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Followers. How do I see that?

  1. I've been searching for hours trying to figure it out. All my blogspot friends have the cool "followers" widget that is REALLY helpful for indicating what your traffic looks like. How do I do this on wordpress? What do you call it?

    The blog I need help with is emmiekia.wordpress.com.

  2. The Google followers widget you refer to will not work on free hosted WordPress.com blogs. See > http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/

    We do not have a followers widget for WordPress.com blogs. We can subscribe to WordPress.com blogs and you can enable blog subscriptions for your readers by following these instructions > http://en.support.wordpress.com/blog-subscriptions/
    see also > http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/blog-subscription-widget/

    Additional information and links:
    You can post a Facebook badge in your sidebar. http://en.support.wordpress.com/facebook-badge/

    You can also enable sharing buttons on your posts, pages and index pages.
    Also note the "like" button.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/sharing/

    You can have Facebook like & share buttons on your posts.
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/its-possible-facebook-share-and-like-buttonsat-the-same-time?replies=90

    You can use a Twitter widget > http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/twitter-widget/

    You can post a twitter follow button > http://en.support.wordpress.com/twitter-follow-button/

    You can set up Publicize and publish to your Facebook profile page > http://en.support.wordpress.com/publicize/

    Alternatively you can use Networked Blogs http://www.networkedblogs.com/ or RSS Grafitti http://www.facebook.com/RSS.Graffiti for posting to Facebook walls if you prefer.

    If you wish you can also use the generator to create a "grab my button" code for your friends to use, and place it in your sidebar in a text widget. See here > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/04/16/grab-my-button-code-generator-and-tutorials/

  3. Please link your WordPress.com blog to your WordPress.com username. Dashboard -> Users -> Personal Settings -> then scroll down to Account Details. Then scroll down to where it says ‘Website‘ select the URL for your primary wordpress.com blog and then save changes.

    Now every time you sign into the forum we can all click on your username and your blog will be linked to it. And every time you leave a comment on a blog your username can be likewise clicked and your blog can be instantly located.

  4. Hi timethief, you recently stated:
    "If displaying little avatars images in your sidebar in a Google widget is that important to you then Google owns Blogger (blogspot). Best wishes to you."

    I don't think it's displaying the little widget, but rather when I'm searching new blogs (and admittedly, trying to get new followers to my own), one thing I look for is to see how many followers someone else has. If they only have a few, there's usually a reason (unless it's a new blog). For someone who doesn't have tons of time, it's generally a good quick indicator of whether or not I want to skim around that blog and follow it myself. I'm guessing I'm not alone in this. Is there a reason WordPress (which is otherwise fabulous in my opinion) doesn't have something like this?

  5. Is there a reason WordPress (which is otherwise fabulous in my opinion) doesn't have something like this?

    We Volunteers do not have an answer to that question so you will have to ask Staff.
    We have "like" buttons on WordPress.com blogs and we can subscribe to other WordPress.com blogs very easily.
    See here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/likes/

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