Trust symbols on a website are becoming increasingly more important and showing your visitors that you belong to a recognised trade organisation with ethics and standards can only help instil confidence in potential customers and help generate sales.
GoJD members with a Gold Plus or Extra subscription including PPL insurance have access to a feature that adds an authentic trust symbol on their site that is more than just displaying a logo which may, or may not, be genuine. Free Silver members also have the option to use a simplified version on their website.
The Guild logo is applied to your website with a simple piece of code found in your account dashboard displayed in the ‘Guild Logo/Insurance Badge’ panel when logged in, this shows a logo which corresponds to whatever GoJD subsription you have, Silver or Gold.
When the logo is clicked on, it displays a text box confirming your eligibility and, in the case of members having PPL insurance, confirmation of your cover.
If you have a website based on a template most of the time you only need to insert the code into one file, usually the footer file or a text module.
(Using the new Stencil themes) Login to your admin area and navigate to: Storefront Design, click on the ‘Scripts’ tab, add your code to the ‘Footer’ panel and save – really simple!
Login to your admin area, click on Appearance > Widgets and drag a text widget into one of your footer positions. Add your code to the widget text box, ‘update file’ and you’re good to go!
Other Website Systems:
Websites not built on a template system will probably need the code adding to each page you want the logo to display on separately. If you have a system that allows you to create a custom module which you can set to display on all pages, then simply, using the text editor in HTML source mode, add your code there and save your module.
****IMPORTANT BIT**** When your code has been added, it is important to ensure that the web address you have the code installed on, corresponds with the web address entered in your Guild account dashboard profile otherwise the logo won’t display. You can enter it with or without www. but you don’t need to add http:// or https://
Various settings are available in your guild account dashboard for how you would like the logo to display. (Click ‘Settings’ under the logo script)
Option 1. (eg. www.geti.co)
Fixed in corner on scrolling (always visible) – Left or Right display
This shows the badge either on the bottom left or right of your page and always stays in view when scrolling.
Option 2 (eg. as seen on the right hand side of the guild member area)
Fixed on webpage (not always visible) – Small, Medium, Large
This option allows you to embed the badge into a web page in a static position meaning it won’t always be on view when the visitor scrolls. A common position is at the bottom of a page in a footer and it will need to be inserted into every page you want the badge to show – in the case of a template based website, this only needs to go in one footer file to display on every page of the site.
Small, Medium or Large refers to the size of the logo displayed with Small being a condensed version of the badge.
If you’re not familiar with adding code to your website and this all sounds a bit daunting for you, don’t worry, just give us a call and we can try to help you.