Adding URL to Social Media Images

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BigTFlyer
Member

We are looking to add a url link to the images that we post to our social media without having the url link in the body of the post. Is that possible? Thank you in advance!

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roisinkirby
Solution
HubSpot Product Team

Hey @KOS @BigTFlyer this is not currently possible using the HubSpot social publishing tool. These are features that are currently reserved for posting directly off the LinkedIn and Twitter platforms. 

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Anonymous
Not applicable

Hey @BigTFlyer can you clarify further? Are you using the HubSpot Social tool to publish these images? Are you referring to LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or all of the above?

KOS
Member

I'm trying to do this too...i want to put a post on LinkedIn with an image and customise the image url to a landing page I built. How do i do this?

roisinkirby
Solution
HubSpot Product Team

Hey @KOS @BigTFlyer this is not currently possible using the HubSpot social publishing tool. These are features that are currently reserved for posting directly off the LinkedIn and Twitter platforms. 

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Viv21
Participant

I see these posts are quite old. Is it possible meanwhile? We are now 2019 and we just onboarded onto the Hubspot Platform. Linking the url to the images still seems to be an issue? Is this correct or have you developed a work around meanwhile?

skelleher
Participant

We utilize our Facebook and LinkedIn images to publicize job postings on our website and used to have a button on the image that was able to lead to a specified URL when we were using Sprout Social. Is this something Hubspot is planning to implement?

KateH
Contributor

I'd like an answer to this too.  When you post through HubSpot the image has no link so we are relying on people to click the link in the text.  I even had someone ask we to send then the link in the comments from one of my posts even though the link was already in the text!!!

You naturally click on the image not the link!

Martin_Masse
Member

Hey gang !   here's a workaround I found.   it's free

there is a paid version that allows you to see stats and manage many pictures.

For our side, we are using it to make custom banners of speakers for a conference.   we ask them to post it to there networks.  Nice to know who are best influencers are 🙂  enjoy.

 

https://anyimage.io/

KateH
Contributor

Hi Martin,

Thanks for sharing this - did you manage to use it from HubSpot Social?

Its a great tool but I want to link the posts to campaigns.

I get a message to say preview not available

I am going to have a play with it fir sure 🙂

Thanks

Kate

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Martin_Masse
Member
Using in parallel for now.
Let me know if you find a hack of some sort 🙂
Joe_Mey
Participant

Hi Martin_Masse  

 

So you are both using a link and click-enabeling the pic/image ?

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KateH
Contributor

Hi Joe, Not sure what you mean? The image is just a png saved in our media files and dropped in.  Am I missing something?

michellelewis
Participant

Hi Martin - is this site still working for you? I have tried to access it but having all sorts of problems. 

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TKennish-Ward
Participant

Brilliant. Thanks for this @Martin_Masse. I am trying to embed a link to a Youtube video from a static image as uploading large videos is not possible in Hubspot or LinkedIn and more importantly, if you link straight to YouTube with a link in LinkedIn it distorts the imagery which then looks rubbish. This is a great work around suggestion I am going to try out. GOOD CALL!!!!! 

Martin_Masse
Member

@michellelewis havn't used it for a couple of months,   site is up though.  at what stage are you experiencing issues ?  I can test on mine ..

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michellelewis
Participant

Thanks Martin. I just tried it again and it worked ...sort of. This is what appeared on Linkedin 

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This is what I was hoping would appear.

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donrua
Top Contributor

You can likely get all of that image in the LI post if you change the dimensions. I believe the specs for LI img posts are is 552 pixels wide by 368 pixels tall (or an aspect ratio of 3:2), but yours is vertical. Not sure what LI would think about the CTA button, since it seems competing with thier own desire to sell LI ads.

As for adding links tosocial, when I need to I typically post all in HS, then go to LI to add a link or to add hyperlinks to companies mentioned in it. It's a pain, but doable.

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Redens
Participant

Is HubSpot planning to improve this feature and give customers the ability to post to LinkedIn and Twitter with clickable images? What are we paying for here? We have seen more success (higher engagement and click through rate) when we post directly on LinkedIn and Twitter.

TiphaineCuisset
Community Manager

Hi @Redens 

 

Thank you for reaching out. 

 

This is not possible at this stage within HubSpot but I understand how this could be useful for you and other users, I'd recommend upvoting this Idea in our Ideas Forum regarding this. You can also subscribe to the idea (Options > Subscribe) to get notified if the status changes. 

 

Thank you

Best

Tiphaine


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Buzzbeat
Member

We have found that using HS if you first post the copy and then the link (and there is an image on the linked page), HS will pre-insert the landing page image. If you then replace / upload with your photo using the HS tool it will apply the original landing page URL to the new image making it directly clickable. GL.

michellelewis
Participant
Sorry GL I don't understand your explanation. Can you go through it again?


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sharonlicari
Community Manager

thank you for sharing @Buzzbeat 


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