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  • 1. andrewmacart hy.comhttp://andrewmacarthy.com/andrew-macarthy-social-media/how-to-use-thinglink-for-marketing-thing-link-strategyThis week, Thinglink, a site that allows users to create free, interactive imageslaunched its full service on Facebook (its been available on Twitter for a while nowtoo). For brands, this means that they can share images to their Facebook PageTimelines that can include multiple, clickable links to any external URL, e.g. yourwebsite and its products, YouTube Channel, Twitter profile, etc.. In this blog post, Illshow you step-by-step how to create an interactive image on Thinglink anddemonstrate how it functions on Facebook.
  • 2. 1. Sign up for a free account at Thinglink and click on the Create button.2. Upload the image you want to use, import it from Facebook or Flickr, or grab itusing a web link.
  • 3. 3. Click on the image to add a tag; tags are the interactive, clickable icons that willappear on top of your image.
  • 4. 4. On each tag, you can specify a URL and add a description that will appear whensomeone hovers over it with their cursor.
  • 5. 5. Also click to choose an appropriate tag icon.6. Click and drag the tag to re-position it. Be aware that the tags are all white, somight not be seen so easily on a very light background.
  • 6. 7. Add as many tags as you wish, add an image title and click Save. Leave the Makeimage unlisted and Allow anyone to edit check boxes blank.
  • 7. 8. Click the Share button to post your image on a variety of social networks, or by e-mail. Images shared to Facebook or Twitter will be interactive within your Timeline andusers news feeds, but other sites will just provide a link to view your creation onThinglink.9. Heres how your Thinglink image appears when it is shared to your FacebookTimeline. Make sure to instruct your fans to click on it to interact.
  • 8. 10. And here how the image displays once clicked, with fully interactive icons andtheir descriptions.ConclusionTheres a few things Id like to see improved on Thinglink - notably an ability tochange the colour of link icons, to make positioning the icons more exact, and aneasier way to embed interactive images to websites - but otherwise, I am veryimpressed. As well as promoting the odd product to your fans and followers, it can beused as a way to group several themed links together in one image.Will you be giving Thinglink a go? Let me know in the comments below!
  • 9. April 24, 2013/ Andrew Macarthy/0 Likes