How to start a link party: a step by step guide
Welcome to InLinkz link parties!
If you're interested in gaining early access to new InLinkz, join beta InLinkz link parties:
- Create an account with the same email you use on the old InLinkz.
- Insert the password of your preference twice.
- Click to create your account or
- Login with your social media credentials (Facebook or Google+).
After activating your account, login in with your credentials.
Note: You will receive an activation email in your inbox. If not, please check your spam folder and if you find it there, set it as not-spam.
Well done! You are in :)
Let's see, now, how to create your first link party!
Create a party!
From your dashboard, click on the "Create new party" board.
If it's your first party, you need to set your timezone. This is a process you need to do only once.
Now, let's organize your party!
- Pick a name! This will be displayed on your dashboard together with a list of all the link parties you have made.
- Set your Terms & Conditions and let your quests know about your rules, prizes or other prerequisites. This field will be visible on your blog just before the entries.
- Choose the type of the party you want to create· images with caption or only images. Here is how the two types will be displayed on your blog:
4 and 5. Set the opening and the closing date of your party. A party opens for link submissions at the date and time set in the "Opening Date" field and closes when the "Closing date" is reached.
Here is how your link party will look on your blog before it opens:
Between the opening and the closing date, the widgets will display on your blog an "Add Link" button:
6. Click to create your party!
7. For customize your party further, click to the +Advanced options.
From this field you can:
A. Arrange the links into chronological, alphabetical or random order.
B. Select the value of the image size that suits your blog's layout best.
C. Define the number of links you want to be displayed per page. The default value is 10 but you can change this number according to your preferences.
D. Define the max number of links you want to be submitted to this link party.
You are set! Your first party has now be created and it is displayed on your dashboard.
More link party options
Once you create a party, you have the option to:
A. End your party earlier with just one click.
B. Edit it.
C. Delete it or
D. Clone your party. If you have created an awesome link party and you want to use it as a base for another party as well, you can clone it. Your cloned party will be displayed on your dashboard with the same name but different date. That feature will save your precious blogging time.
How to add the link party to your blog
Click to </> to grab the code for your blog.
If it's your first party, you need to set your blog URL once and add one or more description tags to describe your blog's theme.
Press enter and save.
Select all the code, copy and paste it to your html editor of your blog.
You are set!
Now, your guests are able to add their links. Check out the available link options here.
Manage party links
The number of the submitted links of each party are displayed on the left top edge of each party board.
To manage these links and have access to all the useful information about them, click on the "Manage party links" button.
It will direct you to a new page where you can:
A. Select your guests email addresses
B. Check the guests clicks per links and
C. Check the time they submitted a link
From this point, you can also visit the current party (D) and sort the links, for your convenience (E).
Now, back to the Inlinkz dashboard.
A really useful feature in new InLinkz is the party sorting option, especially when you have created a lot of link parties. There are three different ways to sort out your parties on your dashboard: you can select to be displayed only the scheduled (A), the open (B) and or the ended parties (C).
Once your first guest submits a link, a "GUESTS" page (D) will be shown up to your dashboard which will provide you with all the useful information about your active guests.
This is the most important field of your link party, since you can gather useful information about your guests, like:
A. their email address which you can make good use of it for your blog's emailing list.
B. the total number of links they have submitted to your parties.
C. the time they submitted their last link and
D. their overall activity to all of your parties. Read more below.
For your convenience, you can export this data in an excel file (E), so you can easily use your guest's emails for your blog email list.
All results can be sorted again by the number of links or by the latest submission.
If you click on the "Activity" button, you can see the overall guest's activity to your parties.
Specifically, you can:
A. check all the links he/she has submitted
B. check the number of clicks he/she has got
C. open the specific party he/she submitted a link
D. visit the link
E. sort this data by link title, the latest link or the clicks it got
F. block this guest by clicking on the yellow button on your footer. You can undo this action anytime.
On the right side of your Inlinkz dashboard, if you click on the little arrow beside your email, you have access to your profile settings as well as your blog(s) information.
You can edit your profile details from here and
you can also manage your blogs data. You have the option to declare more than one blog URLs.
Once you add them, a delete option will be available as well.
Enjoy your party!!