Friday, April 10, 2009

Using the Top Posts Widget To Find Past CPB Articles

After three and a half years of relentless blogging, there are now over 1300 posts on the Collaborative Piano Blog. One of the requests that I have continually responded to is a need on the part of readers to be able to find what they are looking for quickly. In addition to the Google search box on the upper right hand corner of the blog, the Monster List of 100+ Resources, and the links to articles and labels on the sidebar, I've just installed a Top Posts widget from PostRank, which you can see just below the Feedburner and Twittercounter chicklets on the right hand sidebar at the bottom of every page on the left-hand side of the footer. PostRank rates reader engagement of articles based on criteria such as Google Reader shares, comments, bookmark links and more, then lists a rating out of 10.

Here's what's really cool: there's a search bar at the bottom of the widget, on which you can type what you're looking for. PostRank not only searches the entire history of the blog, but uses its rating algorithm to list the most important items under your search term.

Try out the widget and tell me if you find it useful. Back to our regularly scheduled programming.


  1. Happy to report it works like a charm! What can I say? You da man!!

  2. the smartest thing i have seen lately