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Making the most of your User Profile Page

| Site News | 07/10/2012

Every User (also known as an Author if you are postings ads) has a unique profile page. Profile pages can include the following information about you, your business and the services that you provide:

Name and Contact Details including:

Website, AIM, Yahoo IM, Jabber/Google Talk, Google +, Twitter and Facebook.

Bio

Ensuring a Bio and your Facebook and Twitter details can be a great way to generate further interest in your business and offerings/ads through this website.

When someone views your ad they can click into “poster” on the right hand side of your ad which will display all of your profile details and more importantly a list of all your ads. This allows customers to view all of your ads directly from your profile page.

Sheila’s Profile here is a good example of someone who has made better use of the Profile Page. In addition the link to her page can be used on your own Twitter, Facebook and Website pages and even in your Emails, giving a great way to promote all of your Ads.

Sheila’s Profile

To complete your Profile simply sign in and click into Dashboard. You can copy the link to your profile from the browser bar. Your unique profile page URL is typically:

http://irelandholistic.com/author/yourusername/

Most users profile pages are now indexed in the search engines, generating view to your profile and your ads.

 

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Important Site Update – Ad Relisting

| Site News | 08/07/2012

Hello!

Ads are now starting to need to be re-listed as ads are only live for 14 days (to ensure current and fresh content)

When your ad expires you should receive an email. All you need to do is login to your dashboard and relist your ad.

Now … some users have said that the add goes to “offline” status. This is true but you need to click the restart icon on the right hand side of your listing title within the dashboard. You will see a small blue icon (which is set to paused) just click this and it will restart your add automatically for a further 14 days.

You can pause and restart your ads at anytime, or even delete them if they are no longer current.

A site wide email will be sent to all users tmrw to ensure everyone is aware of this as I am having to manually republish all ads myself from admin dashboard and I have 75 to do today!

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New UK Version Coming Soon

| Site News | 04/07/2012

The UK version of this site is coming soon at http://www.holisticclassifieds.co.uk

It is live right now and accepting ads. Covers England, Wales, Scotland and N. Ireland.

 

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Thank you Amanda Walsh for our 1st Therapy Information Contribution

| Site News | 04/07/2012

Thank you to Amanda Walsh for taking the initiative to submit our first Therapy Information Article, found here: http://irelandholistic.com/category/therapy_information/

This is an excellent example of a very well written keyword rich (but without spam) article with lots of useful and topic relevant information – something the search engines favour. Amanda has included subtly at the end of the article her contact details and website link.

Other Users may also submit using the Submit Form. What you can also do once your article is approved and published is locate the link from your browser bar and enter this into your main ad post giving readers yet further in depth information about the treatments you provide. This can be done simply by logging into your Dashboard and editing your ads according to include an additional link to the article within the main description field.

Please note, try not to copy and paste articles from other sources as search engines to do not like duplicate content. Try to write the article yourself, in your own words …. make it unique :-)

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Ireland Holistic has gone Mobile

| Site News | 03/07/2012

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Just a quick note to say that Ireland Holistic has gone mobile !!!! Our Site is fully Mobile friendly for the following devices:

Mobile devices: iPhone, Android, iPod Touch, iPad, Blackberry Storm/Torch, Palm Pre, Samsung Touch.

The ability to post an ad is not quite ready, however the site is fully functional and searchable on the above mobile devices.

 

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Therapy Business Section Added!

| Site News | 03/07/2012

It has been suggested to place some new categories for Jobs and also for Treatment Rooms to rent. These 2 categories can be found under a new Main category called Therapy Business. Any others suggestions for categories in this area please let me know.

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Site Changes

| Site News | 25/06/2012

We recognise that Therapy Treatment pricing varies quite a lot, from treatment to treatment, duration, repeat business etc, and therefore the price field on the ad submission form was not sufficient. It was really there for contributors to enter a numeric value at a fixed price, but this isn’t practical where Therapists are concerned so we have removed this field from the form altogether and amended the Description field to read ” Description and Pricing Structure”, allowing you to write your own description and pricing structure accordingly as you see fit. If you offer 5 different treatments, all priced differently, then you can now just enter that information into the Description and Pricing Structure field.

We will be removing the previous Price Fields manually from ALL ads over the next week. A price tag icon will still appear on your ad until we have found a fix to remove it.

Please login into your account and edit your ads to include your pricing information (if applicable) within the Description and Pricing Structure Field as any information you originally entered into the Price Field will be deleted over the next week.

Thankyou

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Article Marketing Coming Soon – See the Benefits

| Site News | 25/06/2012

Coming soon is the ability for all Registered Therapists to create their own Blogs about the Therapy that they practice. Educate people about your Therapy and increase interest in your website at the same time. See below the benefits that well written, informative and content rich articles can do for your business. Very soon Ireland Holistic will give registered therapists to opportunity to post their content in our Blogs!

If you are serious about internet marketing, and increasing traffic to your website by any means necessary, one of the avenues well worth considering is that of article marketing. Article marketing involves using content that is keyword rich, informal and easy to access to draw potential customers and visitors into your website. There are numerous benefits associated with using internet marketing through the act of article marketing, five of which are outlined in detail below.

1 – Through article marketing you are providing additional avenues for potential customers and other visitors to find your website because you are creating additional links to your website on highly trafficked websites. The more avenues there are for potential visitors to find you, the more likely you are to be found.

2 – Through article marketing, you are building inbound links to your website. These inbound links are one-way links, which makes them the most advantageous type of linking for search engines like Google to follow. If your search engine page rank matters to you, then creating these inbound links is an important part of marketing your website, and article marketing can allow you to achieve this quickly and effectively.

