Website Help and User Guide

Website Help and User Guide

‘Visit Fylde Coast’ is a big digital media product and we don’t want you to miss anything!

We’ve got websites, social media pages and a weekly email newsletter.

They’re all linked together – but growing into a huge product- and we don’t want you to miss out!


About these sites

A range of interlinked websites covering the Fylde Coast.

There are sites for each of Fleetwood, Cleveleys, Poulton-le-Fylde, Blackpool, St Annes and Lytham.

Visit Fylde Coast is where you’ll find anything that’s general to the coast, plus topical and lifestyle material like gardening, cooking, pets, etc.

We publish theBlackpoolilluminations.info – all about, yep, the Blackpool Illuminations!

And we have our own online shop seasideemporium.co.uk where you can buy our own original photographs and paintings


Linked Websites

We know that you might like one of the Fylde Coast towns – or you might like them all!

Some parts of the websites are linked together so that you don’t miss anything (like the Events Calendar) and some are isolated to just that particular website (like pages about the seafront for example).


Navigation

The black menu at the very top of the sites includes local businesses and services. 

There’s a second grey menu under the site header full of editorial content, and business news too.

Section landing pages show you the latest updates.

Don’t forget to use the search  box – its probably the quickest way of finding what you want to know.

There’s also a Sitemap at the footer of each page, where you’ll find a no-frills list of all the pages on that site by section.


Events

Events, meetings etc are listed on all of our websites.

Our events database also feeds the Radio Wave website.

A short batch of todays events appear on the homepage. 

Submit your own community event by using the ‘Register your Event’ form.

You can also submit your event by emailing full details to jane@theRabbitPatch.co.uk

Events are searchable by date, meeting/event, or description.

Business can also list their events for a small fee – advertise here


Newsletter

We publish a weekly email newsletter with lots of interesting things in it, finished off with a full list of what’s on in the coming week.

To receive it – Just sign up here.


Keeping up to date

Sign up to receive the weekly email, which gives you the updates for the previous week – a bit like a news sheet.

Visit the homepage/s regularly and find updates there.

Visit the section landing pages regularly to narrow updates down to your own interests.

Follow us on social media


Sharing and Social Media

When we update pages we generally post links to our Facebook and Twitter pages. 

These are our current social media pages:

Facebook pages to match the websites:
Visit Fleetwood,
Visit Cleveleys,
Visit Poulton-le-Fylde,
Live Blackpool,
Visit St Annes,
Visit Lytham and
Visit Fylde Coast.

You might also be interested in Seaside Emporium, which is our own online shop of original paintings

Chrissie Blogger is our resident writer.

On Twitter it’s @visitFyldeCoast and @ChrissiesBlog

Follow us on Instagram @visitfyldecoast

Find Visit Fylde Coast on YouTube

Follow Visit Fylde Coast on G+

Follow us on Pinterest @visitfyldecoast


Website Links

If we have covered your information or group, we’d love you to share the link on your own website or Facebook page. 

We have ‘We’re On’ logos for each of our websites which we can send to you.

You are very welcome to create a link to one of our sites from your own business or group website. We can also provide a logo for you to link to.

We always appreciate links written into the text of your website. The most valuable ones to us are written words that makes sense which are linked to the web address (rather than linking to ‘click here’ because search engines don’t understand what that means).

So you might write ‘Take a look at the Visit Fleetwood Website’ and link that to the web address.

If you’d like any logos sending to you please get in touch – just email jane@theRabbitPatch.co.uk 


How to contribute

Find out how to send in your information to feature on Visit Fylde Coast


Promote a community group

If you’re involved with a community group that doesn’t have any paid employees we will promote anything for you for free.

We can offer you a write up about your group – why you formed, what you do, what kind of help you need and what your group offers.

We’ve got a list of community groups where you can list your contact details.

You can also list all your events in the Events Calendar.

You can also send us your contact details and we’ll let you know about things that are particularly useful to the community sector.


Promote a company

We always welcome advertisers and we’ve developed a unique package to help to promote your company.

How to advertise with Visit Fylde Coast

Your own dedicated business page is so much more than a faceless box ad which search engines can’t see.

Our advertising includes the use of social media/Facebook and Twitter, emails, the Events Calendar and so much more.

We don’t receive any funding to publish this product, so advertising revenue enables us to produce which is still the only product of it’s type that celebrates the whole of the Fylde Coast.

 

Visit Fylde Coast

On this page:

– About these sites

– Linked websites

– Navigation

– Events

– Newsletter

– Keeping up to date

– Sharing and social media

– Posters and postcards

– Website links

– How to contribute

– Promote a community group

– Promote a company

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