- Search widget:
Every blog should have a search box! Often it is not put to use by visitors, but it gives them the assurance that they can easily search for any of your previously published articles. Search box is automatically installed on blogger, but if you’re using a custom theme, you can enhance the look and make it look more attractive for readers.
- Subscribe widget:
It’s very easy to forget about a blog once you close the page, but having a subscribe widget installed on your blog allows reader to subscribe to your blog feeds, so that they get notified of new articles, this will help increase your blog popularity and traffic once you’re able to compile a list of loyal readers and subscribers over time.
- Share widget:
A share button is a must have for all blogs, it allows readers to share your articles on social networks, this will help increase the volume of traffic coming to your blog, and it can help your blog go viral on the internet.
- Tag widget:
When an article is published, you would add a tag, this tag summarize what the post is all about, adding a tag widget to your blog allows visitors to read various articles around the same topic. It would help increase the number of time visitors spends on your blog, and indirectly reduce the blog bounce rate.
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- Popular post:
This widget displays the most read article on your blog, allowing visitors to read and learn from them. It creates a link to the article directly from the home page, increasing your on-page seo and show casing the article to readers, which indirectly leads to more views.
- Recent post:
This displays your most recent post, creating a link to them on the homepage allowing visitors to locate your recent post from the home page.
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- About me:
An about me widget on your blog gives the reader a sense of personal relationship, it allows your reader to know more about you and probable follow your personal profile on social networks.
- Facebook like box:
A facebook like box allows your fan to click the like button and join your blog community on facebook. Having a huge fan base on facebook will help notify your readers through your page whenever you publish a new article on your blog.
- Top commenter:
Having a top commenter widget on your blog increase the number of comments you have on your blog, because visitors would want to appear of the top commenter section which provides a link back to their blog too.
- Ads box:
What’s the essence of running a blog that doesn’t make money? It’s very important to have an ads box on your blog, allowing direct advertisers to contact you. This is different from the space created for Google AdSense and other third party ads company.