Taking Your Online Directory to a New Level – Part 3
Thanks for all your comments and questions so far! It is great to know that you are as excited about our new directory as we are. Our Third Volunteer Is – The Brampton Board of Trade is a non-partisan organization governed by an 18 member, Governing Council, chaired by Steve Rhodes, a partner at The …
Thanks for all your comments and questions so far! It is great to know that you are as excited about our new directory as we are.
Our Third Volunteer Is –
The Brampton Board of Trade is a non-partisan organization governed by an 18 member, Governing Council, chaired by Steve Rhodes, a partner at The Marketing Pad. They have many volunteers serving on a number of committees and have a dedicated staff team who work with volunteers to help their members succeed in today’s challenging economic environment.
The Chamber network goes across the country with over 300 chambers and boards of trade including 160 in Ontario. By joining The Brampton Board of Trade, members also become members of the Ontario and Canada Chamber of Commerce. These grassroots networks with staff and volunteers in every community have their ears to the ground and know the issues facing businesses on the frontlines.
Thanks very much to Angela Bennett and The Brampton Board of Trade for helping us to feature their directory and their member volunteers: The Marketing Pad and Phoenix Gate Pictures
More Visual Appeal
With the addition of more images and icons the new directory is much more visual and we think that this will catch the attention of and more fully engage your online directory users.
Social Networking Links - Social networking links are shown in the form of easily recognizable icons.
Images - You can add a profile image like a company logo or picture of a person and there are now an additional two spots in the directory for other kinds of images
Maps – We have added larger maps and directions to help your online users easily locate listed businesses.
Choose What to Show in the Listing
In some directories you may not want to use all of the new features. For example, we have some users whose main directory includes personal information behind a member login and they post a streamlined version that is publicly available on their site.
The new directory gives you a very granular level of control over the information shown in your online listings. Using a combination of the online settings for overall default behavior and listing detail settings for the individual organizations and contacts you can use all of the new features or choose to display only a very basic listing.
Show A Lot:
Or Just a Little:
Other Cool Ideas
One of our best sources of inspiration is YOU! Even in the short time that the directory has been in Beta test we are getting enhancement requests from our clients and their members to make Membee even better.
Are you using the directory to generate more revenue? Do you use directory links or category links in a novel way? Your good ideas can benefit the whole user community. If you too are doing cool things with our new directory – please share!
Keep watching the Blog for information about more features. To Be Continued…