Use the member business directory to inform site visitors of what you have to offer (The link near the top on the left side of most pages). Select your business from the two pages of members to see what information is currently available. Then update your listing so people will know what you have to offer.
To update your information click the members link in the bar across the top of most pages. Scroll down and click the link to update your information. On the next page you must select your member name from the drop down list, enter your user name and password and click submit. If you do not have the information, click submit and you will be advised how to get a temporary user name and password.
There are two seperate forms on the page. The top form adds or changes the picture. The long form edits the categories and text associated with your listing. If you have a picture there will also be a link to remove the picture. Clicking the Remove picture from this Listing bar instantly removes the picture.
If you wish to add a picture or change an existing picture, Click Browse and find the new picture on your computer, double left click on the picture name to copy the path into the box, then click Send Files to upload the new picture. Pictures MUST
be in a jpg format(The format most digital cameras provide. Pictures should have a file size of less than 2 MB and less than 500 kb works best. Note that pictures with a large file size take a long time to upload. It may seem as if nothing is happening for several minutes so go get a cup of coffee and wait for results. If you get a message indicating that the file size is too large, pictures can be resized at www.shrinkpictures.com/
if you do not have the needed software. A maximum picture size of 600 and a quality of good will work fine.
You will be able to select categories for your listing. Please check all that apply, but only those that apply. Click in the box by the category to add or remove the check mark.
Each member has access to four paragraphs of text that can be used to describe products or services. Use this feature to list upcoming events, sales, or just everyday information. The four paragraphs display on the member information page. When the description paragraphs are used a link to the member information page will appear with the listing when the business is found using the search feature.
Change only what you want changed. Removing text will remove it from your listing. Just below the email address is a drop down list (Public or Private). Select Public if you wish your email address posted with your listing. Select Private to hide the address on the public portions of the website.
Once you are satified with your information, click Submit at the bottom of the page to send the information to the website. Your updated information will be transfered to the website and should now show on the form as the corrected version.
If something still needs changed, make the changes and click the submit button again until you are satisfied. When you are done click the Log Out button in the top right corner of the page.
The keyword search function on the member directory page searches, the business name, keywords from the edit form, and all four paragraphs of text. All businesses with the searched for combination will be displayed. Members with information in the paragraph area will also show a link to their page with that information. Individual member pages can also be reached by clicking on the member name from the list on the member directory pages.