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Outbrain and Blogger Read More Links: A Better Solution

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A a couple of days back I posted a workaround for using read more links and Outbrain’s Rating Widget (ORW) in Blogger….

“As you’ve no doubt noticed I use post snippets or read more links on my blog using Blogger’s jump-links code. I’ve also recently added the Outbrain Rating Widget (ORW). Unfortunately, the two don’t play well together as the ORW is always displayed above the read more link and I’d rather it appeared below, or failing that, not at all.”

The workaround I posted isn’t particularly elegant and it has a couple of downsides. Afterwards, I got to thinking that there must be a better way. Well, there is and it’s so deceptively simple and effective that I’m ashamed to admit that I didn’t think of it before. (more…)

Using Blogger’s Read More Links with Outbrain’s Rating Widget

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As you’ve no doubt noticed I use post snippets or read more links on my blog using Blogger’s jump-links code. I’ve also recently added the Outbrain Rating Widget (ORW). Unfortunately, the two don’t play well together as the ORW is always displayed above the read more link and I’d rather it appeared below, or failing that, not at all.

While searching for a solution I found this post on the Outbrain support forum regarding this, but sadly no answer. After several unsuccessful attempts at trying to fix this, including positioning the ORW with CSS and some JavaScript, I came up with a workaround which, while not perfect, is appropriate for my situation.

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