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● 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 despite 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 •

~ In today's tutorial, we discuss 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 main 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 be a 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, see its features, etc., then 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, you will get the option to log in. Also, I am logged in and 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 on the left-hand side, and there is a preview of the website on the right-hand side, and you can see this preview separately on both desktop and mobile.

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

Here you get two options, 

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


~, surprisingly, Microsoft is giving the option to import content from Facebook in its own site builder but not giving the 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 select the time zone according to our country, and we can select the language. After that, there is the option of business category. After filling in all the information, simply click on create on the website.

~ After that, you will see this in the next tab. Here is the URL of your website above. There is a component section below and a preview of the website on 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 you see here on 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 site's description by going to Headline and description.
- Here, you can upload your logo by clicking the logo button.
- There are limited options here to stylize the text of the description; if you want, you can also add a link to it.



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


✔ Customer Action Button ✔

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

✔ Cover Image ✔

- And then there is the option of the cover image. You can use the already existing images or 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 on business hours. You can also set it differently on a per-day basis.


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


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~ You have to click on it, and here you get the business summary component, the option to add video, social posts, reviews, and gallery 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 on the website. You can customize the size of this video. You have three options, you can give a description, a maximum of five hundred characters.

~ You only use the social post and review options 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 on 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, it can become a useful 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, it can become a useful link for you.

3. It is a good option for a free website ✔
- If you want a simple and free website, this is a good option; .biz.site is a short URL, perfectly usable, and features like Youtube video, gallery, and Facebook page integration make it a good usable website option. Also, it has. If schema data is also there, it is good enough for local businesses.

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


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