Instructions/Help on Filling out the Add/Edit listing page

Each plan has different options/fields to fill out. The higher plans have the same options as the lower plans, but have additional options:
(Click on one): FREE; BASIC; STANDARD; PREMIUM

The red asterisk* indicates fields/options you must select. Others are voluntary.

You can come back and edit any of these options/fields at any time as long as you always fill out the required (*) fields. You can partially fill it out and return to finish it. Each time, after it is paid for, the listing will be reviewed for appropriate content, but you can edit it, save your work, and immediately edit it again. Your changes will be saved, and all the changes reviewed at once unless the site manager reviews them immediately in between your edits. In that case they might be reviewed a few times, but the changes will still be saved.

For further help, email manager@southeastsailing.com. You can set up a phone call to help walk you through this form. It can be confusing the first few times around.

 

FREE Listing Help

  1. TI​TLE is company name. The number in the small box (0/40) means it can be 40 characters long (approx. 5-6 words)
  2. FRIENDLY URL: This is the web address extension for your page. Just click in the box and it will copy your company name. If you want a different address, type in what you want. (don't add "www" or ".com")
  3. CATEGORY: You already chose a category, but you can change it here. You can be listed in one category in a Free listing.
  4. PHONE and the two address fields are obvious, but do not put in your city and state. You will choose that next.
  5. LOCATION: Here you will choose city and state. Click on a state to bring up a list of all cities. Choose a city
  6. ZIP CODE: If you do not choose a zip code, the correct one will be chosen from your address (if it is correct)
  7. SUBMIT: Your listing or your edits will be reviewed for appropriate content and you will receive an email confirmation. It it's the middle of the night and the directory manager is sleeping, he or she will address it in the morning. Be patient.

BASIC Listing Help

  1. TI​TLE is company name. The number in the small box (0/60) means it can be 60 characters long (approx. 7-11 words)
  2. FRIENDLY URL: This is the web address extension for your page. Just click in the box and it will copy your company name. If you want a different address, type in what you want. (don't add "www" or ".com")
  3. CATEGORY: You already chose the main category, but you can be listed in two categories in a Basic listing. Choose the second category here. If you want to change the main category, you can do so after you submit this initial setup. Just go into edit current listings right after you submit this and change it.
  4. SHORT DESCRIPTION: This is the description that comes up in the search results. The number in the small box (0/250) means it can be 250 characters long (approx. 40-50 words)
  5. LONG DESCRIPTION: This is for your listing's page. It can be 500 characters long (approx. 90-110 words)
  6. KEY WORDS: Keywords are for searching for your company. The company name is already keywords. You can add more here. The LIMIT is 5, with comma in between and no space between comma and a word (like : rigging,spars). It can be two or more words together or a single word, but each word is counted.
  7. PHONE and the two address fields are obvious, but do not put in your city and state. You will choose that next.
  8. LOCATION: Here you will choose city and state. Click on a state to bring up a list of all cities. Choose a city
  9. ZIP CODE: If you do not choose a zip code, the correct one will be chosen from your address (if it is correct)
  10. WEBSITE: Make sure you type in the: "http://www." before your website name
  11. EMAIL: The contact email for your listing.
  12. SUBMIT: Your listing or your edits will be reviewed for appropriate content and you will receive an email confirmation. It it's the middle of the night and the directory manager is sleeping, he or she will address it in the morning. Be patient.

STANDARD Listing Help

IMAGES. Not listed here is you get to have up to 3 images on your website with a Standard listing. You can upload from your account (go to the listing in MY ACCOUNT, then choosed Edit, then Images. They must be placed on the listing page by the Directory Manager after you upload them. Or email images to the Manager when done at manager@southeastsailing.com

