This is our Blogger FAQ and Help guide on the questions and issues that are commonly raised by Bloggers as well as the readers of our Blog at Tips for New Bloggers. Here, we shall elaborate on the finer details of the customization tips for your Blog template, give further examples, and answer specific queries. For detailed write-ups and discussions on the topics, please refer to the articles in our main Blog. Before changing any template, please remember to save a copy of the current template. After editing the template, preview it, and save it when you are satisfied with the change.
Blogger FAQ and Help

  • Insert an image to the left of Blog Title and Description [read]
  • Add a Horizontal Navigation Bar in Header Image [read]
  • Unable to remove Header Image [read]

Blog Posts
  • Arrange, customize and shift the Blog Posts and Footer elements [read]
  • Insert a picture or image beside the Blog Post Title [read]
  • How to have standard or pre-formatted text in Blog Posts [read]
  • Add Highlighting to Text and Background Color in Text Box [read]
  • Change Blogger Post URL - SEO Tip [read]
  • Change the Post a Comment Link [read]
  • Add scrollbars to text within Blog Posts [read]

  • Add Background color and image to Sidebar Titles [read]
  • Have different Background colors for each widget [read]
  • Style and Position Sidebar Images [read]

  • How to align Blog Post Footer elements to the left [read]
  • Move Comments Label to below Post Title [read]

Links and Labels
  • How to add Hover, Mouseover and Rollover effects for links [read]
  • Remove automatic number count in Labels widget [read]
  • Remove link underlines in Blog Posts and/or sidebar [read]
  • Be notified by Blogger when there is a Backlink [read]
  • Change and Edit Labels in Multiple Posts [read]

  • How to change Background Colour of TicTac Template [read]
  • How to remove the Pencil or Screwdriver and Wrench icons [read]
  • How to add animated graphics in Blogger Post and Sidebar [read]
  • Add Text Box or HTML textarea code in Blogs [read]
  • Know the limits on our Blogger account [read]
  • How to take Screenshots or Screen captures [read]
  • How to change and transfer Blog ownership [read]
  • Change font size and font styles in template [read]
  • How to center align Page Elements [read]
  • How to insert a separator line between each comment [read]

Search Tricks for New Bloggers

We have extended our month-long vacation by a couple of days. We shall be posting articles the moment we return. We noticed that Google had updated the Page Ranks. New bloggers who have been waiting anxiously for this can check their blogs' Page Ranks. We have the PR checker link in our SEO Tools - Search Engine Optimization article.

The blog we created recently in Aug 2007, Blogger FAQ and Help, has also got its first Page Rank, a PR4. All our blogs are now ranked:-

Tips for New Bloggers - PR6
Business Fables and Management Lessons - PR4
Famous Motivational and Inspirational Quotes - PR4
Blogger FAQ and Help - PR4

Thanks to everyone for the support!

Sep 27, 2007

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Backlinks Notification in Blogger

When readers post comments in your Blog, you will be notified. How about backlinks? Do you want Blogger to notify you when people write a post and link to you? Although it is not an option available in the Dashboard, it is possible to work around this and be notified whenever you receive a backlink.


By definition, backlinks are incoming or inbound links to your Blog. If you have a lot of backlinks, it shows that your posts have been talked about or referred to by many sites, an indication that the posts are noteworthy, popular or important. Links can come from any site, but for the purposes of our article, we are interested in the links from sites that are indexed by Blogger search engine. This is because we want to be informed by Blogger when someone links to us, and the only way Blogger knows is when that site is in their index and crawled by their spiders.

Email Notification

If it were comments, you can set an email address under Settings -> Comments -> Comment Notification Address, to be informed when someone comments on your Blog. To do the same for backlinks, first enter this URL into the internet browser:-

This will bring you to the Google Blog Search interface. Next, enter this URL into that search box:-


Replace the part in red with your BLOG URL. The results will show you a list of sites that have linked to your blog. Scroll to the bottom. You will see this:-

Backlinks Notification in Blogger

You have several options, such as having an email alert when someone links to the Blog, or subscribe to the Blog Search feed to view it in Google Reader. Pick the one that you like and you will receive notification from Blogger whenever someone creates a backlink to your Blog.

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The Beading Gem said...

I am not sure if the backlinks feature on my blog works as I am not using a Blogger template (third party). Should I be adding something else in the code?

Amanda said...

This is SO useful to me, thank you very much for posting about this here.

I will soon post a response in my own blog with a link back to your post.

Best wishes,

Blogger Buster

Jos said...

Google may have dropped this option? All I can find is a subscription to the RRS; no e-mail notification :-(

bizwhiz said...

There is an email alert at the bottom. Scroll down the page.

Jos said...

Maybe this is localised by google, then, because I honestly don't see it.
Here's the query

Rammy said...

I don find any details as u mentioned..i entered my blog rammy-time2knowin that search box and there is no option like that..

Anonymous said...

hm.. thanks for style ))

Ingrid said...

i'd love to get backlink notification from all blogs (ie. wordpress, typepad, etc.), not just from blogger blogs. is that possible?