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 “nearby” searches have increased 23 times since 2013? And that “nearby” searches now account for more than 50% of all Google searches? People are looking for exactly what you do. Shouldn’t you be found when they do?
We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Bizyhood to start a business directory and help our local businesses get found. We offer free starter directory listings for businesses, churches, and civic groups* and paid directory listings for people who want a local boost and the ability to engage more actively with customers.
Why join us? Glad you asked:
- Be found locally online: A business directory is the best way to be found locally, so make sure your listing is up to date (or added, if it’s not there). But listing in a business directory is not enough! So we’ve added some other things you can/should do to improve your profile:
- Categories: You get one category for free. To be found more easily, you can upgrade and choose up to three categories to appear in.
- Events/Promotions/Image Gallery: In paid tiers, you can add events/promotions to highlight your offers and promote them 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 user-friendly way to get customer feedback? We have everything for you here. Business friendly and all good for your local SEO.
- Search ranking results: The business directory comes with a powerful search engine. The search engine sorts results by level and engagement. The more you engage, the higher you appear in search listings. Paid ads also get a “boost”.
- You want to make sure your name/address/phone is consistent – not just on ManchesterInkLink but on all popular directory sites? Our Pro level will take everything you enter on our site and “syndicate” it to the top directory sites and aggregators. Don’t worry about your information online, let us take care of it for you.
*Note: The free membership tier is available to any business/group/church within our local range (Manchester/Bedford).
the ink link starter the directory listing is great for beginners. It includes all the basic features such as:
- Company name, address, phone number and website
- Company logo, category and company label
- Presentation text of your company
- Business hours
- Customer Feedback
We also offer Ink Link More and Ink Link Pro directory listings, which allow companies and groups to add services to their list. These tools are a powerful way to continue the conversation with our readers by allowing companies to feature photos of their work in a photo gallery, link social media to their directory listing page, and help them in their Google search ranking.
Ink Link More costs $15 per month and allows you to customize your page and start engaging with the community. It includes everything from Starter, plus:
- 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 per month, is for businesses ready to take control of their online engagement. It includes everything from Plus, plus:
- List unlimited events and promotions
- Post links about your business
- Quote service to update your name/address/telephone (NAP) on the Internet
- First registration in the search results on the site
⇒ Click here to start. Do you know someone who could benefit from listing? Share this message now.
Questions? Contact editor Carol Robidoux at [email protected]