We’ve had to withdraw this tool – IFTTT refused to play nicely with the approach we used. The random selection that made sure everyone shared different products just didn’t work out properly and very little was actually being shared after a handful of days.
To those of you who tried it, we’re sorry it ended up this way.
You can leave your exisiting pins / tweets / shares. They’re all fine and may actually lead to success in the “long tail” – ie over a period of a few months or longer. See Wikipedia’s entry for long tail.
Update: We’ve done this now for both the Zazzle and Society6 Nifty CPanels
If you’re doing a promoting session where you want to promote the same select few products down more than one social media channel, until we added this update what you’d have likely done would be to open tabs for each of the speed-sharers and then flicked between those tabs, speed-sharing as you go.
With the new all-in-one speed sharer, they’re combined into one. No more flicking back and forward between tabs. It may seem like a small thing but it saves lots of time when you need to promote this way.
Examples of when you’d be using this approach
You’ve done a bunch of designing and you want to get your newest stuff “out there”, coordinated across your social media channels.
You’re having a little bit of a promotion campaign for a a few tightly-focussed product designs and you want to share in a coordinated way across your social media channels
Why is this coordination important?
When you coordinate across your channels in this way, it increases the chances of your share being seen by more people (ie a few from Facebook, a few from Twitter and some from Pinterest).
If you’re focussing on attracting potential custom by including a promo code, coordinating across the channels can boost your results.
Coordinating in this way can also give each product a little bit more prominence in search engines.
So, we hope you enjoy the time-saving you gain with this. 😎
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.