LISTING SETUP

Adding a New Listing

Creating a New Account and Listing

To create a new account and add your first listing on directory9 click the "List with Us" at the top right of any page and select the listing type you need, then select your listing plan.  Depending on the listing type you have chosen, you will be required to add some basic information to the listing account, such as a title, categories and a payment option.  Once this is completed you then need to register your profile account so the listing can be added under your profile account.  Once you have a profile account you can add unlimited listings under the same profile account.  NOTE: each listing account is a paid service. 

After you have registered, your listing page will be displayed ready for you to finish adding your listing content before it goes live.

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Adding a New Listing to your Current Account

Sign in to your account.

To add a new listing to your current profile account on directory9 click the "List with Us" at the top right of any page or within your dashboard, you will see one of two options, if you have a listing already you can select "Add new content" or if you don't have any listings in your account you will see a list of listing options to select from.  Once you have selected your listing type then select your listing plan, then you just need to add your information/content to go live. 


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Listing Content - Basic Information

When adding your listing content to your directory9 main listing it is important to spend some time and collect all your information and files before you start.  Make sure to fill out every section provided and your content is of good quality and is all about your business or organization. 

The main areas to cover in this section are;

Listing Title

The listing title can be anything, it is best to choose words that describe your business, organization or products.

Categories

Select 3 categories that best suit your business or organization.

Description

In the Summary Description, make this different from the Full Description as this can be used in the SEO section for search engine results.  In the Full Description, you can go into much more detail and style to make your listing look more professional.

Keywords for the search

This keywords section is for when customers are searching within directory9 so to be found easily add words or phrases that you think customers will type to find your business, organization or products.

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Listing Content - Contact Information

Adding your contact information is very important for people and business to find you.

When it comes to adding your address, this can be done 2 ways as follows;

Physical Address

This address is normally where customers can look you up and come to your location.  For this address, you just add your address as per the system. 

A Non-Physical Address - Required steps

This address is normally an online shop or an address you don't want customers turning up at.  To make the system work for this type of address you can add a PO Box or a street name to the "address field" without disclosing your real address and number.  Complete the rest of the address as close as possible to your location, then click on the map pin and move the pin to an intersection or a park close by.  This is needed to show customers you are in the area.  If you don't fill in the address the pin will go to the centre of your country and if others do this also we will end up with 1,000 of pins on top of each other going nowhere.  If we find such a problem we will help you fix this.

State - City - Suburb

These 3 fields only show up once you select your country and each one will show after you have completed the other one.  If your State/Region, City or Suburb is not showing, please click the "+Add a new XXXX" and type it in.

Additional Locations

This section works the same way as the address section so follow the same requirements.  You can add more locations if your plan allows for this. 

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State-City-Suburb MP4 video

Listing Content - Additional Information

Additional Information is extra optional information that you may like to share with customers to give them more confidence in your business or organization and provide alternative way to find you and your open hours.
If you would like to see more additional information please contact us and let us know your ideas.

Listing Content - Social Networks

Social networks offer direct links to your social networking pages from the main listing page. 
This is optional and is not required if you don't have any, anymore.

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Listing Content - SEO

To be found easily in search engines you need to make your SEO the best you can, so think like a customer when add this information.

SEO Title

This is the main title and link the search engine will display in the search results, make this to the point.

Page Name

The page name is your listing custom URL.  You can make this name whatever you want, this plays a big role in your search results.

SEO Keywords

These keywords are for search engines so add the best search words or phrases for your business or organization.

Description

This can be the same as the Summary Description you made in the first section of your listing.

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Listing Content - Images, Videos & Document

Adding visual content makes your listing much more colourful in many ways.

Photo Gallery

Add as many photos as you are allowed to show your customers what you have to offer.  To make the best photo show up on the front page of your listing just click that photo and the blue line will show next to that photo making it the "default" photo.

Cover Image

The cover image is more like a top banner image for your listing page.  You can display more about your business or organization in this image.

Logo Image

If you plan allows a logo you can add your logo to the top banner area.  To make your logo stand out wait until your cover banner has been added if you are adding one then change your logo to a contrast colour so it will stand out.

NOTE: Make sure your images are within the Recommended Sizes.

Video

If your plan allows you can add a video like from any platform with video description.

Attach Additional File

You can attach a business or product brochure for your customers to download.  Select your file and type your file name in the text field below.

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Listing Content - Final

Finally, there is the Promotional Code or Payment to finish the main listing process.

Promotional Code

If you have been given a promotional code just add it to the text box and click save.  This is received as a payment.
This code will depend on the conditions to how much is deducted from your bill, so there may still be a part payment to pay, you can check this in the "Billing" section in your account.

After you have saved your listing you will be directed to your dashboard.

Dashboard

The dashboard is your main hub where you can see and do everything, from adding more listings, adding other listing types, review "Reviews" and "Leads" and see your statistics.

Once you are returned to your dashboard you will see any outstanding bills in the top right of the page.  To preview or make changes to your listing go to the left side listing control box.

We hope this has been helpful and you are successful with your listing to drive traffic to your business.  The more listing types you have the higher the traffic.  

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