Listing FAQ’s

Listing Questions

You MUST first have an account and be logged in to create a listing.

For more information on creating an account, & Logging In, Please see the "Signup FAQ's Page HERE


The following is a step-by-step set of instructions for creating your listing.


PC: Click or tap the “+ Create Listing” button at the top of the page. OR
  • Mobile Device: On the “home” page tap the “3 Bar”   icon on the upper left of your screen then, Click or tap the “+ Create Listing” button.
  • Select A Pricing Plan. (Monthly Quarterly Yearly etc.)
    • If you have a coupon code enter it at the bottom of the page
  • Click or Tap The "Next Step" button.
  • Fill Out The Form (For details & questions please see our Technical FAQ’s Here)
    • With the exception of 5 fields you can come back and add/edit the rest later (you may edit the 5 mandatory fields at anytime as well)
      • The 5 Mandatory Fields Are
        • "Title" your business name,
        • "Category" choose at least 1,
        • "Location" Your address (123 S. Street,City,ST 54321)
        • "Listing Media" at least 1 image
        • "Description" say anything now (slogan etc.) you can edit it later
      • Everything Else is Optional (although, More information = more search results)
  • The next page shows your charges and takes you to paypal (when clicked).
    • If everything is correct, then click or tap the “proceed to checkout” button.
  • You will be redirected to PayPal where you can use your PayPal account or create one
    • Its free and easy.
    • We accept visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover & more via PayPal.
  • After logging in or creating an account you will have an opportunity to review your payment
    • If everything is correct press the “agree & pay” button
      • Note: countybusinessguide.com is owned and operated by Emerald Coast Publishing llc.
      • You will be emailed confirmations & receipts from us and paypal for your records
  • You will be automatically redirected back to the website and notified via email that your listing is awaiting approval
    • We hand verify each listing to prevent bogus listings
  • You are Donefor now

  • Once your listing has been approved, you will receive a notice via email.
  • Once approved you can go to your listing and click the “pencil icon” (near bottom center of the page banner image ) to edit your listing
    • You can also access your listing(s) from your profile
      • For details & questions please on editing see our Technical FAQ’s Here
DONE~

You MUST first have an account and be logged in to create a listing.

For more information on creating an account, & Logging In, Please see the "Signup FAQ's Page HERE


The following is a step-by-step set of instructions for claiming your listing.


  • Click or tap the “claim listing” button at the top of your businesses listing page.
    • (it is in the middle of the picture)
  • Select A Pricing Plan. (Monthly Quarterly Yearly etc.)
    • If you have a coupon code enter it at the bottom of the page
    • Click or Tap The "Next Step" button.
      • It is on the bottom left of the page.
  • On the next page, choose your primary category(s).
    • Then click or tap the “next step” button.
  • The next page shows your charges and takes you to paypal (when clicked).
    • If everything is correct, then click or tap the “proceed to checkout” button.
  • You will be redirected to PayPal where you can use your PayPal account or create one
    • Its free and easy.
    • We accept visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover & more via PayPal.
  • After logging in or creating an account at PayPal, you will have an opportunity to review your payment
    • If everything is correct press the “agree & pay” button
      • Note: countybusinessguide.com is owned and operated by Emerald Coast Publishing llc.
      • You will be emailed confirmations & receipts from us and paypal for your records
  • You will be automatically redirected back to the website and notified via email that your claim is awaiting approval
    • We hand verify each claim to prevent unauthorized claims
  • You are Donefor now

  • Once your claim has been approved, you will receive a notice via email.
  • Once approved you can go to your listing and click the “pencil icon” (where the claim listing button was) to edit your listing
    • You can also access your listing(s) from your profile
    • For more info on editing please see our faq’s section under “listings”
DONE~

 You MUST first have an account and be logged in to create a listing.

For more information on creating an account, & Logging In, Please see the "Signup FAQ's" Page HERE


The following is an overview of instructions & tips for editing your listing.


When you hover over or click/tap below your "username" (top right corner) you should see pop-up list, click/tap the link that says "Listings"

Now Click The "Pencil" icon to the left of the listing that you want to edit

OR

Go to you listing on the website, and click/tap the "Pencil" icon in the bottom center of the banner image (top of the page)


General Notes:

Keep in mind that everything is optional except for 5 things:

The 5 Mandatory Fields Are

  • "Title" your business name,
  • "Category" choose at least 1,
  • "Location" Your address (123 S. Street,City,ST 54321)
  • "Listing Media" at least 1 image
  • "Description" say anything now (slogan etc.) you can edit it later

 

If you click the button at the bottom of the page ("Save Changes or Submit") and nothing happens scroll back up and look for any red text, it is most likely that you missed 1 of the 5 Mandatory Fields above.

