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How to add Pin It buttons to your Squarespace website - video tutorial

Fun fact - Pinterest is one of the top 2 drivers of traffic to my website, along with Google. Every time I publish a blog post, I pin the blog post image to Pinterest and sit back & relax while Pinterest sends tons of visitors over to my website. It's a small step that yields major results!

Pinterest is one of the most powerful search engines in the world and it works for every website, in just about any industry. If you aren't already using Pinterest to support your website or blog's growth, get on it asap!

One of the easiest ways to make sure that your content can be shared to Pinterest is by adding Pin It buttons to your website and blog.

Pin It buttons appear whenever someone hovers over an image on your site and in just one click, the image (and corresponding content) is shared to Pinterest for the whole world to see. It's super easy to set up and you can customize these Pin It buttons to meet your needs and look exactly how you want! 

If you're ready to add Pin It buttons to your Squarespace website, I hope this video tutorial shows you how easy they are to add and how you can style them to match your website!

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Should you be using popups on your Squarespace website?

Do popups suck? Are they the worst thing about the internet? Are popups enough to turn you off of a website and never return?

In my experience, SOME popups suck but it’s not a universal truth. 

Popups get a bad rep mostly because in the past, they were plastered all over the place without much consideration for user experience. A popup delivered with a bad message at the wrong time is super annoying, I agree, but luckily web design has come a long way in recent years and popups are no longer the major turn off that they once were. Popups don’t have to be mismanaged, they don’t have to manipulate website visitors, and they sure as heck don’t have to look like a branding fail. 

If you’re on the fence about adding popups to your Squarespace website, I’m here to tell you why you should try them out starting yesterday, go over some of the pros and cons of having a popup, and also point out some considerations so that you get the most value out of popups.

Shall we POP right in? <- - - sorry not sorry

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How to add and style a popup on your Squarespace website - video tutorial

There's a reason why your favourite websites hit you with a popup - because they work. Really well.

Love 'em or hate 'em, popups are here to stay. Not only are popups an effective way to collect emails to grow your list (which you should start asap, if you haven't already!), they can also be used to advertise and notify visitors of a promotion, or even drive traffic to specific content/pages on your website.

Web design has advanced a lot in recent years and popups have become less intrusive, which is a #win for everyone on the internet. Squarespace's built-in popup feature is fully customizable and lets you choose between different layouts and styles. Branding is seamless and you also have full control over where and how the popup appears on your website. 

Now that popups are designed to be less "in your face" and they no longer butcher the user experience of a website, they're a design element that I totally get behind.

If you're curious about adding a popup to your Squarespace website, I hope this video tutorial shows you how easy they are to create and just how much customization is available to you!

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How to add and customize a form on a Squarespace website - video tutorial

Answer me this : are you making it super easy for visitors to you website to get in touch with you?

No seriously, how many steps does it take in order to contact you, get connected to the right person at your business, or inquire directly about a product or service?

I hope you're saying, "yes, duh, of course it's easy for people to get in touch through my website" but maybe you're in the "ahhhh I put my email address on my contact page, does that count?" group - if that sounds like you, listen up!

I'm about to show you how easy it is to add forms to your Squarespace website.

As a web designer, I'm a huge fan of including forms on your website because they are a great and simple way for your customers to get in touch with you. In tech talk, they are a good choice from a user experience point of view.

Better yet, forms increase leads and conversions which means that they are also a smart business decision! Forms that are placed in prominent or thoughtful spots on your site lead to more inquiries from your visitors, which can help you sell more of your products, services and/or offerings.

If you’ve ever wondered how to add and customize a form on your Squarespace website, I hope this video shows you how easy it is to get one up and running!

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