20 September 2017
Build a simple glazing website in minutes with My Business by Google
Hopefully your glazing business already has a website but if you don't, or your business is just getting off the ground, Google's My Business website tool is a great starting point for you. It's a free tool and has limitations but it's a good way to start building your web presence, especially if your business is new.
First you'll need to get yourself set up on Google My Business — we wrote a blog post awhile back with instructions on how to do this. If you go through that process, Google will prompt you to create a website at the end of it. If you've already listed your business on Google, head over to this link to start building your website.
In terms of the look of the website, there are a range of template themes to choose from. They are all reasonably clean and modern but they are unlikely to exactly match your business' brand perfectly. If you're after something more custom, this service isn't for you (you may want to consider something more customizable such as WordPress).
Other elements you can add to the website:
- Under the 'Edit' option, Google will give you some content boxes to edit and tell the viewer a little more about your business
- You can upload photos of your work which is a great way of enticing potential customers
- Add your business hours including days when you are closed (Christmas Day) for example
- Contact details like your phone number
Before you can publish the website, you will need to verify that you own the listing. The URL you'll get is a Google one but you can customize it a little:
Hopefully this is a useful starting point for getting your glazing website up and running!
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26 January 2023
The latest Smart-Builder glass software at Glasstec
The Smart-Builder team had a great time at Glasstec in Germany last year and got to show our latest glass software to thousands of glass businesses from around the world.
27 August 2021
Is your pricing strategy costing you money?
Getting your pricing right can be complicated. Customers are price sensitive and everyone is looking for a good deal. Finding that sweet spot where you are consistently winning jobs while ensuring that you’re making a decent margin can be like walking a tight rope.
15 July 2021
Is now the right time for glass software?
All industries have had to confront the uncertainty of a global pandemic and plan accordingly to get through this challenging time. Most businesses have had to review their processes and look at how they can be as efficient as possible. We've helped many glass companies get more out of the resources they have as well as give them the tools they need to be more successful. We’ll look at some of the most important factors involved in choosing the right glass software for your business.