Posts tagged squarespace settings
Everything you need to know about using AMP blog posts on your Squarespace website

Today’s blog post is inspired by a question that come up recently during on my of Squarespace SEO Audit & Consulting Sessions and I knew it would be a great topic to share publicly with my blog readers as well.

If you’ve ever looked at my Squarespace SEO Checklist freebie (which you can get below), you might have noticed that I’ve marked the AMP setting as optional. There are a few very good reasons for this which I’m excited to dive into below!

Many Squarespace newbies or people who are just learning about web design/development for the first time probably have no clue what AMPs are, let alone the pros/cons of using them on Squarespace website. If you find yourself in a similar boat, this blog post is definitely for you! My goal here is to teach you a little bit of tech, go over the AMP setting on your Squarespace website, but most importantly clear up any confusion surrounding them and how they’re different from regular blog posts viewed on mobile. I’m going to explain what AMPs are, how and why you would use them on your Squarespace website, and also talk about what affect they have on SEO and how your website/blog posts might show up in search results.

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Everything you need to know about Squarespace Page Titles

What makes up a website? Do you think of a collection of pages that display a variety of content? If we agree that a website is something along those lines, the next question to ask yourself is how does a visitor move around the site?

First off, there’s the home page where visitors initially land on your website. From there they navigate around to different pages of the site. Users often hop between pages by clicking through to the content they’re looking for, and that’s often indicated by the Page Title. For example, if you want to read the blog, you’ll click the “Blog” link. Or if you want to shop a brand’s products, you might click “Shop” or “Products”.

As a website owner, your goal is to make it as easy and straightforward as possible for visitors on your site to access the information they’re looking for.

This is where Page Titles come in!

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Should you create a custom “404 not found” page for your Squarespace website? - video tutorial

If you've spent more than 5 minutes on the internet, you've probably clicked on a link on a website only to get the "Oops that page doesn't exist!" message. You know the one I'm talking about, yes?

Even if you don't know it by name, you know what a "404 not found page" is. 

This fancy-sounding "404 not found" page is surprisingly easy to set up on the Squarespace back end, and it's a quick & easy step that will major improve your website. From both a design and user-experience point of view, I definitely recommend taking a few minutes to set one up.

Many people who go the DIY route forget to customize this page or don't understand why it's important to customize in the first place.

My friend, I know you're not an amateur techie so it's time to get one in up and running if you don't have it created already.

In today's video tutorial, I'm going to fill you in on the humble and often-overlooked "404 not found" page and show you how to create one for your Squarespace website!

If you want a professional website that doesn't look or act like a basic default Squarespace template, you'll want to customize this page asap. 

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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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