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Sunday, September 9, 2007

Next blog button - do not use

In my navigation bar (top) there's a button that says"next blog", supposedly it takes you to a random blog in blogger. I'm trying to remove it but until I find out how pls don't use it. I used it the other day and it took me to a strange blog with no navigation bar and lots of pop ups that infected my computer with all sorts of spyware, malware...So until Google does something about these "bloggers" they should eliminate this button themselves. I have reported it but I haven't heard from them.
It's a nasty world out there
P.S. 12 Oct 07: OK, here's 3 reasons I've found out about not to remove the button:
1. Blogger will automatically categorize my blog as of "adult content" (I don't exactly know what that implies though)
2. It seems to violate the contract with blogger (not very clear though), so it can close down the blog whenever it wishes.
3. Googlebot isn't particularly keen on "alterations" to the standard so it might not crawl the site as smoothly.

However, if anybody's interested Digital Inspiration's website explains how to do it.

2 comments:

A sinner said...

You can remove the navbar, and the next blog button along with it. Go to your blog Layout page, and click edit on the navbar box. Then select the last option, "Off". Then click save changes and you should be done!

A sinner said...

You can remove the navbar, and the next blog button along with it. Go to your blog Layout page, and click edit on the navbar box. Then select the last option, "Off". Then click save changes and you should be done!