How to Make Your Phone-number on Your Website Click to Call


Have you ever visited a website from your mobile phone to find the number of a business you wanted to call and tried to copy that link?  Wouldn’t it be easier if their phone number were click-to-call?  Or if they offered you a button to click while on your phone?

Much like clicking on an email address often opens your email system with a subject already created, many other communication systems can be click to call.

At times, just making text a link is enough.  However, consider also giving your visitors a button to click. Here’s how to format the html for each type, a dummy link, and the same link applied to an image.

Click-To-Call Link HTML Formatting

<a href=”tel:[PHONE-NUMBER]”>[PHONE-NUMBER]</a>

Test Call

phone

Click-To-SMS Link HTML Formatting

<a href=”sms:[PHONE-NUMBER]?body=[MESSAGE]”>[PHONE-NUMBER]</a>

Click to Join my SMS Updates

text

Click-To-Facetime Link HTML Formatting

<a href=”facetime://5555555555″>Call us free using Facetime!</a>

Call 1-888-FACETIME (NOTE: this is a discontinued service from Apple, the link won’t actually reach the destination)

facetime

Click-To-Skype Link HTML Formatting

<a href=”skype:skype_user?call”>Call us using Skype!</a>

Call the Skype Test Call Lady

Skype click to call

Click-To-Email Link HTML Formatting

<a href=”mailto:someone@example.com?Subject=Hello%20again” target=”_top”>Send Mail</a>

Send Mail

click to email mailto link

Click-To-Navigate Link HTML Formatting

Rather than determining every possible link to launch a navigation system on different devices, I prefer to make the address to a location be a link to Google Maps.  If the user doesn’t have Google Maps enabled on their device, it will launch in any internet browser and work.

Google Maps insert link to map

<a href=”http://goo.gl/maps/XXX” title=”Your Address here” target=”_blank”>Your Address Here</a>
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC

google plus click to navigate

Look at your website from a mobile device and plan what would most help your visitors quickly contact you.


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