Blogger Hacks, Categories, Tips & Tricks

Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Categories using 1 extra blog
Another new method for categories from Rangga. This one a manual method, but clean and easy nonetheless. If you post occasionally, and aren't too bothered about additional exposure from tags, this would work out great for you.
  1. Have a regular blog full of uncategorised posts.
  2. Set up a second blog to serve as your category manager.
  3. On your second blog, have one post per category.
  4. Edit each single-category post to include a link to the relevant posts on your main blog.
  5. Add a link to each of these category posts to the sidebar on your main blog.
Pretty cool! A bit labor intensive if you're a ten-posts-a-day person, but good for the low-volume blogger. All done w/ HTML too, so no CSS or scripty knowledge required.

Any SEO penalty for linking so heavily to another site that also links back to you?

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Posted at 5:33 PM by John.
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Blogger Aditya said...
i don't know, but applications like these add to the weight on blogspot's servers. plus with blogspot servers going down every now and then, i don't know how reliable it is ...

my opinion! :)

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Anonymous Zoli Erdos said...
John, it never ceases to amaze me how much energy and creativity you put into making up for blogger's shortcomings .. .when wordpress.com has it all by default, for free :-)

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Blogger John said...
Hmmm.... I guess you're right.... It's fun to collect all this stuff, though, and folks seem to find it useful... :-)

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