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Okay, you've been here at AR long enough now to notice that many bloggers have a big long signature at the bottom of their blogs with a bunch of logos, right?
I first learned about Active Rain Digital Signatures one day when I noticed those cool little "Bottle Caps" at the bottom of Bob Stewart's blog. So I contacted him and learned what they are and how they work. And, of course, he was kind enough to send me the code. Then, after some further research, I learned how to put the text and the links into the signature and how to do this automatically.
For those of you who haven't wondered down this path yet, here's how you do it. Go to your home page at AR, then click on "settings." On my Active Rain page, it is in the third section on the left. Once you do that, your blog settings window will open. It should look like this...
The "Blog Description" box is where you put the HTML code to make those cool bottlecaps. See the word, "Signature" at the bottom? That's where you want to go to create the text and links that will become your digital signature. If that space is white, then you have no digital signature in your blog. But once you fill it in, it will look something like this...
You will notice that I have bold text there and a line of stars. This is because I want my signature to be separated from the text of my blog. I also have my picture and links there. Go back and see my screen shot at the top for ideas on what to include. And I have to give credit where credit is due here for a moment. I got many of the ideas for my digital signature from our very own Loreena Yeo. I just noticed that she has included a link to her Frisco Texas Facebook page. I hadn't thought of that yet!
Okay, now to the main reason you want to have your own digital signature...
1. First, it is just plain cool. It looks good at the bottom of your blog and helps set you apart.
2. It gives you further Google Juice. All those links, along with your name, blog title and whatever else you put there helps Google to see you when you post Public Blogs.
3. Finally, because when your blog is picked up and reblogged either within or outside Active Rain, all the credit keeps going to you, even if it doesn't look like it.
Let me show you what I mean. Here is a screen shot from a blog I posted the other day
You will notice that my blog is ranked up towards the top(this isn't the whole Google page - it wouldn't fit). Then there is the Facebook page I run. And at the bottom on page one is my blog. But I didn't put it there. Some website named Morgit.com picked up the blog and re-blogged it. I'm not sure who Morgit.com is, but I know they're out of Denver. I've noticed lately that they are picking up some of my blogs and reblogging them.
Now, here is where that digital signature pays off big time. Are you ready? Check out the screen shot from the Morgit.com reblog.
Notice that my pictures didn't get carried over but my Active Rain Digital Signature did. So, if someone happens to click through and read my blog at their site, I still am getting my contact information, credit and links in front of them. My Active Rain Digital signature protects me.
Is it illegal for Morgit.com to reblog my blogs without my permission? I don't know. Am I going to allow them to continue? For now, yes. And why? It gives me further exposure even though it is on their website. You may disagree with my take on the Morgit reblog thing, but there is one thing we can all agree on, for sure.
An Active Rain Digital Signature is worth your time and effort! Go make yours today!
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