Monday, January 21, 2013

How to Link to Other Products in Your TPT Store

I have been noticing in a few TPT stores I have been browsing lately that people were linking to their other {similar} products in their TPT product description.  "Oooh cool!" I thought.  Well, I googled and googled and googled and could not find one tutorial about how to do this, so I made my own!  


 1.  Go to your TPT store and click on the product you want to add the link to.

2.  Easy!  Click on the EDIT icon.

 3.  Here is the only kind of tricky part.  You will add the HTML code that you want to link to.  To do this, follow this simple guide:
<a href="URL">words</a>

In the blue URL spot, insert the link of the product you want to link to.  Just copy and paste!  In the pink words section, add whichever text you want the link to display.  For example, if you are linking to a product called Family Word Cards, you would write just that.


 4.  Click on the "Skip thumbnail generation!" button.  Unless of course you want to generate new thumbnails.  I think that this is a total pain in the butt!  Click NEXT.


5.  Tah dah!  Beautiful new link to encourage people browsing your store to check out other, similar products.  Personally I linked all of my word card vocabulary products to each other.  You could link all of your math products, seasonal products, etc.  The possibilities are endless.

If you want to see what it looks like live

I would love to hear from you if you decide to try it out!


Clip art by Blair Turner... http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Blair-Turner

10 comments:

Mrs. Sheehan said...

I have been trying to figure out how to do this! Thanks for sharing:)
Maribel
Learning In Wonderland

Ashley said...

Thanks for sharing Mary!
Ashley
Me and Marie Learning

Brenda said...

Woohoo! Just followed your tutorial and it worked! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!! Thanks for sharing!!

Primary Inspired

Angelia said...

Thank you! I always forget how to do this. I pinned this!

Angelia
Extra Special Teaching

Anita said...

THANK YOU for this post!!! Could you please do a tutorial on how to add the TPT store link to your blog {the one you have on the top right of your page}? I cannot figure it out :) I appreciate your helpful posts!
Anita
Mrs. Bremer’s Kindergarten

Mary said...

Oh my gosh I am loving all the comments! It is so good to know that people are reading this and that my little tutorial is working for you. Great idea, Anita... that is next on my list!
Mary

Mary said...

Update:
I did the tutorial you asked for! Here it is:
http://adventures-in-kindergarten.blogspot.com/2013/01/how-to-add-tpt-gadget-to-your-blog.html

Sallie Neal said...

Thank you so much for this tip! I google searched this and your post came up. What a life saver!

Kelli said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I couldn't find any tutorials for this. Love your blog!! You have so many helpful things!

Kelli
Tales From a Traveling Teacher

Mary said...

Thanks Kelli and Sallie! I'm so glad this was helpful for you :)