Another Wednesday has come upon us which means it is time for the weekly installment of Widget Wednesday. If you missed last week, we covered the Local Posts Widget. We talked about how it categorized your posts and also helped to build your SEO. This week we are going to discuss the Search Widget.
What is the Search Widget? The search widget is probably one of the more powerful widgets available for an outside blog and also one of the most easiest to grasp. As many of you may recall, I wrote a few weeks back, how the ActiveRain Search Button could save you thousands. Well, the search widget may not save you thousands, but it can easily help you make thousands!
So how does it work? The search widget is a Google Powered search engine that allows viewers of your blog to search for the keyword terms they are interested in. It will display the results to them as if they were doing a regular google search. The big difference is that it will only show results from your domain! How cool is that!?! So, for example, if someone stumbles upon my blog, http://myrtlebeachhomesblog.com and they are interested in purchasing a home in a community called, The Farm at Carolina Forest, the search brings up only posts that have been published by my blog.
If you remember me mentioning how the Local Posts Widget adds layers to your Outside Blog by categorizing and giving each post a unique domain to help increase SEO. Well as you add that widget and some others you can easily create some great searches for people. My search above brought back 241 results!
So what are you waiting for? Go add this Widget today! if you have not set up your Outside Blog yet, go do it now! If you are not sure how to set up an ActiveBlog, as usual, Brad has written a tutorial here.
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