Once you’ve set up your Aptly phone, make sure to promote the number to your customers. You can advertise your number through your website, social media, Google profile and email signatures.
Make it even easier for tenants, owners or prospects to get in touch with your team through a texting hyperlink. With a bit of HTML, you can create a hyperlink that automatically launches your customers SMS app with your number prefilled. You can even prepopulate the SMS body text!
In this article, you’ll learn:
- How to create a texting hyperlink for your website
- How to create a texting hyperlink for your email signature
How to create a texting hyperlink for your website
1. Use this HTML code as your template:<a href="sms:+14155693532">Text me</a>
2. Enter your phone number after “sms:.”
3. Then enter the link text after “>.” This is the text your website visitors will read and click on. Keep it simple, and be sure to make it clear what will happen when they click. For example, “Click here to send us a text.”
4. If you’d like to pre-populate a text for your customers, use this HTML code as your template: <a href="sms:+14155693532?body=hello%20world">Text me</a>. Follow steps 1 - 3, then add your pre-populated text after “body=.” But, make sure to encode the text you enter. Use this URL decoder to help.
Here’s an example:
<a href="sms:+14155693532?body=hello%20world">Text me</a>
How to create a texting hyperlink for your email signature
1. Use this link as your template for creating your own email hyperlink: https://application.textline.com/text_me/phone_number?
2. Keep the link exactly the same, just add your phone number after “/text_me/.” Make sure to keep the “?” at the end. Also, remember to add +1 before your area code. Here’s an example: https://application.textline.com/text_me/+14158494349?
3. If you’d like to pre-populate a text for your customers, add "body=word%20word%20word%20word" after “phone_number?” Enter your pre-populated text where it says, “word.” You can use this URL decoder to help.
4. Take the link you’ve created and hyperlink to a phrase in your email signature like, “Text me!” or “Send me a text.”