Creating Clickable Image Posts in Su Social
Using clickable image posts is a popular tactic used on platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter to attract traffic by using appealing images that redirect users to a specific destination. With Su Social, you can easily create and post clickable images on your desired platform however, it’s important to use this feature responsibly to avoid causing any inconvenience to others.
What exactly is a clickable image post?
From the name itself, you can click the image on the post but instead of getting a bigger view of the image, clicking on it takes you to a specific link/website. Below is a sample of a clickable image post. Once this image is clicked, it routes the user to https://m.visitjeju.net/en
Setting up a clickable image server
A one-time setup of the clickable image server is necessary before you can create such posts. Since you’re doing this on your own domain, your domain URL will appear beneath the clickable image post. You must upload a folder containing two files to your website; this will ensure that the URL presented underneath the image is also about your website. You may also upload the files to a different hosting/website, however, the address of that website will be displayed. If you don’t mind, you can post the files wherever you want; the large image will draw the majority of the focus regardless.
You can get the files here. The files are compressed (zipped) so you need to extract them after downloading. You can open the files and peek inside if you like; they are not encrypted, so you can see everything. This is to ensure that you are not uploading anything harmful to your site (we guarantee you that everything is completely safe). After extracting the folder, rename it and upload it to any location on your server and take note of the URL where you posted them.
Assume you upload the folder to your public_html folder, which implies they are in your root directory. If your site is http://www.mysite.com, and you’ve just uploaded the folder under public_html, the link you’ll need to remember is http://www.mysite.com/imagex (imagex is the name we assigned to the folder; you can modify it to whatever you want; just remember to use it with the correct URL).
That was all that was required for the setup; now simply double-check that you did everything correctly. In Su Social, go to Settings > Connectivity tab > Clickable image post servers, and enter your freshly -established URL. It may be “http://www.mysite.com/imagex,” “http://www.mysite.com,” or “http://www.subdomain.mysite.com.”
You can have a URL with no imagex in it if you remove the folder and upload both files to the public_html folder; if you submit the files with the folder, they should be under /imagex or whatever name you gave your folder.
Simply click the GET TEST URL button, and a message should appear stating that a clickable test picture post URL has been copied to the clipboard; now go to your browser, click the address bar, and paste the url there. When you click enter, it should send you to wikipedia.com because that’s how it was configured for testing purposes. If it does, it means everything is in order and you can begin posting clickable images right away; if not, double-check the instructions to see if you missed a step.
These servers are global, and they will apply to any accounts for which you wish to use this service. If you want to utilize a specific server with a specific account, you can specify that clickable image server in Social Profiles > account > Show Advanced Profile Settings.
If you input multiple clickable image servers here, one will be chosen at random each time, leaving less of a trace on Facebook or the other platforms. If you post frequently, this is the best route you can take.
There is also an option to specify a clickable image server per campaign. Go to the Campaign Overview > Advanced Settings > General tab and locate the box to enter the clickable image servers.
After a server is configured using any of the methods above, you may go to any campaign’s What to Publish > Clickable Image Post tab to start creating your Clickable Image Post.
📌 For Facebook, make sure you post these items in appropriate groups because if you post the same URL too frequently and other users mark your posts as spam or irrelevant, Facebook will assume the URL is spam and prevent you from posting it again.
In such an event, you will need to set up a new clickable image server on a different domain if Facebook blocks the domain where you uploaded the files.
📌 Since different titles will result in different URLs for SU Social to publish, it is strongly advised to use at least a little spin syntax for the title of your articles.
📌 Just keep in mind that this is automatic; if not configured properly, it could post a lot and get you into trouble. So go slowly, start with a test post, and gradually increase the posting limit, and you should be fine.
Su Social offers a convenient way to create and share clickable image posts on various platforms. By utilizing this feature effectively and considering the guidelines, you can drive traffic to your desired destinations and enhance your online presence. Remember to use attractive and relevant images, post responsibly, and gradually increase your posting activity for optimal results.