How can I choose which link parties to be shown in the InLinkz Directory?

Tags: link party directory, not shown in directory


​InLinkz users have now the option to choose which link parties to be shown in the InLinkz Directory, if they don't want to be searchable.

To hide a link party from the Directory:

1. On your dashboard, click to edit the link party.

Edit the link party


2. On the advanced search, check the "Don't show in Directory" box.

Don't show in Directory



Why isn’t my Link Party showing in the InLinkz Directory?

Tags: link party directory


A link party might not be shown in InLinkz Directory for two reasons:

1. The link party has not been associated with a main hosting blog.

This is an option you can select while creating or editing a link party:
Edit a link party





If you need a new blog url to be added to your Inlinkz account, simply go to your Settings (1)> My Blogs (2). Add the generic URL of your blog (3) and a few keywords (4) that define your content.
Add a new blog url to your account



2. The link party has closed.

In order for a link party to be seachable in the Link Party Director it is necessary to have open for entries or to have been scheduled to open soon.

InLinkz Link Party Directory

Tags: link party directory


Welcome to the InLinkz Link Party Directory!


The InLinkz Link Party Directory is designed to help bloggers get their link parties in front of a larger audience, discover new blogs and connect with their fellows.

To start exploring the InLinkz Directory:


1. Click on the Explore button at the top of your InLinkz dashboard or go directly to https://fresh.inlinkz.com/directory.

InLinkz directory


2. On the search box, select one or more blog categories from the drop-down list
Blog categories

3. Click on the search icon on the right to submit the search. The relevant link parties will be brought in.
Submit your search
 

4. Optimize your results by sorting link parties. View the link parties that recently opened first, the scheduled parties or the ones that end soon. You can also sort them in alphabetical or random order.

5. Click on the featured image on the left or on blog’s url to visit the host's blog.
Visit host's blog

6. To view where this party is hosted, click on party’s title. Click on a link to visit the party and add your link 


7. If a party hasn’t opened yet, then the scheduled time is displayed instead.
Scheduled link party


8. Click on the information icon on the right  to view the link party's details:
Link party's details


a. Impressions: the total count of all the times the link party loads

b. Entries: the total number of the submitted links

c. Giveaway: if it is a giveaway a present icon is displayed next to party's duration as well.

d. Opening and closing date.


 
9. Click on the FOLLOW HOST button to get notified when a new party from the same host is up. Check out here how you can notify your followers.

Follow host

Advanced search

 Use the Advanced search to narrow down your results:

Advanced search


1. Enter a link party title or search for a specific blog using a blog address.

2. Filter the link parties by their status: open or future.

3. Filter the link parties by their opening day.

Filter by opening day


4. Limit your results to show only the giveaways or hide blogs you already follow.

5. Find popular link parties with the most entries or locate those that haven't any links yet so as to be the first.

6. Include in your searching link parties with adult content.



Why did my linkup close early ?

Tags: close, early


The usual suspects of an early-closing linkup are two:

One, it might be the advanced setting regarding the maximum number of links in total. 
This setting automatically closes the linkup when the total number of links reaches the set number. 
If you have set this to something small, then the linkup will close. 
Another possibility would be that the time was not set correctly and the linkup closed in e.g. 
11AM instead of 11PM . Please note that for midnight, the correct time would be 12 AM and noon would be 12 PM. 

Last but not least, is that trial and free accounts are only allowed up to 50 links per linkup. 

How to manage the links of a link party

Tags: entries, entrants, links, manage links, export entries, export emails, pin links


To manage the links of a link party:

a. Open your InLinkz dashboard

b. Click on the "Entries" tab of the link party you want to manage the links. 
 
All the links that have been submitted to this party are shown here:
Entries page


1. Click on one link's URL to view the original post.

2. Click on an entrant's email to see all the links they have submitted.

3. Sort the links by the clicks they have received to see which is the most popular link.

4. Sort them by the submitted date to put the most recent first or vice versa.

5. Pin a link to the top of the party

6. Click on the bin to permanently delete a link from a link party.


Filters
Use the filters to view only the pinned links or those that require moderation.

Search for a link or a guest.

