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Notification Bars are a great way to highlight important information using a colorful bar at the bottom of the website.
For example, let’s say your office is closed for an upcoming holiday. Add a bar to let people know. Or, perhaps there’s a natural disaster on the horizon which will likely result in many claims. Add a bar. Is your office moving locations? Do you have a new coverage option or blog article you’d like to promote? You get the idea.
Or, just have one there all the time with your phone number and button to request a quote!
Explore the following guide to see detailed screenshots and steps for using Notification Bars.
1. Log in to ActiveAgency. To do that, add aalogin to the end of your website address, like this:
If you don’t remember your account details, click Lost your password? Or, contact us.
2. Click Notification Bars in the left menu and then click Add New.
3. Complete the form. Only Message, Bar Color and Show Until Date are required. Click Publish.
NOTE: Preview will not work. The only way to see the bar is to click Publish and visit the website.
Here’s what each of the fields on the page means:
Only used to identify the bar internally. Give it a friendly name so you know what it’s for.
What the message on the bar says. If you know HTML, you can use it to format the text a bit.
- Button #1 Text
The text on the first button.
- Button #1 Link
The link for the first button. This can be a page on your website or on an external site.
- Button #2 Text
The text on the second button.
- Button #2 Link
The link for the second button. This can be a page on your website or on an external site.
- Bar Color
Select the main background color for the bar. Try using a bold color that’s related to your agency brand.
- Text Color
Select the color for the text. If your Bar Color is dark, be sure to choose white or a very light Text Color.
- Show Until Date
The Notification Bar is displayed until midnight on this date.
4. Visit your agency’s website and see the Notification Bar along the bottom of the screen.
NOTE: You may need to refresh the page a few times to see the bar. This clears the cache.
Suggested Action Items
- Add your first Notification Bar
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