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Listly Tips & Tricks List

A curated list which we use to display random tips to the Listly use community via every email we send.

Tip #1: Local Content Toolkit - A Three Part Series

Here's our Local Content Toolkit - It helps you with the why, how and what of creating local lists with Listly.

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Tip #2: Did You Know Listly Lists Are Fully Reponsive?

Tip #2: Did You Know Listly Lists Are Fully Reponsive?

Listly lists will expand to utilize the width available. The depth of the list is also dynamic. Responsive lists look great on all devices. The content will smartly adjust based on the space given, so you can embed lists on sidebars and in blog posts.

Tip #3: Want to See Your Avatar in Google Searches for Your Lists?

It's very simple. All you need to do is connect your G+ account to Listly and go to your G+ page and add Listly as a site that you contribute to. Here's Nick's G+ about page so you can see what we mean.

Try this search for BootStap Alternatives to see what we mean.

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Tip #4: Want to run a Contest on Listly

Tip #4: Want to run a Contest on Listly

Explore these lists from Edublogs. Their contest generated 350k views and 600+ embeds. Edublogs got 7.9k people to help vote and contribute with their contest.

This was their 10th and most successful event. What's stopping you from running a contest? Here's some tips

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Tip #5: Want to Embed a List on Your Blog?

Tip #5: Want to Embed a List on Your Blog?

You don't need to be the list owner to embed a list. Anyone can embed any list. There are many valuable lists that you can embed right now. Or you could make your own list and embed that too.

Click on the EMBED icon on the list page to get the script you need for your blog

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Tip #6: Want to Get 1 Million Organic Views to Your list?

Tip #6: Want to Get 1 Million Organic Views to Your list?

This list of Hindi Songs (a playlist of videos) has been viewed over 1 million times.

That's pure organic search traffic and one of the benefits of creating valuable content on a high traffic search term.

The secret is not just quality, but also having your list change slowly over time. That keeps it interesting for people to follow and participate

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Tip #7: Do You Know You Can Share The Whole List or Just an Item?

Tip #7: Do You Know You Can Share The Whole List or Just an Item?

There's share buttons in the header and share buttons on each item. Even when a list is embedded on a blog the share URLs will take you to the list or the item in the post

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Tip #8: Do You Know You Can Upload Your Own High Custom Images?

Tip #8: Do You Know You Can Upload Your Own High Custom Images?

We now let you upload image for headline images and for items on the list. Your headline image need to be 600x250 px and your item image will be stored at 600 pixels wide

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Tip #9: Do You Know You Can Embed a List Item on a Blog?

Tip #9: Do You Know You Can Embed a List Item on a Blog?

There's an embed icon in the share menu for each item on the list. Click on the embed icon and you can copy and paste the code to embed that item on your blog

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Tip #10: Do You Know There Are Multiple Layouts?

Tip #10: Do You Know There Are Multiple Layouts?

You have 5 options when embedding a list

  • Full
  • Gallery
  • Magazine
  • Minimal
  • Header Only
Listly makes Lists behaves like Slides, Video, Audio, Lists, Graphic, Social & Docs

Embeddable Media is an emerging category. Content Networks = Shareable Content. Lists as pure HTML aren't social, extensible or embeddable.