A Skype call button, a Facebook post, and a Pinterest board walk into a banner and order some conversions. This might sound like the beginning of a joke that only I would find it funny, but it’s not. This is actually one of our newest feature that we’ve just launched a few days ago, and boy we love it! The “add embed/HTML code” feature enables the user to add all kinds of elements through the embed code.
Due to the high number of websites that provides embeddable content, we decided to make a list and divide it into these three categories: Social Media, Media and other Widgets and finally, Ecommerce.
So, here we go.
1. Facebook post
A piece of content that you can display in a banner is a Facebook post. Embedded Posts are an easy way to put public posts – by a Page or a person on Facebook – into the content of your website or web page. Only public posts from Facebook Pages and profiles can be embedded.
2. Facebook like
Sometimes, the user already knows who you are and you don’t want to show him the whole page. In this cases, the like and share button will be useful next to your banner’s content. A single click on the Like button will ‘like’ pieces of content on the web and share them on Facebook. If you want to get the embed code and read more about this, click here.
3. Facebook page
The Page plugin lets you easily embed any Facebook page in a banner or a website for that matter. Just like on Facebook, your visitors can like and share the Page without leaving your site. This way, you can easily promote your facebook page within a banner where people can interact by liking or sharing. For more tips and tricks on how to customize the way, your page will display, check out this guide provided by Facebook. Also, the only way to get the embed code is by going on this page and copy and paste the link of the desired page.
4. Facebook plugins
Last but not least in the Facebook’s arsenal of embeddable content are the embeddable plugins. This is basically a bundle of all of the features that we already covered plus a few others. The “Send” and the embedded video player are my favorites. You can let people privately send content from your banner to their friends or watch a Facebook video within the banner.
We embed tweets in our articles every day so why not do it in your banners too. Tweets are not the only things that you can embed in your banner. You can also embed timelines in a compact, single-column view.
To get to the embed code for your timeline, click on this link and if you want to read more about this, you can read the developer documentation right here:
Pin your Pinterest pin to a banner and then add a pin it button and pin it again. That doesn’t really make sense, but we just created something memorable. Pinception. On a more serious note, you can now embed your board, profile or a pin it button into your banner. Of course, it has its limitations, like the 50 Pins limit on your board, but it will do the job just fine.
If you own a website this will definitely come in handy. You can add a call or chat button on your contact page and let people get in touch with you in just one click.
Your Tumblr feed might also be a good resource you can display on your banner. Tumblr isn’t very specific about how to embed your feed but, of course, there are a few tutorials online. The easiest way is to go to your dashboard and click on goodies. On the right sidebar, you’ll see the “Embed your Blog” option. Copy the script tag and add it to your banner. And there you have it. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
Nothing says professionalism like a good old Linkedin profile/page. Your LinkedIn page can be a good testimony of who you are and sometimes, in the right context, it can be a great advertising resource so you might consider displaying it in a banner. It doesn’t matter if you have a regular profile page or a company profile, Linkedin has plugins for both of them.
Youtube videos in banners are not new on Bannersnack. What’s new, though, is the subscribe button that you can now add to your banner. In order to do that, you have to go on their page and personalize the way your button will look when displayed.
The Google+ Follow button is another embeddable element for your banner. You can add it next to the Facebook or Twitter button and get more followers on your social media websites arsenal.
I saved the best for last. The godfather of embeddable buttons, AddToAny provides embed codes for some of the biggest websites and platforms. They allow you to customize the button and the drag and drop menu is accessible and easy to use.You should definitely give it a try.
That’s all for today.
Stay tuned for the part 2 of this article where we’ll cover all the embeddable widgets and media elements. If you have anything to add to this article speak now or forever hold your peace.