Monday, February 15, 2010

Grabbing Buttons

I've been asked about how to grab a button or what a button means! A button is a way of advertisement for blogs. By grabbing a blogger's button you are showing your support for the blog, drawing more readers to a blog so their stats increase thus bigger and better prizes can be given away. It's just a nice way of saying, "Hey I like your blog and want to promote you! Thank you for having giveaways for us!" You can see that I have many "Giveaway Blogs" on my left sidebar. I support those blogs and I also enter their giveaways. As my thanks to them for hosting giveaways I enjoy promoting them!

Most buttons are a clickable picture that links to a specific blog. In my case my main button (purple fairy one) leads people to the home page of Girly Girl Giveaways when someone clicks on it from another website or blog. The Green Girly Goodies button leads people to the page that specifically talks about what the event is all about so people are made aware of the event!

So now that you know what a button is, how do you use it? You can put the button(s) anywhere you can place HTML codes. On your blog you would choose an HTML widget to place the button. Most people place buttons on their sidebar on their blog. Other places to place a button would be MySpace or Facebook! Etsy does not currently allow HTML codes in shop announcements (such a bummer!).

I do not know how it works on Wordpress but on Blogger you would:
-Go to Dashboard
-Click on Layout
-Click Add a Gadget
-Choose the HTML/Javascript gadget
-Paste the code


Recap- a button is a clickable link to a blog or specific website page. You can copy and paste the code that you find under the button and put it anyplace you can enter HTML.

So don't forget to grab the Green Girly Goodies button for extra entries when the event begins! You'll get 3 extra entries for grabbing it BEFORE the event begins and just one extra entry for grabbing it after the event begins. You MUST leave a comment here if you grab the button before the event starts as proof you grabbed it. More entries = higher chance of winning! I am keeping a list and will check.

I used THIS site to create my own buttons if you wish to learn to make one for yourself. You don't have to be a giveaway blog to have a button. Having a button for just a regular, personal blog is great, too!


  1. Thanks for mentioning my tutorial for creating the scroll box! Another way to track who grabbed your button is to use the
    alt="(your unique text here)" which sticks to your button image. Currently you have "alt="BWS tips button" which is the text from the tutorial. The technique involves setting up a google alert whenever those words get indexed. [that's how I found your site!] You can find the post under the name: "Use Google Search to Track Your Tutorial Usage." Good luck!

  2. I think the button looks great. I wish I could figure out how to do that. I really want a custom background for twitter?? Any ideas on that?

  3. I love buttons it shows on my blog hah good post!

  4. Clueless Mama- I'm not certain how to do a Twitter background!

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