One of the best ways to reduce a blog’s bounce rate is to create internal links which when clicked on, redirects users to other posts or pages on the same blog. Simply adding navigational menu doesn’t completely get the work done because sometimes you might want to link to a specific post or maybe just an announcement on the trending topics on your blog. There are so many ways to get this done but for the sake of space, it will be better to have a widget which will house all the links just in a specific part of your blog so that the blog’s visitors can access all the links and topics by clicking on a drop down button to bring them up.
So for today’s tutorial, I am going to be showing you guys how to add a drop down menu widget by the side of your blogger page which has a Go button so that when visitors select an option, they can visit it by clicking on the go button just like we do when entering a URL in our browser’s address bar. To add this widget to your blog’s sidebar, follow the steps below;
- Once logged into your Blogger Dashboard, go to Layout >>> Add a Gadget.
<form name="jump"> <select name="menu"> <option value="URL link for TITLE 1">TITLE 1</option> <option value="URL link for TITLE 2">TITLE 2</option> <option value="URL link for TITLE 3">TITLE 3</option> <option value="URL link for TITLE 4">TITLE 4</option> </select> <input type="button" onClick="location=document.jump.menu.options[document.jump.menu.selectedIndex].value;" value="GO"> </form>
CHANGES TO MAKE:
There are basically two changes to make in the above code for it to function properly as you want it to. All you need to do is;
- Replace URL link for TITLE 1, 2, 3, 4 with the respective URL links of the TITLE(s) 1, 2, 3, and 4.
- Next replace TITLE(s) 1, 2, 3, and 4 with the titles of the of the posts or page you want to redirect your blog visitors to.
The value on the button which reads GO can also be changed to whatever you want.
Note: The number of links that can be displayed in the drop down menu widget is not limited to four. I just left it at four because of time but you can increase it to whatever number you so desire.
- Finally click on Save and you are done.
With that done, you have simply added a drop down menu widget by the side of your Blogger page.