Free Countdown Clock for Your Website, Blog or Social Network Page

Have you ever noticed a countdown clock on websites you visit like this one . . . ?




I kept seeing similar countdown clocks on websites and they never once failed to grab my attention.

Getting the attention of your website and blog visitors is very important. Pundits tell us that most visitors will decide to stay or leave within 3 seconds of landing on your page!

What's this got to do with a countdown clock on your own site?

If you are promoting an event - any event - a countdown clock will not do any harm in getting the message across to your audience. Chances are it will do a whole lot of good and might just keep those eyeballs stuck on your page a little longer.

Here's a list of reasons why you might put a countdown clock on your site -
  • The countdown is accurate — the clocks display current time, even if the user's computer clock is wrong.
  • You have choices regarding DST — there are different options on how to deal with daylight saving time (DST) with regard to your countdown timer. 
  • The countdown takes into account any time zone — all the major time zones are supported.
  • It is highly configurable — choose different backgrounds, text options, colors and fonts.
  • You can choose units to display — from days to milliseconds.
  • No registration is needed — the HTML code is available immediately.
So I found a cool piece of free code (really simple) that you can use to create your own countdown clock and embed into your blog or website - just like I have done on the left side of this blog to promote the forthcoming 150th running of the Melbourne Cup thoroughbred horse race. You know the one don't you? 'The race that stops a nation'. It's true you know. We  (Victoria, Australia) even have a public holiday for the day!

I have heard that international visitors still get a buzz from the idea that an entire state of some 4 million people get a full day off work for the running of a horse race. But it's true and the race will be run for the 150th time this year (read more here).

Back to the clocks. Here's a few samples (static images only) of what you can create and how the different size options can look once created.




I'd suggest getting to the website (click ==> TimeandDate.com) and playing with their free countdown clock creator. 

You can't break anything and throwing the finished countdown clock html code into your site is as easy as blinking - and just as quick!

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