Creating clickable images on your Facebook page is a great way of directing traffic to your website, blog or other social media accounts. The good news is that this is very easy to do and requires no specialized tools or skills.
All you need to create clickable images is the URL you want to link to and the images you want to turn into clickable links. If the images are already available on your website or blog, it’s even simpler.
Below are 3 easy steps to enhance you Facebook page:
1. Adding Clickable Images
Copy the URL you want to link the images to into your post. All of the valid images on the page will then automatically appear in the post. If there is more than one image on the website page, you will see arrows to the left and right allowing you to scroll through the images.
If you want to include all of these images in your post just delete the link at the top and hit publish. Viewers can also scroll through the images and each will link back to your website. (Please note that not all images on websites are valid and will appear in the post. If the image you want to use does not appear, please see step number 3).
2. Choosing Images
If you only want to include one of the images from the linked address with your post, it’s just as simple. After you’ve copied the URL into your post you will notice smaller numbered boxes with duplicates images beneath the larger images. Click on the pictures you don’t want to include and the numbers in the boxes will disappear until you are left with just one numbered box.
This is the clickable image that will appear with your post. Again, you just need to delete the URL at the top and publish. Depending on the size of the singe image it will sometimes appear as a smaller image next to text from the website or a large image with text underneath.
Alternatively, you can click on the boxes to change the order in which multiple images appear.
3. Using Other Images
Sometimes you will want to add different clickable images to those that are available on your website, blog or the site you’re linking to. This is also quite easy to do. Next to the numbered boxes at the bottom of your post will notice a blank box with a cross in it. When you click on this box it will allow you to select another image to upload.
Each time you upload an image another blank box will appear to add more images. You can then choose which images you want to use and the order you want them to appear.
Clickable images are excellent for creating interest and fostering interaction. This user-friendly feature is very helpful in directing the right kind of traffic away from Facebook and towards your website or blog where brand awareness is developed and sales are made.