Tyner Blain in the Google Toobar

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Tyner Blain can now be viewed thru the Google Toolbar!

In the top of the sidebar (on the right) is a link to automatically add Tyner Blain to your Google Toolbar. As of today, it is only supported for IE users, but Google is now a supporter of firefox, so they’ll be adding support for custom toolbar buttons soon.

Who are we doing this for?

  • Windows users who read Tyner Blain outnumber Mac + Linux readers (combined) by ten to one.
  • Over 30% of Tyner Blain’s readers use Internet Explorer
  • According to Forrester, only 6% of internet users use RSS
  • Fewer than 10% of Tyner Blain’s traffic is thru RSS feeds
  • Note: Firefox tips at the end of this post!

How does it work?

There are two things you get – first, easy access to the most recent posts (including a short synopsis), and second – the ability to search Tyner Blain for keywords, text, categories or whatever.

How do we install it (in 4 clicks or less)?

  1. First, click on the link in the sidebar
  2. Google may ask you to install the latest toolbar – if they do, click on the link shown here
  3. Then select “Add” from the dialog that Google presents
  4. Confirm that the Tyner Blain button has been installed
  5. That’s it. 4 clicks. 3 if you have the toolbar already installed.

But I don’t use IE

Then subscribe to the RSS feed -> Copy the URL from any of the links in the red box and add it to your newsreader.  Do this by right-clicking on the link, then copy the link location in firefox (or copy shortcut in IE), then paste it into your RSS reader
right click

Or – use the firefox Livelinks capability to create a dynamic shortcut in firefox

Or – if your newsreader autodiscovers a feed from a website, just enter http://tynerblain.com/blog – the newsreader will find it for you.

Subscribe and enjoy!

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