What does 503 mean in blogger?

If you encounter 503 “Service Unavailable” is a “response code” like 404 “Page not found”. what it actually means? 503 response code means it is not a page that is missing it is a server problem. Usually this happens when a server cannot cope or deliver its hosted content to web users, in other words blogger servers have been overloaded. Consequences of this problem are that you can start to lose traffic and your ranking in search engines. You need to understand that this is not a problem of resources, this cannot be fixed by getting a new server for blogger or finding a reliable hosting site like Dreamhost.

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Mobile Template (beta) Feature - How to show the mobile version of my template?

While checking out my blogs in my blogger dashboard, (my Blogger is in Draft mode by the way). I saw this ballon tip saying that I could use the new feature called Mobile Template which is in beta stage.

If you want to activate this feature here are the simple steps:

1. Log in to your dashboard
2. Choose your active blog (which you want to have the mobile version
3. Go to Setting > Email & Mobile
4. And see the option "Mobile Preview"
5. Select the radip button Yes, On mobile devices, show the mobile version of my template.
6. Then click the save button.

I am excited about this new feature because we all know that a lot of web users are using mobile devices to browse and search the internet. And having a feature like this would come in handy and create new possibilities in the blogging world.

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Use or Not to Use Meta Tag Keywords


A question came up to me if using meta keywords tag can boost or SEO ranking but first of all let us first define Meta Keywords Tag. The meta keywords tag is one of several of meta tags that you can insert into your web pages to provide search engines with information about your pages that isn’t visible on the page itself. It is usually placed within the header area of web pages.

Now going back to the question of using Meta Tag Keyword. I read a lot of articles saying the meta tag keyword is not that relevant nowadays and it's practically useless. But some says other search engine use if for retrieval purposes. So, what it's gonna be use meta tag keywords or not?

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How to Put the Facebook Like Button Above or Below every Post

1. Login to your Blogger Account and go to Layout > Edit HTML and click on the check box which says “Expand Widget Templates”

2. Copy this Facebook Like code.

<iframe allowTransparency='true' expr:src='&quot;http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;layout=standard&amp;show_faces=false&amp;width=100&amp;action=like&amp;font=arial&amp;colorscheme=light&quot;' frameborder='0' scrolling='no' style='border:none; overflow:hidden; width:450px; height:25px;'/>

3. Look for <data:post.body/> in your blog html.
If you want to see the Facebook Like Button above each post.
Paste the code immediately before <data:post.body/>

To place the Facebook Like Button below each post
Paste the code immediately after <data:post.body/>

Facebook Like Button Optional Settings

With the default code provided try to experiment with these options






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How to show comment box below a post


1. Login into your blogger account.
2. Choose your blog and click “Layout”
3. Click “Edit Html” subtab on the “Template” tab
4. Mark expand Widget Template chechbox
5. Press Ctrl+F search

<p class='comment-footer'>
<b:if cond='data:post.allowComments'>
<a expr:href='data:post.addCommentUrl' expr:onclick='data:post.addCommentOnclick'>

6. Replace code block with:

<p class='comment-footer'>
<b:if cond='data:post.embedCommentForm'>
<b:include data='post' name='comment-form'/> <b:else/>
<b:if cond='data:post.allowComments'>
<a expr:href='data:post.addCommentUrl' expr:onclick='data:post.addCommentOnclick'>
</b:if> </b:if>

7. Save Template
8. Go to Settings then Comments panel or your blog. Set Comment Form Placement to Embedded below post. The embedded comment form can not be used if you have Post Pages disabled.
9. Save settings.
10. Done.

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