Get Listed On Find A Tradesman
If you are a local trade and wish to get listed in our online directory, this page will give you all the details you require and how we work. Our aim is for local residents to contact you with works they require doing. In my experience, people like to be dealing with local businesses rather than big national chains, however if you are a small business or sole trader it is hard to compete amongst the big guys in terms of advertising and getting your name out there. This is where we come in. Here is how we work:
What Is Included In My Directory Listing?
Full Contact DetailsYour company name, a contact name, a contact phone number, a contact e-mail address, your website, your Facebook page, a photo slideshow with up to 6 photo’s and a 200 word maximum description. You can see an online listing here to get an idea of what it will look like.
Post to our Private Facebook Group
You can post in our local Private Facebook Group once a week, advertising any special offers you have, your latest blog post, tips or just a general promotional message. Alongside this we will advertise our listing categories within our Private Facebook Groups once every month.
Online and Offline Advertising
Every month we run advertising campaigns as you will read about below, these are highly targeted and are designed to bring a lot of visitors to this website. Our advertising is targeted not only to location but people that are most likely to need your services such as homeowners etc.
How We Get People To You
Offline includes adverts in local magazines and newspapers, for example in the Spalding area we will advertise in Simply Spalding (26,000 copies printed and delivered each month) and the Spalding Voice (14,500 copies distributed every month).
Online includes targeted Facebook Ad’s and PPC ad’s
You will be updated every month with where we have been advertising, we are completely transparent with you.
Our goal is to get you new clients, and residents professional and trustworthy tradespeople.
What Are The Benefits of Being Part of FindAtradesman.org.uk and our Private Facebook Group?
Improves your local visibilityAs a local business, online directories are beneficial because they make your business visible to your local community, it’s another way to get your name out there to local residents and also a way of starting to get noticed on the web.
Word of mouth advertisingLocal residents, now more than ever, seek out reviews and recommendations from other local residents for company’s who can provide them with the service they are after.
Increases your brands awareness:Each listing category has a maximum of 5 listings. There will be no more than 5 listings at anyone time meaning you won’t get lost amongst too many listings, therefore increasing awareness of your company.
Residents are encouraged to leave a review of the services they received here on the directory and in the Facebook groups, this is then seen by other members of the group and visitors to the directory. It helps not only the residents, knowing that the company mentioned can provide them with a good service and do the job they are after, it also helps you out, people recommending you will in turn bring you more business.
Strengthen your business reputation:Again I go back to the reviews, our members are encouraged to leave reviews of the trades they have personally used. This is extremely healthy for your business, however, many local trades fear negative reviews so this stops them from getting online listings, they forget that this also stops them from receiving positive reviews too which are crucial for a good reputation, to build up trust and build your business. It’s all about how you handle the negative reviews, if you get one, don’t ignore it, deal with it, respond to it, one negative review is outweighed by the benefit of many positive reviews, plus believe it or not it is good to have a mixture of reviews, this can strengthen your business as it shows that you are genuine and you have nothing to hide.
Backlinks to your website:If you have your website listed in our directory, it acts as a backlink to your site. Google likes it when other websites link to your website, Google actually see this as a ‘vote’ meaning that the more links you have to your website, the more ‘votes’ Google thinks you have.
Google takes this as people liking your site so the higher up in the search results you will be. There is obviously a lot more detail to backlinks but that is it in a nutshell, if you are interested you can find out more about Backlinks, what they are and why they are important here.
Why We Are Different From Other Directory’s
Highly TargetedWe target local residents within the local community, our online and offline advertising is specific to the area you serve. For example our Facebook Ad’s are targeted to owners of households within the area. We are not a national concern we are local and encourage and support “Be Vocal Shop Local”.
No Ad’s in the middle of your listingMany online directories have numerous listings for each category and often you will find ad’s in-between listings so it disrupts the flow of the page. Our listing pages will contain NO ad’s in-between listings and listings are limited to 5 per category, giving you great exposure, you will not get lost amongst lots of listings.
One fixed price includes everythingA lot of directories charge you extra to include a link to your website or social media accounts, charge you extra for more photos. We don’t, everything is included, all trades having an active listing looks the same, no-one has an advantage over the other, your listings are all equal.
Facebook Group AttachedWe have a Private Facebook Group attached to FindATradesman.org.uk for the area you are based. This is great for you. Not only do our members of the group include you, the trader, we also include local residents. You have seen that we advertise online and offline, we also encourage local residents to join the Facebook Group. The residents can post any trade they are after, or any job they want doing and you can get in touch with them directly via their post. They are also encouraged to ask any questions and to seek any advice they need, this gives you an opportunity to increase your brand awareness, strengthen your business reputation and get a bit of word of mouth advertising. You can simply reply answering their question, giving them the advice they are after and you will separate yourself from other Tradesman by coming across professional and willing to help. If you have an active listing here on FindATradesman.org.uk, you will be invited to join the private facebook Group specific to the area you serve and you can post 1 post a week to the group, plus, we will also advertise your business category once a month to the group, this obviously has your listing attached so you get your name out there too – we are always advertising the directory.
How Much Does a Listing Cost?
Company Name, Company Address, Contact Name, Contact Phone Number, Contact E-Mail Address, Website, Social Media Links. Photo Slideshow (6 Photos), 200 Word Description. Plus a Facebook Post to our Private Facebook Group once a week and a post for your business category once a month.
You will benefit from our advertising in local press and local Facebook Ad’s. All for a low monthly fee of just £8 a month per listing or 2 listings for £10 a month if you want to be listed under 2 categories.
Also remember we will accept only 5 listings per category, once it is full it is full that is it, this will mean that your listing won’t get lost amongst hundreds of others. All will get great exposure. The listings are on a first come first served basis, so don’t miss out, get your listing today for just £8 a month. We do have a waiting list, so do get in touch if you are interested in a listing and we will notify you once a listing spot becomes available if your category is currently full.