New smaller slideshow for embedding on your blog or site

Testing the smaller slideshow sharer page, specifically designed for embedding in blogs and websites.

It’s much more compact and looks good when embedded. At least, we think so! And we hope you’ll agree.

Here’s a link to one embedded in a Weebly blog post

Improving what shares from Nifty look like on social media

This week we’ve been tweaking things to make social media shares look much more appealing. This applies to

✅ Product Grid sharer page
✅ Slideshow sharer page
✅ Individual product sharers – Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

The aim was to improve the look to someone seeing one, and improve its attractiveness to search engines (better SEO) as well.

We’ve done this for Zazzle and Society6 so now, whether you share on facebook, tweet, or pin on Pinterest, you’ll find you get much better engagement from the people who see them.

When you tweet, you’ll find the description pre-filled with a *hashtagged version of the first product’s title. Same when you pin on Pinterest. Unfortuanely Facebook doesn’t allow the status update text to be pre-filled.

*only words of 6 letters or more are turned into hash tags

For Twitter and Pinterest, the text underneath the linked image is taken from the page title, the one you set up in Nifty

Here’s what it looks like when you’re sharing a Society6 slideshow page on Pinterest and Facebook. An actual tweet is shown, as the sharing dialog wasn’t really that helpful. The Zazzle ones are much the same.

When you share your product grid pages for both Society6 and Zazzle, you’ll get pretty much the same results.

Anyone looking at them now will immediately see it’s just one of many, with the first one shown as the image. This wasn’t so obvious before.

We’ve not included screenshots for shares from the individual product pages but they’re similar, too.

As we’ve now included a hashtagged version of the first product’s title, your more likely to get found in relevant searches on Twitter and Pinterest. Now we’re using your product grid / slideshow title as the text under the image it will aslo help with search on Twitter and Facebook.

With the page title being one you make up in Nifty, you get a great opportunity to fine tune your title for SEO puposes – so make sure you make use of it! Remember, any word you use that has 6 or more characters will become a hashtag.

New page nav for Nifty’s Zazzle Product Grid Sharer

Hot on the heels of doing this for the Society6 equivalent, we’ve now done this for the Nifty Zazzle Product Grid Sharer page.

We’ve added a forward and back button to allow your visitors to move through the pages of results returned by Zazzle.

With this simple addition, you get even more engagement from the people you share your product grids with. Keeping them looking at your designs for longer is a good thing.

Why? It’s because the longer they look, the more their engagement and trust builds up. And that leads to more sales in the long run, no bad thing!

Here’s what the new page nav buttons look like:

try it here

Nifty Page Sharer tweaks

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:

A slideshow shared on Facebook tap/click to see

how it appears on Twitter tap/click to see

what it looks like on Pinterest tap/click to see

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!

click this to try the slideshow for yourself