Add Orkut Share Button To Your Blog - Promote Your Posts On Orkut For Free!

First things first: What is Orkut Promote?

* Orkut Promote lets you and your friends share YouTube videos, photos, or text with each other, so you can easily spread word of a funny video, a cool picture, or an upcoming event.
* You can reshare your friends promotions, and they can reshare yours, so the information can spread throughout orkut.
* Once you've promoted something, you can track how many people have seen your promotion, and how many of them have shared it with their friends or trashed it under the my promotions tab.
So basically Orkut promote lets you to advertise your blog posts/articles freely on Orkut (at least for a group of audience)...more on orkut promote here

Integrate Orkut Share with Your Blog - A Traffic Booster
Now this tutorial will help you to place orkut share buttons on your blog (similar to facebook and twitter buttons). When a visitor clicks on one of these buttons, s/he will be able to promote your posts through his/her orkut-promotions list.

Orkut ad replaced with a promotion event


UPDATE: As this tutorial requires you to add JavaScript to your blog, so an updated tutorial has been published on Blogger, to add exactly the same Orkut Share button without any Javascripts.

Instructions to follow:
STEP #1
Log in to Blogger -> Layout -> Edit HTML and click on the tick-box "Expand Widget Templates"

STEP #2
Find this code in the template:
</head>
And immediately ABOVE/BEFORE it, paste this code:
<!--ORKUT-STARTS-->
<script src='http://www.google.com/jsapi' type='text/javascript'/>
<script type='text/javascript'>
google.load(&#39;orkut.share&#39;, &#39;1&#39;);
google.setOnLoadCallback(function() {
var params = {};
params[google.orkut.share.Field.TITLE] = &#39;<data:blog.pageName/>&#39;;
params[google.orkut.share.Field.DESTINATION_URL] = &#39;<data:blog.url/>&#39;;
var connection = new google.orkut.share.Connection(params);
document.getElementById(&#39;orkut-share&#39;).onclick =
function(e) { connection.send(&#39;orkut.com&#39;, {}); };
}, true);
</script>
<!--ORKUT-STOPS-Blogger-Help-http://bloggerstop.net-->

Now search for this code:
<div class='post-header-line-1'/>
And immediately BELOW/AFTER it, paste this code:
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>
<span id="orkut-share" style="cursor:pointer; border:1px solid black">
<img src="http://code.google.com/apis/orkut/docs/images/share.gif"/>
</span>
</b:if>
To change/modify the display button, simply upload your image to any image hosting website (recommended - tinypic.com) and replace the link in RED color with your new DIRECT LINK.
You may use any of these buttons too:

DIRECT-LINK: http://i50.tinypic.com/14mz4ac.jpg


DIRECT-LINK: http://i47.tinypic.com/35bba5e.jpg


DIRECT-LINK: http://i47.tinypic.com/2ccmbmo.jpg
Save the widget.

Now if someone clicks on the "Orkut Share" button, then a pop-up box will appear like this:


NOTE: One can delete or create promotions manually from orkut too...


This tutorial has been requested by Rajeswar Khan from Valobasi-Bangla

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November 28, 2009 11:47 PM delete

Thanks for the article, I already bookmark it so I won't forget it :)

Reza from How to get an adsense account for beginner

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November 29, 2009 3:21 AM delete

This is viswanath
thnq very much sai
i had a thought abt it....

i jus using dis widget in

http://www.nanoguns9.blogspot.com/

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November 29, 2009 3:30 AM delete

This is viswanath again
i hav anothwer thought
iam trying but nt getting...

can u post tutorial abt "how to post or update blog posts in orkut as status as like as in twitter and myspace"

thnq in advance

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November 29, 2009 3:45 AM delete

this is viswanath again
i got it by using an app TWITKUT or n orkut

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November 29, 2009 11:49 AM delete

Clickable Linking is allowed? Can i promote article link?

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November 29, 2009 12:18 PM delete

If you mean promoting links in orkut, then yes of course it is allowed.

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November 29, 2009 12:47 PM delete

thanx divya gonna try it for sure..

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November 30, 2009 4:28 AM delete

HI Divya i have done all the steps correctly as per ur instructions but still i can not see orkut button on my blog pls tel wat shuld i do?

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November 30, 2009 4:29 AM delete

sorry forgot to mention my blog address its http://watsyourblog.blogspot.com pls do visit and check it thnx bye

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November 30, 2009 6:08 AM delete

It's working perfectly in your blog, here's the screenshot:
http://i50.tinypic.com/2vi4ihh.png

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November 30, 2009 6:13 AM delete

If you don't want to show that orange border around that image, then add the border code as 0, i.e.

<img border="0" src="http://code.google.com/apis/orkut/docs/images/share.gif"/>

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November 30, 2009 12:05 PM delete

Not just url.. I want to mean hyperlink. Possible?

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November 30, 2009 12:17 PM delete

yeah ofcourse hyperlinking is allowed in orkut promote. That is what this whole tutorial is all about!

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November 30, 2009 4:32 PM delete

Hi Divya Sai,

Thanks for ur info

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December 01, 2009 8:26 AM delete

But, I have tried doing it manually.. directly from orkut (not blogger).. unable to hyperlink. it simply shows as text, not clickable link.

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December 01, 2009 8:47 AM delete

While hyperlinking in orkut, you can nowhere use <a href=""...

instead of that, use this tag:

[link=http://bloggerstop.net]BloggerStop[/link]

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December 02, 2009 12:30 PM delete

Yeah i did the same.. but it work everywhere at orkut.. except 'promotion' :-t lol. sorry if I m disturbing u so much! bt, i m just curious.. i have seen few other promotion with hyperlink, I have tried < a href.. and [ link=.. both way... None of them work!

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December 20, 2009 5:32 PM delete

Great tutorial but this feature uses scripts. What about a link that grabs url and title like each post of this blog [http://blogsolute.com/]? I've tried to do it but it's hard. It's always got Bad request.

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December 21, 2009 5:19 AM delete

Thanks for suggesting this buddy, here's the new tutorial for you: Orkut Share Button For Blogger Blogs

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December 23, 2009 1:14 PM delete

I see someone here want to have my blog like URL to share on orkut :)
@Divya Sai, I tried various things to make non javascript code for bloggers but couldn't do it, May be beacuse I am not too used to Blogger platform as you are. And finally gave credit to your blogpost.

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December 27, 2009 9:45 AM delete

Pesso your permission to republish the tutorial on my blog in Portuguese of Brazil, but giving the proper credits

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December 30, 2009 1:21 PM delete

@noticia e blog,

Feel free to publish this post in portuguese, provided you keep a linkback to my blog. Thanks for spreading the word and Happy New Year !

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April 20, 2010 2:48 PM delete

i had added this but when i click it it gives error message of illegal or malfunction request.

Also i needed help on buttons..i recently added feed reader and twitter follower button but they come one above the other.

Any way to make them in 1 single line?

check it here http://goodjokesonly.blogspot.com and help me.

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April 20, 2010 10:17 PM delete

As I have mentioned in the update, now you have another easier way to add this button without any scripts at all. Here's the tutorial for that:
http://bloggerstop.net/2009/12/non-javascript-based-orkut-share-button.html

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November 18, 2010 2:12 AM delete

I have done as u mentioned.. But orkut button appears only when you clik the post which opens in a single window..

i want orkut button for all the posts...

can you do it ???

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December 30, 2011 12:39 AM delete

where i can find orkut profile widget in my blog after plce this code

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