Adding Links to TPT resources product descriptions

I am officially three months into my TeachersPayTeachers and TeachersNotebook journey. It’s been super fun, and I am so excited to have this “hobby” (oh who am I kidding… it’s a part time job).

It’s been an interesting situation because I feel like I am spending my time balancing my family and children, planning for my class, blogging, working on teacherspayteachers resources, AND figuring out how to get them to sell? I have some products that I am super proud of, and I just want to share them with the world!… but how can I get people to find them?  TeachersPayTeachers is flooded with excellent resources and sometimes it can even be difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for.

So here’s my most recent way of sharing by linking from one product to other related products… which will hopefully help people find my resources.

Adding links to my other resources in product descriptions.

The easy way for just a link or 2:

1.Go to the TPT product you’d like to add a link to (edit product and go to the description)

2.Copy and paste this code into the description (usually after your product description).

<a href=”http://www.example.com/”>nameofproductgoeshere</a>

3.Open your Tpt store again in another tab and go to product listings. Select the product you’d like to link to.

Copy the URL (the http:// web address in the top browser bar)

4. Click back to your first tab- with the product description open.

Paste your link into the http://www.example.com/ part of the code (If you highlight the words http://www.example.com/ and then select Paste your words will automatically replace my sample words… which is what you want to do).

4.In the “nameofproductgoeshere”spot, simply delete sampletext and type your product name. These will be the words your viewers can see and click on.

This is what the link to my Dinosaurs Before Dark packet looks like with all the information entered:

dinosaur-sample-link5.Repeat steps for each link you’d like to add.

6.Save your product listing and VOILA!

This process is fine for including just a couple of links, but you do have to click back and forth a few times….

 

The easy way to add lots of links, or if you have lots of products:

1.Open a blank presentation/ word document. You will keep all your links here. I like to use a presentation (like powerpoint). I labeled slides with the categories of my projects before I even got started (“February Resources”, “Christmas Resources”  etc).

2.Copy and paste this code into your blank document. I copied and pasted it many times because I have many products I want to generate and organize links for.

<a href=”http://www.example.com/”>nameofproductgoeshere</a>

 

Here are what some of my slides looked like.

fiary-tale-linkschristmas-links animal-links

3.Open your Tpt store and go to product listings. Select the product you want to create a link for.

4.Paste your link into the “http://www.example.com/” part of the code (If you highlight the words http://www.example.com/ and then select Paste your words will automatically replace my sample words… which is what you want to do).

 

5. In the “nameofproductgoeshere”spot, simply delete sampletext and type your product name. These will be the words your viewers can see and click on.

Once I had all of my links in the proper format and sorted, I was ready to update my product listings.

6.Click on product listings and click “edit” for the product description you want to add links to.

7.Copy and paste the similar links (this is easy since I sorted mine by topic/like resources) in the product description. Usually these come AFTER your description of the packet.

8.Save!

I also went through to be sure that I wasn’t linking to the product that they were already viewing… So I just deleted that link after I pasted it into the description.

Oh and one more thing… You know all those “meaningless” and “strange”  symbols and letters in the code… well those are actually important. So if it doesn’t work, go back and check that you didn’t delete any of these things when you entered your information.

I hope this helped you to organize and share all of your great resources!

I also recently learned how to make my own banner image for facebook, TPT, and TN… but that’s for another post :-)

-Jenn

 

 

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