Contractors, Homeowners are looking, can they find you?

• INCREASE ONLINE EXPOSURE • UNLIMITED BID REQUESTS • DISPLAY CUSTOMER REVIEWS • INTEGRATE WITH SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Marketing Platform

Your Listing Profile Can Be Accessed From Any Device: Desktop, Laptop, Tablet or Smartphone. This is NOT an ordinary directory listing. It’s a complex, interactive lead generator that will establish professionalism while legitimizing your business. You’ll find a wealth of features to make your business listing unique and give your customers a great user experience. It’s more than just a directory, see for yourself!

 

 

We Are SEO FANATICS!

The Directory comes equipped with an SEO structure to ensure your listing gets indexed quickly in all major search engines. We use correct headings, HTML formatting, alt tags, no-follow links, lightweight code and fast loading pages.

Your Directory Listing Will Display Beautifully

In addition to validated CSS and HTML coding, we continuously test The Directory on numerous mobile devices to ensure compatibility on mobile devices, smart phones and tablets.

Your Support Team

We would love to hear from you. Our office hours are M-F 8:30am – 5:00 pm PST, you can also reach us via email after business hours. Our goal is to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours.

Data Security and 24/7 Server Monitoring

All data is protected by multiple levels of encryption and monitored by two separate server management partners.

All The Features That Help Make Your Listing As Unique As You!

Detailed Company Listing

Create your professional contractor listing. Creating your full page listing is easy! – Log in to your dashboard 24/7 to update, maintain, and promote your business, all from your personal dashboard. Your listing Mobile Optimized, so it adapts to the user’s screen size! As your business changes, so can your profile.


Be Found by Your Demographics

We’ve made it easy for visitors to find you. We currently have over 80 trades for your customers to select from, enabling them to drill down to the specific trade they are looking for. The results can then be refined by state, city, and zip code.


Integrated Google Maps

Your listing comes fully-populated with the Google Maps database. Business listings and much more, are optimized for search based on location using Google Maps, and this greatly increases your website’s ranking in search engines. Google Maps integrates with Google search to increase your visibility.


Events Publisher

We will publish events to keep you updated about what is happening and where. Trade shows, Safety Conferences, Industry Webinars and other key events are searchable by name, keyword, location and dates.

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Photo Album Publisher

Photos are a great way to showcase your projects. The Photo Album Publisher enables you to upload an unlimited number of photos which can be organized in photo albums or you can tag your photos by project or name. Photos are a great way to attract new customers for your business.


Ratings & Reviews

Ratings and reviews are a great way to add credibility to your business. You can invite customers to leave reviews to help strengthen the quality of your business listing. Individual reviews are optimized for search engines.

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Coupon Publisher

Add coupons and special offers to your listing. You can include details such as expiration dates, coupon descriptions, promo codes, and images. Coupon publisher is user friendly and optimized for search engines.


YouTube Publisher

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Similar to the Photo Album Publisher, the YouTube Publisher enables you to link YouTube Videos directly to your listings. Each video adds unique content to your listing. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million.

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Receive Bid Requests via Email Notification

Send and receive instant emails from your profile which securely stores all of your bids and communication history. Messages contain contact and project information. Bid requests are always FREE.


Blogs & Articles

Add an unlimited number of blogs & articles to the membership article section! Inform homeowners with by writing useful tips, tricks, and information they can use, while establishing yourself as the autority figure on the topics! The more you write, the more they’ll see your company profile!

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Member Badges 

Proudly display your member badge on your web site, invoices, business cards, signature line and any marketing material. Member badges also provide your customers with a sense of confidence and build credibility for your business.


Expand Your Social Reach 

Expand your audience through your social media feeds such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Linkedin to your Directory listing. Social media also helps increase your Google search ranking which in turn increases your site traffic.

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Member Profile Example

Brand Your Company

 

Manage your company profile from a secure dashboard, upload photos, videos and social media links.

Connect to Customers

 

Receive unlimited Bid Requests from prospects in real time and manage your online reviews.

Grow Your Business

 

Contractors can create a company profile with powerful SEO to attract organic traffic from search engines.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the goal of the directory?

Our goal is to give contractors the tools they need to promote, market and advertise themselves online. The Directory allows consumers to find and review local companies like yours, as the demand for contractors increases and the Internet becomes the place where homeowners turn to find them.

How do I list my company? 

Listing your company is fast and simple. Click the button below to start the enrollment process.

How does it work?

Once your account is active, you can start adding as much information as you want to your profile. Your profile is your customer’s first impression of you so make sure to add your work history, expertise, credentials, photos, You Tube & Vimeo videos, link to your website & social media. This will help customers determine if you are a good match for their project. You can also create albums for different types of photos and every photo is automatically optimized for SEO. The user-friendly platform allows you to make updates 24/7 by securely logging in to your profile.

Do I have to sign a long-term contract?

