3 Must Have Features On Tumblr Blog

I know this is a Google Blogger blog, but I am also running few other automated blog on Tumblr. Tumblr is a great blogging platform, but it is lacking some good features like WordPress had.

Here are 3 must have features to put on your Tumblr blog.

1. Redirect 404 page not found error to a random page. 

2. Tag Cloud with different color.
 
3. Related blog post with thumbnail.


It will be nice to show page like that on Tumblr. This is how you do it.

Adding Previous And Next Post Link On Tumblr

While trying to creating a new Automated Tumblr site for AdSense Passive income, I found many of the Tumblr template do not have the Previous and Next post link included. This means the visitor won't be able to check out your previous or next post easily. To lower the bounce rate and increase the click through rate on your website, adding previous and next post link is one of the easiest way to keep visitor stay longer on your site.

So I found out the solution to add previous and next post link on the Tumblr site.

{block:PermalinkPagination}
    {block:PreviousPost}  < a href="{PreviousPost}" class="menu_item pagination_link">« Previous< /a>{/block:PreviousPost}
    {block:NextPost}  < a href="{NextPost}" class="menu_item pagination_link">Next »< /a>{/block:NextPost}
{/block:PermalinkPagination}

Simply put the above code to the  place, where you want to show the pagination link on the single post page. 

Easy SEO Title Fix On Tumblr Blog

One of the biggest problem on Tumblr is the SEO. You put up a blog and post all your thoughts and photos. You end up have duplicated title tag on Google search result.

So here is the quick fix. It will generate different title tag based on the page and content.

Ideally, we want the index page showing site title and page #. We also want to show page summary as title on single page regardless what content type you post. Please note the photo, video and voice page will not have regular PostTitle, but they all have PostSummary (if you enter any text). On tag and search page, I also want to show the search query, tag and the page number.

This will unique title tag on every single page on your Tumblr site.
< title>{block:IndexPage}{Title} {/block:IndexPage}{block:PermalinkPage}{block:PostSummary}{PostSummary}{/block:PostSummary}{block:PermalinkPage}{block:TagPage}Everything About {Tag}{/block:TagPage}{block:SearchPage}The Truth About {SearchQuery}{/block:SearchPage} : Page {CurrentPage}< /title>

Wala! Make sure you also remove the white space after the < symbol.

You need change the text for Tag page and search page to use your own terms. 

You can see it in action on my truth blog.

Turn Tumblr Blog Into AdSense Income Stream

Tumblr is one of the most popular blog platform on the planet. It already pass WordPress as the #1 most used blogging platform. Tumblr is so easy to use and can easily adding new content through their API or mobile app. However, there are many people doing it wrong.

What I want is to insert the 468x60 AdSense banner into my second post on the home page and on the single post page. I also want to add 300x350 square banner on the right side bar. The most important think is to skip the loop by inserting the following two tags. See attached image. 
{block:PermalinkPage} - Insert code on the single post page
{block:Post2} - Insert content only on the second post on the home page.