Thinglink is attending the Stockholm Furniture Fair for the very first time. We are impressed by the international atmosphere and we have talked to people at publishing houses and brands that we didn’t even know were going to be here. Thank you to all who have taken in interest in us and given us solid advice on how we can improve the tagging tool. We are especially happy to hear that many will start using Thinglink and we added some photos with tags from the fair to give you an example of what you can do:
Visit ThingLink to find out how you can start using ThingLink on your site.
For the past six months we have had the chance to observe publishers signing up to Thinglink and starting to use in-image tags in their photos.
The most exciting has been to witness how fast readers adapt to viewing and clicking in image tags. The fast adaption, we claim, shows in the level of CTRs (clickthrough rates), which is mind-blowing to any conversion-oriented marketer.
But even among the generally high CTRs, there are some images that simply excel. So, what makes people click in-image tags?
One answer seems to be: collages. Here are two examples of a very inspirational use of Thinglink that invite people to explore — and who do that successfully.
We challenge you to get an even higher CTR score. Create your own free Thinglink account today at Thinglink.com.
Thinglink recently launched a new front page and we’re proud to highlight some of the features. The updasite makes it easier for brands, bloggers and publishers to get started with Thinglink and signing up is just one click away. We’ve listed some of what’s different in the image below. Feel free to browse around.
We are also testing out an Amazon affiliate model with image tags . Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll tell you more on how you can try it out.
We would love to hear what you think, so please comment here or let us know on Twitter.
1. Sign up on Thinglink
2. Under your account information, click the blue link Add Thinglink to your entire site
3. The little code snippet is your personal tagging tool. Choose Copy to Clipboard
4. Sign in to your TypePad account. Choose Desing tab from the top navigation followed by Content from the left hand side navigation
5. Scroll down the modules list, choose Embed your own HTML and Add this module . You can name your module as you wish, then click OK and save.
Thanks to Justin Kadis, here are instructions to enable Thinglink with Tumblr:
1. Sign up for Thinglink
2. Login to your Tumblr account and click Customize
3. Click the Info tab and copy your code from this link to the Description box
4. From now on, once you stay logged into Thinglink at the same time as your browse your blog, the images will have a Thinglink Icon in the upper left corner. Click on Icon and an Edit button appears
5. The Thinglink tool tagging tool will appear. You can add your links and tags freely to all your images on the blog. Happy tagging! The statistics for your image views, hovers and click are in your statistics page
Justin extends the range of imaginable use for Thinglink by tagging his new puppy Ajax and writes: “[Thinglink] is a really cool product that enables individuals and companies to explain their photos in further detail, drive traffic to wherever they’d like and track statistics on clicks and other metrics.”
Thanks again for the Tumblr instructions, Justin, and please let us know when you discover new use cases for in-image tags!
1. Sign up for Thinglink
2. You will see Add Thinglink to your entire site in your right hand corner, choose that
3. Now you should see your personal Thinglink code. Click on Copy to Clipboard
4. Log in to your blogger account and choose the Design tab from the upper navigation
5. Choose Add a gadget and click on it
6. Scroll down the popup and choose “HTML/Java Script”
7. Name your script for example “Thinglink” and paste your personal Thinglink Java script into the window. Click save
8. From now on, once you stay logged into Thinglink at the same time as your browse your blog, the images will have a Thinglink Icon in the upper left corner. Click on Icon and an Edit button appears.
9. The Thinglink tool tagging tool will appear. You can add your links and tags freely to all your images on this blog. Happy tagging! The statistics for your image views, hovers and click are in your statistics page