Reset the filters.
Filter entries

Export data

Export the entries and entrants' emails to excel files.
Export entries and emails


To get an overview of all the entries that have been submitted to your link parties, visit the Guest page.

How to drop the index numbers in a link party

Tags: index numbers, don't show numbers


When a new link is submitted to an InLinkz Link Party is assigned with a number.

This number cannot be changed (even if a link has been pinned to the top of a party).

To avoid having mixed index numbers in the party, enable the "Don't show the index number for each entry" box.

Here is how you can do it:

1. Open your InLinkz dashboard.

2. Click to edit a party.
Edit a party



3. Scroll down and click on the "+Advanced options" to expand.
Advanced options


4.  Check the "Don't show the index number for each entry" box.
Don't show the index number for each entry


5. Save.

How to pin a link to the top of a link party

Tags: pin a link


Here is how you can mark a link as pinned on a InLinkz Link Party:

1. Click to view the Entries of a link party.
InLinkz Link Party Entries


2. Search for the link you want to pin.

3.  Click on the green button on the right to pin it.
Click on the green button to pin the link


4. Refresh the page and the pinned link will be show at the top of the party.

Check out more about pinning here.

Important note
Drop the index numbers when you pin links in order to avoid having mixed index numbers in the party. See here how to enable that option.




What are Blog Hops?

Tags: blog hops, share a link party


A Blog Hop is a list of thumbnailed links (a linkup or a link party) shared between a group of bloggers so while people are “hopping” from blog to blog, they see the same list on each blog.

The way Blog Hops work is that it allows bloggers not only to create a substantial relationship with their own readers but also share readership with other bloggers in their niche.

That is why Blog Hops is a fabulous and fun way to increase your blog's traffic and establish a community around a brand.

How Blog Hops work?

Blog Hops are usually arranged by one blogger (aka the host) or several bloggers (the co-hosts).

They have a specific theme, date frame, rules.

A blog hop may be open to everyone or closed where only a pre-determined group of bloggers can participate.

The blog hop goes live on the host's and co-host's blogs at the exact same time.

How to start a Blog Hop?

1.
Go to your InLinkz dashboard.

2. Create a new link party.

3. Set a theme. Blog hops are usually centered around particular themes.

4. Establish the rules that participants should follow. Some common rules are to start following the host and the co-hosts, visit some of the submitted links and leave comments below the posts, place the blog hop's button on their blog etc.)

5. Share your link party with your co-hosts by sending them your code.

6. Determine the time you will go live.

7. Enjoy the hop.


How to verify my entry to InLinkz?

Tags: inlinkz login, verify entry, verification


The first time you are going to join an InLinkz link party, you will need to verify your entry.

You can either use your facebook or google login with just one click (1) or you can continue with an InLinkz login (2).
Verify your entry



To create an InLinkz login, click to continue with InLinkz (1) and then enter your email (2) and a password of your preference (3) in the right column. Click to continue (4).
Continue with InLinkz login

A verification email will be sent to your inbox. Follow the instructions to verify your login.

This is a process you need to do only once. If you use the same browser, the system will remember you.

In case login is required, simply enter your credentials in the left column and continue adding your link to the link party.

Why my link is not shown to the link party?

Tags: link not shown up, verify entry, unverified links, verification


If you have submitted a link to a link party but this is not shown to the collection, make sure you have verified your email address.

Check your inbox for the verification email. If you cannot find it, request for a new one or reach out to us.

It seems that I cannot open the links and the hosting page just reloads

Please make sure your browser does not block any popup windows.

​InLinkz works by opening another window to view the link so that might be the case.

To enable the popups for InLinkz, check here.


Why InLinkz cannot find any images when I add a post preview link?

Tags: post preview, cannot find images


If the link you are trying to enter to a link party is a post preview link, then the widget won't be able to find any images, since the access to a preview page isn't allowed. 

To avoid that issue, make sure the post you are about to add is published and publicly viewable.



I DON'T want the entries to be shown in my blog post. I want a button only!

While this seems strange, you can do it easily! 

There are two ways:

1. Removing the <SCRIPT> part of your code

Just copy the code and then remove anything in the <Script> parts, including the tags themselves:
Removing the script part.

This will display the default message which looks like this:

Default caption of InLinkz button.

