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How to Maximize your Website Footer

site_footer Sometimes the first place people look for information on your website is the last place you think about. In particular, I’m talking about your page footer.

The page footer is that part at the very bottom of your web page: but it shouldn’t be the last thing you think about as far as site design goes.

You don’t want to clutter your main site navigation with too many pages, so consider the footer a good place for some of that additional information. With the CityMax.com website builder, you can quickly and easily add the same footer to all your site pages, but we’ll get to that in a minute.

Here are some of our suggestions for what to put in your footer:

About Us
People generally feel better buying when they know more about your company – especially when it comes to shopping online. Use an About Us page to help visitors learn about your business, people, and values.

Contact Us
Like an About Us page, people want to know that you exist in real life, and that if they need to get a hold of you, they can. Even if you don’t have a physical location to provide, offer up a phone number or email address where you can be reached.

Shipping
Before even browsing your products, many people look for shipping information to see if you’ll send to their location – a footer is a great place to put this kind of info.

Privacy Policy
If you are handling any sensitive information, like email addresses or credit card information, a privacy policy gives your visitors piece of mind about what you will do with their info.

NOTE:Your CityMax.com website comes with a standard privacy policy that you can edit as you like – in the builder go to Edit Site > Privacy Policy.

Address & Contact Info
Last but not least, your footer is a great place to put your contact information. Your address, phone number, email address – any way you want them to be able to get in contact with you is appropriate (if not expected) in this area.

As far as creating your website footer, you can set it up page by page if you want to make subtle tweaks to each one, but we recommend creating one standard footer for each page.

In the website builder, you can quickly set up content for your footer and apply it to any page you like – just go to Edit Site > Site-wide Footer and select the pages you want the footer to show on.

Is there something we didn’t mention that you think should go in a website footer? Let us know in the comments!

Comments

  1. Maxwell Fangmann Says:

    yeah,I just believed you might want to realize that your weblog is messed up when you view it on my iphone. I?m not sure if it has something to do with my phone?s browser or your internet site? just saying…

  2. Emily Hirai Says:

    Thanks for the heads up! We use WordPress so unfortunately there’s nothing we can do about their software. I was able to pull it up on iPhone 4. I wonder if your Safari web browser needs to be upgraded?

  3. Howtoteachdog Says:

    I think it would be an advantage if it should mention the payment methods.

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