Friday, October 14, 2011

Techie Tip: How-To Make a QR Code for Your Website

QR Codes are all the rage these days. You see them on advertisements, business cards and even t-shirts. But how do you make one? Easy! Follow these five simple steps to generate a QR code for your website or blog.

Step One: Go to either Bit.ly or Goo.gl. These websites are both link shorteners, but they have an additional service not many people know about.

Step Two: Enter in your URL and click the Shorten button

Step Three: Once the link is shortened, Bit.ly and Goo.gl will kick out a link that you can copy and paste.


Step Four: Paste the new, shortened link in your address bar, adding a .qr to the end of the link.

 

Step Five: Go to the page by clicking enter.

You will come to a page with your website's newly generated QR code! By right-clicking on the code you can save it as an image and use the code on anything you want!


Here's the QR code for The How-To Gal
Go forth and personalize your marketing material with your very own QR code.

If you're wondering what the heck a QR code is, click HERE to read Wikipedia's explanation. I <3 Wikipedia by the way :)

2 comments:

  1. That was so fun! Thanks for sharing this. It was easy and I can't wait to put it everywhere!

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  2. Awesome! Love this idea. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to get my own QR code. I didn't even know that I needed one, but I think I do!

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