to improved productivity that we all wanted


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Because in the end the phone company is used primarily to talk with customers, something that was done before, and also to exchange messages with WhatsApp now and before SMS. To this in most terminals we can add the use of email, but in many cases inefficiently.




What we do with a smartphone before our phone could not

The use of delivery protocols old messages, such as POP, makes users who have received and read an email then not have as read on the phone and vice versa. There are other alternatives to set more efficient, but not all companies implement them.


WE ARE STILL LEARNING TO CAPITALIZE ON SMARTPHONES


With regard to management applications business, in the vast majority of companies are still desktop applications, installed on a local server, where there is easy access to information. Not a cloud application that has an app optimized for mobile devices. As much we can enable a remote connection to the server to work there from the mobile.




In this case many times smartphone serves to facilitate Internet connectivity to other devices , as it could be a laptop or a tablet, where the use of these desktop applications if it's a little more comfortable without having to rely on use a public WiFi network or connect to the customer.



In many companies they are in transition, between the ways we work inherited from the twentieth century and they would like to have in the XXI century. The move to the cloud is still slow and smartphones do not use all their skills if you work in an office like before the Internet was something widespread.




Where else would we have won is in ability to obtain information , access to Internet on more than one occasion we used to make it easier to solve a problem, facilitate data to a customer who is asking us or just not to miss when going to do a visit and move or use it along the way .




But the phone is also a source of distraction

But not all benefits, the smartphone has also given us some other inconvenience. An example is applications that employees are installed and can serve as a source of distraction. Games, social networks, newspapers, etc. It not always used for productive issues Phone Company.




In addition, the battery is a handicap for many users, especially those who make heavy use of the devices. This is something we have learned to cope, but where there is still much room for improvement.




At the end we have a smart phone that we used almost like a BlackBerry in many companies. But also it has been introduced in some cases a risk factor, since the information that accumulates on the devices can be a problem in case of loss or misplacement if you have not taken appropriate precautions to remove the iinformation.
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Saturday

How To Add Paypal For Donations On Your Wordpress Site

PayPal is an American company operating a worldwide online payments system. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to traditional paper methods like checks and money orders.

This is one of the simplest way to donate to any charity organization which requires much funding and with this wonderful widget you can easily receive donation from different visitors around the world.

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Step 1
First you need to log in to your PayPal account using your username or password

You can also learn how to create and account by clicking here.





Step 2
Now click the "Merchant Services" at the top right side of your of the screen.




Step 3
Click the "Donate" link below the "Create Buttons" section at the left hand side of your dashboard.

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Step 4
Choose "Donations" in the drop down box underneath "Select Payments for"  category.





Step 5
Now Click the check boxes to select other options such as showing credit card logos and the button size and then Click "Create Button" when finished.





Step 6
Now Click on the "Email" tab to show the email HTML codes which you will have  to make use of in your site.





Step 7
CTRL+C  OR  Copy the HTML that is below the "Email" tab.





Step 8
Then create a post, page or text widget where you would like the donation button to appear. Click "HTML" to make sure the HTML input screen is showing on a post or a page. Paste the PayPal email code into the HTML interface.





Step 9
Finally Click on "Update" to save the code and that's all.
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Friday

How to Write Competent Business Emails

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Did you know that in 2015, we sent around 205 million emails per day? As it’s expected, the share of business emails will grow by 5% every next year. Since emailing remains the most effective marketing communication and promotion tool, you need to know the basic rules of etiquette so not to fail when communicating with customers and business partners.

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I must admit that today, business correspondence is under the great negative influence of social networks. Many rules of etiquette are leveled, which may provide negative consequences for your business. So please don’t fall under this negative influence and stick to the principle below(.





Habits of Powers that Be


Managers of large and well-known companies receive hundreds of emails every day, so there’s always a high probability that some of them will remain unread. How can businessmen cope with the flow of correspondence and whether it is possible to expect an answer?




For example, Larry Page and Sergey Brin once jokingly confessed to journalists that when examining emails, they start with the most recent messages. And if they don’t reach some letters, they leave them without response. In other words, one addressee may expect to receive a response almost instantly while others will be left without attention.




Jeff Bezos, a founder of Amazon, says that if he sends the letter and receives no response within 10 minutes, he doesn't wait any longer. However, some top managers prefer to respond to all mail personally and quickly.
From the examples above, we can conclude that to guarantee a response to the letter, you should try to interest the person to whom to write, especially if it comes to a person occupying a high position.





