Announcement: Publish Your Campaign with One Click!

ShortStack’s Easy Publishing Process

11 Jun Announcement: Publish Your Campaign with One Click!

ShortStack’s publishing process is straightforward and intuitive. Once you’ve finished your Campaign, all you have to do is hit “Publish Campaign” and your ShortStack-generated unique URL will be live.

One click. That’s it.

If you’re an experienced ShortStack user, you’ll notice we’ve streamlined the publishing process. If you’re a new user, all you’ll see is how easy it is.

Once your ShortStack Campaign has been published, you can start promoting it. You can also choose to publish your Campaign to Facebook, or to create a custom URL.

Here’s a step-by-step look at how it works.

Once your Campaign is finished, click the orange Publish Campaign button.

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Congratulations! Your Campaign is live!

Once you’ve published the Campaign, you’ll see four additional and optional publishing items:

  • Custom URL
  • Custom Share Image
  • Custom Facebook Interaction
  • Facebook Publish

A green check will appear next to each option you choose to activate.

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Custom URL

Free users will use shortstack.com as the domain for their Campaign URL; Short Stack users will have the option to use pgtb.me; Full Stack, Double Stack, All You Can Eat and Enterprise ShortStack users can also choose to use one of our additional domains, including ourcontest.io, appsrvr.io and wnthis.com.

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Here are two great reasons to create a custom URL:

Add branding to your Campaign by including relevant words in your URL

For example, if you were doing a coupon giveaway, your custom URL could be yourbrandcoupon.pgtb.me

To ensure your Campaign looks legitimate to potential followers

Including your company name in your Campaign URL makes it look more professional than a default or irrelevant URL does.

Custom Share Image

The Custom Share Image option allows you to choose the image that will be used when your Campaign is shared. If you already set this up when building your Campaign, you can skip this option.

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We recommend choosing a custom image because:

It brands your Campaign

When people see your Campaign, they’ll see the image you selected to accompany it rather than see a generic default image.

It ensures your Campaign looks legitimate

Fans and followers will have no doubt about whose contest they’re sharing or entering.

Custom Facebook Interaction

The Custom Facebook Interaction option allows you to configure the details of your Facebook app. Under the Custom Facebook Interaction feature, you have the option to Quick Publish or Custom Publish your Facebook app. When you Quick Publish, you get ShortStack’s default settings and icons. Custom Publishing allows you to fully customize your app details.

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There are two main benefits of using our custom Facebook interaction option:

It brands your Facebook app by featuring the custom app icon that’s relevant to your brand and your Campaign.
It gives you more control over your publishing process and details.

Facebook Publish

The Facebook Publish option allows you to publish your ShortStack campaign as an app to your Facebook Page.

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There are three reasons to consider publishing to Facebook:

To make it easy for your Facebook fans to share the Campaign with their Facebook friends.

The more places you publish, the wider your reach.

To add Facebook-specific features to your Facebook app

This includes the option to ask people to Like your Page.

To target your Facebook followers

Publishing your app to Facebook is an easy way to target only your Facebook followers if you’re looking to run an exclusive giveaway.

For a 40-second video tour of the one-click publish process, check out this video:

Ready to see ShortStack’s one-click publish process in action for yourself?

Login to your ShortStack.com account and start building!

 

 

Dana Kilroy
dana@shortstacklab.com

Dana Sullivan Kilroy is ShortStack's Director of Communications and Social Media Marketing. Before joining the ShortStack team she was a writer whose work appeared in publications and sites including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc. and many other lifestyle publications. Reach her on Twitter @dsullyk.



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