How To Create Free Business Website in Microsoft Builder Smart Pages 2022-23

● How To Create Free Business Website in Microsoft Builder Smart Pages 2022-22 ●

● Google has been providing two free website builders for a long time.
~ And now Microsoft is also offering a website builder which is easy to use. It gives more features and its URL is very short.

~ But in spite of so many advantages, it has some flaws, 
What are these flaws?  
What are the features?  
In what ways can you use this free website? 
• Know in today's article •

~ So in today's tutorial we are talking about Microsoft's free website builder platform Smart Page.

~ So google sites platform was launched by google on 28th February 2008, which is a very detailed site builder.

~ Microsoft's Smart Pages website builder is closer to the free Google mein business website, so close to where the URL of the google my business website is,

Example.business.site

Microsoft's URL is 👇

Example.biz.site

-- Business.site and biz.site cannot coincidence.  Microsoft Deliberately Competing With Google My Business 😁

Well, this Smart Page is not a new launch, it was launched on 24th February 2021, as part of Microsoft's Digital Marketing Centre.

So enough is the talk of history, now let's meet the smart page, let's see its features etc., then we will talk about its use.

》So to create a smart page you have to go to the URL given below,



~ Click on get started today 

~ If you are not already logged in to the Microsoft account then you will get the option to login, also I am logged in then I will jump directly to the dashboard.

~ As soon as you come to this dashboard, you get a much better UI than the website section of Google My Business.

~ There is a builder in the left hand side, and there is a preview of the website in the right hand side, and you can see this preview separately in both desktop and mobile.

~ The UI changes a lot in desktop and mobile, both look very different, and its mobile version is also quite usefull. 

Here you get two options, 

》1 : You can import all the information from facebook page.
》2 : You can make everything manually by clicking on the start from scratch button.

~ But the surprising thing is that there is no option to import Bing places for business here. BING PLACES FOR BUSINESS is a microsoft product like GOOGLE MY BUSINESS which gives a chance to appear in the bing search engine by listing the local business. ✔

~ It is very surprising that microsoft is giving option to import content from facebook in its own site builder but not giving option to import it from its own BING PLACES FOR BUSINESS.

~ Anyway, So we start from scratch, first enter the business name, then you will have the option to select the URL which will remain .biz.site. 

~ After this, we have to choose the option of selecting the time zone according to our country, we can select the language and after that there is the option of business category, after filling all the information, simply click on create on the website.

~ After that in the next tab you will see this seen, here is the URL of your website above, there is a component section below and there is a preview of the website in the right hand side.  Right now these websites are in draft and can be published only after making changes.

~ The component section has all the elements that you are seeing here in the right hand side of the website like , Headline, Action button, Cover image, Contact information etc.

 》Uses Of Components 🦅《

✔ Headline and Description ✔

- You can change the description of the site by going to Headline and description.
- Here you can upload your own logo by going to the logo button.
- There are limited options here to stylize the text of the description, and if you want, you can also add a link to it.


~ There are limited options here to stylize the text of the description, and if you want, you can also add a link to it.

✔ Customer Action Button ✔

- Then there is the option of customer action button, by clicking on it you can change the text and link of the button, you can select one option from the default list, or you can also give your own custom text here.

✔ Cover Image ✔

- And then there is the option of cover image, you can use the already existing images, or you can upload your own image here.

✔ Business Contact Information & Business Hours ✔

- Here you can give your business number, email-ID, and address.  Then there is the information of business hours, you can also set it differently on a per day basis.

~ All these components are default in Microsoft's site but some options you get more extras, to use which you have to go to this add another components text link.

ALSO READ :

~ You have to click on it and here you get the business summery component, the option to add video, social post, review and gallary to the website.

~ In the business summary, you can give descriptions of the heading and 5 thousand characters.

~ You get the option to embed youtube or vimeo videos in the website, you can customize the size of this video. You have three options, you can give a description, maximum of five hundred characters.

~ You get to use the social post and review options only when you connect with Facebook. You can upload your photos by going to the gallery section, and by using social links you can show your social media profiles in your website.

~ After making all these settings you have to click on publish button and your free website will be live instantly.

》This was the way to make a website, now let's talk a little about its pros and cons.

~ There are plus points of this smart page product of Microsoft.

● PROS OF MICROSOFT'S SMART PAGE ●

1. You get a short and memorable URL. ✔
2. You can upload different images. ✔
3. You can showcase your social media links. ✔
4. You can showcase your youtube video. ✔
5. You can connect it to your facebook page. ✔
6. It has local business types scheme data embedded. ✔



● CONS OF MICROSOFT'S SMART PAGE ●

1. You can not use your own domain name. ❌
2. You can not customize the colors. ❌
3. It is not linked with bing places for maps or Google my Business. ❌
4. You cannot have a map embedded. ❌


》Now let's see how we can use this website.《

1. It is a good Backlink source ✔
- This can become a backlink source for you, because .biz.site is a third party domain and when you add a link to your website with the right relevant text in it, then it can become a usefull link for you.

2. It is a good citation source ✔
- This can become a backlink source for you, because .biz.site is a third party domain and when you add a link to your website with the right relevant text in it, then it can become a usefull link for you.

3. It is a good option for free website ✔
- If you want a simple and free website then this is a good option, .biz.site is short URL, perfact usable, and features like Youtube video, gallary, facebook page integration make it a good usable website option, and also it has  If schema data is also there then it is good enough for local business.

>> So this was Microsoft's free website builder platform smart page ✔

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