Do you have an important message for your customers or simply a link to to communicate to them? The featured message allows you to directly reach your customers. It is presented in the form of a banner at the top of the site and will be visible on all the pages of the latter.
Activate the ad bar
To activate the ad bar you just have to go to the "Featured messages" section in the tab "Information & Settings", then click on the button on the "Add message" button.
You will see that three different types of banners are available to best meet your needs.
Feature a business objective
You wish to encourage your customers to take an action directly on the website? This banner proposes to include a message with a button corresponding to a business objective of the website. This button will redirect the visitor to the corresponding page of the website.
Here is the list of possible business objectives:
- Table booking
- Venue booking
- Room booking
- Food order
- Present your events
- Showcase menu
- Showcase locations
The list shows the available goals according to the features that have been previously activated in CentralApp. It is therefore possible that you do not see the whole list above.
A simple message to send to your customers? The informative banner allows you to to pin a personalized message at the top of your site, without any specific link or button leading to another web page.
You want to redirect your customers to a personalized link, whether it is on a very specific page of the website or on another website? The custom action banner allows you to include this link as well as a text that will serve as a clickable button, in order to hide the complete link.
Be sure to translate the message into the different languages activated on your website
It is possible to set up the announcement bar for more flexibility.
In order for the ad bar to appear on the website, you must define the start date of your message.
It is also possible to define an end date. The message will disappear from the website the day after the chosen end date.
If you do not set an end date, the announcement bar will be visible indefinitely on your website.
Color of the ad bar
The color of the banner corresponds to the highlight color in the branding settings of your website. So, if you are not satisfied with the banner color, you can change it by going to the "Branding" category (after clicking on "Information & Settings") and you can change the highlight color. CentralApp automatically suggests some colors according to the main color of the website, but it is totally possible to choose a custom color. Make sure that the chosen color stays in the spirit of your site.
Is it possible to add several ad bars on the website?
It is possible to plan several ad bars in advance by setting a start date and an end date for each ad bar. However, you must be careful that the dates do not overlap.
On the other hand, it is not possible to display several announcement bars simultaneously on the on the website.