Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Year in Barcelona: Hardware Stores par excellence

So, I'm testing backlinks as I update my book on Blogger. If a regular link goes outward to somewhere else, a backlink is a link from another site to your site.

It seems like backlinks are activated by default in Blogger. If you go to the Settings | Comments page, you'll see two options for backlinks that are on by default. But where do you find them? The answer is that you have to go to the
Layout |Page elements page, click on the edit link in the Blog posts area, and then put a check next to Links to this page so that the link to the backlinks appears in the byline area at the end of each post.

I'm going to link to the example blog for the book, A Year in Barcelona, to create an example backlink.

If it works (which it should!), that blog will now have a backlink to this one. This is a neat way of creating a conversation between blogs. Backlinks let you see what other blogs are talking about your blog posts.

Once the backlink appears on the other blog, I'll post a picture so you can see what it looks like. Or you can wait for the book :)


  1. A very handy explanation, Liz, thanks. I am having trouble with the "reaction" box -- it is not showing up. Is this template-dependent?


  2. I don't think it is template-dependent, and I've also had trouble getting it—and backlinks—to show up. I think it's a bug. I'll let you know what I find.


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