A useful example is the history of business correspondence between Mark Zuckerberg and Evan Spiegel, a founder of Snapchat. Zuckerberg became interested in the project and send a letter with a proposal for a meeting. Spiegel, in turn, chose not to respond in a standard style, writing something like "Thank you :) I will be glad to meet you. I will let you know if I suddenly get to San Francisco."




Later, this letter was called arrogant, but it clearly shows that the established order of business correspondence may be non-standard. In some cases, it is better to use a so-called "strategic negligence" to stand out from the crowd. By the way, many believe that due to this non-standard response Mark Tsukerbreg got even more interested in buying Snapchat.






Aside from the "strategic negligence", there are a few rules to follow that can enhance the potential chances of getting a response from a busy person:




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#1 Subject of the letter
All starts with the subject. Try to make it as much clear and relevant as possible. Note that the decision whether to open the letter or not depends on the subject.






#2 Sender’s Email
Please send letters to customers and business only from the working mail. At least, name the letter correctly (let it be your first and last name). In no case use the addresses that are not appropriate for business correspondence (sweetie@, baby@, love@, etc.)






#3 Personalization
Forget about mass emailing. Every person is an individual, let alone business sharks with high self-esteem. By sending impersonal messages, you greatly reduce the chances to get an answer.
As for the subsequent attempts, send the repeated message in 2–4 days, but if the correspondence remained unread, subsequent attempts will likely have no effect.






#4 Tone and Style
When you are working with a colleague for a few years, you develop your unique informal style of communication. But when you’re sending emails to new clients or partners, please write in a formal and respectful tone. Always be aware of who is your recipient not to spoil an established relationship by incorrect treatment. Be polite and stick an official business communication style.






#5 Grammar
Grammatical mistakes point to your poor education/inattentiveness/overworking. Spend more time checking messages for errors. Don’t risk losing your reputation in the eyes of colleagues and the leadership.





#6 Humor
Note that people perceive humor differently. Better avoid joking unless you know the interlocutor well enough.





#7 Different Approach to Different Cultures
Be sure to take into account the geographical factor and adapt emails depending on the cultural differences of the recipient. For example, Arabs, Chinese and Japanese want to learn more about you before you start talking about the business while Germans and the Americans pay more attention to business.





#8 Don’t Leave a Single Email without a Response
Always answer the letters received by email, especially if the sender operates in the same industry as you. Sick to good manners and etiquette in email marketing – answer even if the email was sent to you by mistake, but the sender expects a response.





#9 Send Business Letters in Business Hours
If you do want to get the best response, avoid sending emails on weekends and holidays. Also, avoid sarcasm and irony, informal language and gossips, inappropriate humor and profanity. If you are excited or angry, do not respond to emails immediately. Compose a letter, but don’t send it instantly. Take a time to recover and then go back to the workplace and review the letter.









A Few More Tips to Sharpen Your Emailing Skills

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  • Do not write too long letters - the ideal length of the text of about 2–3 sentences will save the recipient’s time and allow him to clearly understand the message.

  • Divide the text into paragraphs by meaning to ease the perception.

  • Allocate the main goal of your letter. A long email without a clearly indicated issue has more chances to remain unanswered.

  • Make reasonable requests. First and foremost, your requests should be adequate and not too time-consuming.

  • Show why you need a response. According to studies, most recipients trying to learn more about the sender to see if the answer really necessary and important.





I hope these tips will be useful to you in writing business emails. Feel free to share your emailing secrets in comments.
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Thursday

Submitting your Google Site's sitemap to Google Search Console

Google Search Console (previously Google Webmaster Tools) is a no-charge web service by Google for webmasters. It allows webmasters to check indexing status and optimize visibility of their websites.
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Do you know we have different format of submitting our site's sitemap to Google search Console?
We have being given different format like this:





  • atom.xml 
  • /system/feeds/sitemap
  • atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=501&max-results=500









But I prefer this sitemap.xml  ✔  why?

> Because It has an equal statistics e.g  5000 submitted 5000 indexed wow isn't that great?


Here screenshot is a wrong submission of sitemap

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Here screenshot is a correct submission of sitemap
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Below is a very quick and easy tip on how to submit your site to Google search console for equal statistics.







Step 1
First you need to visit the webmaster Search Console home page and make sure you are log into your Google account.







Step 2
Then select your blo or website from the group.







Step 3
Check the sidebar and click Site
configuration and then Sitemaps.









Step 4
Then click the tab in red labeled Add/Test Sitemap button in the top right corner.
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Step 5
Finally Enter sitemap.xml into the text box and click on the blue tab labeled submit below.





