Manchester Ink Link is the place for local news, but it’s also THE place to continue the conversation with our loyal and dedicated audience.
Did you know that “near me” searches have increased 23X since 2013? And that “near me” searches now make up over 50 percent of all Google searches? People are looking for exactly what you do. Shouldn’t you be found when they do?
We’re proud to announce that we’ve partnered with Bizyhood to start a business directory and help our local businesses to be found. We’re offering free starter directory listings for businesses, churches and civic groups* and paid directory listings for those folks that want a local boost and the ability to more actively engage with customers.
- Get found locally online: A business directory is the best way to get found locally, so make sure yours listing is up-to-date (or added, if it isn’t there). But a listing in a business directory isn’t enough! So we added other things you can/should do to enhance your profile:
- Categories: You get one category for free. To be found more readily, you can upgrade and pick up to three categories to be listed in.
- Events/Promotions/Image Gallery: In the paid tiers, you can add Events/Promotions to highlight your offerings and get them promoted on our site. You can also add an Image Gallery to your page and show off your business even more!
- Customer Feedback: Looking for a more proactive and friendly way to get customer feedback? We have it all for you here. Business friendly and all good for your Local SEO.
- Search ranking results: With the business directory comes a powerful search engine. The search engine sorts results by tier level and engagement. The more you engage, the higher you show up in search listings. Paid listings also get a “boost.”
- Want to make sure your Name/Address/Phone is consistent – not just on ManchesterInkLink but on all the popular directory sites? Our Pro tier will take whatever you input on our site and “syndicate” it to the top directory sites and aggregators. Don’t stress over your online info, let us take care of it for you.
*Note: The free listing tier is available to any business/group/church within our local range (Manchester/Bedford).
The Ink Link Starter directory listing is great for beginners. It includes all basic features such as:
- Business name, address, phone number and website
- Business logo, one Category and one Business Tag
- Text introduction of your business
- Hours of Operation
- Customer Feedback
We’re also offering Ink Link Plus and Ink Link Pro directory listings, which allow businesses and groups to add services to their listing. These tools are a powerful way to continue the conversation with our readers by allowing businesses to feature photos of their work in a photo gallery, link social media to their directory listing page, and help with their Google search rankings.
Ink Link Plus costs $15 a month, and lets you customize your page and start engaging with the community. It includes everything from Starter, as well as:
- Image gallery
- Up to 5 Business Tags and 3 categories
- Links to your social media pages
- List up to 2 Events and 1 Promotion at a time
Ink Link Pro, which costs $50 a month, is for businesses ready to take command of their online engagement. It includes everything from Plus, as well as:
- List unlimited events and promotions
- Post links about your business
- Citation service to update your Name/Address/Phone (NAP) across the Internet
- Premiere listing in Search Results on site
⇒ Click here to get started. Know someone who might benefit from a listing? Share this post now.
Questions? Contact Publisher Carol Robidoux at firstname.lastname@example.org