 

It is good practice to provide as much information about your business as you are comfortable with, Because, all of this data is gathered by the website and made searchable (used like "keywords") here are some examples:

 

Example #1

If you select "Catering Service" in the Services field (for restaurant listings) then, when a visitor to the website searches for "Catering" or "Catering Service", your business will come back in the search results.

 

Example #2

If you were to mention in the description box that you "Cater to wedding receptions" you business would show up in the results for "Cater", Wedding", "Receptions", Wedding Receptions" etc. It is also worth Noting that because of the SEO (Search engine optimization) Methods & Practices used on our website, Providing this information, will improve your listings "ranking" on search engines like GoogleYahooBing™ and others

 

However,There is no need to fill out ALL of the fields...

 

In fact in some cases, they could produce duplicate or conflicting information if you did...

 

The most effective method is to start at the the top of the page and go through the list and determine what is applicable to your business, and ONLY fill out those fields. In some cases, the difference is, in how the information is best presented for your business,

 

Example#1 Years in Business: vs Years in Business Locally: Lets say you have been in business for 10 years but only 1 year locally...

you may want to NOT use the local option or at least use both,

 

On the other hand if you have been in business 10 years and all of it has been local then ONLY the local option would be needed

 

And finally if you have been in business for 10 years and 5 has been local, then you want to use BOTH to show stability and experience.

 

Example #2 Smoking:

  • Yes
  • Not Permitted
  • Vape Only
  • Designated Areas Only
  • Outdoor Areas Only

 

If you were to choose "Vape Only" and "Not Permitted" that would create a conflict of information However you could choose "Vape Only" along with "Yes" as well as specific area info.


Functions:

Square (Check Boxes) = "Multi-Select" choose as many apply to your business

 

Round (Radio Buttons) = Single Selections (Choose 1)

 

Text Boxes (with arrows on the right side) can be dragged open by "Grabbing" the bottom right corner of the box (small square with 2 diagonal lines in it) and dragging it open

 

Large text areas: (ie: the description box) These boxes have built in editing features and functions in the form of drop downs in the toolbar and a bar just above the text box... The use of these features is optional


Images:

Listing Media: You can upload at least one and up to 10 images

 

When selecting image files, The first one you select is used as your banner/featured image

 

The Recommended "Featured Image" (Banner) Size 800px by 600px

(the optimal viewing area within this image would be 600px by 300px)

 

The Maximum image Size is: 2048px x 2048px The Accepted File Types Are: .jpg & .png


Field(s) Notes:

Categories ... are first selected when you create or claim your listing, their selection provides additional fields for your type of business. If you need to change or update your category(s) please send a request with the URL (address) of your listing page to: [email protected]

 

Title ... This should always be your (public) business name

 

There is ONLY A selection for "NON-Service Animals Welcome" because "Service Animals" are ALWAYS permitted (by law)

 

Tags ... Tags Show up as keywords in the bottom of the "description" box

 

Local Website ... If your business has separate website or URL addresses for your location THAT address is what you would put here. ie: http://mybiz.com/mycity or http://mybiz.com/store-225 or http://mylocation.mybiz.com or however it is different from the main website Contact

 

Information Fields ... (phone, fax, e-mail etc)., any information put in any fields in the listing form is Publicly Viewable.

 


Yes We Keep The List Updated in THIS FAQ

TAG List:


Restaurant Tags:
  • Automat
  • Bakery
  • Bar & Grill
  • BBQ Joint
  • Bistro
  • Breakfast House
  • Buffet
  • Burger Joint
  • Cafe
  • Cafeteria
  • Casual Dining
  • Chicken Shack
  • Coffee Shop
  • Concession Stand
  • Deli
  • Diner
  • Donut Shop
  • Drive-In
  • Drive-Through
  • Family Style Dining
  • Fast Casual
  • Fast Food
  • Fine Dining
  • Food Cart
  • Food Truck
  • Frozen Yogurt Shop
  • Greasy Spoon
  • Health Food Restaurant
  • Hibachi Grill
  • Hofbrau
  • Hot Dog Stand
  • Ice Cream Parlor
  • Juice Bar
  • Malt Shop
  • Osteria
  • Oyster Bar
  • Pie Shop
  • Pizzeria
  • Pop Up Restaurant
  • Sandwich Shop
  • Seafood House
  • Smokehouse
  • Snack Bar
  • Soda Fountain
  • Steakhouse
  • Street Food
  • Supper Club
  • Sushi Bar
  • Take-Out
  • Tea Room
  • Themed Restaurant
  • Trattoria
  • Truck Stop Restaurant
  • Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurant

