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Monday, October 21, 2013

Independent We Stand Launches New Enhanced Premium & Ambassador Listings

by Independent We Stand

A premium or ambassador level membership with Independent We Stand gives local businesses access to all kinds of customized tools and resources, including downloadable marketing materials, PR tools and tips and now, a more robust listing in the local business search engine.  The new enhanced listings feature an abundance of personalized options for business owners, making these memberships an even better value.
Previously, premium and ambassador listings in the local business search engine stood out by giving members the opportunity to add more information about their business, like a logo, a description, search keywords, and links to the business’ social media accounts.  The new, more robust listings for premium and ambassador members distinguish these listings even further from the basic ones, and give users a more complete look at the business.
The new premium and ambassador listings contain all of the same information as the old ones, but now, this information is organized into a horizontal, tabbed menu across the top of the listing, making it a more interactive experience as users click through the listing to learn about the business.
In addition to the new layout, the enhanced listings give business owners the opportunity to display and describe up to six products in addition to uploading a product catalog, post special offers and promotions, share e-newsletters, and display Yelp reviews from customers.  These features also make the listings more interactive between business and customer because customers can now receive up-to-date news about the business, get directions to the business, and post reviews after having a great customer service experience.
As the ‘buy local’ movement and digital connectivity continue to grow, it’s never been more important to establish an online presence for your small business. A whopping 97 percent of Internet users look for local goods and services online.  To make sure they see your independent business, sign up for a free basic membership or upgrade to a premium or ambassador listing for a more robust, comprehensive, and interactive listing on Independent We Stand’s local business search. 
To apply for a membership, visit http://www.independentwestand.org/membership/
To find local businesses in your area and see the new listings, visit Independent We Stand’s local business search engine at http://www.independentwestand.org/support-independent-business/search/