Widgets are the latest easy, cool, handy and a very simple way to add some more color and value to your blog. There are any number of widgets available on the internet to choose from. You need to decide what you want on your blog. Some widgets can make you money and add value to your blog while others are simply to provide information like for example, the weather report, number of visitors to your blog, your page ranking etc..However, just remember the golden rule, Don't overdo it! Just add the appropriate widgets to your blog and see the results. I have compiled a list of 10 cool widgets to add to your blog.
1. Earn $$ with WidgetBucks: This is a cool widget to add to your blog. You can sign up for this program and get $25 immediately in your account. What's more, they pay out when your account balance reaches $50. So, you are already halfway there on sign up. I have added this to my blog and I can tell you that it works. Check it out.
2. Histats.com counters: Another cool widget to add to your blog is this hit counter from Histats.com. It's a free stats counter service, with hundreds of cool counters to choose from. It gives you Real time stats, number of online users and pages visted among many other exciting features. Display this widget or you can keep it hidden.
3. How Much Is Your Blog Worth: Display your blog's worth with this simple widget. Dane Carlson created this little applet using Technorati's API which computes and displays your blog's worth using the same link to dollar ratio as the AOL-Weblogs Inc deal.
4. iBegin Weather: If you want to display weather on your website? Try out this cool weather widget. This works great with travel related blogs.
5. My Page Rank: Another cool widget to show how “big” your blog is to show off your Google PageRank, that is of course if you have a page ranking that’s worth showing.
6. My BlogLog: Adding This cool widget to your blog will help you to discover who visits your favorite sites., which includes your own, of course. MyBlogog is now a part of the Yahoo family so you can sign up using your Yahoo Id if you have one.
7. Widgetbox: Whatever you’re doing on the web - blogging, socialising, or doing business - Widgetbox widgets make your site or profile more fun, friendly, and functional. They have the biggest selection of widgets to choose from which can be theme oriented. It’s fast easy and free. Try it.
8. Flickr Flash Photo Stream Badge: display images with this cool widget, from your Flickr profile, with a handy Flash photo stream, great way to share photos with your readers. You can sign in with your Yahoo Id, if you have one. It’s easy to use and free.
9. Free World Clock: This cool widget provides fashionable clocks that you can easily embed in your web page. All you need to do is simply paste the tag on your web page.
10. AuctionAds: Another cool and handy widget to add to your blog. This widget displays auctioned items on eBay, and gives you a percentage of the price paid when someone buys an item. Cool way to earn money.
Like I said in the first paragraph, there are any number of widgets available on the internet to choose from. So, be careful in choosing the ones that would be most appropriate to your blog or web page. Let us know if you find anything else exciting in the widget world worth knowing about.
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