Click-to-call or click-to-dial empowers your website visitors to tap a phone number, button, or image to call your business from a cell phone or computer. This is easily achieved by adding your business phone number into a clickable link, allowing potential clients to reach your business with minimal effort.
Note: There are over 2 billion mobile devices out there and mobile internet usage surpasses desktop usage.
In this tutorial, we look at how to incorporate your business number on your website. You have several options to add a business phone number, icon, or button, and we will explore all of them.
Making a clickable phone number in the header
Your Header block allows you to add a clickable phone number. To enable it, first, you need to ensure that the phone number is visible.
1. Hover over the Header block to activate the menu.
2. Click the Block settings icon and click the checkbox next to the Business phone:
3. Click Save.
To add a link to the phone number displayed, highlight the number and click on the Link icon in the menu that activates:
In the Link settings window that appears, choose the Make a phone call option in the Click action dropdown menu:
In the field below, enter the phone number you want your visitors to call. Make sure to add the international code, in this example, it’s +1 for North America:
Click Submit and then Publish to make the changes live.
When your visitor clicks on the phone number on their mobile device, they will be able to call you directly.
If your customers have Skype or similar software installed on their computer, the above example will trigger a call from those applications:
Automatic updates of the phone number
When you add a phone number, the settings are updated automatically throughout the website, including the Contact block:
To learn more about the Contact block, visit this tutorial.
The changes are also reflected in the Footer settings:
For more information on how to customize the footer, check out this tutorial: Footer block.
Adding a Click to call link to text, images and buttons
You can turn any portion of the content, including images and buttons, into a clickable call link. Follow the steps outlined above to assign a Make a phone call Click action in:
Important: If you cater to an international customer base, make sure to include the international country code so that your customers always reach the correct destination.