Hello having a good or organic traffic is very important because even if you have huge amount of bot traffic you will never rank well so just follow zealmat tips and tricks to success and always try to drop your comments below thanks.
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Wednesday

10 Stealth Tactics to Spy On Your Competitors!

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Gone are the days when businesses were able to mark their success due to low competition. However, it is not the case anymore as there is a strong competition among the businesses and it is tough for businesses to stay ahead in the game.

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As you analyze the corporate sector, you will find that the digital marketing has shaped the corporate world. Today, a business can easily spy on each other thanks to advancement in the web and social media.

So if you want to supersede your competitors, you have no option but to resort to spying on your competitors with effective techniques. Some of them are as follows:








1. Find Out Their Social Media Presence

Social media platform is one of the most authentic places where you can learn about business activities of your competitors. Checking into the Twitter and Facebook profiles of your competitors allows you to have an insight into the marketing strategy, product design and pitching trends of your competition.

It also gets you familiarized with your target audience and how they respond to different products and services.






2. Take Help of Vendors

Never overlook the role of service vendors and product suppliers who interact with businesses to market their service. They are the people who can reveal some insider’s secrets of success of your competitor.

Just talk business and have a conversation with them about how they can help you in return for some bucks.







3. Pretend To Be Their Client

This is another way you can spy on your competitors in order to beat them in the business. Hire someone for this job and tell them to pretend to be a client of your competitor. You can have a conversation with them over a phone or have a one-on-one meeting in their shop.

Pretending in such a way reveals to you the many secrets of their business, particularly about the customer relationship and selling techniques.









4. Leverage Online Tools To Spy

Since it is the era of technology, you can use it to find the business tactics of your competitor. There are a number of tools you can use to spy on your competitors without breaking a sweat.

So in order to find the competitors’ strategies for their successful online presence, you can use different online platforms. These resources turn out to be more effective when you want to have an accurate analysis of your competitors’ online strategies.









5. Have A Planted Tour

When it comes to manufacturing competitors then find out if they offer plant tours. These specific kinds of tours, normally give a proper insight of different products, new hiring, and various expansion plans.








6. Go Through Their Websites

Thoroughly examine their websites and find out how much they are customer-friendly. It will tell you a lot as how they deal with their customers and satisfy them with providing better services.








7. Never Overlook Their Updates

In this current era, businesses mostly leverage LinkedIn to post their updates regarding their services and new products. So follow their LinkedIn pages on the regular basis, which will reveal a lot of useful insight for you. This will help you to come up with something different from them which will make you stand apart from them in the market.







8. Find Out Their Job Ads

It is the most effective tip when it comes to finding that what sort of people they hire. The more you go through their job ads, the more it will help you to find what skills they are looking for. So make sure you go through different job searching websites on the regular basis to get the hiring insight of competitors.









9. Find Out About Their Web Traffic

Finding out their web traffic is what which will give you the clear insight of their success. So make efforts to explore their web traffic with the help of some experts, if you are not enough tech-savvy. You may also get the help of SEOs in this regard. They will not only guide you about competitors’ web traffic but will also reveal some great hidden technical insights of competitors.

All these tips have proven to be worth noticing for the startup businesses. So if you really wish to stay ahead of your competitors, make sure you use them. Remember that competition is very high and you do not have any option but to spy on competitors to stay ahead.









10. Start With Local News Papers

It is the first thing you will kick off with while spying on your competitors. Just get the local newspapers and read out the advertisement page which will guide you what your competitors are up to. This will define your right path for spying on your competitors.


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Tuesday

8 Guaranteed SEO Methods to Increase Ratings

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Komal Parveen is the CEO of Marketing Wind and is an experienced SEO Outreach expert and advertisement specialist. Her interests lie in Digital Marketing Management. She is an internet marketing enthusiast and her specialty is in search engine optimization outreach and content marketing.








Google’s algorithms are subject to continuous change, which makes them unpredictable and hard to get a read on. This necessitates continuous evolution in the SEO industry, where one cannot survive without adapting to changing circumstances. Due to these factors, the field is continuously changing and effective SEO strategies are hard to devise and implement.
With recent updates with the algorithm, Google has become even smarter and has phased out many old practices while incorporating new ones. Following 8 strategies will allow you to optimize your webpage from SEO point of view to give your ratings a helping hand.







1. Inserting Keywords
Understanding what the user is searching and optimizing by adding keywords within content allows your webpage to achieve higher ratings on the search engine. However, flooding the content with them will result in Google identifying it as a bogus attempt to boost rankings and will blacklist the content.



2. Enhancing Meta tags
There are various hidden ways in which Google calculates ratings and among them are meta tags and titles. When a user enters query, the search engine looks for relevant content to display by matching keywords with available information. If your meta tags and related descriptions fit the context, they will be show as result for the query. Invest a little effort in enhancing them to not only increase your ratings but also increase the traffic coming to your website.




