Features Explained

There are a number of features available on Trial Directory to give businesses the level of exposure they desire. Here we explain what those features are

  • Featured Business Listings

Featured Business Listings appear on the front page of the site and at the top of lists when businesses are displayed. These are only available to those selecting the Platinum Package.

  • Description

There are two areas for a description of your business:

The first is for the search results page and is a short summary description. It should be short – no more than a couple of sentences. The Description is available with all packages.

The second is a full description where you can go into much more detail about the products and services you offer. Again, this is available with all packages. Businesses selecting the Platinum package may use HTML for formatting text – change colour, font sizes etc. for a more customised look.

  • Logo

The ability to have your logo on your business entry is available to all packages except the Free package. If your logo sizing isn’t right or it looks stretched or distorted once uploaded, please send it to us via the Help/Request Support link at the top of the page and we will resize to fit properly if you can’t do it yourself. Note we cannot help create logos for you, only manipulate existing ones.

  • Categories

There are a number of categories available for you to select that are appropriate for your business. E.g. Used Bikes, New Bikes, Clothing etc. How many categories you can select is dependent on the package selected. This becomes relevant when a user is browsing (rather than searching) the listings. If they browse, for example, Used Bikes and your selected categories includes Used Bikes then your business will be listed. Obviously if it’s not in your selected categories then it won’t. Only select categories you actually belong to.

We think we've covered all possible categories, but if there's one that isn't there you think should be added, please contact us

  • Website Address

This will display a link to your business website on your listing making it easy for users to jump straight to your site. This feature is available to all packages except the free Bronze package.

  • Image Upload

This feature allows you to present images with your business listing. These could be pictures of your premises, open days, test days etc. Image uploads are only available with the Gold and Platinum packages.

  • Video Upload

Similar to the image upload, this allows you to upload or attach videos to your listing. Again, this feature is only available with the Gold and Platinum packages.

  • Google Map

When a user carries out a search, they are presented with a map screen with pin markers for the businesses found making it easy to relate where those businesses are. This feature enables those pin markers and is only available to businesses selecting Gold or Platinum packages. Businesses with the Free or Bronze packages will still be returned in the business lists of any search, but will not be displayed on the map.

  • Contact Form

This feature enables a “Contact” link on your business page which initiates a pop-up contact form the user can use to get in touch with you directly, making it very simple for a potential customer to contact your business. This feature is available with the Gold and Platinum packages.

  • Business Offers

Available with the Gold and Platinum packages, this feature allows you to present special offers, both on the front page of Trial Directory and also within your business listing. We will also automatically pull offer details and present them on Trials Central.

  • Business Events

Available with the Gold and Platinum packages, this feature allows you to present business events e.g. Open days, training days, test days etc., both on the front page of Trial Directory and also within your business listing. We will also automatically pull event details and present them on Trials Central.

  • Social Networks

This feature is available with the Gold and Platinum packages and will provide links on your business listing to your social media presence(s). These are: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Skype, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.

  • Phone

This is available with all packages will display office and mobile phone numbers and also fax, if required on your business listing.

  • Attachments

This feature allows to upload documents to your business listing. These could be bike manuals, parts lists, schematics etc. This feature is only available with the Gold & Platinum packages with a higher limit on the Platinum package.

  • Opening Hours

Available with all packages, you can input your business opening hours and define any breaks when you are unavailable e.g. lunch.

  • Link Follow

This feature relates to how search engines work. Basically, the more sites you have linking to your website, the better your search engine ranking will be. Link follow means we instruct search engine spiders to follow the link to your site. This feature is available with the Gold & Platinum packages.

REMEMBER!

You don’t have to set up everything on your listing at once and you can come back and edit/change your listing at any time.

QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS?

Please use the Help/Request Support links at the top of the page for help with your listing.