Your quick start guide to managing your Localist Community Page
Your Community Page on Localist gives you a whole lot more than a standard Listing Page. Community Pages give you a bunch of new features, which allow you to use Localist like a web site. You can add an unlimited number of pages, post news and photos anytime, and share content across social media seamlessly.
Upgrade your listing. We’ve sent you an email on how to upgrade to a free Community Page on Localist. Simply click on the upgrade link in the email to get started. We’ll ask you to set a user name and password. Once created, you will be directed to the My Localist page where you can edit your listing as well as create new posts, events and offers.
Set up your profile. In your My Localist profile you can view and change key settings on your account, including your email address and password, as well as setting your location. To do this, go to the My Localist area and click edit account.
Update your details. On the left-hand column of your My Localist profile, you’ll see the names of the community listings that you have access to. Click on the organisation name and you’ll be given the option to edit your listing details or view your listing. You can update details by clicking on ‘edit’ next to each field.
Add a tagline and URL. If you have a tagline or phrase that really describes your community group, you can feature it underneath your organisation name on your listing. You can also make your listing address easy to remember by adding your business name to your page URL.
Raise the profile of your community group. Add photos or images to really show off your organisation to Aucklanders. Nominate one image to be your logo and it will appear at the top left of your listing. Nominate another to be your icon, and this will appear next to your listing if it’s featured on one of our homepages.
Write a great Business Description. It’s important to have a good business description so that everyone will know what’s unique about your community group. A good business description will tell people quickly and simply what your organisation is all about.
Get social. Integrate your Facebook and Twitter feeds directly into your listing on Localist. Simply add your Facebook and Twitter accounts under the ‘contact details’ area, and your feeds will display on the right hand side of your listing for everyone to see.
Post news, events and special offers. Adding this sort of content is a great way to raise your profile with Aucklanders. Add posts by clicking on the options in the left hand column when editing your listing.
Add more pages. You can add sub-pages to your listings by clicking ‘new page’. These can be for whatever you want – a list of locations, services provided, an ‘about us’ page, a video – it’s entirely up to you.
Build word of mouth. You know how important word of mouth is to your community group. Remember to tell people to visit your page to add ratings and reviews, and stay in touch with your current news and offers.