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start your research. museums. For this example I’ll be doing laser tag in New York.LISTINGS TUTORIAL FOR OUTSOURCERS Mouse over “My Account” and scroll down to “Add Listings” Once you know the category you’ll be writing about (indoor sports. restaurants etc. .).
You will also need to locate the business’ contact information for the next section. *Listings must have their OWN website* I’ve chosen the business Indoor Extreme Sports. if you cannot find a phone number – leave it blank. “Servicing the Greater Long Island Area” . This will yield many results. This includes address. As an absolute last resort. If the website doesn’t have a contact page. and phone number.e. Google will usually have this information readily available for you.LISTINGS TUTORIAL FOR OUTSOURCERS Step 2: Research In a separate window. “Servicing the Greater X Area” i. do a simple Google search of “laser tag in ny”. If you cannot find an address simply write. Read around and find one you want to write about.
laser-tag-ny –OR– indoorextreme-sports-ny. If you can’t find a picture with the business name on the website. Save the images as a lower cased hyphenated title relevant to the listing. Generally. but I recommend downloading the free. and 200x150 pixels for Pennsylvania website* You may use any photo editing software you would like. a picture of the activity will work just as well.LISTINGS TUTORIAL FOR OUTSOURCERS Step 3: Image Selection and Editing While on the website. “Laser Tag Pictures NY. websites will have a heading at the top of the page you can screenshot and crop to use as your image. Be sure to save your cropped image somewhere you will remember it. easy to use program Paint. i. you’ll need to find an image to go with your listing. *If you’re doing several listings for the same category.net. *Images are 200x200 pixels for the New York website. I suggest making a folder titled with that category name i.e.”* .e.
Google search the county the town is in) Write in the street address Write in the city Write in the state Write in the zip code Write in the phone number Select the category from the drop down indoor-extreme-sports www.indoorextremesports.com Long Island 47-11 Van Dam Street Long Island City NY 11101 646-397-5416 -Laser Tag NY . Copy+paste the URL of the website (keep it free of additional characters if possible) Copy+paste the URL of the website Select the geographic location from the drop down list. (If unsure.LISTINGS TUTORIAL FOR OUTSOURCERS Step 4: Building Your Listing Now go back to “Add Listings” window to begin entering the basic data Input the categorical information. and lowercased. *Street.indoorextremesports. Drive. etc. Avenue. are written out* *State is abbreviated to two capitalized letters* *Phone numbers are hyphenated* Section Title Description Write the name of the business Example Indoor Extreme Sports Image Upload your cropped picture Image Alt Display URL URL Geographic Area Address City State Zip Phone Category Write the business name hyphenated.com http://www.
Extreme Sports! Hyphenated version of meta title arena-laser-tag-ny .LISTINGS TUTORIAL FOR OUTSOURCERS Before writing the descriptions. Capitalization is not required. Less than Laser Tag at Indoor 50 words. laser tag ny. arena laser tag. laser tag long island Looking for safe fun with A few short sentences describing the your friends? Try Arena business using your keywords. Section Activate Detail Page Meta Title Meta Keywords Example Active Arena Laser Tag NY Meta Description Page Alias indoor extreme sports. starting with “Activate Detail Page” Description This activates the page for approval Name/description of the business + State Variations of the business name separated by commas (include state). skip ahead to the last bit of information you’ll be filling out.
when applicable. Descriptions are between 75-150 words long. Try to split it up into 2 individual paragraphs. The regular description is written for just the state. This is the FUN part! If you are writing for New York. i. If you are writing for Pennsylvania. enthusiastic. Weave the keywords into your description. . should be creative. and include 1 or 2 Meta keywords that you’ve written earlier.LISTINGS TUTORIAL FOR OUTSOURCERS Step 5: Writing Your Description(s) Now you’ll be writing up the descriptions. disregard the Geographic area description and just write the description. have an interesting title. Include hours and pricing of the business.e. The two descriptions must be unique. try to make them as incognito as possible. the regional description is specific to the Geographic Area you selected earlier. Long Island. Don’t simply copy and paste the description and change the location. a description and Geographic Area Description will be written.
You have to select black color even though it looks like it already is. and punctuation errors.LISTINGS TUTORIAL FOR OUTSOURCERS Step 6: Finalizing Your Listing Titles should be highlighted and then bold faced. o SEE ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENT “CHECKLIST” TO MAKE SURE YOU’VE DONE EVERYTHING! . YOU MUST ADHERE TO THE GUIDELINES SET FORTH ABOVE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE PAYMENT. Review your writing for grammar. and selected with black for the New York Website OR bold faced and red for the Pennsylvania website. You do this by clicking on the palette. spelling. When you are completed hit “Submit Link” at the bottom of the page. and then selecting the black color as shown below.
LISTINGS TUTORIAL FOR OUTSOURCERS You can keep track of your listings by mousing over “My Account” and then scrolling down to “My Listings” .
“This listing is waiting for editor’s review. it will automatically be under the Pending Listings heading on My Listings. or Rejected Listings will fall under 2 headings. Listings with the yellow bar underneath stating.” simply means that an editor has NOT yet reviewed the work done. After you submit a listing. Approved Listings –OR– Pending Listings. .LISTINGS TUTORIAL FOR OUTSOURCERS Step 7: Pending. Aprroved.
o SEE ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENT “REASONS FOR REJECTION” Errors that need to be corrected will be written at the bottom of your listing. BUT listings you do not correct will NOT get approved will NOT be paid for. Rejected listings show up under the Pending Listings heading. You may edit as many times as it takes to get approved. You may edit and resubmit rejected listings by hovering over the rejected listing and clicking Edit. in all caps. and blue font. asterisked. “This listing is rejected.LISTINGS TUTORIAL FOR OUTSOURCERS Listings with a red bar underneath stating.” means that an editor HAS reviewed your work BUT found one or more things wrong with your listing. .
Listings that have been approved will be paid for shortly thereafter. “This listing has been approved!” means that an editor HAS reviewed your work AND found nothing wrong with your listing. . Approved listings show up under the Approved Listings heading.LISTINGS TUTORIAL FOR OUTSOURCERS Listings with a green bar underneath stating.
GOOD LUCK! .LISTINGS TUTORIAL FOR OUTSOURCERS Once approved. In this case: Fun with Kids in NY > Laser Tag NY > Indoor Extreme Sports. your listing will be live on the website and you can find it by searching the category you put it under.