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QR Codes For Free Landing Pages

Posted: August 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General, QR Codes Use Cases | No Comments »

QR codes can be used for your websites. A good landing page is one of the secrets to digital marketing success. Landing pages encourage customers to sign up for a deal, participate in a promotion or subscribe to offers. This is known as a “call-to-action” (CTA).

Google Sites is a free website builder that lets you effortlessly create and share landing pages with your customers. This tool makes it easier for a user to lay out the pages without the need for coding. With QR Stuff, you can connect the page you created using Google Sites through the use of QR codes.

How To Create Landing Pages In Google Sites

The new Google Sites makes building your landing page a whole lot easier, allowing you to accomplish more projects in the long run. It provides a ready-made platform that consists of a drag and drop feature for all the materials you need for your digital marketing campaigns.

Landing pages and their layouts depend on the type of web page being created. A landing page can either be a CTA to subscribe, a sign-up form or an invitation to a specific promotion a business offers. We used the first option as an example, a CTA for a subscription.

1. Get Started. To get started on your Google Sites landing page, click the plus sign button located on the lower right-hand corner of your screen. You’ll be directed to an Untitled page, so you must enter a unique name to keep track of your page. 

2. Select Your Theme And Add Content. Select any theme in the Google Sites gallery. You can also choose font styles, colours and backgrounds within the theme. Then, click “Insert” or double-click on the portion of the page where you want to add content. You can add text boxes, URLs of other web pages, photos, videos, documents and files from Google Drive or Google Embeds.

   

3. Lay Out The Page. For this example, the layout shows different portions of the page divided into various sections. The header image is separate from the introductory text, main features of the subscription, pricing and further details about the product. It is a blend of text, images, and links.

4. Create Your CTA Link. One of the most important elements of a landing page is the CTA link, and this is what makes it different from other websites out there. An effective landing page contains a single CTA link that users can click on when they are ready to take action. Using Google Sites, this can be created as an image, a block of text, or maybe even a video, that hyperlinks into the subscription page.

5. Publish Your Site. Click “Publish” and be re-directed to a pop-up box where you enter a unique name to the end of your URL. The URL is editable anytime, provided that no other users have registered those particular words in the web domain. Preview your site’s URL to confirm that your site published correctly. There are more functionalities on Google Sites waiting to be explored.

Creating A QR Code For Google Sites Landing Pages

1. Go to https://www.qrstuff.com/?type=websiteurl and have the “Website URL” data type pre-selected from the Data Type section. 

2. In the Content section, enter the Google Sites URL for your landing page.

4. Click the “Download QR Code” button and your landing page QR code is ready for use.

Make It A Bit Fancy

While free users can change the foreground colour of their QR code, paid subscribers have the ability to also change the appearance of the QR code image and embed a logo or image in its centre. Just use the steps outlined above to create your Website URL QR code for Google Sites landing page, and then, before you download your finished QR code, go to the Style section to change its appearance.

Here is an example that shows what could be done to the Website URL QR code created above using our Style section. Our styling interface allows you to make your QR code more visually distinctive and, by embedding a suitable image, perhaps more intuitive as well. Read our blog post on QR Code Styling for more details about how to use this feature.

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Scanning QR Codes on an iOS Device

Posted: July 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General, QRStuff Features | No Comments »

Multinational tech company Apple is a big fan of QR codes. Recent reports revealed that the tech giant has now adopted the way other QR code readers work. iOS 11 and iOS 12 systems are now capable of reading QR codes through the device camera. There is no need to download external applications.

As you may have already learned from previous blog posts, a QR code stands for “Quick Response” and refers to a mobile phone readable barcode that contains phone numbers, SMS messages, email addresses, information for business cards or just plain text. Apple is taking advantage of the popularity of these intuitive codes to present a feature without the need for a third-party app for scanning.

How To Scan QR Codes Using Your Apple Device

Scanning the QR code you have using your Apple device — yes, including the iPad — has opened up a new realm of possibilities for those that rely on these innovations. The steps for scanning the code are simple and easy:

  1. Open the Camera app.
  2. Point the camera lens to capture the QR code at just the right distance — not too close and not too far.
  3. The Apple scanning feature will automatically read the code. The user will receive a prompt to follow the URL. Depending on the data type chosen, you will be directed to the embedded information.

Devices running iOS 12 have also introduced a cool new addition to scanning QR codes.

Note: If the scanning does not work,  check to make sure that the scanning feature is on. Simply head over to Settings, then Camera. Next, enable Scan QR Codes (if it’s not on by default).

