How To Create Clickable Social Cards In Seconds

Despite the recent, and monumental, problems facing Facebook, social media content is still a powerful tool in the online marketing world. Especially when augmented by Social Cards.

What Are Social Cards?

Social Cards (aka Social Previews) are a simple visual way to engage your target audience online. According to realmagnet* social cards generally follow this formula: Clickable Hero Image + Compelling Title and Descriptive Text + Call to Action (Link and/or Button) = Social Card* In more layman’s terms, social cards allow you to pick the image, title and description that display’s when you share content on the various social media properties such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If you don’t choose which image is relevant to your shared content many time the social media platforms choose it for you and get it wrong. By creating your own social cards, you control the image and message shared to make sure its on point and relevant to all of your content. So how do you make your own social cards?

Social Cards Design

AnyImage is a unique web-based tool that enables you to transform regular images into clickable social cards, linking to any web page of your choice. The cards can be shared on a number of social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ A study by Facebook themselves reported that users were able to increase traffic from the platform by a whopping 250%, simply by using clickable social cards. Thanks to AnyImage, you can begin creating your own cards in just a matter of seconds (for free). We’ve created this useful infographic (below) to explain exactly how AnyImage works. Enjoy!* *Infographic tutorial from AnyImage


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