No, there are no long-term contracts to join. If at any time you no longer wish to get bid requests please contact our one of our account managers.

I lost my password. What should I do?

Click here to retrieve your password. Enter the email address you used to sign up for your listing Click the button titled “Retrieve Password” Your password will be emailed to you Visit the login page to sign in to your account. NOTE: Remember to check your Spam and Junk folders in case your password gets sent there.

Is my information secure?

Directory for Contractors is a very secure platform. It encrypts the data on the website to prevent hackers from extracting data or spamming your site.

How do I add photos?

Login to your account from the LOGIN PAGE Click on the “Account Settings” link which is located on the left side of the page after you login Click on the Browse button Locate the photo stored on your computer Upload company logo and/or owner’s photo.

How do I add an article?

Login to your account from the LOGIN PAGE Click “write an article” on the left side of the page A form dialogue window will appear You can view previous articles or write new ones Click the New Article tab Scroll down to Publish or Not Publish Enter article’s title Enter tag words separated by commas Write an article or copy and paste content from Word document files Upload photos related to your article Click the Save & Continue button.

How do I add customer reviews?

Login to your account from the LOGIN PAGE Click Request Reviews on the left side panel. An email dialogue window will appear Enter email addresses of friends and colleagues in a single line separated by commas Click the Send Invitations button.

Can I pay to boost my listing’s ranking?

Absolutely not. We promise our clients objectivity.

Does directory for contractors own the content I list on my profile?

Of course not! Any content you place on your profile, assuming it is legally your possession, remains 100% your property.

How are bid requests handled?

You will receive an email notification when a potential customer initiates a bid request. Important: When you receive a bid request it’s critical that you respond right away even if you can’t take on the project. By simply responding to their requests they’ll associate having a positive experience with your business and it will increase the likelihood they’ll consider you for future projects.

How do I cancel?

We understand that things happen. Our plans are simple, affordable, with no long-term contracts or cancellation fees. Simply email our support team, and we will make sure your account will not be renewed for the next billing cycle. Pro-rated refunds are not available for cancellations.

If I cancel my subscription, will I lose all of my data?

As with any SAAS (Software-as-a-service) platform, when you cancel, you lose access to all your data. Maintaining your subscription shows consistency.

How much do leads cost? 

YOU NEVER PAY FOR LEADS or BID REQUESTS

What happens after I join?

You will immediately receive a Welcome Email with instructions on how to start setting up your profile. Additionally, you will be contacted by one of our friendly account managers to provide any assistance and support in setting up your business profile.

How do I login to my account?

First, go to the LOGIN PAGE to sign in to your account Remember to input the same email address and password you used when you first signed up Once you’re logged in, use the links in the left column to update the details of your listing NOTE: If you have forgotten your password, CLICK HERE TO RETRIEVE IT.

If I have questions, how do I get help? 

Support is just a click away when you need it. Our account managers are standing by waiting to help, whenever you need answers to any of your questions. We provide both email and phone support.

How do I edit the details of my listing?

Visit the LOGIN PAGE to sign in to your account Click on the link that says, “EDIT LISTING” on the left side of the page From there you can edit and update the information in your listing. NOTE: Remember to click the green “SAVE CHANGES” button to update your listing when you make any modifications.

How do I add my social media links?

Login to your account via the LOGIN PAGE Click on the “EDIT LISTING” link located on the left side of the page Towards the bottom of the “COMPANY DETAILS” tab are several fields to input the addresses of your website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages NOTE: You MUST enter your complete public web address for this to work properly. Do not only enter your username for these sites! TIP: You will have to log out of your social media accounts and see if the links you are inputting take you to the correct pages to make sure they’re working EXAMPLES: http://www.facebook/pages/your-company http://twitter.com/your-company http://www.linkedin.com/in/your-name

How can I boost my rankings?

The short answer: By demonstrating success. Create a professional profile and encourage your customers to review your work. Those are the two best ways to quickly boost your rankings. For long term success completing projects in your target neighborhoods and updating your profile to showcase them.

How can I increase reviews?

Once you have completed a project email your customer a Review invitation requesting them to provide you with satisfaction rating. Research has shown that customers consider reviews when trying to decide who they want to do business with.

Is this directory SEO-friendly?

You bet! Our directory is SEO optimized to rank well in search engines like Google, Yahoo! and Bing, to ensure your listing gets indexed quickly in all major search engines, which will help bring more visitors to your listing. The customers that will want to connect with you are serious, action-oriented property owners or general contractors that understand the importance of working with local contractors. You’ll also receive a Membership Badge for you to include on all your website & email signature line to help promote and link to your listing.

How do I know what my ROI is on my marketing?

We understand that it’s important to see what your ROI is when you spend money on marketing, you want to see results and we make it easy for you to see how many people are seeing your ads, looking at your directory profile, clicking on your social media links, or contacting you by phone or email. By logging into your dashboard you can review real-time analytics to see your return on investment.