Wibiya is gotta be one of the most powerful toolbars I have ever came across for bloggers. It is utterly feature-packed and loaded with tonnes of good stuff. But I am not sure if a lot of you notice it at the bottom of my blog. One thing is for sure, once you have more about it you'll love it. The best news is this Wibiya toolbar compatible with Blogger, Wordpress and even Typepad. Moreover Wibiya is really flexible you know. You can add or drop the applications you wanted to according to your needs. Yep! This is surely one very customizable widget for all bloggers. :)
Here's what you will get if this powerful toolbar. But before you can "harness" the the power of Wibiya you will need to request for invitation in order to integrate it into your blog. But worry not because I received my invitation in less than 24 hours. I'm sure you can get yours easily too. :p Once you have gotten your invitation you can go ahead and install this hassle free widget in your blog in less than 5 minutes. So what jingles and bells Wibiya can offer you?
11 Main Features of Wibiya
5~Subscribe To RSS
Yeah! They sure cramped in a lot of kicks and punches for this toolbar right? Until not I still haven't really optimize its capabilities yet. Hopefully I can in the coming weeks. Let's cut deep into Wibiya and see how it works shall we?
1~Site (Blog) Search
With this feature, readers can search for the query in the blog. With this option readers will certainly be more engaged than usual. This will make readers to be more intrigued about your blog and let them discover what's hidden treasure your have "buried".
In what language do you want?
Ok! This must be one of the most important tools if you have a lot of readers from different countries. At this time of writing, Wibiya is offering translation for up to 20 different languages. Now imagine how you can captivate your readers from different countries. Don't worry about the credibility of its translation because Google Translator is at work. :)
This is the feature I personally love. Why? Because I can easily navigate through a blog's recent posts. Besides there are even pictures tagged from the respective posts to make it easier for you to choose your next post to read. A high 5 for this recent post inclusion.
A~ha! A snazzy feature. With this random post option, you will be able to read any post that Wibiya has chosen for you. It's like the "Surprise Me" or "I'm Feeling Lucky!" button. You hit it, and voila you'll be served with a random post. BUT...I doubt that Wibiya really dig deep enough to randomize the post. Loyal readers will not benefit from it but first time visitors will surely enjoy this.
5~Subscribe To RSS
You can view the blog's RSS without even leaving the blog itself. With this embedded RSS, this enables readers to view it easily. Though I thought it is a little redundant. Then again I could be wrong.
6~Sharing is Caring Tools
Another must have add-on in Wibiya. With this sharing tool your readers (hopefully) will share your quality contents with theirs friends and everyone in the world through all the major social bookmarking websites: Twitter, Facebook, Delicious and Reddit just to name a few. This will allow your blog or website to gain more exposure.
This is your very own community in Facebook. If your readers have logged into their Facebook account, they can join easily and post whatever they want in Facebook right from the integrated Wibiya in your blog. Yes! Now you can have more shoutouts. :D
A hot-hot application it is. You can have your very own Facebook Fan Page in your blog. It displays all the latest updates on the pages you have created. Plus it will also displays the updates made by your fans. This is surely a great way to increase your fan base right? :p You can view Tekkaus' Fanpage in Wibiya.
You'll be greeted by distinct partitions once you click on it. The left partition will show you the tweets about the blog or posts. While the other one showed the tweets made by the blogger (me-Tekkaus). This Dashboard is really cool in a sense that you can know who re-tweeted you. :D
If you readers like to view your photo collection, this will be really handy. Your readers will be able to look at your photos through the cool Cooliris ' 3D Wall. But you'll need a Flickr account in order to exhibit your gems.
Have something in mind you wanna let you visitors know? Then notifications certainly can do the job for you. Once your visitor land on your site or blog, Notifications will pop up and announce what you wanna share with your readers. This is quite useful especially if you wanna promote a particular link. :)
A~ha! I didn't expect Wibiya to include this. But I'm sure this is one of the great way to engage to your readers. There are around 12K of games at your visitors disposal. So wanna try?
All in all Wibiya is really one cool toolbar for your blog. A very darn powerful widget given that it boost so many useful features that will not only come in handy for you and your readers, but at the same time it may help to increase your readership and traffic. So what do you think about Wibiya?