How To Create A Website On Hubspot

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Are you a Blogger looking for a free blogging platform to kick-start your blogging journey? If yes, then let us introduce you to “HUBSPOT” a completely free blogging platform form made for beginners to professional-level bloggers.

 Hubspot is a self-hosted blogging platform which means you do not have to worry about hosting your website content or managing its content, all is taken care of. You just need to write blogs and publish them.

 Yes, that is correct! You just need to write blogs and the rest is taken care of by Hubspot.

 What is interesting is, that Hubspot has partnered with Google Cloud further powering the growth of the Hubspot CRM.

 Here in this article, we are going to guide you on How you can create a Hubspot Website for free.

 Are you ready? Let’s get you going!

 8 EASY STEPS TO BUILD YOUR HUBSPOT WEBSITE

 

1. GET A HUBSPOT ACCOUNT

Go to www.hubspot.com and create your account. Enter your First name, last name, and the email id you want to sign up with, and then click on the “Next” button.

 You can also continue with the Google website (Gmail) since Hubspot is in partnership with Google. If you don’t have a Gmail account click here to create one for yourself.

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Else, go ahead and sign up using your Gmail id and password.

After you sign up with Gmail, Hubspot will give you a verification link on your id which you need to confirm, and then set a password for your Hubspot account.

 Post this choose wherever you would want to store your data (US or EU server) and hit the “create” button.

    

2. CONNECT A DOMAIN

To choose a domain for your website follows the steps given below:

  •  Click on the settings sign on your Hubspot’s home page
  • From the left sidebar menu choose Website> Domains & URLs
  • Click on “Connect a domain”
  • Enter the domain
  • Click on “Connect”

 Do you want to know more? Click here.

 

3. SELECT A THEME FOR YOUR SITE

After you have successfully created your account, the next step is to select a theme for your website. A theme is a collection of templates that are customizable as per your brand’s needs. A great theme is necessary to give your visitors a seamless user experience.

 You can browse the themes by clicking on the “Browse Themes” button on your homepage as shown below.

Choose a theme, preview it to see how it looks on various devices like desktops, mobile, and tablets and when you are satisfied install it. You can easily customize a theme using the drag and drop feature and edit the settings as per your business needs. Want to learn more? Click here 

Also, if you are not satisfied with the themes provided by the Hubspot library then ask a developer to create and modify themes locally with the CLI (text-based editor). Click to learn about the developing tool needed.

Additionally, you can purchase a theme from Hubspot’s Asset Marketplace

 

4. BUILD YOUR PAGES

After you have chosen a theme, you need to get the ball rolling and design your web pages. You can build website pages in the content editor by customizing your content with images, videos, fonts, or other files you have uploaded on Hubspot.

In a free Hubspot model, you can create up to 20 landing pages, and up to 25 web pages. All these pages will end with a Hubspot branding in the free version.

Follow these steps to create pages:

Website pages

In your Hubspot account, select Marketing> Website> Pages

Landing Pages

In your Hubspot account, select Marketing> Landing Pages

Now, A Dialogue Box Will Appear As Shown In The Image Below

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Click on “Create the page” after filling in the page address and the page name.

Customize the page with the help of the drag-and-drop editor and make it look attractive with images and videos.

5. SET UP YOUR BLOG

You can use HubSpot’s blog tools to write attractive content to attract visitors to your website.

To manage your blog content, Hubspot gives you features like blog tags, blog authors, and comment moderation.

Additionally, you can notify readers about your new blog post by setting up blog subscription emails.

Below is a list of tasks you need to complete before you go ahead. Click each of these to know more:

6. SOME ADVANCED EDITING FEATURES

 Once you are comfortable with Hubspot’s content editor, you can try out some advanced website features to take your website to another level.

 Make different versions of each page to see what works for you and what does not.

Here is a list of some advanced features provided by Hubspot:

A/B PAGE TESTING

A/B page test allows you to try and test two different versions of the same page at the same URL. This enables you to see which performs better.

 Wondering how?

 Half of your visitors see version A and the rest half see version B so that you can decide which version gets more traction.

Click to know more.

 

RUN AN ADAPTIVE TEST FOR A PAGE

Different versions perform differently. With adaptive page testing, you can set up to 5 versions of the same page with different features.

Over time, whichever version performs best will be shown to your visitors often. Click to know more.

 

SMART CONTENT RULES

Smart content rules module display different content to different users based on the viewer profile. For example, for different viewers content will be different based on their country or display different ads to different users based on their viewing history. Interesting, want to know more? Click here.

 

TROUBLESHOOT DOMAIN CONNECTION

After you have connected your domain it takes up to 24 hours for it to reflect. If your domain has some issues and is not connecting as expected then you can troubleshoot it with a few steps. Click to know more.  

 

7. GO LIVE

When your content is ready to be published, you need to take your website live by connecting a custom domain.

 Connect your website domain to HubSpot, update your DNS records in your DNS provider, and then connect additional brand domains for various content types.

 Additionally, you can connect your root domain to HubSpot with a CMS Hub subscription.

 

8. OPTIMIZE YOUR WEBSITE

 After you have published your website pages, its time you optimize them to attract more traffic by adding Google analytics to your pages and various other steps listed below:

CONCLUSION

Hubspot is a free-hosted blogging platform that is easy to use and functional at the same time. In this blog, we have shared 8 simple steps for you to create your website on Hubspot effectively.

 If you have any queries let us know in the comments and we will be happy to resolve them for you.  Did this blog post help you? Let us know if it did! It will keep us motivated to keep creating similar content for you.  Stay tuned for more exciting content. See You!

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