How to Embed Social Media Posts on Your Website

How to Embed Social Media Posts on Your Website

How to Embed Social Media Posts on Your Website

Post embeds are probably one of the most under-utilized tools in social media. You may be asking, why don’t I just copy and paste the text from that Tweet or put that image that I used on Facebook right into my website? There are many reasons to embed social media posts, like supporting your content with visual examples all while extending your social reach.

Here are just a few more reasons why you should embed social posts on you website and blog:

  • A great way to cross-pollinate platforms to direct traffic to your social media
  • Adds social proof and credibility to your posts
  • Extends your social reach
  • Creates more value and substance
  • Boosts engagement on your social posts

Where can I Embed Social Media Posts?

I love using social posts on testimonial pages because of the sense of credibility they add, but they can be used for other things as well. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Testimonial and about pages for social proof
  • Blog posts to reinforce a point you’re trying to make
  • An alternative way for people to get in touch on your contact page

Important to Note Before You Start

When pasting the embed codes into your pages or posts, be sure that you’re using the HTML text editor on your website. For WordPress users, be sure to switch to the Text tab when editing the content (not the Visual tab).

Facebook & Twitter

Watch this video for a step by step guide for embedded Facebook and Twitter posts:

Pinterest

Get greater repins by embedding important, relevant pins in your pages or posts:

  1. Visit the Pinterest Developers widget builder here to generate an embed code
  2. Copy the URL of the pin that you would like to embed
  3. If you are embedding a pin, choose the Pin option at the top of the page
  4. Paste the URL in the Pinterest URL field in the widget builder
  5. Copy the embed code as well as the script code and paste it into your page or post
  6. Paste the URL and scroll down the page until you see the code section

Note: only copy and paste the script code once per page or post

pinterest embed

YouTube

Embed your own content or helpful resources for your audience to watch:

  1. Under the Youtube video share option, click “Embed”
  2. Make any adjustments to size or player controls below the video by clicking “Show More”
  3. Copy the iframe code and paste it onto the page or post of your choice

You may also want to install the Simple YouTube Embed plugin for WordPress to make YouTube embeds faster and easier.

YouTube Embed

Vine

Include a six-second vine clip to get your point across:

  1. Click the ellipsis on lower right corner of the Vine video you would like to embed
  2. A new menu will pop-up with different options, like size and play options, pick the one you would like the best.
  3. Copy code and paste it into the page or post of your choice

 

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Embed a helpful slideshow, perhaps a portfolio or industry report:

  1. When viewing the slideshow, click share button below the presentation
  2. Copy the “WordPress shortcode” in the popup window
  3. Paste the code into your page or post
  4. If you would like to change the size of your presentation add these parameters&w=650&h=500 to the end of the shortcode. (Change the numbers in bold depending on your preference)

slide share

Instagram (On Desktop)

Include your latest Instagram for visual inspiration:

  1. When viewing the post on desktop, click the ellipsis icon in the lower right corner of the post
  2. Copy the embed code to paste into your page or post

Instagram Embed

Google +

Grab a helpful post to increase engagement on Google+:

  1. On the post click the small gray arrow on the top right of any post (you will have to hover to the post to see this)
  2. Choose “Embed Post”
  3. Copy the whole code and paste it into a page or post

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Other Ways to Embed Social Posts

Creating a story with embedded social posts can help highlight trending topics or a series of important events. Examples may include:

Consider using Storify to embed social media posts using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Soundcloud and more. Simply search for the social posts you would like to use by searching for a URL, keyword or hashtag, then drag the posts onto the story timeline. When all looks good, publish and embed the story on your page or post.

Storify

And here’s a post for the road…

 

  • connie Curtis

    I never thought about doing this.. gives them to your website and your social media so that they are on both.. plus I can move some comments I am getting on my books to my website like you come and look like what you were talking about from a customer instead of the usual testimonial.. its just picking a piece and starting to do it..

    • True, Connie! Let the world know how fantastic you are with social proof!

      • connie Curtis

        I will .. small steps.. such good info on how to get yourself out there.. thank you

  • Mr Army

    My blog uses adsense, so can i use the embeded youtube video in my blog post? Will it come under copyright acts?

    • As long as you’ve embedded their video and you haven’t uploaded their content to your own channel to generate ad revenue. But when in doubt, review the YouTube and Adsense policies.

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