Give a Helpout (providers)

Ways to promote your Helpout

Promoting your Helpouts listings is an easy way to increase the number of people you help. There are many different ways to promote your Helpout:

  • Create a custom URL for your Helpouts listing
  • Embed a Helpouts button on your website or blog
  • Share your Helpouts listing across your social networks
  • Add annotations to your YouTube video

Create a custom URL for your Helpouts

Make it easier for people to find your helpouts by creating a custom URL.

  1. Find your custom URL for your Google+ profile or page. If you don't have one, create a custom URL.
  2. Replace the 'plus' part of the URL with 'helpouts.' For example, if your Google+ page's custom URL is https://plus.google.com/+googleplus,' then your custom Helpouts URL is 'https://helpouts.google.com/+googleplus.'

Embed a Helpouts button on your website or blog

You can embed a Helpouts button on your website or blog that will take people directly to your Helpouts listing or profile.

  1. Go to Helpouts.
  2. Click Your Helpouts and select Your listings.
  3. Select the listing you'd like to promote and click the embed icon above your profile picture.
  4. Select the button you'd like to use and the destination. You can link either to your Helpouts listing or profile.
  5. Copy the HTML code on the right and paste the code into the HTML of the page where you want the button to appear.

Share your Helpouts listing across your social networks

Helpouts makes it easy for you to promote your Helpouts listing across your social networks. Currently, we support sharing on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

  1. Go to Helpouts.
  2. Click Your Helpouts and select Your listings.
  3. Select the listing you'd like to promote and click the respective icon to share with each social network. A window will appear for you to enter a personalized message.

Add annotations to your YouTube videos

You can promote your Helpouts listing by adding annotations to your videos on YouTube.

  1. Go to Helpouts.
  2. Click Your Helpouts and select Your listings.
  3. Select the listing you'd like to promote and click the YouTube icon above your profile picture.
  4. Select which videos you'd like to promote your Helpouts listing, then click Add annotations.

It's important to make sure your Helpouts profile and listing have as much information as possible to encourage people to book a session with you.