How To Add Related Posts on BlogSpot Using LinkWithin Widget

Showing related posts on your blog have many benefits and one of the major benefit is letting your readers stick to your blog. A usual practice is to show related posts after posts and once a reader is done reading current article, he can pick one from the related section. Usually related posts shows articles from your blog which is related to the current article. Depending upon which method you are using to show related posts, it will show the related posts as relevant as possible.

When it comes to WordPress, we have plenty of options which I have mentioned here but BlogSpot bloggers are not so lucky when it comes to plugins. But you don’t have to worry about as in this article I will share about one 3rd party service call LinkWithin, which helps you to create related post widget for your BlogSpot blog.


How to use Linkwithin Widget to Show Related Posts on BlogSpot:

One of the cool thing about Linkwithin Widget is it shows related posts with pictures, that means you will get better CTR. The widget is free to use and you can create one for your blog by going to this URL. On the page you need to enter your Blog URL, Platform (Blogger) in your case and select the number of related posts you want to show after posts. Here is a screenshot for my setup:

Linkwithin for BlogSpot

Click on get widget and on the next page you will be getting instruction on how to add Linkwithin widget to your BlogSpot blog. You will be able to quickly add the widget on your blog and it will start working immediately. Though this plugin is simple to use and anyone with zero tech skills can use it on their blog. One limitation of this widget is, it doesn’t directly link to other articles, so you miss out a bit on internal linking. If your BlogSpot template allows you to have a related widget which directly links to other posts, I recommend to use it. If you don’t have that option, you should stick to LinkWithin Widget.

If you know of any other method which a BlogSpot users can add related posts with thumbnails, let me know via comments. Don’t forget to share this article with other users on Facebook and twitter.

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 11 )

  1. Noah Berkowitz says

    Thanks for sharing about that LINKWITHIN plugin.
    I am looking forward to try it, may be it can help me to reduce the bounce rate of my website.

  2. Archon Digital says

    I believe the reason LinkWithin is effective is because it displays the thumbnails of the relevant post. YARPP is definitely a more powerful and open source option for WordPress users and in fact I recently created a custom template which looks similar to Linkwithin

  3. julie susanne says

    Thanks for explaining ‘bounce rate.’
    This is a great tip- anything I can do to make my blog more user friendly, I will do. Adding a widget is the easiest. I just want to blog about art!
    Your advice was simple and easy to follow.

    Thanks, Harsh!

  4. Ms Terri says

    I love the LinkWithin widget. It’s uncanny how smart it is at finding the best posts to link to.

    I was wondering, though, if anyone who reads this might know how to reindex the widget. If I edit posts, it still picks up the information from the original posts. So if I add a picture to a post that didn’t have one before, that doesn’t show up in the thumbnail. If I change the post title, the old title still appears. And I change the post slug, the old one, which now goes nowhere, still shows in the widget links.

    I tried deleting the widget and reinstalling it, but that didn’t do anything. The old indexing was still there.

    Does anyone have any idea how to do this? Thanks.

    • julie susanne says

      Try going to their site. There is a place to contact them. Also, have you checked to see if this is the case on other computers? Once you uninstall it, You may just need to clear the cache. Then reinstall it. Other than that- maybe some other techie has some ideas…

      Good Luck!

    • Rohit says

      No buddy, there is No LinkWithin under my WordPress Settings eventhough I have activated plugin.
      Please take a look at yours too, there is no configuration page for this plugin.
      .-= Rohit ´s last blog ..Mobile Number and STD Codes Locator =-.

  5. Ravi says

    Nice and informative post on linkwithin plugin. I will also try it on my blogspot ( self hosted ) blog, hope it works out well.
    Thanks for the nice piece of information Harsh :-)

  6. Surender Sharma says

    This is good or bad to decrease the bounce rate,I don’t know.
    But if we have good navigation,popular posts,what is new on SM,these links can decrease bounce rate.Make sure to add Archive links on side bar.
    .-= Surender Sharma ´s last blog ..Measure the Success of your Blog =-.

    • Mayur says

      Archive link is useless in sidebar as hardly anyone uses it. Harsh must show Recent Posts in sidebar which is really good.