Use Email Signatures to Get more Google Plus, Facebook Page and Twitter Followers

Encourage more “likes” and follows by including a link to your Facebook Page and Twitter account in every Email you send out.  Adding your link to a Facebook or Twitter icon will increase the number of clicks you receive.  Feel free to use our images at the end of the article.

Not sure what your Facebook Page URL is?  Go to your page.  Ours is: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scalable-Social-Media/171758262846538 .

Your Twitter link will look something like ours: http://twitter.com/scalablesocial

Here’s how to add an Email signature in one of many popular Email programs:

Outlook

  1. Go to Tools>Options>Mail Format and click the “Signatures” button.
  2. If you use Outlook for more than one mail account, select the one that will use your new signature.
  3. Enter your text.
  4. To add an image, click on the picture button button and choose an image from your computer.
  5. To add a link, select the text or image to be linked, then click on the weblink buttonbutton.
  6. When finished, click “OK”.

Yahoo Mail

  1. Click Help in the upper-right corner of your Mail page and select Options. Or, click “Options” and them “More Options”.
  2. From the list on the left, click Signature.
  3. Select Show a signature on all outgoing messages to enable the signature.
  4. On the far right of the message window, above the text area, click either Plain Text or Rich Text. Plain Text is just the letters. In Rich Text, you can work with color, font, size and style choices that you select from the toolbar.Note: For a Rich Text signature to appear in Rich Text, you must compose your email in Rich Text. Make that selection by clicking the Rich Text link in the Compose window, to the right of the Subject box.
  5. Next, add or change your signature by typing in the text area.
  6. To add an image, using Internet Explorer only, copy an image from the web*, then paste your copied image by right clicking and choosing Paste or by pressing Ctrl+V.
  7. To add a link, select the text or image to be linked, then click on the weblink buttonbutton.
  8. At the top of the page, click Save Changes.

Your signature will now appear at the bottom of any message you compose.

AOL WebMail (AOL basic does not allow links in signatures)

  1. Click the Settings link, located at the top right of your AOL WebMail box.
  2. Select the Compose section, in the left panel.
  3. Edit your signature’s text and formatting in the text box that appears under Signature.
  4. To add a link, select the text or image to be linked, then click on the weblink buttonbutton.
  5. Click Save.

Gmail

  1. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. Click Settings at the top of any Gmail page.
  3. Enter your new signature text in the box at the bottom of the page next to the Signature option.
  4. Add an image by clicking on the Insert Image Icon icon.
  5. Link text or images by selecting the image or text and clicking on the Gmail link icon icon.
  6. Click Save Changes.

Note: Gmail Allows you to include images, but they must be referred to by a URL, you cannot upload them. You can use ours, though*!

Hotmail

  1. In the upper-right corner, select Options>More Options.
  2. Under “Writing Mail”, choose “Personal Email Signature”.
  3. Edit your signature’s text and formatting in the text box.
  4. To add an image, copy an image from the web*, then paste your copied image by right clicking and choosing Paste or by pressing Ctrl+V.
  5. To add a link, select the text or image to be linked, then click on the weblink buttonbutton.
  6. Click “Save”.

*Use these logos when you need to a web image (as opposed to being able to upload an image from your computer).  Right click and copy or just use the URLs provided.

Google Plus (Suggested caption: “Circle Us”):

https://ssl.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png

Google Plus Small Icon

https://ssl.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-32.png

Google Medium

Twitter:

http://www.scalablesocialmedia.com/images/logos/twitter.jpg

twitter

Twitter Bird Only:

http://www.scalablesocialmedia.com/images/logos/twitterbird.jpg

Twitter Bird

Facebook:

http://www.scalablesocialmedia.com/images/logos/f_logo.jpg

Facebook Logo

 

Pinterest:

Pinterest Logo

 

 

http://scalablesocialmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/pinterest40.png

Blog (RSS symbol):

blog icon for email signature

 

 

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LinkedIn:

LinkedIn Logo

 

 

 

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Images for Home Instead Use:

http://scalablesocialmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/fb.jpg

Facebook

http://scalablesocialmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/twitter2.jpg

Twitter image

Use This to Link to Your Blog

http://scalablesocialmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/blog12.jpg

Blog image

Use This to Link to the Caregiver Forum on Your Site

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Caregiver Forum

Use This to Link to Your Google Plus Business Page

http://scalablesocialmedia.com/images/gplusforemail.png

 

Use This to Link to Your Corporate Home Instead Senior Care Site

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Home Instead Senior Care Logo

Additional Home Instead Senior Care Logos:

http://scalablesocialmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/HISC_LOGO_Purple_511_Horz.png

Home Instead Senior Care Logo

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Home Instead Senior Care

 

 

 

 

 

We hope you found this helpful.  If you would like to improve your company’s internet presence, but don’t have the time to do it all yourself, please contact us by email or call us  at 800.305.9420 x1 to find out what we can do to help.

 

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About the Author Alisa Meredith (251 Posts)

As co-owner and chief inbound marketing consultant at Scalable Social Media, Alisa Meredith spends a lot of time keeping up with online marketing trends for the benefit of our customers. Computers have been a passion of hers since her first T1-99, so inbound and social media marketing is a natural fit.


Comments

  1. Marianne

    Hi there,

    I want to link my facebook page to my Gmail signature. It works fine to use the URL you provide for the facebook icon, but then I’m stuck when I try to link that image to my facebook page link. Gmail just doesnt want to open the ‘link’ box. What am I doing wrong?

    Thx
    Marianne

    • Alisa Meredith

      Hi Marianne. Thanks for your reply. Are you making sure something (whether image or text) is selected before you hit the “link” box? What happens when you hit the link box? Have you tried in another browser?

  2. It’s worked great for my Yahoo mail signature – thanks for your great explanation!

  3. Great article, Alisa, and easy-to-follow directions!

  4. Alisa Meredith

    Thanks, Robin. Glad you liked it!!

  5. Hi Alisa,

    I was wondering is there a wade to include a image for facebook that when clicked will like us not just bring them to our facebook page and then they have to click like?

    Thank you in advance

    • Alisa Meredith

      Thanks for stopping by, Richard! No, sadly there is not. It’s a policy issue with them. You can see how it could be abused by unscrupulous people.

  6. Scott

    Hello Alisa,

    Thanks for the great explanation of this signature process. Just wanted to know, do I need to provide attribution to Scalable Social Media when using an image for a commercial purpose? I want to include the image on a company-wide signature block, and I want to be sure doing so is on the level.

    Thanks again!

    • Alisa Meredith

      Hi Scott. Thanks for stopping by! I’m glad we could help, and no, there is no need for any attribution – but it was very kind of you to ask!

  7. denise

    Thanks for this article. Running into problems, though.
    So I can get the FB icon in my signature, but when I select the image and try to link the actual address, it simply puts the link address next to the icon? Any ideas?

    Thanks!
    Denise

  8. Skip

    URL Error. Including the #! in the twitter link makes the link not work in Internet Explorer (IE) you are taken to the main twitter page.

    http://twitter.com/#!/scalablesocial

  9. Veronica

    Im having difficulty finding a URL for a LinkedIn image to use in my gmail email sig. Any suggestions? I am using Windows 8. Had no trouble linking the FB image. Thanks!

  10. Matthew Davies

    Hello,

    How do you add social media buttons and links to there URL pages on Windows Live Mail? The programme is part of the Windows Live Essentials 2011 if that helps.

    Thank you!

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