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    • Dear Pramod, what do you want to make an SMS Channel about?? If you have no website or RSS to promote, you can just make a simple SMS Channel in which You keep sending the SMSs yourself regularly. That way, the SMS Channel becomes your personal Mini-Blog. That ‘s actually quite cool, all you have to do is promote it properly as otherwise no one will join it… You can simple send the Link of the SMS Channel to all your friends and they’ll join it… Pure and Simple! Got any more doubt??

  1. if i create my own sms channel then.. how many people can get it at a time????

    how many sms can i send in a day???? plzz mail me the answer.. 🙂

    • Hey,

      As far as I know, you can send a maximum of 999 messages per day and there’s no limit to the number of people who can join your group. There are channels out there with thousands of members!

      Enjoy!

      Nitin Khanna

  2. Hi,

    Is this an ad free version?
    Coz i was testing it out and one of the messages was appended with an ad. It will be great if you could confirm this.
    Also, the system did not allow me to send more than 4 sms saying “too many posts”.
    Any idea?

    • Dear John, Nope it’s not ad free. Just like all Google services, this one too comes with ads… However, there’s no limit to the number of texts you can send in a day…

      Regards to your second problem, I used to have a personal sms channel for me and my family with a lot of posts going out but never faced this problem. Maybe it’s a new restriction they’ve put because of the large number of channels out there. Just wait some time before sending out new texts… 🙂

  3. How can i make my channel into Private channel ?
    what is the procedure to convert my Google sms channel into private channel?
    rply as soon as possible..

    • Click on “Manage Channel” and try editing the settings there. You’ll find the option of converting to a Private Channel.

      Else you’ll have to delete your public channel and create a new one.

  4. i hav same rss feed as other channel named ibntoplivenews and ibn_news.but other one is posting 7 sms per day while mine 3 sms per day.please help

  5. i am getting error while creating sms channel that is “no posts are found for these settings”.i have many posts in my blog but then also getting error while crating sms channel.plz help me.my email id is jeeete@gmail,com

    • Ranjit… If you are getting an error in the creation or about your blog, check if the rss link that you are using for creating the sms channel. Best way to check it is to open Google Reader or an RSS reader and try to import that link to it. Hope that helps, 🙂

      And do tell me what happened…

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  • Hey Hey Hey!!!
    This is the post all you bloggers have been waiting for! Specially my dear friend Arpit Rastogi.. Hope you find this useful…
    Ok, so Last time we discussed how to Make a Google SMS Channel which gives people updates about your Blog… But what good is it if people don’t know how to access your Channel and subscribe to it??
    One way is to simply send email invites to everybody in your list but that’s the most un-cool thing you could ever do to yourself (of course, it’s very very effective, but we’re trying to be cool here people! :D).
    The better way is to add this function as a Widget to your blog and put it right next to the email invites so that people notice it. Now, since there was no direct way or a pre-made widget to do this thing for me, I mixed and mashed a few widgets and came up with the following code to Make me a widget!
    Without any more festivities, here’s the code:

    <a href=”http://labs.google.co.in/smschannels/subscribe/NitinsBlog”> <img src=”http://labs.google.co.in/smschannels/inc/SMSChannelsLabsLogo.gif” alt=”” height=”50″ width=”150″> </a> <br> Have GMail? Now get my posts via sms! <b> <br> Just <a href=”http://labs.google.co.in/smschannels/subscribe/NitinsBlog”> Click HERE </a> </b> <br><br>

    Now, here’s an explanation of the code, the first href link within the double quotes is the link for your SMS Channel, this is the one which will be embedded within the cute little picture of Google SMS Channels which will be part of the widget… Oh and also, the second href link is your sms channel too!!!

    So, all you have to do is this: Change the two href double quoted links from My SMS Channel (NitinsBlog) to the Subscribe link for your SMS Channel and post it in the Widget for your Blog and you’re done…
    Oh wait! How to make your own widget?? If you are on WordPress, simply go to the Widgets page in your Admin and add the Text Widget to your Widget list and add the Code there…
    If you are on Blogger, go to the Layouts page in your Admin and click on the Add a Gadget link, then, click on the HTML/JAVASCRIPT widget in the Basic Gadgets and add the code there…
    One last note, make sure you change the href link and make sure you put the subscribe link for your sms channel in double quotes for it to work properly.. and if yuo don’t change it, you’ll be making sure that people join my blog instead of yours! ?
    And a p.s. No common user uses Google SMS Channels right now so they’re going to have to register themselves to it first and that’s a slightly confusing process. I have already added the whole procedure to my earlier post, here and I seriously suggest that you read it and write your own blog post about how to join the sms channels for the benefit of your readers… Feel free to copy from my post…
    Finally, if you want to get a feel about how Google SMS channels treat a new user, register yourself from my blog’s channel using the widget given at the top right side of my blog ?
    Have fun!

  • How To: Add Google SMS Channels To Your Blog « Nitin Khanna’s Blog June 21, 2012

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