You can then edit the code to suit your specific needs (e.g. change the texts and/or colors)

2. Creating a link by yourself:

On the code dialog, there are two options for picking a code. The bottom one, is a direct link which points to the linkup.
Just use this link on whatever you want, for example an image, to make it a link to a party:

Use this unique link to make a button out of anything you wish!

You can use it on images, and/or text!

How to add a photo from Instagram to a link party using a mobile

Tags: instagram, mobile, phone


To add a photo from your Instagram account to a link party using your mobile:

1. Open Instagram from your mobile and search for the photo you want to add to the link party.

2. Click on the photo to view it.

3. Click on the three dots on the top right. A list of options will be shown.


Click on the three dots


4. Click Copy Link.
Image from iOS (1).png 308.93 KB



5. Go to link party you want to participate in. Paste the link on the link tab:
Add your link to link party

5. Save

Make sure the photo is publicly viewable.


How to clone a link party and save time

Tags: clone


If you are running recurring link parties, then the clone functionality will save your time.

Cloning is used to create new link parties based on previously defined settings.

Here is how you can easily duplicate a linkup:

1. Once you have created a new link party you can go ahead and clone it by clicking on the little arrow on the right top of its preview.

Link party's preview


2.  A list with mutliple options will be expanded. Select Clone.
 
Clone a link party


3. The edit page will open. All linkup's data will be pre- filled, except for the opening and closing date. Adjust the duration of the cloned party and enter a new title, if necessary.

Adjust the opening and closing date


4. Clone it and the new party will be shown on your dashboard.



Why I get the message "Link Party Not Found"?

Tags: party not found


If you get the message "Link Party Not Found":
Link party not found

1. Refresh the page by holding down Shift on a PC or Command + R on Mac (check out this post as well: http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser's-Cache )

2. Try using another browser or an incognito window

If that does not work either:

1. Let us know the version of the browser and the OS you are using.
2. Send us a screenshot of the "console" tab of the development console of the browser (it comes up with F12). 


How can I change the display email when I add a link to a party?

Tags: change email, login email


The email address that is displayed when you add a link to a party is the email you used to sign in to InLinkz.

If you want to change it, you need to log out of your currently logged in account and sign in to your other email. You can find a logout button just right beside the "add link" button

Logout from your currently logged in email

After this, when you click on "add link" you will be requested to add your email again. Use your alternative email here

PLEASE NOTE

If you are logging in with Google, it automatically fills the same email you are logged in GMail with. To change that, you need to logout from GMail and login back to GMail with your desired email

How can I edit a submitted link?

Tags: edit a link


 You can edit a link's information (the URL and the caption) by hovering over the thumbnail of the submitted link.

Edit a link


Click on the edit icon and a new window will be shown up where you can change the URL of the submitted link and the caption.
Keep in mind that the maximum limit for caption is 80 characters.

Note: You can only edit a link from the same browser/device you have added it from.

 
As a host you can also edit the links of your entrants, if necessary, from your dashboard or directly from your blog, while being logged in to InLinkz.
Click to view the link party

 
Simply click to view your linkup and hover over the link you want to edit so the edit icon will be shown up.
Hover over a link

You can add or remove links, regardless of your party status (open or closed).

To change the thumbnail of a link, you will need to submit the link from scratch.

Following a host

Tags: get notified, follow a host


If you are keen on participating in a lot of link parties then you might find it difficult to keep up with all your favorite ones.
And it’s extremely important to find out when a link party goes live so as to schedule your entries and be there RIGHT when the party opens.

InLinkz allows entrants to follow their favorite hosts  by simply putting a check on the "Follow host" box while on the linking page:
Follow a host

When you follow a host, you can get email notifications each time a new party is created by this host or is ready to accept entries.

Note: Keep in mind that in order for this feature to work the hosts should activate this option from their backend as well.


How to change the image of a link?

Tags: image, thumbnail


To change the image of a link, you will need to remove and add the link from scratch. 

An easy way to do this, would be to go to "Add link" and just drag the link to be deleted on the URL bar as seen below, and then, simply delete the old one.

Drag the link to the URL tab

Delete the link






Why do you need my Facebook data and friends lists?

