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Launch Your PhotoBiz Site In 7 Easy Steps!
If you have any questions, please give us a call toll free 866-463-7620. Congratulations on your new Builder website! Creating a new website can be overwhelming, so use this guide for a quick guide on how to get started with setting up and publishing your Builder. Throughout the list, there are links to more detailed articles for step by step instructions.
It's natural to want to dive right into design before you start creating your pages, but it is easier to choose a template and a design after your pages are created. With PhotoBiz, everything you put into web pages will automatically be applied to every template, so create your pages first so you can "test drive" lots of different templates and see which one displays your work the best.
To start adding pages, click on the BUILDER icon and then the WEB PAGES tab and click on NEW PAGE to add a page, or click on a page name along the left-hand side of the page to add content to that page.
Below are some recommended page types most Builder sites should have:
Now that you've added content to your pages, you'll be able to better see what your website will look like with different templates. Go ahead and start "test driving" some templates! When choosing a template, keep in mind that you can customize the colors, fonts, and background to match your brand in Step 4.
To access the template collection, click on the BUILDER icon, then hover over DESIGN and click on TEMPLATES. Click the links below to learn how to preview, add, and save templates.
The recommended logo size will change depending on the template you choose, which is why we recommend waiting until you have selected a template to upload your logo.
Click here for step by step instructions on how to upload your logo.
If you don't have a logo and you need one, log into your account and check out the PhotoBiz Logo Design service, we can design you a custom logo.
After you've selected your template, there are default settings for your design, but all these can be changed under the DESIGN tab in your Builder control panel.
Want a website that's totally custom? No time to design and build it yourself? Log into your account and check out our Custom Site service.
A custom domain name is recommended because it brands your site and makes it appear much more professional than having a shared domain like example.photobiz.com.
After all the major pages and content have been added to your account, we recommend adding meta information and setting up Google Analytics and Webmaster tools to make sure your website is in the best possible position for search engine optimization. Some helpful links for SEO can be found below:
Want us to do your Search Engine Optimization for you? Log into your account and check out the SEO ENGAGEMENT or SEO KICKSTART services on your control panel or give our Passionate Support Team a call to find out more.
Your website's sitemap is like a roadmap for search engine bots to make it easier for your website to be crawled. This is the last thing you should do once the rest of your website is completed. You'll want to republish your sitemap anytime you make major changes to your website to alert the search engines that you've made changes that should be crawled to make sure the most up to date information is on the search engines.
For instructions on how to publish your sitemap, click here.
Now that you've got your Builder live, there's 3 things to remember. 1. CALL US - Our Passionate Support Team is here to help you with any questions you have about your PhotoBiz account. Don't hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions about doing business online. Call us toll free at 866.463.7620, we're here Monday - Friday 9am - 8pm EST. 2. PHOTOBIZ TO GO APP - Download the Free PhotoBiz To Go App to access your Client Conversation Tracker, Take Payments, Manage Forms, and Account details on your phone anytime you need to. 3. REFER A FRIEND - Remember our Refer A Friend program, you can earn $25 towards your membership by sending someone our way.