In one of my earlier blog-posts, I had talked about Blogging Assistant Zemanta on WordPress and how it can help you spice up your blog by enriching it with full of Relevant Hyper Links and Images. Well, the good news is, Zemanta is now available on Blogger/BlogSpot as well. So if you are blogging on Blogger and need assistance in finding and inserting Related Articles/Blog-Posts or Images and Hyper Links relevant to your Blog-Post, you have reasons to be happy. You have Zemanta as your Blogging Assistant, yes an assistant literally 🙂 Here are things you can and cannot do with Zemanta on your Blogger Blog.
What it can do for you ??
1. Links Recommendations : Zemanta will try to link any of the words/set of words inside your Post to something on web. And it does in real time, so as and when you are writing, you can automatically link your content to other web-resources, as shown in the following image
2. Related Images : It will again look up on web and try to find out related images on Web based on your content and give you a list of images to choose. If you want to add any of these photos to your blog, just click on it and they will automatically be added to your post.
3. Related Articles : It will look up on web and give you a list of all related articles on the right side panel. Clicking on any of them will automatically update your blog-post with a footer like the one shown in the following image
Note : All the screen-shots presented here are for a blog I wrote recently on “Shweta Tiwari Declared The Winner Of Bigg Boss Season 4“.
What it can’t do for you ??
Unlike WordPress wherein Zemanta recommends a set of Tags for your blog-post, Zemanta when used on Blogger BlogSpot Blogs doesn’t generate a set of labels (Similar to tags on WordPress) automatically.
How to Enable Zemanta For Your Blogger/BlogSpot Blog ??
By default, Zemanta is turned OFF for your Blogger blog. To enable it, type the following URL in your browser
If are you are not logged into your Blogger account, it will take you a Blogger Sign-In page. Enter your Blogger Username and Password and login. You will end up with a page like the following
If you have more than one Blog registered under the same name, Select the Blog where you want to enable Zemanta and Click on ADD ZEMANTA Button and you are done. Next time, you write a blog-post, you will see all Zemanta recommendations on your Edit Post Page. So enjoy not having to Insert Pictures and Adding Hyperlinks yourself and let Zemanta do it for you and that too for free 🙂