Intuitive Directory Search
Provide visitors a simple and intuitive search engine to search by keyword and category. Visitors can also refine their search at anytime.
When searching by keyword(s) our powerful search engine takes into account business names, business categories and keywords set by members (available to select membership levels).
Searching by category has never been easier! Rather than overwhelming visitors with hundreds of categories right off the bat, our intuitive category dropdown box starts out broad and allows visitors to drill down further.
Visitors can view their search results on a user-friendly map. The map expands to full screen and is built using Google Maps.
Visitors always have the option to refine their search results or even reset them.
Robust Business Profiles
Effectively showcase local businesses with the most comprehensive listing profile available! Empower members to manage their business listing through their online dashboard and upgrade their account to unlock additional features.
Depending on a member's level (see marketing and advertising opportunities) a profile page can contain: a logo, location/directions/map, phone #, website link, contact form, hours of operation, business description, news posts, deals/coupons (B2B/B2C), upcoming events, photos, videos, social media buttons, Facebook page feed, Instagram feed, Yelp reviews, ratings, restaurant/bar menu, OpenTable reservations, categories, primary category and keywords. All of this can be managed via their dashboard (see member dashboard below).
The entire platform has been built using SEO best practices at its core. Business profiles are highly optimized with structured data markup, allowing search engines to not only index each profile better but present it more prominently in search results.
Mobile responsive isn't good enough anymore. Because half of online traffic comes from mobile & tablet devices, the Supports Local platform is highly optimized for a true mobile/tablet experience.
Today's digitally savvy consumers demand a digital experience that has been optimized for the unique way they interact and search engines expect websites that are fluid from desktop to mobile (especially not a redirect to a mobile version of the full site!). So when we say "Modern" we mean to today's standards and when we say "Consistent" we mean a cohesive cross-platform user experience.
We understand how important mobile is so we are currently developing the Supports Local App. What will make our app stand out from the rest? Unlike our competitors who merely include your listings on their single app, you'll have an exclusive one built to showcase only your community. Coming this Fall!
We've harnessed the most powerful analytics tool on the planet to provide insightful on-demand analytics. From a top-level overview to an in-depth business "scorecard", reporting is as simple but comprehensive as ever!
The Supports Local platform is integrated with Google Analytics for a lot of reasons. Besides being the standard in online analytics, its accessibility and flexibility make it a no brainer.
We've created a set of custom dashboards to give you an overview of the reports and metrics you care about most. From general analytics to get a quick glimpse of everything to in-depth realtime analytics you'll find what you need, when you need it.
Our comprehensive business "scorecard" report gives you unparalleled insight into each business listing, measuring nine (9) different points of engagement including: profile views, unique profile views, avg. session duration, website click-thrus, form submissions, directions clicked, mobile phone calls, reservations clicked and coupons clicked.
True User Engagement
Visitors can save businesses, news, events and deals to their own personalized list so they can easily access it at anytime. Visitors can also rate their favorite businesses and easily share what they like on Facebook and Twitter.
The Supports Local platform gives visitors the ability to make it their own! Visitors can log in and save their favorite businesses, news, events and deals to a personalized list that they can easily access at anytime.
Members can allow logged in visitors to rate their business on a 5 star scale (limited to certain levels). Any business, news article, event or deal can easily be shared on Facebook, Twitter or simply via email.
Member Only Access
Allow members to log in where they can access their business dashboard and member only deals.
Members can manage their business's presence from a simple dashboard. Depending on a member's level, members can edit their business profile, add news, events and deals. A member can also upgrade their account to unlock these additional features.
When adding deals, members can choose if they want it publicly visible or visible to just members. When logged in, a member has access to all member-to-member deals as well as advertising targeted only to members.
Local News, Events & Deals
Both you and your members can post news articles, upcoming events and deals. Only members that have a certain level have access to this functionality.
The latest news, latest deals and upcoming events are featured on the homepage and can also be found on News, Deals, Events and business profile pages. This gives members an incentive to increase their business's exposure and overall footprint on the platform.
The steady stream of local content being published leads to exposure through search engines, ranking higher in their results. Because search engines need high-quality local content to satisfy user searches, valuable traffic is generated by members themselves as they participate.
Visitors can easily claim unclaimed listings and submit their business to the directory. When someone claims a business listing you will receive an email notification where you can approve and create a member account for them to log in and manage their listing. Local business owners who don't have a listing on the platform can easily submit their business. You have the option to publish that listing to the directory. Both of these result in new revenue opportunities and a stronger member community!
Offer your members their own responsive website with a custom domain and a look and feel that matches their brand. Members can update both their website and listing simultaneously from their online dashboard. See marketing and advertising opportunities for more information.
Highlight your community with:
- An About section
- A Photo & Video section
- A section with important Links
- A Guide section
- A general Contact section
- An section with info about the local Chamber of Commerce including a form to join