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Business Listing – Including Profile Set Up
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This is a guide to creating your personal profile, and then creating your business listing.

CREATING YOUR PROFILE

  1. Prior to setting up your profile/listing, gather all graphic files and images. You will need the following:
    • Personal picture for your profile
    • Pictures of your business (products, services, building, etc....)
    • Graphic image of your logo in GIF, JPG or PNG format. If you have a printer you use for brochures, they would be able to provide for you.
  2. Create a folder on your computer (suggestion - My Documents>mysocialmatch) for easy management and retrieval.  This can include logos, pictures, and any graphic in a file format of .GIF, .JPG, or .PNG.
  3. Get a personal picture of yourself. You will be required to set up a personal profile in order to create a business listing.  So tell a little about yourself, and don’t be shy, as we will want to meet you and have you talk to our members at various functions in your area.
  4. Once you have a personal account setup, you will get a confirmation email sent automatically to your inbox. Click on the link to verify your correct email address and your account is active.
  5. After we will change your membership to VIP Business, you will be able to setup and manage your online webpage.  Once you log in, you will immediately go to your DASHBOARD.  On the right column, you will see a button called Business Listings in the Quick Links section.  Click on that and it will take you to the Business Listings main page.
  6. On the upper right just below the menu, you can see buttons for ADD LISTING, My Listing, and HOME. Click on Add Listing.

ADDING A LISTING

  1. TITLE: This is the Name of your Company
  2. DESCRIPTION: This is all the advertising text you have about your business. It works like typing into Microsoft Word. Add as much as you like here, there is no limit
  3. COUNTRY
  4. CITY
  5. ADDRESS 1: Your physical street address
  6. ADDRESS2: Your additional location info (suite, etc…)
  7. ZIP
  8. Business Name: Your Full Business Name
  9. BUSINESS WEBSITE: the website (if any) your business has…. Use the http://www.yourbusiness.com format
  10. BUSINESS EMAIL:
  11. BUSINESS PHONE:
  12. BUSINESS FAX:
  13. TAGS: descriptive words, phrases separated by commas (for a restaurant in Naples…  restaurant, Naples, Estero, seafood, waterfront restaurant, breakfast, lunch, dinner, Naples restaurant, seafood restaurant)
  14. CATEGORIES: think of the listing category you would place your business in if you were advertising in the Yellow Pages. You can add more than one category if you click on the little + in the green circle.
  15. Listing Photos – upload all the photos of your business or products… make sure you add a title to each. To upload several images at once, select the GREEN PLUS (+)symbol and it will add multiple upload capability.
  16. VIDEO EMBED : If you have a video that has been used for your business from an event or commercial, you can easily have that video converted to a web format, and upload it to YouTube. By doing this, you get additional exposure, more search engine listings, and also allow it to be easily shared. Once you have this on YouTube, you can copy/paste the embed code given by YouTube to paste into this field and show your video inside your business listing. You can call out offices for assistance.
  17. LISTING VIDEOS : NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
  18. LISTING SOUNDS : NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
  19. LISTING FILES: This is where you can upload PDF files for download by your profile visitors. This can be generated out of any program and can be used for COUPONS, BROCHURES, CATALOGS, FLYERS, MENUS, TAKE OUT MENUS, SPECIALS amd so much more. To get PDF versions of your files, download and install the BULLZIP PDF MAKER program which is found in the store and is given away at NO CHARGE.
  20. PRIVACY SETTINGS: To get the most out of your listings, it is suggested to use the following settings:
    • View Listing: PUBLIC
    • Comment : MEMBERS
    • RATE: MEMBERS
    • POST IN FORUM : MEMBERS
    • ALLOW VIEWING BY MEMBERSHIP : Allow ALL