Which plans include this feature?
Where can I find this feature using the top menu?
Manage > Site Builder
What more do I need to use this feature?
Which Checkfront version supports this feature - classic, new or both?
- This feature is available in both our classic version using items (Inventory > Items) and our newest version using products (Inventory > Products). → Learn more about products
Setting Up Site Builder For Maximum VisibilityBack to top
Having a great-looking website is one thing, but if it isn't easy to find and contact your business, customers will just move on to the next offering in their web browser. We have provided a section in Site Builder called Site Details, which enables you to fill out your company contact details and business information, plus describe your website to help you stand out in online search results.
Updates you make to your site details in Site Builder will not be carried across to the Checkfront Booking Manager. You must update the Booking Manager separately to keep everything in sync.
Accessing Site DetailsBack to top
Get started by clicking on the Settings link at the bottom of your left sidebar in Site Builder.
From the settings menu, click on the link labelled Site Details .
You'll now see the site details panel.
AppearanceBack to top
Your site name and description are crucial to your online visibility regarding potential customers finding you in search engines. Use these fields wisely and be as clear and concise as possible when describing your offerings.
The Site Name will appear in search engine results and should be designed to entice potential customers. Keep it clear and concise, and include relevant keywords if possible.
Google typically displays the first 50-60 characters of a title tag. If you keep your titles under 60 characters, research suggests they display properly and do not become truncated in most web browsers. The site title will also be displayed in the header and footer of your Site Builder website if you have chosen not to upload a custom logo.
Meta descriptions are intended to provide users with a snippet of what they can expect to find by clicking on your website link in a search engine. Meta descriptions appear beneath a website's URL in search engine results pages.
Your description can be any length, but search engines will truncate (cut off) anything over 160 characters . You must be as clear and concise as possible when writing your description.
If a potential customer enters a search query that closely matches your meta description, then a search engine like Google will highlight the search term in the description using bold formatting. This makes your listing more enticing to the user by pointing out the relevance to the search query.
So, think about the keywords you target and which search terms you hope to appear for? Use those terms in your description. Depending on your theme, the site description may also be displayed in your website footer.
Meta descriptions, though not directly related to search engine rankings, are extremely important in improving click-through rates from search engine results pages. Research shows that achieving above-expected CTRs can result in better organic rankings, so by making meta descriptions more relevant to related search queries, you stand to gain an indirect boost in organic search rankings.
Contact FormBack to top
When a customer wishes to contact your business, one of the methods available is submitting a question through your contact page. Enter the email address where you would like to receive those submissions.
Business InfoBack to top
Enter your business information to let your customers know where they can find you. The email address you enter should be the one you want them to contact you directly. It is most likely the same as the contact form email address, but it doesn't have to be if you want to enter a different one.
You can enter your business hours to be displayed on your website as part of your business info. Please note, however, these changes will not be carried forward to the Checkfront Account Manager. To keep things in sync, you must update the business hours in both places.