The URL is just a link that goes directly to the item, pin, post or tweet that you want to share. It sounds easy enough, but for those of us who are new to social media, finding the link may be easier said than done.
Before we begin, you'll need to locate the address bar in your web browser. It's the box at the top of your screen that has the internet address of the page you are visiting. Here's our team blog with the address bar circled.
The address bar is where the magic happens, but there are still a few more things you need to know about finding the link for specific items, pins, posts and tweets.
Etsy Item URL
We'll start on Etsy. I'm going to look at an item from one of my favorite SPS Team shops, WookNook13. Let's take a closer look at the address bar on the top of the page.
To use this URL in the team forum or on social media, you only need to copy/paste the information before the "?".
So what are the extra symbols and words in the link? The information from the "?" to the right simply tells Etsy how you arrived at this page. For example, I clicked on this item link from the shop's home page.
Now let's find the URL of a pin on Pinterest. I'm going to pin this item from WookNook13 to my Etsy All-Stars board.
After I pin the item this window pops up and I click the "See it now" button.
The link to my pin is in the address bar and I can copy/paste it as needed.
Now let's take a look at Twitter. BohemianUp tweeted about another SPS teammie on her twitter page.
It looks like she tweeted this on April 20. Clicking on the the time stamp (in this case Apr 20) opens the expanded version of the tweet. The URL of this tweet is in the address bar at the top of the page.
Facebook Post URL
CarolaBartz shared a picture of one of her items on her Facebook page. Just like on Twitter, you can find a link to this post by clicking on the time/date that it was posted.
The expanded version of the post appears and the link is now in the address bar.
Google+ Post URL
Finding the post URL on Google+ is a little different than the other social media platforms, but it's still pretty easy.
Dawn from DeeDeeDesigns posted in the SPS Team's Google+ Community.
When you hover your mouse over a Google+ post a "v" appears in the upper right corner. Clicking on it opens an options menu. Find and select "Link to post".
A small window opens with the link to the post. Just copy/paste the highlighted link. Then select "done" to close the pop-up window.
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