Bar Tags:
  • Beer Hall
  • Biker Bar
  • Brewpub
  • Cantina
  • Cider House
  • Cigar Bar
  • Cocktail Bar
  • Dive Bar
  • Gastropub
  • Honky Tonk
  • Irish Pub
  • Juke Joint
  • Karaoke Bar
  • Lounge
  • Micro Pub
  • Pub
  • Roadhouse
  • Saloon
  • Speakeasy
  • Sports Bar
  • Tavern
  • Tiki Bar
  • Western Bar
  • Wine Bar

Service Tags:
  • Alterations & Sewing
  • Appliance Rep
  • Architects
  • Artists
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Asphalt & Paving
  • Auto Detailing
  • Auto Glass
  • Auto Repair
  • Auto Window Tinting
  • Automotive
  • Awnings & Coverings
  • Body Shop
  • Cabinetry
  • Car Audio
  • Car Wash
  • Caregivers & Sitters
  • Carpentry
  • Catering
  • Chimney & Fireplace
  • Commercial Cleaning
  • Computer
  • Concrete & Foundations
  • Contractors
  • Crane Services
  • Damage Restoration
  • Decks & Piers
  • Demolition
  • Drywall Installation & Repair
  • Electrical
  • Equipment Rental
  • Equipment Repair
  • Event Planning
  • Fences & Gates
  • Financial
  • Flooring
  • Funerary
  • General Contractor
  • General Repair Services
  • Granite & Counter Tops
  • Gutter Services
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Handyman
  • Hauling & Removal
  • Health Care
  • Heating & Air Conditioning / HVAC
  • Home & Office CleaningHome Inspection
  • House Ceaning
  • InsulationInterior Design
  • Irrigation
  • Landscaping & Gardening
  • Legal Services
  • Limousine & Taxi
  • Livestock & Equine
  • Manned Equipment
  • Marine
  • Masonry & Bricklaying
  • Misc. Services
  • Motorcycle, Trike etc.
  • Moving
  • Office Work
  • Oil Change Station
  • Outdoor Guides
  • Painting
  • Pest Control
  • Pet Service Providers
  • Photographers & Video
  • Plastering & Stucco
  • Plumbing
  • Pool Building & Installation
  • Pool Spa & Hot Tub Service
  • Pressure Washing
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Real Estate Services
  • Realty
  • Remodeling & Repair
  • Roofing
  • Sharpening Service
  • Shutters
  • Siding
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Solar
  • Surveying
  • Tire Shop
  • Towing
  • Transmission Repair
  • Travel & Vacation
  • Travel Center Restaurant
  • Tree Services
  • Water & Weatherproofing
  • Wedding Services
  • Welding & Metal Work
  • Well Service
  • Window Washing
  • Writers & Ghostwriters

Entertainment Tags:
  • Adult Entertainment
  • Amusement Parks
  • Animal Exhibits & Competitions
  • Art Exhibits
  • Bowling
  • Childrens Entertainment
  • Choirs & Orchestras
  • Comedy & Stand Up
  • Dance Hall
  • Dinner Theater
  • Dj's
  • Entertainers
  • Exhibits
  • Fairgrounds
  • Gambling
  • Golf
  • Guided Tours
  • Hunting & Fishing
  • Indoor Sports
  • Magicians
  • Movie Theaters / Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Musicians & Bands
  • Nightclubs
  • Opera Houses
  • Outdoor Entertainment
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Outdoor Sports
  • Paintball / Laser Tag Etc.
  • Performance Art Centers
  • Pool Halls
  • Race Tracks
  • Rides
  • Rifle Gun & Archery Ranges
  • Rodeos
  • Singing Telegrams Etc
  • Skating Rinks
  • Sports Entertainment
  • Stadiums & Concert Hall
  • Stage Performers
  • Swimming Pools
  • Theater
  • Video Gaming
  • Water Parks
  • Water Sports
  • Zoo