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How to Manage your Free Listing as a Service Provider

Published on 11 September 2019

Do you provide services at functions or events? Then FunctionVenues™ is the perfect way to increase your online exposure and grow your business. Creating a listing with us is free, easy and simple to set up! Here are some handy tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your free listing.

Tips and tricks to manage your FunctionVenues™ listing:

  • Provide as much detail about your service offering as possible.
  • Ensure your location and contact details are accurate.
  • Your Service Snippet appears on the search results pages of our platform so make sure to accurately describe your offering. Remember to keep it short and sweet, this Snippet is used to quickly attract customers. An accurate Service Snippet will also assist Search Engine Optimisation as your listing will be indexed and visible on all major search engines ie Google, Bing and Yahoo.
  • Make sure to add a full Service Description to your listing. You should use this description to highlight unique selling points and include keywords you think customers would use to find your business as your Service Description is used in our Search Algorithm to help us display relevant results to the public. 
  • Add as many high-quality photographs as possible (max 12) that demonstrate what you do.
  • Make use of both the profile image (your logo if available) and cover image, ensure that these are high-quality too.
  • Link to your preferred venues, and if they aren’t available on the platform yet invite them to join.
  • Use the wizard to track your progress and complete all the sections of your listing.
  • Respond to quote requests in a timeous manner for the best chance of securing the business. 
  • Provide excellent customer service to ensure you get great reviews from your customers and always encourage them to leave a review if they do secure a booking with you.
  • In order to receive the details of your customer's quote requests, you’ll need to upgrade to a subscribed member. There are various options to suit your needs. Once you’re subscribed you’ll be able to see the details of all your quote requests and quote customers directly. 
  • You can also feature your listing, which helps you to stand out from the crowd. 
  • Users will be able to find your listing and you share your listing on all social media platforms whether you have a subscription or not.

Benefits of creating a service listing:

  • List for free with various upgrade options to suit your needs.
  • Increased exposure.
  • Increased bookings.
  • Higher demand = higher prices.
  • Faster, easier and cheaper than building your own website for your venue.
  • The public uses our website for free and that’s how we get more business leads to your inbox / dashboard.
  • One successful booking is more than enough to cover an annual upgrade subscription to our website.

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