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The Step 2 tab is where we will enter the textual data for our Contact QuickPage. On arriving at this tab, the window will resemble the screen-shot below (although your chosen design template may vary, of course):

 

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The Step 2 tab is where we will enter the textual data for our Contact QuickPage. On arriving at this tab, the window will resemble the screen-shot below (although your chosen design template may vary, of course):

 

window_quickpages_tab2_contact

 

In this screen we simply have to enter the text in each box provided. It’s as simple as that!

 

Contact Pages created using this template will confirm to the standard format seen on-line, and in using this template-based system you don’t need to worry about the layout at all – instead you can just focus on entering the necessary information in text form.

 

The following information is required:

 

Heading – This is the heading for your contact page. While it should be short in length, it can convey a friendly tone to your visitors. Some examples you could use include:

 

Get In Touch

Contact Us

Point of Contact

Contact Details

Who are We?

and so on...

 

 

Subheading – Enter a sub-heading for your Contact Page in the sub-heading box provided. The sub-heading can be a call-to-action encouraging the visitor to drop you a line (in conjunction with your heading): pick up the phone, send a fax - generally 'make contact' with you. Use a friendly, welcoming subheading to show your visitors that you care.

 

 

Name – This is the contact name that you would like to display on the contact page. This is the person to whom the visitor should direct their questions and correspondence.

 

 

Position – In this box you should enter the position of the contact person, named above. As with the contact name, this is intended to inject an air of transparency to your site. Visitors and customers alike are reassured by the fact that (quite the opposite of dealing with an anonymous entity) they are dealing with a reputable company, with a named, accountable individual who they can get in touch with, if necessary.

 

 

Address – If possible, include a postal address also. This may seem a little excessive, but it can have a marked effect on visitor confidence. Studies have shown that if visitors see a physical business address they are more likely to make a purchase from you site.

 

This boils down to confidence – the visitor to your site is naturally going to be reassured by the fact that you really do exist, and a bricks-and-mortar address, especially if this is a trading address. It adds an air of tangibility (and therefore ‘credibility’) to your proposition.

 

 

Tel (telephone number) – If possible, enter a telephone number on which you can be contacted. If this causes you concern you may wish to consider using a telephone answering service (there are several reasonably-priced on-line solutions available) or if necessary you can leave this value blank.

 

 

Fax – If you have a fax number, enter it here. If you don’t have a fax number you may want to consider one of the many on-line fax solutions available. You may of course leave this value blank if preferred.

 

 

E-Mail – Enter a contact e-mail address here so that your visitor can get in touch.

 

Note: This e-mail address is visible to robots trawling your page content and so you should preferably use a standalone e-mail account so that you can limit the effect of unwanted e-mail on any main e-mail accounts.

 

 

Link URL – This is that path to any page you would like your visitors to be taken to (if the link is clicked) for more contact information - perhaps more information on your company, say, if this site is a feeder-site to your main site.

 

The URL should be entered in the following format: http://www.yoursite.com/page.html (where ‘yoursite.com’ is the path to the domain you wish to direct visitors clicking this link to, and ‘page.html’ is the specific page at that site upon which the corporate information/details are published).

 

 

Having entered the values above, you can proceed to the next tab: Step 3 - (Contact Pages) by clicking the button_application_next button.

 

To step forward to the corresponding 'Step 3' instruction for this particular QuickPage-type, click the link below:

 

Step 3 – Contact Pages

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