Some of you might be thinking – why would you put the time and effort into making a web page, only to hide it from potential visitors? Well, it’s a function we are often asked about and for good reason. It is, after all, a very useful trick to have up your sleeve.
So why would you hide a web page?
Scenario One: You are a photographer specialising in two very different genres of photography – let’s say boudoir and school portraits. That classic cocktail combo! You have just made a beautiful web page showcasing your sensual boudoir portfolio. It includes all the info a potential client would need to book their sexy photo shoot. Then it occurs to you…Should you run the risk of a parent or teacher stumbling upon last month’s spicy bedroom session while trying to log in to Tommy’s under thirteen rugby team gallery? Probably not.
Solution: Keep the boudoir page hidden from the website and only share with potential boudoir clients, thus avoiding any parents going glassy-eyed.
Scenario Two: You’re a wedding photographer. You take pride in your customer experience and making it as emotive as possible, so you use a personalised client login page for each happy couple. Seeing one of their long-awaited for wedding images that big is enough to make any new Mrs squeal in delight. However, couples only receive their tear-jerking gallery when they have paid their final balance. And this particular couple has gone on a honeymoon for three weeks and won’t be able to settle up until they get back. Does that mean you can’t get yourself organised with their client gallery until they return? No!
Solution: Create the gorgeous client login page as you would normally, but hide the page until the newly bronzed Mr and Mrs step off that plane.
Scenario Three: You are Little Miss Organised and are always working a few months ahead. You have just finished working on your Christmas web page which is bursting with festive fun. Problem? It’s currently mid-September so might be a bit premature.
Solution: For the time being, keep that Yuletide gift under wraps! (See what I did there?)
Scenario Four: You have just made contact with a big commercial client and they want to see a portfolio of your work. You painstakingly put together a portfolio that any corporate guru would sell their right hand for, but now you have an issue. You want to keep this portfolio private – at least until you have met with the client and shaken hands on a deal. After all, you’re selling a VIP experience!
Solution: Get that game-changing portfolio made but hide the page from the rest of your site and clientele. No prying eyes wanted here!
Hiding a web page is very simple and can be done in the time it takes to make a cup of tea. Check it out now!