Link Party Tutorial

January 21, 2011 by  

How to Link Up to a Linky Party

I know most of you know this, but for those of you who are new to blogging, or new to link parties, I wanted to share a tutorial on how to link up. I’m not techie and I’m always looking for help from others on how to do things.. so hopefully this will help you.

They have several different names but one thing in common. They bring bloggers together.

But what they are is a way to link your post to a “link party” to gain more exposure for your blog post. It also gets more readers to the blog you are linking up on.. a win – win.

A blog hop is a little different. You can copy the code if you want to have the blog hop on your blog too and you can have the same lists. But be sure to read the rules of the blogger who starts it (we aren’t going over that today)

It is great if you are looking for a specific topic… say “organizing” for example. Or crafts, DIY, cooking, etc.

Step #1

Go to the bottom of the blog post (most likely under other thumbnails that have already linked up and look for the “You are next…..Click up Here to enterClick on that…

link party tutorial

Step #2

Find the url of the specific blog post you want to use. Click on your blog post (don’t just put your blogs url… there should be more after the normal url… so that you know you are on the specific blog post. Otherwise when someone several weeks later clicks on the link party expecting to find your post on organizing a craft room… they don’t get your main blog page showing how to organize a garage.. and then they have to hunt for the craft room post on your blog. (plus many linky party owners will delete your entry if you don’t have it linked to a specific post)

The top arrow shows you were to find your url.

linky party tutorial

Step #3

Now click on the “enter the linky party” from Step #1 and a page like the one below will come up.

linky party tutorial

1) In #1 the first box it says “link it to” – Just put the url of your specific blog post. You can copy and past that link.

2) Caption or Title – What is your blog post titled or what do you want the readers to see under your picture

3) Your email- that is simple

4) You can either check “From File” and this will take you to your computer info where you can pick a picture. Or you can pick “From Web” . This will take you to pictures from your specific blog post and blog. This is the one I usually pick as there is much less searching to do for a picture.

Here is an example of “From Web” from the post I had above. These pictures are from that page, they include buttons from my sidebar etc.. but also specific pics from that post.

link party tutorialI don’t know why there area all those empty spaces inbetween the pics (and yours may look different)

I think pic a picture… I will pick the laundry baskets that the arrow is pointing to.

5) Once you pick your picture it takes you to a screen that looks like this. You can move the box to show what part of the picture you want. then just click “OK” at the bottom of the picture.

linky party tutorialYou are almost finished! You can now go back to the bottom of that link party and see your thumbnail link added.

My Mission link party is actually going to have the same link list through out that Mission (office, kitchen etc). You will be able to link up several times for each post. See my Mission party agenda here for more explanation on that.

Last step – Be Courteous!

This next Step is to be Courteous if you are linking your post – you need to read the bloggers rules, but almost all of them will ask you to add their button or a text link back to their blog. Many will also ask you to follow them etc…

I use Word Press, not blogger…. so my screens may look different from yours. But this will give you a basic idea.

Stay on the blog that you just linked up to. Look for that bloggers button for their link party. Look on their sidebar, and if you can’t find it there – most likely they have a tab across the top of their blog, or maybe on their sidebar that says, “Button” or Pick up my button.. etc..

link party tutorial

Copy that code for the button and now go back to your blog. If I go into my blog post.. You can where I have added other buttons that I have linked up to. But I am in “visual” mode. You have to be in html to add the button (in wordpress)

link party tutorial

So just click on the “html” tab and it will put you into the html code of the blog Scroll down to the bottom of the post (or where ever in the post you are adding the button or link) and add it in.

I highlighted where the beginning of where I link my buttons to.

link party tutorial

So have fun….and link up. Free free to link to this tutorial on your blog, but please don’t copy and use it as your own on your blog. Thanks!

I’d love to know if this helped you at all.

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74 Responses to “Link Party Tutorial”
  1. Thank you for posting the how to link tutorial. These are nice and easy step by step.

  2. Sandy says:

    Your welcome. I know as untechie as I am… there might be others who aren’t sure what to do.

  3. Gina says:

    This is a great resource for new bloggers. Thanks for writing up the tutorial!

  4. Heather says:

    Thank you so much! I’ve been trying to figure out link parties for the longest time but could never find an easy explanation. And finally someone who showed me how to do it all in WordPress!

