QR Code Rules
With QR Codes becoming better known, their use in advertising is becoming more
To maximise the results from QR Code use, consider following these three QR Code
These rules apply to the most common use of QR Codes - using them to link
straight to a webpage.
1. Link to mobile-friendly content
QR Codes are designed for mobile phones, so be sure to test your content out on
mobile devices first.
As phones have such small screen space, mobile optimised websites often benefit
from a fairly linear layout, with compact navigation.
2. Short web address
The longer a web address is, the larger the QR Code will need to be. By using a
shorter web address, the QR Code can be printed smaller, while including higher
levels of error correction.
By using a URL shortener you can make any web
address very short. Many of these services can also be used to track performance
of QR Code use, although statistics are made public so may not be suitable for
3. Add value with a QR Code
QR Codes are great for offering interesting, exciting interaction to mobile
users, so just think about what QR Codes add to your campaign.