'Local Pages' are a valuable tool to show your customers the areas you service. You can use it simply to show the cities/towns you deliver to, or you can go more in depth and create pages for local businesses you deliver to frequently, such as hospitals, funeral homes, or churches. This article will show you step-by-step how to create various 'Local Pages' and how to append them to the Navigation Bar on your website.
Le'ts begin by navigating to Website > Content > Local Pages:
Once you've reached the 'Local Pages' page, you should see a fairly blank page. This is because we need to create a City/Town first. Click the button that says: 'Add New Page'
Now that we're ready to begin editing our first Local Page, we will break down some of the options to help you get started:
#1 - Page Title - In this case pick the name of the City/Town. For this example we wrote 'Test City'.
#2 - Page Type - Your first page must be a City/Town. You won't be able to access a page for a local business until you have a City/Town to set it to.
#3 - State - If you live in the USA, this option will be a drop-down menu that allows you select the various states/territories. If you are outside of the USA you can fill this in manually.
#4 - Image - You have the option to add an image for a Local Page. If you know any local photographers, you might consider asking them to help out here! If not, Google Images will almost always have free images available for use of your city/town.
#5 - This section is for you to describe the City/Town. Many of our shops pull sections of information from their city/town's Wikipedia page. You are welcome to put whatever you think is applicable in this section.
#6 - Once you've filled out all this information, you can hit 'Save Page' and then go back to the 'Local Pages' Directory.
Now, at our 'Local Pages' hub, we can see the City page we just created. Let's create another page for a local business in this city. Go ahead click 'Add New Page' once more.
This time we have created a page for a local Hospital. You will see the highlighted section I have chosen 'Hospitals' as my 'Page Type' instead of 'Cities/Towns'. With any 'Page Type' that isn't a City or Town, you will be able to add the specific address and Zip/Postal Code. You will also now see an option to select the 'City' that this business resides in. If you are following along step-by-step, select the city we just created. Once you're done, 'Save Page' again and once more click 'Back'.
Now that we have created a few Local Pages for our website, we want to add them to the Navigation Bar so that they can be easily seen by the customer.
From the Local Pages hub, go ahead and click the drop down menu titled '+ Append' right next to the header that says 'Cities/Towns'.
Click the desired location for your local Cities/Towns. Many shops choose to append it to a 'Local Delivery' section, but you can choose any section of the Nav Bar you would like such as right under the 'Home' button. Don't forget to hit 'Save' for the final time once you've chosen where you want your link to append.
Congratulations! You have finished creating your first Local Pages! You can now navigate to back to the main page of your website and see the City we just created in the section that we chose to append it to on the Nav Bar. You won't be able to see links for businesses on the Nav Bar, but once you click on the page for the city you will be able to see all the local businesses you've designated for that city.
We hope this is helpful in creating your own 'Local Pages' for your website!