Wordpress has inbuilt pluggins for Related posts widget, What about Blogger ? We previously tried several coding and hacks for blogger related posts widget. But that was restricted for only category wise related posts. Once there was a time when linkwithin got popular because of blogger restrictions. Now we have new Google Related Links widget.
Google Related links is a new (currently in invite only mode) service from Google which can display related links and searches into your blog posts. Here are official words
“Related Links is a tool to help webmasters increase page views on their sites.Given a page on your site, Related Links can choose the most related pages from your site and show them in a gadget. You can embed this gadget in your page to help your users reach other pages easily. Related Links also suggests searches that users can run within your site to find even more related pages.”
Can you apply for this widget ? Yes
They are fast enough to reply the emails, i sent them an email requesting for invite and got the reply in 1 or 2 hours.
You can customize the widget as per your needs, You can edit width, fonts, colors, you can select a option if you want to display searches or just related links or posts. You can also select the number of related links/posts. You can exclude some text from titles like I exluded “I always Capital” for better results.
The best part of this widget is you can see Statistics like number of time the widget has been displayed and clicks done.
Still confused ? Try out DEMO or Google Related Links.
How to add Google Related links Widget in Blogger Blog !
Few Doubts : As the widget is new and under testing, it has some bugs like sometimes unknown or bad characters in post titles, links only opens in new window. etc.. Hope to see fixes in near future.