The LeagueApps team are firm believers in the “Look good feel good play good” mantra. We think the statement translates to website homepages too. Your homepage is the first thing people see, so it is important to leave a lasting impression. Besides being a good place to show off your league to new potential members, your homepage can be a source of information for current members to easily access. Additionally, having good homepage content is essential for SEO strategy.
The LeagueApps Theme and content editors make it easy to design your homepage the way you like it. To add content to your homepage, go to the “Content” tab in your console, then click on “Pages > Homepage” (more on Creating Content Pages here).
Here are 5 things you can add to your homepage to jazz it up:
1) Share Registration and Schedule Information
Your homepage is a great place to share league information with your players. Just grab a widget from your LeagueApps console. The Registration Listings widget is a good one to add to your homepage because it allows your members to start the registration process with just one click.
Click here for tips on integrating your widgets.
Rockville Athletics Sports League has a widget that gives players easy access to all of the Schedules and Standings.
2. Information Center
Use your homepage as a hub for your organization’s news and announcements. Leagues often post game highlights on their homepage, as well as cancellations and postponements.
Q-Sports Leagues recaps their season and pays tribute to the league champions.
3. Personalize your Theme
Use the LeagueApps Theme Editor to control your colors, fonts, and homepage images. You can really set the tone by establishing a consistent theme that characterizes your league or organization.
All City Athletics has a city landscape header and a hardwood floor background image that truly reflects what they are all about.
Add a countdown widget to inform your players when the next season or highly-anticipated event starts.
Philadelphia Sports Network has a Countdown Widget that counts down the time till their Winter Registration begins.
5) Social Plug-ins
Adding social plug-ins to your homepage is an easy way to grow your social networking fan base and keep your members engaged.
Denver Pirate Leagues has a Facebook Activity Feed and a Twitter profile plugin on their homepage.
These are just a few examples of ways you can liven up your homepage. Reach out if you would like help creating a cool homepage through LeagueApps.