Linking to Your Profiles

With all the different social media sites out there (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and more), it can be hard to figure out the best way to link to your different profiles and get people to like, follow, etc. The matter is complicated further by deciding whether to use interactive buttons, images, or just plain text links to your profiles. There’s so many choices to make, and so many methods, so let’s dive in.

First, you need to choose which method you’re going to use. If you’re going to just use a text link, it’s pretty easy. Just find the link to your profile, and wrap it in a standard HTML link. If you’re going to use an image, it gets a little more complicated. You’ll need to find an image to use. Then just use a link like before around the image. Don’t know how to find the link to your profile? All the information is below!

If you’re going to use an interactive button, it gets a little more complicated. The good news is that I’ve included instructions for each social network below! Just click through to the full post, choose the network(s) you want to use and go!


Getting Fancy with the New Google+ Cover Photos

NOTE: Google+ has updated their cover photos again to be even larger. That makes my templates outdated. I haven’t put together updated templates yet. The Facebook ones are still good though.

Google+ introduced an entirely new layout yesterday. Pretty much nothing was left untouched about the design, and that includes profiles. Profiles didn’t change that much except that they got much more visual. And by that I mean that they copied Facebook’s cover photo feature. Don’t get me wrong: that’s a good thing! The cover photos are beautiful and can really help add personality to a by-the-numbers profile.

However, Facebook and Google+’s cover photos don’t work exactly the same way. The profile pictures are in totally different spots, the sizes are completely different, and most importantly, there’s two different layout options with Google+. So I’ve broken down the exact layouts of the new Google+ cover photos! I’ll go over the different layouts, and as a bonus, I’ve also included Photoshop documents with the exact layouts, so you can get things looking just the way you want them before uploading anything!