3 – Article marketing allows you to build a name for yourself. Most article syndication websites have biography sections where you can share information about yourself and your niche. By writing informative articles that people actually want to read, you are establishing a name for yourself as an authority on whatever subject you are writing about.

4 – Article marketing is free, which is one of the best benefits. You are getting your content out there, spreading the word about your website to the world, and it does not cost you a dime. By putting your content out there, you are building powerfully on your traffic potential, and submitting your content to article directories will not cost you anything but some of your time when putting your articles together to submit.

5 – Article marketing allows you to make excellent use of keywords, because you are writing about something that relates to your website. When you create links and get your name out there in content that is rich with relevant keywords, it will increase the SEO capabilities of your site, and allow you to build a powerful correlation between the information that you are offering in your article, and the capabilities of your website. Customers will have one of those eureka moments when they realize that they can travel to your site for more of the same excellent information, and this is an outstanding way to draw in new visitors from a highly respected source for information.

There are numerous other benefits associated with internet marketing through article marketing, but these should jump start your thinking processes when it comes to crafting articles to bring new visitors to your website. If you are serious about internet marketing, writing articles for syndication for the purpose of article marketing is certainly an advantageous way for you to go.

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Getting Google Map to Display your Location

| Site News | 24/06/2012

The ways of entry to the street field is the common reason why Google map cannot be displayed.

One of the common reasons why your Google map is not display in your ad listing is the way the street field is entered.

The street address text field is a core field and cannot be deleted. (Needed on your forms for Google maps to work best.)

If you enter the full address in the street field, for example:
Unit 3-2-1, Business Unit, My Street Name.

You would not get your map display, as Google cannot locate this as a street field.

You would get your map displayed if you just enter My Street Name.

If the address is a established one, you can get the map to display if you enter the street field as, for example, 10, My Street Name.

Some of the newer roads are not indexed by Google map and in this case, your map would not be displayed.

If you enter prominent landmark into the street field, the map can be displayed.

The question to ask is always this: Can Google Map find your street?

Try a few variation, may be a street next to yours.

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1st Technical Issue Encountered!

| Site News | 23/06/2012

It has come to our attention that we need to limit the amount of characters that can be entered into the PRICE field when users submit ads. Some users are typing too much text like “Price Varies, Please Contact us for Further Details” …. This does not look good.  We are currently working on a Fix for this and have added a Tool Tip on the submission form to advise new users to enter either a numeric Value or “Contact for Details”

Depending on Feedback we may remove the PRICE field altogether and users can choose to write the pricing info accordingly into the Description (as pricing varies per treatment, session etc).

Please view your ad and if you have entered too much text into the PRICE field, simply edit this for a better appearance.

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Correct Formatting of Website in Ad Submission Form

| Site News | 23/06/2012

When you create an Ad you are asked to fill in Title, Description, Tel, Mobile etc. For the Website field ensure you prefix your web address with http://

This ensures the link is a live hyperlink and will open up your website when users click on it.  Just typing http://www.mysitename.ie will not work.

The correct format is http://www.mysitename.ie

If you didn’t already do this, simply login and edit your Ad!

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Share This Widget Added!

| Site News | 22/06/2012

Hello All, Thank you very much for the Huge support so far. Today has been a busy day for me. We have just over 50 Ads already. The site is being updated all the time as we receive feedback. We have just implemented the Share This widget on to all Ads, allowing Ads to be shared through Facebook, Twitter, Email, Sharethis and also a Facebook Like Button.

Please show your support for Ireland Holistic by taking advantage of this nifty little tool. Just click into your own Ad and Share on Facebook etc, or Share your Ad with your Holistic friends and colleagues to encourage more sign ups.

The more the merrier!

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Suggesting an Ad Category

| Site News | 21/06/2012

Hello, Admin again, If you offer a treatment that is not listed here then just drop me an Email, as I am able to Add it in. Also any other relevant Holistic Categories that I have not thought about, I can list that too :-)

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Ireland Holistic being Updated

| Site News | 21/06/2012

Hello to previous users of IrelandHolistic. The site is currently being updated and therefore any previous Ads have been removed. This is a great time to register again and start posting new and fresh Ads, Its totally FREE and there is no limit to the number of Ads you can create. For example, if you offer 5 different types of treatment then you can post a unique Ad in each relevant category. You can also list your business in General in the county your business is operated from. In addition if you offer workshops and courses, you can list those too!

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How to Insert Live Weblinks in Ads

| Site News | 19/06/2012

When creating an Ad, you can make your Web Address a Live Link by typing your Web Address or whatever you want the Link to read, for Example “Click here for my Website” or “www.mywebsite.com. To create a Live link, just highlight over the text and click the Insert Link Icon in the Tool Bar where you are typing in your description.

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  • Ad Ratings now Available!

    by on 15/10/2012 - 0 Comments

    Ad Ratings are now available. Your customers can now Rate your Ad! Share your Ads on your Facebook page, Website etc so that your clients and customers can rate...

  • Image File Size Allowance Increased

    by on 23/06/2012 - 2 Comments

    Feedback was received that the allowance for each image of 500kb was too small and that to encourage photos to be posted, the allowance should be increased. Wou...

  • New Categories Added!

    by on 23/06/2012 - 0 Comments

    3 New Categories added as per your requests. They are CBT, Astrology and Flower Essences. Categories that are not being filled will over the next few weeks be p...

  • Share This Widget Added!

    by on 22/06/2012 - 0 Comments

    Hello All, Thank you very much for the Huge support so far. Today has been a busy day for me. We have just over 50 Ads already. The site is being updated all th...

  • Ireland Holistic being Updated

    by on 21/06/2012 - 0 Comments

    Hello to previous users of IrelandHolistic. The site is currently being updated and therefore any previous Ads have been removed. This is a great time to regist...

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