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Listing Information

Listed below are the nine items of information required for your listing on the CommArt Website. In addition, please review the Keyword Recommendations section below to help you develop a business description with a high degree of online searchability.

Remember to include your LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, blog or other URL's in the description area.

  1. This is a new listing or a listing to be edited
  2. Category Listing (selected from Join CommArt page)
  3. Business Name
  4. Contact Name (the name to be displayed in the listing)
  5. Complete business address including city, state, zip
  6. Office phone number, and/or fax, and/or mobile
  7. Email address
  8. Business website address (URL)
  9. Business description (80 to 100 words - see Keywords Recommendations below). You can also include your LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, blog or other URL's in the description area.
Please Note: All listings submitted are subject to approval by CommArt prior to being posted to this website. Also, minor edits may be made to conform all listings to the style of the website.

Keyword Recommendations

When someone is searching for information on the web, they will usually visit a search engine and type in words that they think best describe what they are looking for. The search engine then scans its database and returns the listing pages with results that best match the words submitted.

These words used by online searches are called keywords or search terms. In your experiences using a search engine, you have discovered that a single word will generate results that are very broad and frequently irrelevant. To fine-tune your search, you need to use a number of words or a phrase. This often provides a more relevant search result.

In your business, you may be dependent on regional or local business. With this in mind, when you write your listing descriptions, utilize word combinations that include your city's name and references to nearby cities and the region(s) from which you draw customers.

Put yourself in your potential customer's shoes. Imagine the words and descriptions they would submit to the search engine when they are looking for the services and products you provide. You may find it helpful ask your existing clients and customers how they would search and expect to find your products or services.

Analyze your business carefully and think of all the words and phrases that relate to your company or product.

One thing the search engines do not like and it will hurt a website's ranking is keyword stuffing. Keyword stuffing is just like it sounds, stuffing your website text with the same keywords over and over.

Here is a good example of how Joe's Flower Shop has keyword stuffed their text, "Joe's Flower Shop sells the best flowers with the freshest flowers of any flower shop in town. Our flower shop can deliver your flower arrangement faster than any other flower shop."

Submitting a Listing

When you add a NEW listing, include as much information as possible. Help our members and your potential clients and customers know more about you, your business, and services provided.

When you edit your listing, only submit the new or revised information along with your name and email address.

Once you have finished composing your business description, you are ready to register on the CommArt website. Send an email to our CommArt Team to request the form to add or edit your website listing. You will receive a unique web link by email to enter your new or edited information. If your listing is new and approved by the CommArt Team you will receive additional instructions for submitting your photo.

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