Creating an Inlinkz LinkUp Step by Step

To start creating an Inlinkz LinkUp, first you need to log in to your account, or sign up if you don’t have one.

 

Sign In

Go to www.inlinkz.com and sign in to your account:

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Dashboard

Go to the Dashboard & click on “Create a new link-up“:

 

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Basic Information 

Fill in the basic details of your link-up:

1. Add a name for your Inlinkz Linkup.

This will be displayed on your dashboard together with a list of all the other link-ups you have made.

2. Add a description for your Inlinkz Linkup.

The description will be visible on your blog just before the entries. Use this field to display informative text for the linkup such as rules, prizes or other special instructions.The description editor supports formatting. Maximum length of the description is 2000 characters, including the formatting.

 

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Duration of the Inlinkz Linkup

 

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The linkup has a starting and an ending time.
It opens for link submissions at the date and time set in the “Start Date” field and closes when the “End date” is reached.
In between these two dates, the widgets displays on your blog an “add your link” button.
Here is how it looks on your blog:

 

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When the start date hasn’t been reached yet, the widget does not display the “add your link” button but instead it states the date the Link-up will start.
Since the time and date is dependent on the Timezone you have selected in your account preferences, it states the remaining time rather than the exact date.

Here is how it will look like at your blog:

 

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When the link up has closed and no more entries are allowed the “add your link” button will automatically disappear from your blog.

Here is how it will look like:

 

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Enable voting

 

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You can allow people to vote on the thumblinks of your link-up. To do that, check the box shown above and set the start date of voting.
Remember that once voting starts, the linkup stops to accept new entries and the voting graphics will appear, enabling the users to vote
This is how a voted thumblink looks on your blog

 

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Users have a specific number of votes to cast (check is done by IP address of the voter) and more parameters regarding display and number of votes, can be found in the “advanced parameters” section.

 

Close Inlinkz linkup by number of entries

 

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You have the option to close a link-up if a number of entries has been reached. You can set this number at the above drop-down box.

If you leave it at “no limit” then the link-up will close normally at the specified end date.

 

For a step by step tutorial that will guide you through all the features and advantages of Inlinkz LinkUp follow the links below in the order they appear.

If however you need to learn more about a specific topic just click the one you are interested in.

 

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11 Responses to Creating an Inlinkz LinkUp Step by Step

  1. Jesh StG says:

    Am new at this, so bear with me:)

    1) When I put in for a link from Feb.22 to 24 (it’s now Feb. 10th), it says “extend your account” – how do I do that? Thanks!

    2)at another place on your site it says to put in the code while in the text mode (wordpress)- where is this code located?

    Am very a-technical, so 6th grade wording please – thanks so much!

    • Aris says:

      You can extend your account by going to your account page (you can find it at the top right of the screen on the InLinkz dashboard). Then just click on “extend” for the linkup tool

      This code can be found underneath each linkup once you are on your inlinkz dashboard (the list with the linkups). At the bottom left of each one there is a tab called “get script”. Just click on it and it will take you to a page where you can select the code.

      Selecting the appropriate code is described in more detail here: http://blog.inlinkz.com/2014/02/easier-linkup-tool-widget-code-page/

      Hope this helps!

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  3. Thia says:

    I am trying to create my first Linkz. I have logged in, put in a link-up name, description, unique name, start date, …
    But at the bottom, when I try to create the button continues to say “Could not add collection”

    • Aris says:

      There should be somewhere an error with red letters in the page. Most probably something to do with the start/end dates.

  4. What would I put in the field that says “unique name used to search the linkup by it”? That’s not making sense to me. Also, if I’m requiring a backlink to link-up, do I need to search each post to see if they’ve included the backlink, or does InLinkz search for my backlink? Thanks in advance! 🙂

    • Aris says:

      The Unique name is for you to use with the search functionality at the top right of your dashboard page.

      If you are requiring a linkup, checking the relevant checkbox (under the advanced options) will make InLinkz to check if there is a backlink present in the added page.
      if there is not one (or if InLinkz could not find one for some reason) the user has the option to add the link anyway but it will not be visible until you have accepted it
      from the moderation page.

  5. Vickie says:

    I want to do a weekly linky party. Do I have to pay for that? Is the free linkup for just one time?

    • Aris says:

      Hi Vickie,

      When you subscribe, you get one free image linkup which you can use within 30 days.
      After that, you will have to get a subscription to create more image linkups

  6. Vickie says:

    Hi, I got it figured out, and someone tried to add their blog but the linky button brought them to another page to add it instead of adding it to the bottom of my blog post. If you want to see what I mean you can visit my blog and see it. It is under ‘Announcing a Garden Party’. I appreciate any help. Thanks,

    • Aris says:

      Hi!

      You are using the code for wordpress.com not for wordpress.org (there is a significant difference between the two)

      please use the code for either wordpress.org or blogger platforms.

      If your site is not hosted on wordpress.com, then the above codes
      will display the linkup inside the post.

      To grab a fresh copy of the code, you can go to your InLinkz dashboard
      and click on the “Get script” button, underneath the linkup.

      Drop us an email if you need any help!