How to Use Squarespace Image Animations

Recently, Squarespace integrated a few new features for their users, and if you weren’t paying attention you may have missed one of our absolute favorites.

One of the coolest new features that you should know about is image animations. Think of it like Powerpoint slide transitions but more professional (and waaay cooler than Powerpoint, obvs).

Luckily what used to require a lot of custom coding can now be easily implemented into your Squarespace website design with just a few clicks using their free built in tools!

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How to Enable/Disable Comments in Squarespace (and why you want them)

Creating a platform for conversation with your website visitors is a great way to gain trust, position you as a go-to source for information and allow your audience to expand. Your blog is a huge gateway to accessing a new audience and keeping up with an existing one. A significant way we do this through our blog is by interacting with the comments.

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How (and Why) to Create Blog Post Templates in Squarespace

Streamlining any process is always a good idea when running a business. From content creation to taxes to inbox management, finding ways to get repetitive tasks done quicker is super helpful to have on hand.

In today’s post we are going to walk you through how to create a blog post template for your Squarespace website. This will save you time in the future from formatting and creating new blog layouts every time you have something to share.

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How to Create a Free Resource Library in Squarespace (and grow your email list!)

A resource library is one of the best lead magnets out there. Offering a resource library is one of the easiest ways to provide value to your site visitors in the form exclusive resources, all while simultaneously growing your email list by offering access only to those who subscribe.

This content can come in many forms—show off your expertise with exclusive articles, share your favorite tools and techniques, provide templates to help your readers get started quickly, or even offer workbooks to kickstart their creativity and productivity.

Making a resource library on your Squarespace site doesn’t require any premium software, tools, or custom code, it can easily be built using standard Squarespace functionality.

So what are you waiting for? Here are all the steps you need to build your very own resource library today!

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5 Strategic Ways to Use Summary Blocks in Squarespace

Easy to overlook, Squarespace summary content blocks are a great addition to many areas of your Squarespace website. More than just sharing your latest posts, they can provide additional click-through options for products, portfolio items, and testimonials - just to name a few.

Summary blocks can guide your website visitor and can even help keep them on your website longer, decreasing your bounce rate. Better yet, making your best content as easy as possible to find ensures your visitor get the information they need from you, and not somebody else online.

Through this post, we are going to walk you through five strategic ways to use summary blocks on your Squarespace site!

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4 Must-Have SEO Tricks for Squarespace (that You're Probably Missing!)

Getting your business to the top of search engine results and in front of potential clients or customers should always be a priority when creating your website content.

While some search engine optimization practices may seem completely overwhelming, there are actually some super simple (and super effective) ways to boost your SEO that you might be missing out on.

These must-have SEO tricks are items that you can implement TODAY on your Squarespace site.

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How to Create a 'Link in Bio' Page in Squarespace

Directing your audience from Instagram or Pinterest to your website can be challenging. The problem is that many social networks only allow you to add one single link to your profile—that’s not enough!

This is where your “link in bio” page comes in handy! By creating a dedicated page that holds multiple links, you can overcome the struggle of the single link limitation and start directing that hard-earned traffic exactly where it needs to go.

Save some money and create your own customized page for FREE on your Squarespace website. It’s simple and straight forward - you’ve got this!

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How to Easily Add a Sidebar to Any Squarespace Site

When we launched our first WordPress theme way back in early 2015, it didn't come with a sidebar. Feeling somewhat smug with ourselves, we declared, 'sidebars are dead, who needs 'em!?'.

Well as soon as people started buying the theme we immediately learned that this was far from the truth (the exact opposite really) and quickly shipped an update with a sidebar.

Since then sidebars became a must have for our themes... that is until we started making Squarespace templates. While we LOVE Squarespace, probably one of its biggest drawbacks is the fact that sidebars are haphazardly included in some templates, but not others.

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How to Customize the EU Cookie Banner in Squarespace

With the introduction of the GDPR in early 2018, talk of privacy policies and cookie banners went from “nice-to-haves” to “must-haves” overnight. Thankfully Squarespace has you covered with a built-in cookie banner feature—just a simple button click and you can have it activated on your site. Done deal, right!?

Unfortunately, the reality of Squarespace’s cookie banner is one of function-over-fashion. Basically, it’s ugly. Not even a visit to the Style Editor will save you this time, as there’s no option in sight to help you update the styling of the Squarespace's EU cookie banner.

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5 Ways to Double Your Email Sign Ups & Grow Your List

There’s a lot of hype around list building these days and for good reason, once someone leaves your site there’s a high chance that they will forget about you and never come back. If they visit your site and sign up for your email list though, then you're able to continue the conversation!

There's a marketing theory called the rule of seven, which says that a person must come in contact with you seven times before they're willing to purchase from you. If you have an email list with a strong welcome sequence and you send emails on a regular basis, you can hit those seven encounters in no time.

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How to Create a Killer Launch Plan That Gets You Noticed

If you’re gearing up to launch your new product or website, it’s so important to have a marketing plan in place. You’ve worked so hard to create an amazing offering, so when you launch, you want to see your biz take off! 

All too often, a launch plan is overlooked. It's easy to find ourselves spending all of our time finishing the product or site and rushing to hit publish... then crickets.

While you’re excited about your product to hit the market, your customers won’t be unless you implement a launch plan that creates buzz. 

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7 Steps to a Healthy and Profitable Email List

When developing a promotion strategy for your small business, you want to make sure you’re spending your time and money effectively. All too often, we get caught up in day-to-day tasks and forget to take a step back and evaluate if our efforts are actually giving us the results we’re looking for.

For example, you might find yourself putting a ton of time and effort into your email marketing and monthly newsletters. While it’s important to focus on creating great emails and building your list, it’s just as important to make sure you’re actually engaging your subscribers once they opt-in.

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4 Branding Upgrades Every Squarespace Site Needs

We cannot recommend Squarespace highly enough for entrepreneurs who are building their own site. Not only is it incredibly user-friendly, it’s completely possible to design an entire site without the headache of coding (but hey, if that's you're thing we've got you covered on that too). The templates offered by Squarespace and our squarekits make it possible for non-designers to have an affordable and professional looking website.

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The Secret to Finding Your Brand's Unique Voice

Copywriting is the art and science of using words to move your audience to action. Let's talk copywriting, but not just copywriting for copy's sake, we're going to show you how to find your unique voice in your copy.

It’s 2018 and the good news is, becoming a small business owner has become more and more possible. The bad news? It’s also become more common and thus more competitive.

Before you turn your turbo-jets on and set out to win the race, what if you could find a way to stand out and take flight right from the lane you’re in - simply by finding your unique voice. Sound too good to be true? Hear me out and I’ll let you be the judge.

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