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If you’re a new blogger, the primary goal will be to get your blog as much exposure as possible and connect with visitors and fellow bloggers in your niche.
One great way to get your blog out in the blog-o-sphere is by joining Facebook groups or Google Communities. The purpose of these groups is to offer you support not only for your blog but for your social media pages as well.
Every group is set up and managed differently but the premise is the same. Facebook groups or Google communities create threads in which you can share a link of a post that was published on social media networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google.
To participate in the threads you’ll need to know how to get the URL or permalink of the post that was published on your social media pages.
Plus, you’ll need to know this if you write a sponsored post to submit those links to the Influencer Network.
How To Get The Permalink Of A Social Media Post
Every now and then a new member will ask how to get the permalink of a social media post. If you’ve been blogging for a while now, you know where to ge this. But a new blogger might not.
So, here’s a quick tutorial I put together to show new bloggers how to get the permalink of a social media post on the most popular platforms.
Select the post you want to share on your group’s thread and click the timestamp. The timestamp is the date/time your post was originally published.
A new window with your post will appear. Copy and paste the URL at the top of the page.
On Twitter, go to the Tweets tab and select the tweet you want to post on your group’s thread.
Click the timestamp when the tweet was originally sent. When the new window appears, copy and paste the URL at the top of the page.
There are a couple of ways to get the permalink of a Pinterest post.
#1 If you haven’t pinned the post on Pinterest, hover over the featured image of your post and the “pin it” button will appear.
Note: Here’s how to add an extension to your web browser.
Since I’m a Chrome user, I’ll use that one as an example.
In Chrome, click on the three bars located at the top right of the window. A drop down box will appear. Select “more tools” and then click on “extensions”.
When the extensions window appears click on Extensions on the top left of the page. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “open Chrome Web Store”.
A new tab will open and display the Chrome web store. In the search box located at the top left, type in “pin it button” and select “extensions” to filter your search.
Select the extension you want to use then click “add to chrome”. Confirm you want to add the extension and it will be added to the toolbar.
Okay…back to Pinterest.
So let’s say you want to grab the permalink as soon as you pin your content. Here’s what you do.
- Hover over the image so the Pin It button appears then click on it.
- Save the image to the board you choose.
- When you pin it a window will appear. Scroll down and click on “see it now”.
- When the Pin opens click the URL at the top of the page.
You can also grab the permalink directly from Pinterest. Just go to your board, select the pin and that’s it. It’s as simple as that. 🙂
From your Google profile, select the post you want to share and hover your mouse over timestamp of when it was originally published.
When you do you’ll see a little box appear. Click on that box to open the post. Then copy and paste the URL at the top of the page.
To get the link of an Instagram post, log on to your Instagram account from your PC or MAC. From your dashboard, click on the image you want to share. Copy and paste the URL of that image.
If you don’t have a setup to share your posts on Instagram here are a couple suggestions.
Over To You
I hope you found this tutorial helpful. If you have any questions, thoughts or anything to add, the comments section is below this post. I’d love to hear from you!
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