Blogger Hacks, Categories, Tips & Tricks

Monday, May 08, 2006
New Dynamic Sticky Posts
Have found the time (despite having many other things that ought to have been done) to throw out my old "Sticky Posts" sidebar box, and come back with the rockin' dynamic Freshtags "Highlights" post-title list. The sidebar now lists what I consider to be the 15 most critical Freshblog posts by default. Cool! More to come too, I think...

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Posted at 7:54 PM by John.
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Blogger Greg said...
Looks good! Gotta be useful for first time visitors as well as "recently acquired" readers who may have missed some of the earlier posts. It seems around half the readers are just a few months old.

One of the advantages of doing this is that you can add/remove posts in delicious in seconds, rather than hacking at your template and doing a re-publish. Have you given any thought to what circumstances might cause you to tweak your selection? Eg traffic/search query changes, "hot posts" on nearby blogs, backlinking etc

The downside is that, since these links are generated by a script, they are invisible to search engines. It might be nice to do a mini before/after study and find out if traffic (or search rankings) to your sticky posts drop after this.

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