Information and Help
General Information and Help
This new directory site uses a fully responsive theme which allows your visitors to view your site details on their iPad, Iphone or iPod as well as on their normal desktop or laptop computer. More than that this modern way of advertising your business is not only far more effective in attracting a computer ‘savvy’ audience but cost effective into the bargain!
This site is providing a service to users and visitors in Boston, Lincolnshire and surrounding villages hence the www.inboston.co.uk in the logo and web site address. Therefore we look very carefully at submitted listings for relevancy to the area or service offered. Whilst we don’t like to refuse a listing, this site is intended for its local area use and sometimes a polite refusal is required for which we will be very sorry.
Based on WordPress (which is used by over 2 million web sites) you can keep your listings up to date without the high cost of employing highly skilled staff. More, you can do this from any web browser, from any computer and from anywhere in the world!
It will also show your business as being forward thinking, cutting edge and giving your customers first priority!
If you would like to have a listing in this virtual directory then you will need to have an account (which is free) and on signing into your account a new menu will appear at the top of the window where you can add administer your listings or modify any that you have created or depending on your account view email contacts.
You are not limited to one listing in this directory but they are either free, paid or a combination of listings as follows and each can be selected when you create a new listing – please read their descriptions carefully when you create your listing.
a. Free Package.
b. One-time payment package.
c. Recurring payment package.
We use PayPal for payments on the paid listings which is quick and secure – in fact you don’t even need to have a PayPal account to be able to use your credit/debit cards!
For more information on our prices please see Our Directory Insertion Prices
Create an Account or Sign In
You can either watch the following videos or read the instructions below to learn how to create a free account and then how to insert a listing – either a free or a paid one.
All you need to do is use the ‘Sign In’ link at the top of the page and you may either sign in with your account or create a new account.
An email will also have been sent to you confirming this to the email address you provided when you created your account.
If your login is successfull the new menus will appear for you to use at the top of the window, they are:
Welcome, Login Name, Dashboard, Add Listing, Logout. They are more or less self explanatory but it may help to give a little more information.
The items that now appear on the right hand side allow you to access your account details and settings.
Add New Listing (or Edit Listing from the view Listing menu)
Watch this short video for a demonstration of how to create your listings.
In this section you can add or edit the listing of your company or work group which you want to show in the site. To add listing you have to open your dashboard and select the “Business Listing” from the left menu of the dashboard and you can create a new listing by clicking on “Add New Listing”. Here you can add all the details of your company/work group as shown in the images below – your progress being tracked at the top.
Don’t forget to select the categories that you would like the listing to appear under – you may need to scroll the checkbox’s to find the ones that you want. If you need extra categories please email me from the contact page and I’ll insert them for you ready to use. You can of course come back and edit the listing at any time and change any or all of these details – please remember, it will need to be re-approved by an administrator for security.
Please note that although the wording indicates otherwise, only a paid listing can upload more than one image into their listing.
When you have entered your address don’t forget to click the button ‘Set Address On Map’
The images that you can upload above form the set of slider images at the top of your listing, the recommended size of the slider image(s) is:
You can however up load almost any size of image and the page will resize it for you although as a guide aim for a file size of 100kb – its also best to keep the image RATIO to 4 x 3 to get optimum results.
Remember that a free listing will only be approved to display a single image whereas a paid listing will display all of your uploaded images.
A red star by the side of a listing label indicates that it is a required field and is mandatory.
Enter all the details that you can (especially the description field shown above) before clicking the button at the bottom of the window ‘Update Your Listing’. These are all the details that a potential client will see and possibly judge you by!
You may review your listing at this point, for more information on our prices please see Our Directory Insertion Prices
Select the type of listing that you require and enter your payment details if needed – and don’t forget, all listings need to be approved by an administrator for site security before they appear in the directory.
Free listings have any leads emailed directly to them, paid listings not only have any leads emailed to them but the leads also appear in the Leads Capture area for further use
Don’t forget that you can add comments to the blog posts once you are logged in and participate in the local community.
Need to have the photographs done for you? Go to Our Directory Insertion Prices page where you can find more information on this and our other services.
Virtual Assistant Services
Need to have the listings or updating done for you? Go to Our Directory Insertion Prices page where you can find more information on this and our other services.
We apologise if you have found any content or comments on this web site which you feel are suspicious, inappropriate or distressing in any way. Please report this to our support department by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our contact page, I’ll gladly try to help you in any way that I can- thank you.
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