The QR Stuff QR Code Scanner

QR Stuff also has a QR code scanner that lets you create and scan the codes in just one platform. The new QR Stuff QR code scanner can also be used on iOS devices.

This is a recommended alternative to Apple’s feature as QR Stuff offers this as a secure scanning medium. It first displays the QR code content before taking an action on the user device, while most other scanners immediately take an action.

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com. Select “Scan” from the menu just above the QR code generator.
  2. You will be directed to the QR code scanner page. Note that the user needs to allow permission to access the device camera to allow the scanner to capture the QR code ready to be scanned. You only need to grant permission once, the first time the scanning feature is used.
  3. Simply point the camera to the QR code to be scanned, and you will automatically be directed to the information it holds. For instance, your Website URL QR code will take you to the webpage embedded in the code.

Scanning QR Codes on an iOS Device through QR Stuff QR Code Scanner

Use the QR Stuff QR Code Scanner on your iOS device the same way you access your apps. First, launch Safari and go to the scanner page. Tap the Share button found on the toolbar represented by a rectangle with an arrow pointing upward. Tap the Add To Home Screen icon in the Share menu, and you are prompted to enter a name for the shortcut. The icon appears on your home screen. Tap the shortcut icon to go to the QR Stuff QR Code Scanner.

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QR Stuff QR Code Scanner

Posted: May 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General, QRStuff Features | 1 Comment »

QR Code Scanner

QR Stuff introduces the QR code scanner as its newest feature in the website. Now, you can generate, design, and scan QR codes without having to download any external applications or software. The new QR Stuff QR code scanner is available in both desktop and mobile.

Why Use A QR Code Scanner

Your QR codes — the mobile phone readable barcodes that generally consist of black and white squares, rounded squares, or circles, and sometimes with colors — need a QR code scanner to work. A QR code contains information such as a phone number, an SMS or email message, contact details, or sharing videos. Simply put, users can be directed to the particular information embedded through pointing a mobile phone or tablet at it.

The scanning device will respond by opening up the correct application on the phone to handle the encoded data or information. Once you have generated the QR code using an online tool such as QRStuff.com, you will receive the code either in digital or printed copies but there is a need for a scanner to realize its function, otherwise it will just be a plain code.

Downloading a mobile phone application or purchasing a software online that scans the QR codes will provide you with the bridge that connects the QR code to the information it holds. However, this remains to be tedious and sometimes may even intervene with the content of the QR code, as some apps do.

Now, QR Stuff introduces the QR code scanner embedded within our website — yes, exactly the same place where you create your QR codes — to make things a lot easier. Using this new feature, you do not need to download a separate app, and there’s no need to sign-up to use the scanner. It is offered for free users, and of course, our paid subscribers can gain access to this feature as well.

How QR Stuff QR Code Scanner Works

QR code scanners work hand in hand with QR codes, and make all the difference by using the most efficient tool around. With QR Stuff’s newest feature, you have a one-stop place to generate these codes, and at the same time, make them work right after you are done creating them.

The scanner works and complies with the scanning standard, which means it can scan all standard QR codes. You scan the QR code and get a clickable link.

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com. Select “Scan” from the menu just above the QR code generator.
  2. You will be directed to the QR code scanner page. Note that the user needs to allow permission to access the device camera to allow the scanner capture the QR code ready to be scanned. The access permission only happens once, by the first time the scanning feature is used.
  3. Simply point the camera to the QR code to be scanned, and you will automatically be directed to the information it holds. For instance, your Website URL QR code will take you to the webpage embedded in the code.
NOTE: Another great advantage of the QR code scanner is letting the users enable them on both their desktop and mobile devices. It works using Chrome and Safari, so it will also be compatible with Android, and iPhone iOS 11 and onward.

Try It On Mobile

Use the QR Stuff QR Code Scanner on mobile just like accessing apps. All you have to do is create a shortcut of the scanner page and save it on your device’s home screen.

For Android users, simply go to the QR Code Scanner page on Chrome and click the three-dotted icon found on the upper right hand corner of the mobile browser. Select “Add To Home Screen,” and you will be able to enter a name for the shortcut. The icon will appear on your home screen.

For iOS users, launch Safari and go to the scanner page. Tap the Share button found on the toolbar represented by a rectangle with an arrow pointing upward. Tap the Add To Home Screen icon in the Share menu, and you’ll be prompted to enter a name for the shortcut. The icon will appear on your home screen.Tap the shortcut icon to go to QR Stuff QR Code Scanner.