Tags: facebook, login


We do not!

The permissions requested by us from Facebook are only the email and public profile, just to validate the existence of the user. 

Our process of getting the users email and entry are set like so to be compliant with the GDPR that came into effect in May 2018. 


How to crop a link thumbnail image?

Tags: crop, thumbnail


To crop a link thumbnail image:

1. Click on the triple line button on the top right corner of the thumbnail you want to crop to open the cropping page


Crop a thumbnail


2. Drag the cropping handles around the desired area

Adjust the cropping handles


3. Apply.

Why do I get the message "The InLinkz widget is not allowed in this website" and how can I fix it?

Tags: widget, not allowed


If you get the following message, when the InLinkz widget is added to your blog,
The InLinkz widget is not allowed in this website
you need to add your blog address to your Blog Settings (Settings> My Blogs), in order to allow the  widget to be displayed on your website.


I can see some entries in my LinkUp that are not there when I go to my dashboard. What are these?

Tags: free, ads


Free accounts are ad-supported and the links you see are ads. These keep the service free and you cannot remove them. If you upgrade your account, the ads are instantly removed. When your account expires or you fall back to the free plan, the ads are re-added to your LinkUps.


400 Bad Request Request Header Or Cookie Too Large

Tags: chrome, error, cookie, 400


Please, clear your browser cache (http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser's-Cache) or try to use another browser.

​The issue is due to chrome's cookie storage space and is only affecting your own browser.

Don't worry, your readers are seeing the linkup correctly

Why the thumbnails of my link party are not showing up in my blog post?

Tags: wordpress, thumbnails, images, not shown up, code


If a blog hosted on wordpress.com, then no widget is allowed to be displayed inside the posts.

The only option to run a link party to wordpress.com sites is to add a button which, when readers click on it, takes them to an external page where the linkup is hosted. 

If a blog's installation is on a self-hosted wordpress.org platform, blogger or typepad, the widget will display the linkup inside the blog posts, if the code placed correctly.

To place the InLinkz code properly, simply remove the code you have already added to you blog and grab a fresh copy of the code, as shown below:
Link Party Code


If possible, paste it to your blog while in HTML editing mode and do not switch to preview. Just commit your changes.

How to change the blog URL I have associated with Inlinkz?

Tags: change blog url, manage blogs


To change the blog URL you have associated with Inlinkz, go to your Settings (1) and from the Profile list on the left, select My Blogs (2).

Add a new blog URL (3) as well as a few related keywords (4).
Manage your Blogs

As soon as you add the new URL, the delete option will be displayed.

Click on the reb bin on the right to delete the URL you need to be removed.

Delete a Blog URL

A quick note:
If you have tied the URL of a specific blogpost and not the generic URL of your blog and you need to replace it, add first a "dummy" URL (for example "www.example.com") so as the system will let you delete the old blogspost URL and then add the generic blog URL. 


Why some new submitted links are hidden from my link party collection?

Tags: moderate links, advanced options, backlinks


If you have enabled the require backlinks option from the +Advanced options, then, each time a entrant submits a link that doesn't comply with this ruleset,
the link won't be displayed in your collection, until you moderate it.

Once you approve that link, it will be displayed normally in your party. If you reject it, it will be deleted from your collection permanently.



I am an old InLinkz user with a running subscription. What are my options

Tags: price, subscription


Legacy accounts are plans for users like you, that are already subscribed to the old inlinkz.
You keep the $2.99 pricing as is, through your current subscription and get all fresh features as well.

Make sure you create a fresh account with the same email as the one you are using in the old system.
You will be assigned the Legacy plan. 

No need to do anything from your side.

Thank you so much for being our customer so far! 

(In case you have signed up with a different email, let us know, to sync your accounts)

How do I add a link to a link party?

Tags: link party, submit, link


(You can find a more detailed walkthrough on how to add your links in a party in our blogpost here or watch the video below)




Quick guide:
  1. Click on the +Add Link button to expand the link options
  2. Type the URL of your link in the URL field. Images will be loaded automatically in the area below.
  3. Optionally you can change the Caption text.
    • The Email address will be entered automatically.
  4. Select one of the images listed in the area below or you can upload an image manually with the Upload tab.
  5. Save your submission.