  5. Sandy says:

    yeah!! I’m so glad it has helped you!

  6. Hey Sandy – I was googling around and came back to this post. I am curious if you know how to figure out which link in a linky party was the most clocked. I am currently picking my features by which ones I like best but I would like to do a most clicked as well…any ideas? Thanks!!

  7. Sandy says:

    I’ve never done it that way. I’m actually not sure, but there probably is a way. I just pick the ones that I think are cool! lol

  8. Karen says:

    Thanks so much for this info! I follow people on twitter who often mention their linky parties, and I’ve always been too “shy” (me shy?) to ask what it is they’re talking about or how they learned it! Now I’m smarter than I was yesterday haha!

  9. Sandy says:

    Great Karen!! I know, believe me there are things I don’t understand too. I’m glad it helped!

  10. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks so much! I’m a new blogger and wanted to join a link party but wasn’t sure how. I’m glad I came across your blog! Great step by step directions.

  11. Sandy says:

    Elizabeth, so glad it helped you out!

  12. Heather says:

    Thank you so much for posting this tutorial. I’m new to the blogging world and I was able to join my first linky party and link back to their site because of you! I also linked this page to my blog post so that others can learn too.

  13. Sandy says:

    Oh… you are so sweet! Thanks Heather! I’m so glad it helped.

  14. Autumn says:

    This may sound dumb, but I’ve been looking EVERYWHERE trying to find the definition of a link party!! Thank you for this, it has been an AMAZING help!! =)

  15. Sandy says:

    Oh…. you are welcome Autumn!! I ha looked too before I wrote it. I”m glad it helped!!

  16. Lindsey says:

    Thanks so much! I am with Autumn, I knew people were doing something and that it made sense, but had a hard time finding how to do it or what exactly it was! You are a gift!

  17. Sandy says:

    Thank you Lindsey!

  18. Mary says:

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. It’s going on my desktop. I am a new blogger and figuring out things as I go along. I feel like I’m peeking in thru the window at this fabulous party I wasn’t invited to. Now I can crash the party! You’re a gem.

  19. Sandy says:

    Thanks Mary! Glad it can help!

  20. WackySaver says:

    Thank you so much Sandy, I am excited to try this out!!

  21. Judith says:

    This was very, very helpful!!

    I am still trying to learn how to link a button on the sidebar….duh, I am a dumb brunett!!

  22. Sandy says:

    I don’t remember how to do it on blogger but I know it was easier than on WP. I’m sure there are tutorials on it.

  23. Beth says:

    Wow, this is exactly the kind of help I was looking for. Thank you!

  24. Sandy says:

    Your welcome Beth, glad it helped.

  25. Mandy says:

    Thank you for posting this! I’ve been trying to figure out how to do this!

  26. Sandy says:

    You’re welcome. Thanks for letting me know it helped.

  27. Well hello there! I’m so happy I stumbled upon this info! A friend just metnioned link parties or something like that to help my website get rolling and POOF! This explains it so well. Thanks for sharing and hope your day is happy.

  28. Sandy says:

    You’re welcome. Yes, they really do help, and they are fun. Best of luck!

  29. Nancy says:

    Thanks a bundle, being new to blogging this is of great help!!

  30. Sandy says:

    Thanks for saying so Nancy! I love it when I hear that it has helped someone.

  31. Colleen says:

    Thank you so much! I was so confused before reading this … what a great help!

  32. Sandy says:

    I’m so glad it helped Colleen! Thanks for letting me know.

  33. Dawn says:

    I just joined my first link party thanks to you! Thank you so much!

  34. Sandy says:

    Oh yay!! Thanks so much for letting me know Dawn.

  35. Thank you so much! I felt so silly as a new blogger not knowing what a link party was, you made it easy to understand and easy directions to follow! Thanks :)

  36. Sandy says:

    Thanks, no reason to feel silly…. we all have had to learn all this stuff at some point.

  37. Resa says:

    Thank you SO much for offering this tutorial! I am pretty new at blogging and knew about link parties, but had no idea of how to join one. I really appreciate what you’ve done here. Thanks again!

  38. Sara Stone says:

    THank you thank you thank you! I’m new to this blogging thing but thanks to you I connected to my first linkie party!

  39. Sandy says:

    Sure.. hope it helps!

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    Thank you so much for breaking all of this information down! I am new to blogging ans this makes it very simple!

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