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Grab button tutorial

15 November 2010

Grab buttons are gaining popularity in the blogoshpere. I love them. Of course when I find a blog that I love reading I want to share it with all of my readers too! I think grab buttons are the best way to share them.

Graphics catch the eye. I'm a visual kinda gal, I know I'm more likely to check out an image link over a text link, most readers are. So if you want to drive more traffic to your blog, whip up a graphic button that you can share with your readers.

What's better than a graphic button? A button that is easy to install! Make it easy for your readers to install your fab blog button by providing the html so they can copy and paste it straight onto their blog. I guess this is where the term "grab button" comes from, cause it's a button that your readers can "grab" lol.

This is my grab button.

Ok down to the tute. It's pretty simple really just copy the code below to your sidebar and replace the capitalised text with the appropriate links :)

<img src="PASTEYOURBUTTONLOCATIONLINKHERE" /> <br /> <textarea style="text-align:center" rows="4" cols="22"><a border="0" href="PASTEYOURBLOGLINKHERE" target="_blank"><img src="PASTEYOURBUTTONLOCATIONLINKHERE" /></a>

Hope you find it as simple as I think it is. Let me know it you have any questions. Also, if you use this tutorial I'd love to hear from you! Leave a comment below with a link to your blog so I can check it out.

Hapy Blogging!


  1. Thanks Emma, I have been meaning to make a button for a while now, but keep forgetting to do it.

    Do you have a suggested size for buttons?



  2. Hi April. 150 pixels x 150 pixels is a good size to start. Although most sidebars are will accomodate upto 200 pixels wide.

    Hope that helps April, I can't wait to see your new button.

  3. Woohoo, I managed it. It is nothing flash, but it will do for now. I presumed that by "PASTEYOURBUTTONLOCATION" you meant to upload it to photobucket or similar and use the direct link code.

    Was that right?

  4. Yes April, that's right :) You've missed a link in your code, I've emailed you ;) Oh and added your swanky button on my links pages. Yay lol

  5. Thank you Emma! My button finally works now...because of YOU!!!
    You rock!
    Thanks so much for your help xo


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