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Just a quickie to show you how to add a directory listing to the forum.
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Step 1: Click Electricians Directory in the main menu - Link is also here: Electricians Directory

Then you will end up on the following screen.

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Step 2: Find the category from the main menu in which your company is mainly based. So it's just one county for now. We will enable the adding to two or more categories once we have populated the directory a bit. So pick the one your head office is based, or the county you get most of your work from etc. For the example, I've selected the Electricians in Berkshire category, which was in Electricians in England menu. This currently has no actual listings so it's a fresh category.

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Step 3: Click the orange "Add Resource" button.

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Step 4: Fill in all the details and click save.

Simple as that
. Your listing should have a couple of images in it, some bullet points about what you provide service-wise, that kinda jazz. Then your contact details.

IMPORTANT: Listings with very little information in them WILL NOT GET YOU CALLS / WEBSITE TRAFFIC!

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Dan

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You need 3+ posts. :)

We were getting some people just come, make a poor quality listing with just an email address in, and then leave and not come back. So I set it up so you need to contribute a couple of times first. Just so people know how to use the place.
 

Risteard

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Out of curiosity are there any plans to activate the "Republic of Ireland" section of the directory?
 

Dan

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Absolutely. Baby steps though.

The more empty categories we have, the poorer each listing and category will do. It needs to be populated really before we go global with it. Which is something I'd be happy to do, just not quite with the current menu-setup.

Plumbers are being guinea pigs on a different setup soon. I've managed to use prefix-based listings (like the thread title prefixes you might have seen around the forum), and also make the listings searchable by area which kinda cuts out all needs for menus or prefixes involving counties.

So we can have types of plumbers as the categories, and then the location is entered by the user themselves. Suggestions will pop up as they type so as to match existing listings in the same area.

It's a bit of a trial at the moment matey. Need to see how much business each section gets and tweak the listings based on that.

What I can do right now though is add a 'Republic of Ireland' category, but not have the counties as menu options.

Edit: I've added the Republic of Ireland Electricians category. If you could pop your county in the tag line, it'll help you out. :)
 

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