“Add this Event” On Your Web Site

By on Oct 15, 2009

Seminars, education forums, and other events are an excellent way to market the services and value your agency provides. Creating an “add this event” link on your Web site is a simple way to help your clients or prospects automatically update their Outlook calendars with the event details.

It’s simple. First, create a new event in your Outlook calendar. Include the event name, specific location information (put in the location line), the time, and any other information you want to include in the notes section. Then click on File|Save As. In the “Save as type” drop-down list, choose the vCalendar (*.vcs) file format. Name your file something relevant (e.g. WorkersCompSeminar.vcs) and then upload that file to your Web server.

On your Web site (or in an e-mail you send) just point a link to the URL where the file resides on your Web server. When your readers click on the link, the file will open and – voila – Outlook adds it to their calendars.

You may want to include simple instructions. And be sure to test it before you post the link on your site or in an e-mail.

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