I visited Webmaster tools yesterday and was surprised to see an unusually large number of crawl errors. At the top of “Not Found” error list there was this strange URL:
After some investigation, I found out that the errors are most likely caused by a script, added by Blogger server when each page loads. It turned out the error has something to do with a Blogger’s upcoming feature: Blogger Related Content. Blogger Buzz, in What’s New With Blogger gave a clue on this new feature,
We’ll also be showcasing our new content discovery feature that lets you uncover interesting and related content based on the topics of the blog you’re currently reading.
Looking at the screenshot provided, it looks like a link called “Related Posts & Media” will be added to Blogger navbar. Clicking the link will open a dropdown containing the related content.
I’ve done some testing based on the available info from the source code, and finally came up with the URL below. This is the URL for BloggerSentral.com’s related content:
and this is what shows up:It displays related post links from other Blogger blogs, video thumbnails from Youtube, and Twitter updates. Blog posts and tweets will open in new windows while videos will play right inside the dropdown.
You can narrow down the related content by selecting one of the three (most relevant?) topics on the right.
Want to find out content related to your own blog?
- Simply replace
http://www.bloggersentral.com/with your blog URL, like this:
- Make sure you include the trailing slash (as in .com/).
- Paste the URL into the address bar.
- Press Enter and see what comes out!
What do you think?