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Calendar Feature Updates

Based on client feedback, we’ve made a few updates to the standard calendar for your website. All Events When you first view your “All Events” tab you will see a new option, month-a-time calendar format option. This new view allows you to quickly drill down to find the event you wish to edit. You can switch back to the old list view by using the toggle on the top left.  (See image in this article.)  And, the last view will be remembered, so the last view you used will be the view that opens next time you use the calendar. Recurring Events A single event in a recurring series can be uniquely updated.  Now have the ability to create different event descriptions for different dates of recurring events.  For example, if you have a recurring, monthly meeting, now each meeting date can have a unique description, such as an agenda, or links to download files relevant to that meeting date only. Calendar Event Retirement Calendar events will be set to automatically delete off your published calendar, and the back end event list after 24 months from EVENT START DATE.  If you have a recurring event set up that you plan to use going into the future, all you need to do is edit the Start Date of the Source Recurring Event before it expires. Instructions for all these updates can be found at https://clarityhelp.com/docs/general-display-modules/calendar/  

Consider Adding GA4 to Your Google Analytics Account

Google has announced they plan to retire their current Universal Google Analytics in July 2023, replacing it with their new GA4 Analytics.  We recommend that you install GA4 sooner than later in order to get used to the new data.  It is very different.  To help you we have created a short cheat sheet at Clarity Help. You should be able to follow the directions and add GA4 to your account in around 30 minutes.  If you prefer to have AccuNet add it, we charge $120/hour. Once GA4 is added, you need to give AccuNet your G- Measurement ID number. We will add it to your tracking in the back end of the website so that you will start to see results within 24-48 hours. In case you want to take a class in GA4:  Discover the Next Generation of Google Analytics

How to put a module or row on hold

How to know content is on hold

Yes, it can be done.  Spend < 1 minute learning how watching our video and/or reading how at clarityhelp.com

Helpful Note Field for Recurring Calendar Entries

Where to add notes to your calendar events

The calendar allows you to create recurring events that continue listing until your given end date. We suggest that you always have an end date no longer than a year out.  If you have no end date, the service has to load many more events and it could slow down your site when editing. The Date and Time section lists the first date of the event, but not when it ends. We’ve added a new field “Internal Note for Repeat” inside the Repeating Event section.  While you can write whatever you want in this field as it is an internal- only you note, we suggest you type in the last date of a repeating event. You will be happy that you take the seconds it takes to type in the end date of your recurring events. You’ll see this date on the calendar overview page.

Check Your Website Form Entries for SPAM Regularly

How to check your form entries

All forms on your website have a dynamic spam filter applied.  Without it you would be inundated with unwanted spam emails.  The downside is that on occasion, there are form submissions that you do not consider spam, but the system did. We HIGHLY recommend that you log into your website and check to see if any of your forms have a Spam folder.  If so, check its contents.  You have the opportunity to choose “Not Spam” when you hover over the individual form submission.  Make sure to choose “not spam” if the submission is valid, in order to help train the service.  The submission will be automatically moved and be listed with the rest of the valid submissions for the form. If you have any questions regarding how to log into your website give us a call or email. ~Your AccuNet Team~

Module Instruction

On-page design help website by AccuNet Web Services

Based on client request to make on-page design more intuitive, we have put together https://design.accunet.us/. Here you will see examples of modules and instruction on how to use them as you edit your website pages.

Be Educated About Google’s Recent Warning Regarding Your Website’s Mobile Load Time

Google speed checker

Getting an email from Google alerting you that 22% of your customers leave your mobile site before they even see your page load is a shock.  When a Google AdWords client forwarded an email to us with this claim that included an offer to meet with a Google Marketing Solutions representative to learn how to rectify this problem – we jumped at the chance.

Stay Alert with Creative Commons – CC0 images

CC0 website example

For anyone needing an image to help tell their story online, Creative Commons Zero (CC0) is an option to explore.  There are a number of types of CC licenses and you need to be aware which one you are downloading.  For many small businesses using CC0 images to spruce up their site is a great option due to their price.  Free, plus any donation you feel compelled to share with the photographer.  Our current favorite: Pexels! https://www.pexels.com/ Take the time to research this type of image for your online marketing needs.  It might be worth your effort.