Business Directory Add-on

Are you looking for ways to provide advertisers with additional exposure and increase your online revenue? Then the directory add-on is an essential addition to your Metro Publisher service.

Simply put — there is no comparable business directory at this price level.

Coupons, video, social media, maps, and more — your advertisers will love them all!Read more

Directory Listing Page

Directory listings include a variety of features such as video, multiple images, coupons, social media and more.

Give Your Sales Team More
Tools to Succeed

With sponsored listings, social media, and a variety of other features that your advertisers will love, Metro Publisher’s business directory add-on is packed with easy to sell features, that provide great revenue opportunities for your sales team.

  • Sponsored Listings
  • Embed your advertisers’ Facebook news feeds directly into their listings
  • Advertiser Coupons
  • Embed Video
  • Photo Gallery
  • Highlight Advertiser Events
  • Showcase Reviews
  • Maps with Nearby Locations

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Choose a design.

Listing Pages Include

  1. Social Media Widgets
    Help your advertisers gain broader reach through sharing.
  2. Business Information
    Includes essential contact information plus advertiser logo and link to website.
  3. Video
    Enhance the effectiveness of advertisers' listings AND give your readers a more personal inside view with embedded video.
  4. Reviews and Events
    Display reviews and upcoming events at this location.
  5. Facebook Feed
    With an embedded Facebook feed, your advertisers' can announce deals, promote events, or just keep the conversation with your readers going.
  6. Multiple Photos
    Your readers will enjoy a more personal inside view with photos.
  7. Advertiser Coupons
    Include special deals from your advertisers just for YOUR readers.
  8. Map
    Readers can plan an evening by searching nearby related businesses as well as upcoming events.
  9. Search Engine Optimized
    With the implementation of industry standard formats like Microdata, we ensure that your advertisers' listings remain at the forefront of changes in SEO.
 

Provide a Superior User Experience

Your readers can toggle between map view...

...or list view to find businesses.

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Choose a design.

List View Includes

  1. Keyword Search
    Users can use keywords to find businesses. Search will scan businesses titles, addresses, and description fields.
  2. Map Toggle
    This allows your users who prefer a map based search to switch.
  3. Featured Listings
    Configurable options to display featured businesses.
  4. Vendor Information
    Displays business name, address, description, logo, plus links to coupons, events, and reviews.
  5. Search Filters
    Filter search by category and facets.
  6. Search Engine Optimized
    With the implementation of industry standard formats like Microdata, we ensure that your directory remains at the forefront of changes in SEO.
Choose a design.

Map View Includes

  1. Quicklinks
    Quicklinks to allow users to jump to specific areas.
  2. List Toggle
    This allows your users who prefer a list based search to switch.
  3. Featured Listings
    Configurable options to display featured businesses.
  4. Vendor Information
    Displays business name, description, logo, and links to events and reviews.
  5. Search Filters
    Filter search by category and facets.

The Metro Publisher business directory is not a stand alone product and can only be installed as an add-on to an existing Metro Publisher service plan.

 

Maximize Exposure for Your Advertisers

The Metro Publisher-built business directory ensures that your website will be the most effective place to advertise. Why? Because by enhancing a basic listing, advertisers can provide customised information in order to draw more attention to their products and services and make their listings stand out. In addition, search results go beyond the directory to increase exposure across your whole website in a visual, intuitive, and effective way. These features will make you the go-to source for business advertising in your area or niche.

  • THE most cost effective directory
  • Deeper local relevance
  • Better inbound traffic
  • 100% local advertising that you control
  • No ad networks

Deep Integration with Metro Publisher

Because the business directory is deeply integrated within your Metro Publisher website, visitors will also encounter paid listings outside of the directory search in the context of reviews, events, local areas, neighborhoods, points of interests or, even, related businesses. Your advertisers will connect to your readers across the site with listings that feel like a reader service rather than just a paid advertisement, helping increase the relevance of your site and raise conversion rates for advertisers.

  • Superior search experience
  • Deep integration with your Metro Publisher website
  • Easy and effective browse experience
  • Multiple ways to search, filter, and share
  • Toggle effortlessly between map and list searches

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Multiple Ways for Your Readers to Find Your Advertiser Listings

    From within your
    Metro Publisher website...

  1. Directory Search Pages
    Readers can search for businesses via maps, keywords, or business type.
  2. Featured Businesses
    Your advertisers can be featured throughout your website with a variety of configurable options.
  3. Reviews
    Restaurant or business reviews display business information and link directly to listings, further promoting your advertisers.
  4. Event Searches
    For advertisers who have events, they will be highlighted within your event calendar automatically.
  5. Events
    Event pages display business information and link directly to and from advertiser listing pages.
  6. Location Search Pages
    In addition to the directory search, listings have several options to be highlighted and preferentially treated within basic location searches.
  7. From outside your
    Metro Publisher website...

  8. Search Engine Optimized
    Listing pages are search optimized to draw in new readers via organic searches from popular search engines.
  9. Sharing via Social Media
    Social media widgets provide additional exposure for your advertisers and grow traffic to your site.
 

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Let’s not forget SEO. Metro Publisher ensures the search optimization of your business directory remains at the cutting edge. To keep your site on top of your competitors, our team continuously tracks changes and requirements in SEO, constantly refining, optimizing and automatically delivering improvements to all of our clients with every new version of Metro Publisher.

From the ability of search engines to index all information published in your business directory to the implementation of industry standard formats like Microdata, we ensure that our clients remain at the forefront of changes in SEO.

 

One Click Away from Increased Profits

Simply put — there is no comparable directory at this price level.

The directory is an add-on to the Metro Publisher service with a low cost of only $100 (USD) per month, easy to absorb when offered to advertisers bundled with existing ad packages. As with Metro Publisher, there are no sign-up fees or any upfront development costs. With this pricing, we are redefining the quality and cost of operating a successful directory.

Turn It On and Start Selling

Can't wait to get started? Upgrade your account with the directory add-on and your sales staff can start selling today(1).

Contact Us for a Demo

We are here to help. Contact us for inside perspectives, best practices, or help evaluating whether our directory is the right service for you.

  

(1)  The Metro Publisher business directory is not a stand alone product and can only be installed as an add-on to an existing Metro Publisher service plan.