50 Awesome Squarespace Blogs You Should Be Following

50 Awesome Squarespace Blogs You Should Be Following

If you love Squarespace, you’ll definitely want to check out these inspirational blogs listed below. These are incredible sites that are run by bloggers, designers,  marketers and entrepreneurs. As you know there is no shortage of great bloggers out there, but we decided to find and feature the absolute best.

Whether you are a business owner, blogger or just looking for some resources to improve your website, these blogs will give you a tonne of design, blogging, branding and marketing advice!

How to Make a Full Width Newsletter Bar in Squarespace

How to Make a Full Width Newsletter Bar in Squarespace

If you're using the Bedford template for your Squarespace website and want to add a prominent full width newsletter bar below the banner, this tutorial will make your day!

A request from the Facebook group Squarespace Rockstars caught my attention as someone asked if it was possible to have a newsletter signup form that could be positioned under the banner. We can confirm that this is possible. Keep reading to find out how!

How to Set Up Conversion Tracking in Squarespace Using Google Analytics {video}

How to Set Up Conversion Tracking in Squarespace Using Google Analytics {video}

Today I'm going to show you how to track form submissions and newsletter sign up conversions from you Squarespace website in Google Analytics.

It's really easy to set up and we will do this using GA Goals.

The first step is to set up a contact form or newsletter block. Next you will to create a page that the user is redirected to after submitting the form. Lastly we'll set up a new goal in Google analytics to record conversions.

Let's get started!

How to Move the Nav in Bedford: Squarespace Customization {Video}

How to Move the Nav in Bedford: Squarespace Customization {Video}

Today I'm going to walk you through how to move the navigation in Squarespace's Bedford template.

While there is no option in the Design Editor for this capability, with some CSS it is possible to move your navigation under the banner on your pages in desktop view.

When trying to solve a problem like this I like to use Google Chrome's Inspect tool to locate the HTML element I need to target and it's super easy to use.

How to Install Adjusted Bounce Rate Using Google Tag Manager

How to Install Adjusted Bounce Rate Using Google Tag Manager

Let's talk about bounce rate. It's one of those metrics that doesn't really tell us whether people are reading or engaging with our content in a meaningful way. A website visitor can read the whole of your blog post, watch a video, make a download and it still counts as a bounce. All because they haven't clicked through to another page!

So why set up an adjusted bounce rate? An ABR actually considers if someone had an interaction on the page. Implementing an adjusted bounce rate gives us a MUCH better measurement of how a page is actually performing.

I'm going to show you how to set this up in Google Tag Manager in 5 easy steps!

Social Analytics: Track Post Specific Data Using URL Tagging

Social Analytics: Track Post Specific Data Using URL Tagging

Publishing and promoting your content on social media is a great way to drive traffic to your website. Since launching our blog at the beginning of May, almost half our traffic has come from social media.

I'm a member of 10+ groups on Facebook that I actively contribute to and share my posts with. As a result, I know this activity drives a significant amount of traffic to our website.

But just knowing that my efforts "drive traffic" doesn't cut it. As marketers, website owners and businesses, we need to know exactly which posts are most valuable to us.

We can find out this information by using URL tagging, and that's what I'm going to show you how to do. The good thing is, it's REALLY easy.

Customizing Text Blocks in Squarespace

Customizing Text Blocks in Squarespace

If you are anything like me, you are always trying to find ways to improve the design and user experience of your website, no matter how small the improvement.

A great way to add some additional color and attention to areas of text in your pages and posts is by creating a customize text block.

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to make some pretty neat looking text blocks in Squarespace; providing step by step instructions of how to customize it to match your brand.

How to do Keyword Research for SEO: Best Free Tools

How to do Keyword Research for SEO: Best Free Tools

If your are considering starting search engine optimisation (SEO) you have probably already done some research and come to the conclusion that before you can begin an SEO campaign you must do something called keyword research. 

What is keyword research?

Put simply, it’s a practice SEO professionals use to discover actual search terms that people type into search engines. The research helps reveal words and phrases related to a particular business or industry, that can provide a profitable opportunity to target for an upcoming SEO campaign.

So, do you have to be an SEO professional to do keyword research like a pro? Well it helps, however anyone can do it when provided with the right tools and guidance.

This article will provide you with a practical understanding of keyword research, useful free resources to aid you, as well as actionable steps in order to succeed at finding the right keywords for your SEO campaign!

Tracking Squarespace Form Submissions Using Google Tag Manager

Tracking Squarespace Form Submissions Using Google Tag Manager

Looking for help to track your form submissions in Squarespace? You've come to the right place!

Like you I was also in a similar position and I spent lots of time looking for resources on the web to help track my form submissions, but I was unsuccessful.

After a lot of research, and LOTS of trial and errors I found a solution to this commonly asked topic.

In this post I'm going to show you step-by-step how to track Squarespace form submissions using Google Tag Manager.

Let's get started!

5 Easy Ways to Instantly Improve Your Business Website

5 Easy Ways to Instantly Improve Your Business Website

You have invested in a website for your business, you are happy with the design, have all the pages you need, but you can't help feel something is missing or the site could be better somehow.

Don't worry! This type of thinking is extremely common amongst owners of newly launched websites, and rightly so.

A website can always be better, no matter how old or new it is.

There are a few characteristics all great websites have in common. They capture your attention, inspire trust, guide visitors effectively around the website and make getting in touch easy.

Inspired by these characteristics, this article touches on simple yet very effective strategies that can be applied to instantly improve your website. The aim is that you’ll have a handful of easily actionable ideas to implement and as a result, have the satisfaction of knowing your website is the best it can be!