As you are probably well aware, QR codes are everywhere from clothing to sides of vehicles. They are also visible quite frequently on websites and emails. What is the problem with that? Often times, people are viewing your website or email using the very tool they use to scan the code in the first place, their smart phone. Studies show that soon more people will be accessing the internet via their smart phones than their own PCs.
That is a problem that can hurt the number of people accessing your content significantly when using a QR code to market. How can we solve this? Simple; make the QR code clickable. A QR code, or Quick Response Code, is simply an image. All images both in emails or websites can be turned into links.
Example: Your regular QR code HTML coding probably looks something like this <img src=”http://yourwebsite.com/images/yourQRcode.jpg”>
To place in a link, all you have to do is place it in a link tag.
Example: <a href=”http://yourwebsite.com/qr”> <img src=”http://somewebsite.com/images/yourQRcode.jpg”> </a>
Super simple, and it allows me and everyone else viewing the QR code on our scanning devices to see your content by clicking on it.
If you are wondering how to create a QR code in the first place, just go to QRstuff.com, specify where you want it to go or what you want it to do, click a button and there you go. Piece of cake!
Oh, and can I use clickable QR codes on Facebook?
And how to use for people to pay through Paypal?
or should the QR just lead to a lamding page with a paypal button?
For techies no doubt this is very simple but, to a newbie what you have described is totally unintelligible. I have a link which I convert into a QR code which I now want to be clickable. Please tell us in VERY simple terms! That would be great! Thankyou!
I would have to disagree with the subject matter here and I think that your opinions need to be researched more before you actually take the time to write them down.