July 30, 2015

How to Test if Views of Your Embedded YouTube Videos Are Being Tallied

I got suspicious when the views on my blog post How to Embed a Facebook Post Into Your Blog kept rising 


and the YouTube video views remained the same. The video, after all, is the post.

So I decided to conduct a test, using incognito windows.

And sure enough, the embedded post views did not register. 

Check out how I conducted the test, which you can try yourself:

How to Test if Views of Your Embedded YouTube Videos Are Being Tallied

Sadly, I won't know if you viewed the demo :/ unless you view it on YouTube from here.

Did I miss something? Is this a Blogger anomaly? 

If you decide to conduct this test yourself, please let me know what you find! For example, does this happen for WordPress posts?

If this is indeed how embedded video views of YouTube videos work, the statistics lie! I hope it gets fixed soon.



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July 28, 2015

How to Embed a Facebook Post Into Your Blog


Here's a quick demo (<1min.) for embedding that Facebook post too good not to share on your blog.



Check out the original Facebook post here and the final blog post here

Have fun blogging! 


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July 24, 2015

Use this URL to Track Who's Pinning Your Content on Pinterest



You can keep track in real time of who's pinning your content on Pinterest. Nice!

This is a neat feature I didn't know about until +Nicole Nguyen of +BuzzFeed filled me in.

Here's the URL: 


http://www.pinterest.com/source/www.[yourfavoritesite].com

I traced my blog here. So cool!

Nicole gives us 20 other great Pinterest tips in 21 Tips to Make the Most of Pinterest.

Thanks, Nicole! 


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