At Linqto, we know how powerful Facebook Apps can be in terms of reaching out to new customers and driving engagement between users and brands. That’s why we were so excited to work with Intuit’s Small Business Website division in order to create a Facebook App that simplifies the business website design process and allows the company to reach additional customers in a non-threatening environment.
Linqto worked with Intuit, Facebook and Google to develop a Facebook app for the program that helps Intuit to reach new customers and build viral interest in their service. In the current app, users are able to browse through each of the design templates that are available to Intuit “Build Your Website” subscribers, as well as preview each of the sub-page themes that are associated with a given design. App viewers can also see an overview of the Intuit site development process and begin to set up their sites from within the app.
Here’s how to do it:
Step #1 – Visit apps.facebook.com/buildyourwebsite and Select a Design
You’ll need to log in to Facebook in order to access Intuit’s new app, but once you’ve accessed the page above, you’ll be presented with a visual interface that helps you begin the quick and easy process of setting up your business website.
Click on the templates pictured on the page to preview the different designs that are available through the Intuit program.
Step #2 – Share Your Design Choice with Friends
Making a design choice is easy on Facebook. You can share the template designs you like with your friends and associates, and they can provide valuable feedback during this important stage of the design process.
Once you’ve chosen the design that best suits your business, click “Select This Design” to proceed to the next step.
Step #3 – Build Your New Intuit Website
The next screen you see will present you with the terms of Intuit’s new website building program and will ask you to confirm your login information. When you sign up with “Build Your Website,” you start with a three-page website with your own business domain name (like www.yourbusinessname.com) and free web hosting for a year. You also get one month of free email support, and if you decide to continue your subscription past the one-year mark, you’ll only pay $4.99/month for your website and $2/month for your domain name.
Using the advice and feedback you receive, you can continue to build your website. As you go through this process, the Intuit website editing interface will allow you to edit colors, upload pictures, and customize text blocks easily. If you have some background experience with website design, you’ll find you are also able to modify the code of your website in order to make more extensive customizations. Getting input from colleagues and customers is also a great way to engage them in using your website once it is launched.