  1. TI​TLE is company name. The number in the small box (0/70) means it can be 70 characters long (approx. 10-15 words)
  2. FRIENDLY URL : This is the web address extension for your page. Just click in the box and it will copy your company name. If you want a different address, type in what you want. (don't add "www" or ".com")
  3. CATEGORY : You chose a main category. It is checked here, but you can change it if needed.
  4. CATEGORIES : You chose the main category above, but you can be listed in 4 categories in a Standard listing. Choose 3 more here by holding the CONTROL key down as you choose them.
  5. SHORT DESCRIPTION : This is the description that comes up in the search results. The number in the small box (0/350) means it can be 350 characters long (approx. 70-80 words)
  6. LONG DESCRIPTION : Here you get a text editor and have lots of choices. It's similar to many writing editors, like Microsoft Word, just less complex. Hold the mouse cursor over a symbol for tool info. This is for your listing's page. It can be 1200 characters long (approx. 240-250 words)
  7. KEY WORDS : Keywords are for searching for your company. The company name is already keywords. You can add more here. The LIMIT is 15, with comma in between and no space between comma and a word (like : rigging,spars). It can be two or more words together or a single word, but each word is part of the 15.
  8. HOURS : You can enter your business hours here. It will be blank if you don't click the ADD button. You'll have to play with this one. You'll pick it up. It's to wordy to put in instructions here.
  9. PHONE and the two address fields are obvious, but do not put in your city and state. You will choose that next.
  10. FAX : You'll have to figure this one out on your own.
  11. LOCATION : Here you will choose city and state. Click on a state to bring up a list of all cities. Choose a city
  12. ZIP CODE : If you do not choose a zip code, the correct one will be chosen from your address (if it is correct)
  13. LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE : These will be automatically generated from your address, but if your location is different from your address, you can put the coordinates in here so the Google map can locate you where you want. You can get coordinates on the internet by going to Google Maps and putting a nearby address in and finding the spot and pinpointing it.
  14. WEBSITE : Make sure you type in the: "http://www." before your website name
  15. EMAIL : The contact email for your listing.
  16. LOGO : You get to upload a logo or any image that will go on your results page and your listing page. Keep it under 1 MB (1000 kbs). Upload a jpeg, gif, or png only
  17. SUBMIT : Your listing or your edits will be reviewed for appropriate content and you will receive an email confirmation. It it's the middle of the night and the directory manager is sleeping, he or she will address it in the morning. Be patient.

PREMIUM Listing Help

Premium listings allow a customized page and the Directory Manager will help on layout. Upload your text and contact the manager at manager@southeastsailing.com

IMAGES. Not listed here is that with a Premium listing you get to add many images on your page and/or in the side columns (or there can be text and images in the side columns). Images must be placed on the listing page by the Directory Manager. Email images to the Manager when done at manager@southeastsailing.com, or email the manager for help.

  1. TI​TLE is company name. The number in the small box (0/100) means it can be 100 characters long (approx. 18-22 words)
  2. FRIENDLY URL : This is the web address extension for your page. Just click in the box and it will copy your company name. If you want a different address, type in what you want (don't add "www" or ".com")
  3. CATEGORIES : You chose the main category on the previous page, but you can be listed in 6 categories in a Premium listing. Choose 5 more here by holding the CONTROL key down as you choose them. If you want to change the main category, you can do so after you submit this initial setup. Just go into edit current listings right in MY ACCOUNT after you submit this and change it.
  4. SHORT DESCRIPTION : This is the description that comes up in the search results. The number in the small box (0/800) means it can be 800 characters long (approx. 150-160 words)
  5. LONG DESCRIPTION : Here you get a text editor and have lots of choices. It's similar to many writing editors, like Microsoft Word, just less complex. Hold the mouse cursor over a symbol for tool info. This is for your listing's page. It can be 5000 characters long (approx. 1000-1200 words). This is a lot, believe me.
  6. KEY WORDS : Keywords are for searching for your company. The company name is already keywords. You can add more here. The LIMIT is 35, with comma in between and no space between comma and a word. It can be two or more words together or a single word, but each word is part of the 35.
  7. HOURS : You can enter your business hours here. It will be blank if you don't click the ADD button. You'll have to play with this one. You'll pick it up. It's to wordy to put in instructions here.
  8. PHONE and the two address fields are obvious, but do not put in your city and state. You will choose that next.
  9. FAX : You'll have to figure this one out on your own.
  10. LOCATION : Here you will choose city and state. Click on a state to bring up a list of all cities. Choose a city
  11. ZIP CODE : If you do not choose a zip code, the correct one will be chosen from your address (if it is correct)
  12. LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE : These will be automatically generated from your address, but if your location is different from your address, you can put the coordinates in here so the Google map can locate you where you want. You can get coordinates on the internet by going to Google Maps and putting a nearby address in and finding the spot and pinpointing it.
  13. WEBSITE : Make sure you type in the: "http://www." before your website name
  14. EMAIL : The contact email for your listing.
  15. LOGO : You get to upload a logo or any image that will go on your results page and your listing page. Keep it under 1 MB (1000 kbs). Upload a jpeg, gif, or png only
  16. SUBMIT : Your listing or your edits will be reviewed for appropriate content and you will receive an email confirmation. It it's the middle of the night and the directory manager is sleeping, he or she will address it in the morning. Be patient. Manager might be out sailing or partying, too. You will have to wait.