Widgetbox launched the Widgetbox Blog Network just a few weeks ago – and today we are announcing its second version with several great new features and improvements: New, Customizable Widget Each channel within the Blog Network has its own widget… and we’ve given them all a new look and feel! The widgets are also customizable – so you can set its color gradient and size to match your blog’s template. Here’s an example for the Women’s Channel Blog Profile Pages and Blidget Promotion All bloggers within the Widgetbox Blog Network now have a “Blog Profile” page that links to your blog (great for SEO), promotes your Blidget, and links to all of your latest posts. Check out the “Brain Pickings” profile as an example – it’s the 3rd most popular blog in Arts & Design. Improved Rankings and Algorithms We are continually improving the algorithms for top bloggers and top blog posts – both of which are dynamically featured in the widgets. Our algorithms reward popular and frequent writers while also spotlighting new and interesting content from across the rest of the Channel. Network and Widget Tracking Specifically for those bloggers who regularly check their analytics reports: we added tracking to the Channel widgets so that you will now see “widgetserver.com” as your referring source – enabling you to view all of the visits arriving from Widgetbox.com and our Channel Widgets. We invite you to join the Widgetbox Blog Network and encourage you to customize your widget / take the new version for a test drive. As always, we value your feedback and encourage you to interact with our team!
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When we launched the Widgetbox Blog Network a couple weeks ago, you probably noticed that the Sports Channel was powered by Yardbarker.com. Well today, we have officially launched the Yardbarker Network Widget - which features the best content from Yardbarker's network of 600+ sports blogs. You can create your own widget by choosing either a favorite team or sport. The widget then is dynamically updated with the freshest, most popular content from Yardbarker. You can create your own widget by visiting Yardbaker and if you are a sports blogger, you are encouraged to join the Yardbarker Network and have your content seen by their network's 10,000,000 monthly uniques. Here are some timely examples of widgets - one for the Boston Red Sox and one for the NFL:
When Widgetbox debuted its blog network last month at BlogWorldExpo, I described it as “Web rings 2.0.” Today, that vision has come a bit more full circle, as the company has announced a partnership with Yardbarker that will feature Widgetbox Sports Channel widgets being dropped on the more than 600 sports-related blogs in Yardbarker’s network. The deal is exclusive, meaning if you want to participate in the Widgetbox Sports Channel, you’ll also need to join Yardbarker.