Here’s a slideshow of some Mother’s Day gifts and cards from Zazzle. It was made in Nifty and then embedded in an iframe here. Also works on Blogger and Weebly blogs (click for examples). See the end for the code used.
Note that you need a self-hosted WordPress site. You can’t do this on the free wordpress.com ones because they don’t allow iframes, as used in this technique.
See the code by clicking the button
for Weebly, a width of 98% works best
for Society6 slideshows, use a height of 1050
for Zazzle slideshows, use a height of 1100
Here’s a Nifty Society6 embedded slideshow so you can compare to Nifty’s Zazzle slideshow above:
We’ve spent some time improving the slideshow and product grid page sharing tools for Zazzle. The improvements are to do with what gets displayed on social media when you share.
Here’s a comparison of what you get when you share a slideshow on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest:
Even though they’re small tweaks, they should help with increasing the engagement you get from your followers. And more engagement means your slideshow will be looked at more, which will give you even more engagement. Win, win, win!
Zazzle uses its own internal link shortener when you share from product pages. It includes your referral id (as long as you were logged in at the time) BUT no tracking code.
Now that Pinterest doesn’t let you edit links, you can’t add a tracking code after pinning. How do you get round that?
Making sure pins include your tracking code
Seriously, the best thing you can do if you want to do it manually, is to use Nifty’s individual product sharer to pin once or twice a week from your new products.
Your referral id and the tracking code you give will be used on the links. Easy peasy.
Of course, without a subscription, our referral id will be used half the time. This is the 50/50 referral sharing you might have heard about. It’s a very common way to let people try tools without any outlay, making it risk free while still letting people get rewarded for their effort.
How can I make sure I don’t lose out?
The simple solution so you don’t lose out is to Pin twice as many or even more, including pinning the work of other artists you like. It’s extremely fast and easy, so pinning twice as many takes much, much less than half the time.
And that frees you up to get back to creating new designs in a flash 😎
Following this approach will also give your Pinterest a boost. Why? Because Pinterest loves you to pin lots and your followers, clicks and saves/repins will grow even faster as a result.
Keeping your Pinterest in their good books
Of course, you have to interact with Pinterest in other ways to keep your account in their good books. Do this by following others and repin things you like. Crafts and how-to’s are good for this.