Show Related post below posts in blogger with thumbnail

What is the advantage of using Related Post or Recent Post below post and article? Here is the answer

The advantage of using related post is that it not only engage incoming visitors to your website but also it helps to increase page views and very helpful in indexing of your new articles or posts. For example your old post or article has a very good page rank and it shows in search engine on the top  of google  when visitor came to your site with the above link , the robots follow the path of the visitor and passes the juice to the next clickable link. So  when related posts are shown below article they will be index quickly and place to the top of search engines.
How it will look check Screen shot 

How to Add Related Post Below posts in Blogger?

The First thing you need to do is to login into your Blogger account and go to >> Templates >> Edit HTML and search for the ending </head> tag and just above it paste the following code.
<style>
#related-posts {
float: left;
width: 650px;
border-bottom: 1px solid #ddd;
height: 290px;
}
#related-posts h2 {
margin-top: 50px;
border-bottom: 0px;
border-top: 1px solid #ddd;
padding-top: 20px;
margin-bottom: 10px;
margin-left: 3px;
color: #666;
font-size: 16px;
}
</style>
<b:if cond=’data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;’>
<script type=’text/javascript’>
var defaultnoimage=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PpjfsStySz0/UF91FE7rxfI/AAAAAAAACl8/092MmUHSFQ0/s1600/no_image.jpg&quot;;
var maxresults=3;
var splittercolor=&quot;#fff&quot;;
var relatedpoststitle=&quot;Related Articles:&quot;;
</script>
<script type=’text/javascript’>
//<![CDATA[
var relatedTitles = new Array();
var relatedTitlesNum = 0;
var relatedUrls = new Array();
var thumburl = new Array();
function related_results_labels_thumbs(json) {
for (var i = 0; i < json.feed.entry.length; i++) {
var entry = json.feed.entry[i];
relatedTitles[relatedTitlesNum] = entry.title.$t;
try
{thumburl[relatedTitlesNum]=entry.media$thumbnail.url;}
catch (error){
s=entry.content.$t;a=s.indexOf(“<img”);b=s.indexOf(“src=\””,a);c=s.indexOf(“\””,b+5);d=s.substr(b+5,c-b-5);
if((a!=-1)&&(b!=-1)&&(c!=-1)&&(d!=””))
{thumburl[relatedTitlesNum]=d;} else {if(typeof(defaultnoimage) !== ‘undefined’) thumburl[relatedTitlesNum]=defaultnoimage; else thumburl[relatedTitlesNum]=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PpjfsStySz0/UF91FE7rxfI/AAAAAAAACl8/092MmUHSFQ0/s1600/no_image.jpg”;}
}
if(relatedTitles[relatedTitlesNum].length>35) relatedTitles[relatedTitlesNum]=relatedTitles[relatedTitlesNum].substring(0, 35)+”…”;
for (var k = 0; k < entry.link.length; k++) {
if (entry.link[k].rel == ‘alternate’) {
relatedUrls[relatedTitlesNum] = entry.link[k].href;
relatedTitlesNum++;
}
}
}
}
function removeRelatedDuplicates_thumbs() {
var tmp = new Array(0);
var tmp2 = new Array(0);
var tmp3 = new Array(0);
for(var i = 0; i < relatedUrls.length; i++) {
if(!contains_thumbs(tmp, relatedUrls[i]))
{
tmp.length += 1;
tmp[tmp.length – 1] = relatedUrls[i];
tmp2.length += 1;
tmp3.length += 1;
tmp2[tmp2.length – 1] = relatedTitles[i];
tmp3[tmp3.length – 1] = thumburl[i];
}
}
relatedTitles = tmp2;
relatedUrls = tmp;
thumburl=tmp3;
}
function contains_thumbs(a, e) {
for(var j = 0; j < a.length; j++) if (a[j]==e) return true;
return false;
}
function printRelatedLabels_thumbs(current) {
var splitbarcolor;
if(typeof(splittercolor) !== ‘undefined’) splitbarcolor=splittercolor; else splitbarcolor=”#DDDDDD”;
for(var i = 0; i < relatedUrls.length; i++)
{
if((relatedUrls[i]==current)||(!relatedTitles[i]))
{
relatedUrls.splice(i,1);
relatedTitles.splice(i,1);
thumburl.splice(i,1);
i–;
}
}
var r = Math.floor((relatedTitles.length – 1) * Math.random());
var i = 0;
if(relatedTitles.length>0) document.write(‘<h2>’+relatedpoststitle+'</h2>’);
document.write(‘<div style=”clear: both;”/>’);
while (i < relatedTitles.length && i < 20 && i<maxresults) {
document.write(‘<a style=”text-decoration:none;padding:5px;float:left;’);
if(i!=0) document.write(‘border-left:solid 0.5px ‘+splitbarcolor+’;”‘);
else document.write(‘”‘);
document.write(‘ href=”‘ + relatedUrls[r] + ‘”><img style=”width:200px;height:120px;border:0px;” src=”‘+thumburl[r]+'”/><br/><div style=”padding-left:3px;height:65px;border: 0pt none ; margin: 3px 0pt 0pt; padding: 0pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;”>’+relatedTitles[r]+'</div></a>’);
i++;
if (r < relatedTitles.length – 1) {
r++;
} else {
r = 0;
}
}
document.write(‘</div>’);
relatedUrls.splice(0,relatedUrls.length);
thumburl.splice(0,thumburl.length);
relatedTitles.splice(0,relatedTitles.length);
}
//]]>
</script>
</b:if>
In the template, search for the <data:post.body/> tag  and just below it paste the following HTML Coding. In case, you are unable to find <data:post.body/>,  then you can paste it just below <div class=’post-footer-line post-footer-line-1′></div>.
<b:if cond=’data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;’>
<div id=’related-posts’>
<b:loop values=’data:post.labels’ var=’label’>
<b:if cond=’data:label.isLast != &quot;true&quot;’>
</b:if>
<script expr:src=’&quot;/feeds/posts/default/-/&quot; + data:label.name + &quot;?alt=json-in-script&amp;callback=related_results_labels_thumbs&amp;max-results=6&quot;’ type=’text/javascript’/></b:loop>
<script type=’text/javascript’>
removeRelatedDuplicates_thumbs();
printRelatedLabels_thumbs(&quot;<data:post.url/>&quot;);
</script>
</div></b:if>
You have successfully installed the related post code and you can also modify the codes as well.

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