How to add links to an InLinkz link up
Click on the "Add your link" button
This opens up three fields that you need to fill
(1) This is the URL to your post which you can copy and paste from your browser
(2) The name or description that will show up under your link
(3) Your email. This is only known to the owner of the link-up and it is not visible to anyone else.
Example link up
Let’s say you want to add a link from a post on your blog: www.synthfrog.com.
Open your browser and navigate to the specific post, then select the url from the top of your browser and copy it (Ctrl-C or Command-C)
Then go back to the link up and paste the URL to the first field
Fill in the rest of the information (name and email) and click on the "Next step" button
Selecting an image
You will be transfered to a screen where you can select an image from your blog post to represent your link.
In most cases, the image you want to link up will be shown here, but even if it isn’t, there are always other ways to select it (2) and (3)
For now, lets say you want to use the third image at the top row.
You have two options: "select" and "crop"
"Select" will automatically convert your image to a square thumbnail and proceed with the link-up. You also have the option to crop a part of your image before you allow InLinkz to convert it to a thumbnail.
Let’s click on Crop.
You can use your mouse to select the region that will be displayed and then click on the "Crop the selected area" button.
This will commit your link and will also lead you to another page where you will have the option to tweet or post to facebook about your link:
Clicking on "Tweet" or "Share on facebook" will pop up a window to let you take action. InLinkz will first let you choose your text to post and then tweet or cancel. The default text on twitter mentions both your blog and the target blog.
You also have the option to "Skip this step" (3) if you do not want to tweet about your link and you may also choose the "Do not display this option again" checkbox if you do not want this step shown again. (4)
Here we clicked on "Tweet" and this is the dialog that was shown
Deleting your own link
After finishing with the linking up, the thumbnail will be processed (displaying a "please wait while processing thumbnail" message) and about one minute after that, your thumbnail will be shown on the link-up like above.
In case you want to delete your link for some reason, you may click on the red "X" shown at the left of the description. Please keep in mind that this is an option set by the link up author and she may choose not to provide the red "X". In such cases, you can contact the owner of the link up to edit/remove your link.
Other ways of providing images for thumbnails
Instead of selecting an image from your blog, you can provide one, saved in your computer by selecting the "Upload from my computer" tab when entering your link. So, after clicking on the "Next step button", we can choose the relevant tab.
…and choose the file saved in our computer
and click upload
this is how the link is shown while waiting for the image to be processed. Just refresh after a minute or so and your link will be right there.
Backlinks and permalinks
When asked for a permalink in order to be allowed to add your link, you need to provide a link that goes directly to a specific blog post of yours and not your first page. For example in our case above a permalink would be http://www.synthfrog.com/general/2010/mr-braska-in-tks-studio-and-a-sid-graphical-touchpanel-prototype/
and it would be accepted as one, where just linking to http://www.synthfrog.com (the first, general page of the site) would not be.
Remember that even if your post is the most recent and the first page lands on it, it is still not considered as a permalink.
Permalinks are usually required because link ups may be seen after many days where the post will not be on top any more. This way the readers will go directly to the relevant post.
The backlink is a link from your blog to the author’s site. So, in order to provide a backlink, you need to have a plain HTML link somewhere on your post.
If you wanted e.g. to backlink to synthfrog, you should have a link that leads there somewhere in your blog post. This, in HTML looks something like this:
<A HREF=http://www.synthfrog.com>Backlink to synthfrog</A>
Usually authors that require a backlink, provide a way to grab easily the code from their site in the form of a button, so just grab their button and put it in your blog post and you should be fine!
Since blogger decided to localize the blogspot platform, URLs are changed according to the place in the world where you view a blog from. So if you are in e.g. sweden, you will be transfered to example.blogspot.se and some one viewing the same blog from the US would see it as example.blogspot.com.
Since the requirements for backlinks are usually in .com extensions, please take a look at your backlink extension to match the one required by the blog owner (which in most cases is just .com).
In any case, if you have any trouble or just want to propose or ask something, please use our contact form here: http://inlinkz.uservoice.com/
We’ll be happy to answer your questions and listen to your suggestions!