3. Fresh Content is Never Outdated




Fresh, high quality content is among the most highly rated factors which search engines value when generating rankings. If the content of the webpage has been updated, it is indication that there is development and the webmaster is genuinely investing effort in improving it. Guest posting specialists are an excellent resource to dedicate towards generation of unique and high quality content for boosting ratings. Google identifies this as an indicator towards quality and increases rankings based on it.
Add Keywords in The Domain
Although overused, adding keywords in the domain still has its applications, especially for newly constructed websites. Not only does it have SEO benefits, it makes it easier for the users to remember your URL for repeat visits.





4. Remember to Blog


Blogging is fundamental for both increasing rankings and the traffic flowing to your webpage. It allows you to communicate with your target audience on a more personal level and gives them the opportunity to view additional content and give feedback. Guest posting specialists services can be hired for quality content. Google highly rates blogs and it requires just a few hours of work per week to generate content for the users to view.




5. Add Your Brand on Google Place Business Lists

By adding your brand name on Google Places, the searches include your brand whenever there are local business listings, allowing it to remain relevant. It requires just a few minutes to set up and when done, gives you the advantage of appearing on the main pages of search results.





6. Marketing on Social Media Platforms


SEO and social media marketing are two strategies which have common benefits. Since social media is the fastest way for news to travel and for users to interact with each other, Google pays close attention to how users react towards your webpage, the popularity of your content and feedback it generates on social media. Although it is an indirect method, it has deep rooted effects since it can drastically increase the number of users visiting your webpage and decide if your content is trending.








7. Generate Relevant, High Quality Backlinks


Backlinks are necessary for content to remain relevant to searches and direct users towards your webpage. Although blackhat SEO tactics have tainted backlinks and forced Google to heavily crackdown on the practice, organic backlinks remain a vital aspect of boosting ratings and getting your webpage the SEO edge it needs.
Search engine optimization requires investment of resources continuous effort for results to reveal themselves. By following these 8 SEO methods, you can optimize your webpage to give it the competitive advantage it needs in this rapidly evolving industry.

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Monday

List of Top Webmaster forums 2016

Forum is a place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged.


I was finding some quality webmaster forums and I had built one list.
These forums are good for link building and to market your products and services.
All of these are high traffic forums. In near future I will be member of all these.
If you have more good quality forums just add here so we together can build a better resource.


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forums.Digitalpoint.con
Alexa :140
PR :6
Signature link : Without Nofollow


sitepoint.com/forums/
Alexa :413
PR : 7
Signature link : Without Nofollow



webmasterworld.com
Alexa :447
PR : 8
Signature link : No signatures


warriorforum.com/forum/
Alexa :582
PR : 5
Signature link : Without Nofollow


V7N.com/forums/
Alexa 960
PR : 6
Signature link : Without Nofollow


Webhostingtalk.com
Alexa :1557
PR : 6
Signature link : Without Nofollow


namepros.com
Alexa :1767
PR : 5
Signature link : Without Nofollow


dnforum.com
Alexa : 2286
PR : 5
Signature link : Without Nofollow

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webmaster-talk.com
Alexa :5131
PR : 6
Signature link : Without Nofollow


kirupa.com/forum/
Alexa :8224
PR : 7
Signature link : Without Nofollow


EarnersForum.com Alexa :9650
PR : 5
Signature link : Without Nofollow



You can pay a visit to this wonderful forums and learn a lot today thanks.
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Sunday

Adding LinkedIn Share Counter Buttons To Blogger

LinkedIn is a social networking site designed specifically for the business community. The goal of the site is to allow registered members to establish and document networks of people they know and trust professionally.
Using this feature on your blog can also increase your blog traffic.

To insert this LinkedIn button to your blogger blog, just follow the steps below



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Step 1
First you need to go to your Blogger dashboard then select your preferred blog.





Step 2
Move you mouse pointer  down and click on template >> Edit HTML






Step 3
Before you proceed try to Backup your template to avoid long story.






Step 4
Then Click on  "Expand widget templates" box at the top.







Step 5
Then press Ctrl+F and  Search for the code below

<data:post.body/>






Step 6
Display button below post titles

Just add one of the codes above below this line 
<data:post.body/>  and click on the save button







Display button below post

just add one of the codes below this line 
<data:post.body/>  and click on the save button


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<script src="http://platform.linkedin.com/in.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="IN/Share" data-counter="top"></script>




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<script src="http://platform.linkedin.com/in.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="IN/Share" data-counter="right"></script>







Step 7
Finally save your templates and then visit your site to check it.
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