Posts in Squarespace
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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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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How to Own Your Site Design With This Easy CSS Trick

Whether you're relatively new to rocking WordPress and Squarespace, or have been doing so for awhile, there's still so much to learn! Have you ever struggled to get rid of that one pesky element, but didn't feel like paying your developer friend or a stranger, and don't even want to go there with "child themes"? What are those anyway?

What if I told you there is a simple way to remove unwanted elements from your website without having to edit your theme files?

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How to DIY Your Brand + Stay on Budget

One of the most daunting things about starting a business, a blog or anything in today’s modern world is the technical, digital stuff. You might be able to justify the expense of hiring a lawyer to create your LLC or investing the time you need to create your products/services list, but a $5,000 custom website or pricey graphic designer fees? Whoa.

In the start-up stage, it may feel completely out of range and make you want to quit before you even get going. And still, those are all crucial elements for getting your business off the ground. 

So what’s a solopreneur or small business owner to do?  Today, I’m going to show you how you can, in fact, DIY your brand and stay on budget. And it doesn’t require being a techy, innately knowing CSS/HTML, or being some kind of online wizard.

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Boost Your SEO Using Alt Text

If you don’t know what alt text is, it’s the words that you sometimes see when you hover over an image online. Although it has the welcomed benefit of improving your SEO, that’s not its sole purpose.

Alt text is meant to communicate the content of an image to website visitors who are visually impaired and using a screen reader. Writing alt text in a way that appeases both screen readers and search engines can be tricky.

Below I’ll outline how to boost your SEO using alt text and some important things to take into consideration when writing yours, it's so easy you will wonder why you haven't been doing it all along!

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How to Add Related Products to Squarespace

Running an e-commerce shop on Squarespace is incredibly easy, but there's one feature that they don't quite offer out of the box - related products. Handpicking a few items to display on your product pages can be an great way to help your visitors to easily find all the great products they are looking for, while also increasing the value of each order placed through upsells - win win!

Your related products might be upsells, other products you offer that work well together. Or instead, you may want to show similar products from the same category, such as different designs of the same product. Whatever you decide to display, the process for adding them into your shop is dead simple and only takes a couple of minutes to setup.

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5 Ingredients for a Standout Blog Header

All of you bloggers already know that the number one rule of blogging is to write great content that your target audience will find useful. Writing great content is what will help you build your blog following and establish yourself as an expert in your niche.

But how do you attract those readers to begin with?

I hate to break it to you, but writing good content is not enough to capture potential readers. With so much new information and media your blog post could be getting lost in the mix. The way you market and share your blog can determine whether people will click through to read your posts. So I’m going to share 5 ingredients for a blog post image that can help get new eyes on that blog post and ensure that it stands out.

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How to Move from WordPress to Squarespace: The Complete Guide

Having hesitations about making the change from WordPress to Squarespace? Follow your gut and go for it because we've got you covered with this step by step tutorial including how to import your content, transfer your domain, and setup redirects to keep all that precious SEO goodness you've worked so heard to establish.

Go ahead and grab a fresh cup of coffee, and then let's get started.

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How to Add a Custom Pin It Button on Squarespace

While we’re sure you know that getting your content shared is important, don't forget that crucial aspect of making it easy for readers to do so. You don’t want your audience searching (or forgetting) to share your content, you want it right there asking them to do it.

One of the greatest ways to get your readers to share your posts is Pinterest (pssst! If you don’t already know how useful Pinterest is for growing your blog, check out our 5 favorite ways to grow your blog with Pinterest here).

Today we’re showing you how to add a Pin It button to your Squarespace site so that anyone reading your blog can easily share your content with one click. There are a few steps involved but it won't take you long at all, so let’s get to it!

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How to Choose a Theme for Your Blog or Business

Deciding where to begin on your website (or business in general) can be tough! There can be a lot of moving parts and things to consider when deciding on a theme. Your blog or business' content, focus, and strategy are going to be big components on how to decide which theme will bring your site to life and really attract the readers and customers!

We’ve definitely been where you are and luckily have figured out a few strategies to help decide what theme’s work best for individual businesses, so here are a few guidelines on how to choose a theme for your blog or business.

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