What does the red exclamation mark on my link party board means?

Tags: moderate links


That mark means you have at least one submitted link in your party that needs moderation.
Moderating links


If you have enabled the require backlinks option from the +Advanced options, then, each time entrants submit links that don't comply with this ruleset, these links won't be displayed in the collection, until you moderate them. Once you approve a link, it will be displayed normally in your party. Though, if you reject it, it will be permanently deleted from your collection.


How to collect participants' emails for my mailing list?

Tags: entries, mailing list, entrants' emails, participants' emails, guest page


To collect the email addresses of the people that have participated in your link parties, open the Guests page from your Inlinkz dashboard.

Guests Page

An alphabetic list with all the entrants’ emails will be available there. Use the email filter to search for one entrant. 
Entrants' emails

Export entrants' emails to an excel file for your mailing list or upload them directly to your Mailchimp list.

Export emails

How to require a backlink?

Tags: backlink, link party, advanced options


InLinkz link parties can help you build your incoming links by requiring backlinks from your entants to your blog.

Through the required backlinks feature, you can force your readers to add a direct link that points from their site to yours.

This backlink acts as a good referral from other blogs so it is beneficial to your pagerank. 

To require a backlink, click to expand the +Advanced options, while creating or editing a link party.

Enable the "Require back links" option.

Once you enable it, the blog(s) you want your readers to point to will be displayed. You can set or change your blogs from your Settings > My Blogs.

Required Backlinks

When entrants submit links that Inlinkz is unable to verify their backlinks, the system will still add them to the collection but they will not be displayed on hosts' blog, until they moredate them. The hosts will receive an email about the pending for moderation links and as soon as they approve them from their dashboard > Manage links, the links will be displayed in their collection.





How to share code for InLinkz blog hops?

Tags: bloghop, co-hosts, link party, share code


Once you have created a party on the fresh InLinkz, you can share it with your co-hosts by sending them a special link.
This link will allow them to see all codes for your linkup and choose the one fitting their blog type

To do that, just click to copy the share icon of a link party:

Sharing code with co-hosts


This will pop up a window with a link and social share icons. Just copy the link and send it to your cohosts
 
Copy the link and send it to your InLinkz cohosts

This is the page your cohosts will see once they click on the link

What the cohosts see


Once your co-hosts add the code on their html editing mode of their blog, your link party will be displayed to their blogs as well.

Please note: this link will enable anyone to host your link party, so take extra care where you send it to.



Why do I need to verify my entry?

Tags: verification, email, widget


Big changes are happening around your personal data rights and we have built Inlinkz to reflect these changes.

Willing to keep your info safe & sound, you need to verify your entry, before you submit a link for the first time (verifying only takes a few seconds and you need to do it only once). After verifying your email, you can add links to all InLinkz link parties without the need for re-verification.


GDPR
The email verification process is a needed change due to the GDPR which states that email and IP address constitute personal data. We cannot provide data to hosts or collect it in any way, without getting the consent of entrants (you).

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Prevent unauthorized people (third parties) to add links for you without your permission
By verifying your email allows us to detect if a third party tries to add a link under your email without your permission. This means that if emails are entered from a completely different state/country from the verification state/country, a block is placed until re-verification to keep your email and account safe. 

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Spam
Through the verification process we are also able to control spam links and prevent automatic mass-adding of links that has happened in some occasions on the previous versions. We want to make sure that every link added to a link party is real and not automatically added by a bot and that behind each entry is a person that will also visit your own entries in the same party.
 
We take your privacy very seriously to keep your data safe and reap all the benefits when adding your entries to any InLinkz linkup.

Extended benefits 

Logging in to Inlinkz, you can:
* see how many clicks you receive from each of your entries
* your link history
* automatic completion 



Why do I get a message 'This connection is not secure' ?

Tags: widget, https, http


The message about an insecure connection might appear on some browsers only when the parent/host site is served over the 'http' protocol and not 'https'. You can check the URL bar to see the protocol a website uses.

This issue does not affect  the inlinkz app and your communication with our service is 100% secure.
Our website follows all security recommendations regarding credential and transaction safety and it is fully 'https' compliant.