You’ve probably noticed that when you search for a car on Dealer.com, the website displays a list of results that includes paid ads and car listings from dealers within your geographic area.
What you may not know is that you can hide these paid ads and car listings from your search results. This can be helpful if you’re not interested in visiting a dealership, or if you’re just doing research and don’t want to be distracted by car listings.
In this article, we’ll show you how to hide pages on a Dealer.com website.
What Is a Dealer.com Website?
A Dealer.com website is a website builder that allows car dealerships to create a website for their business. With a Dealer.com website, car dealerships can easily create pages, add content, and manage their website’s design.
One of the features that Dealer.com offers is the ability to hide pages on your website. This feature can be used to keep certain pages from being seen by the public or by certain people within your dealership.
Benefits of Hiding Pages on a Dealer.com Website
When you hide pages on a Dealer.com website, you’re protecting yourself and your customers from data theft and online fraud. You’re also safeguarding your online reputation and preventing confidential information from being accessed by unauthorized individuals.
But that’s not all. There are several other benefits to hiding pages on your Dealer.com website:
- You can hide any page on your website, including the home page.
- You can password protect any or all of the hidden pages.
- You can choose who has access to the hidden pages – and who doesn’t.
- You can change the permissions at any time, for any page.
- The hidden pages are completely confidential and will not show up in a search engine.
How to Hide Pages in the Dealer.com Admin Portal
As a dealership, you may have certain pages on your website that you don’t want the public to see. Maybe you have a page with employee contact information, or one with your inventory in detail. Whatever the reason, it’s easy to hide these pages from view.
In the Dealer.com Admin Portal, go to the “Menu Manager” and select “Pages.” From there, you can see a list of all the pages on your website. To hide a page, simply check the “Hidden” box and save your changes.
The hidden page will now be hidden from view on your website, but it will still be accessible through the URL. So, if you need to access it for any reason, you can do so by typing in the full URL into your web browser.
Tips for Easy Access to Hidden Pages
Now that you know how to hide pages on your dealer.com website, it’s important to remember how to access them. When a page has been hidden on your website, it’s not listed publicly, but it’s still live and can be accessed with the right link.
One of my best tips is to bookmark the page or save the link in a safe place once you’ve hidden a page, so that you can easily find it again when you need to make edits or switch it back to public. If you don’t do this step, it might be incredibly difficult if not impossible for you to locate the hidden page again.
Additionally, once the page is hidden, you’ll want to double check that all of your links are updated and connected correctly. That way, visitors are always directed where they need to go and there are no broken links or dead ends.
Making Sure Your Page Is Hidden
Once you have set up the page hiding feature, make sure you review your website and double check that the page is not visible for public view. To do this, you can use the “View as Visitor” feature by logging into Admin Panel, clicking on Settings, and selecting “View as Visitor” from the drop-down menu. From there, enter your website URL and click “Go” to see what it looks like from a visitor’s perspective.
You should also check if there are any broken links or errors that could be causing issues with viewing the page. If everything looks good, then you can be sure that your page has been successfully hidden from public view!
Luckily, hiding pages on your website is a breeze. In just a few minutes, you can hide a page from public view and make it inaccessible to everyone but you and your team. Here’s how:
- Log in to Dealer.com and click the “Manage” tab.
- Click the “Settings” link and then click the “Privacy” tab.
- Click the check box next to the page you want to hide and then click the “Hide Selected Pages” button.
That’s it! The page will now be hidden from view and will only be accessible to you and your team.