Adding a Google Plus Follow Me Button to AWeber Emails

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Add Google Plus Follow Me Icon in AWeber EmailsAdding a Google Plus Follow Me Button to AWeber emails can be very important if G+ is your Social Media Platform of choice.  Unfortunately, AWeber does not have a link to add a Google Plus Follow Me Button to AWeber Emails.   They have G+ in their list of Share Buttons, but not in the Follow Me buttons.  In this post, I’ll show your one way to fix that.

Most marketer’s today seem to gravitate to VERY dry plain text emails.  They use compelling headlines, short lines, lots of white space, plenty of sub-headers and other copywriting skill, they just don’t spruce up the background around the main message.

Since we are trying to brand ourselves, this seems like a real opportunity wasted.

I talk in my new eBook AWeber Unleashed  about how to put a header, your image, a signature block and Social Media buttons into AWeber.

Even more importantly, you can save a basic framework as a template and the next time you start an email you have the header, etc. ready to go.

One of the things that AWeber does not have is a way to automatically add a Google Plus Follow Me Button to AWeber Emails.  Since G+ is very important to some marketers, it seems worth having a way for people to start to Follow you if they like your email.  (If the thought “They are already on my list.  Why is this important?”  went through your mind, remember that we get to their friends and circles through them.)

AWeber has an icon that you can drag down into your message called “SHARE.”  This widget lets you indicate which of several Social Media sites you wish to allow your readers to share your email on.

SHARE Buttons

Here is the SHARE icon.

Share Buttons in Your Email
Add a Google Plus Follow Me Button to AWeber Emails

#1  Shows the icon in its original position.   You drag this down and it ends up looking like #2.

#2   SHARE widget after you have placed it in your email.

You can see that the G+ Share button is right in the middle of the clickable buttons.

There is also a FOLLOW ME icon that you can drag down.

Follow Me Widget
Add a Google Plus Follow Me Button to AWeber Emails

#1  Shows the Follow Me Icon before it is dragged into the message.

#2  Show the Follow Me widget after it is in place.  (Note: you have to fill in your Facebook and Twitter accounts in order to activate each of the two buttons.)

 

Google Plus Follow Me is Missing – Let’s Add a Google Plus Follow Me Button to AWeber Emails

 

Okay, let’s fix that.  I am giving you a Google Plus image that also has the word “Follow:” as part of the image.  The FOLLOW ME widget is centered and won’t let us add another icon ro the right.  So we have to add it below.   I copied the word “Follow” and added it to the G+ icon.  That way the font is exactly the same and the word won’t float away from the icon.

Here is a link so that you can download the image for your own use.   (Right Click and download Image)

Drag an Image Icon down for our Google Plus Follow Me Icon

First, we need to drag an image icon down into our text area.  We will upload our G+ image into this location.   Note that the Image will go in its own box below the Follow Me widget that is already there.

Drag Image Icon Down
Add a Google Plus Follow Me Button to AWeber Emails

#1  is the Image Icon

#2  is the image icon being moved to a position below the SHARE Widget

Now upload the G+ image you downloaded above.

Upload G+ Image
Add a Google Plus Follow Me Button to AWeber Emails

#1   Click on the Upload Button

#2   Click on the Image you want to upload and press OK

Get Your Google Plus Link
Add a Google Plus Follow Me Button to AWeber Emails

Open Google Plus and click on your profile.  You will see a long number in the Address Bar.    Copy the whole link, starting with “https”.

Paste your Link, Enter Alt Text and Resize the Image
Add a Google Plus Follow Me Button to AWeber Emails

 

#1  This is where you paste the Google Plus URL with your long number code in it.

#2  Put in an ALT Text value.  Something that will tell what the image is to the blind readers and people who have images turned off.

#3   The image is probably going to need to be centered.  You can adjust this if you want a different look and feel on your emails.

#4   You need to click on the image and drag the corner up to resize the image.  It should be 139 px wide and 36 px high.   Since you can’t see the size numbers for this small image you will have to approximate.  Try to get the two copies of the word “Follow:” to match.

 

Google Plus (G+) Icon in our Email

Google Plus Icon in Our AWeber Email
Add a Google Plus Follow Me Button to AWeber Emails

If someone clicks on the image, a browser will open and they will be on your page – ready to click the “Follow” Button

The next step is to click on “TEMPLATES” –> “MY TEMPLATES”.   You can fill in a name for a new template that includes your G+ button and click on “Save As Template.”

The next time you start an eMail click on “TEMPLATES” –> “MY TEMPLATES”.   Choose the one you want and click “APPLY”.  You are ready to go with all the heavy lifting already done!

 

Until next time, you have a Great Day!  Oh Hale Yes!  🙂

Dr Hale

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