What is the Noticeboard?
The Noticeboard is a directory of local businesses and community organisations, facilities and resources. There is also a classified advertising section. Basic Listings are currently free. Details of how to add your organisation with either a paid-for Featured Listing or a free Basic Listing are below...
Take out your Featured listing today....
Featured listings give you more exposure. If you'd like to take out a Featured Listing, which:
- highlights your entry
- places it above Basic listings
- includes a link to your website so you can give all the extra information you need to
- and rotates the title of your listing on our busy front page
then simply call us on 0845 347 9387 (please leave a message during busy periods and request a call back), or contact us by email , and we can either place your listing for you, or upgrade your existing Basic listing (see below for details on how to create a Basic listing).
The cost for a Featured Listing is just £25 a year, or £35 if you add a small logo.
You can pay by PayPal, bank transfer (BACS) using telephone or internet banking, or even cheque.
Adding free Basic Listings
1. Log in to bitternepark.info.
You need to create a free account with the site before you can log in. Click here to create your account: the process is free, quick and relatively painless!
2. Click here to add your listing.
Enter your information into the various fields, and then click the 'Submit' button at the bottom. That's it. Your listing will be approved - or otherwise - at our discretion - and you should receive an email confirmation when it appears.
Why would I want to list my organisation or business?
Because our site receives thousands of visits every month, so it's good publicity for you. It also gets 'crawled' a lot by Google and other search engines. And if you choose a Featured listing (see details below) you'll be getting even more exposure, while also being seen to be supporting the local website. Nice!
How do I choose my category?
By using the 'Manage Categories' link when you add your listing (or you can navigate to the category you wish to be included under before clicking 'Add listing' under your user menu.) And if all that sounds like nonsense, then don't worry: we'll put your listing where we think it fits best.
What categories are there?
Have a look here. Contact us if you want us to consider others.
Is there a word limit?
There's a limit of 450 characters in the description field. That equates to about 60 words. If you exceed the 450 characters your description will be automatically truncated. It's always worth checking how your listing appears once it's been approved in case this has occured.
What are the costs - if any?
Basic listings are currently free, on a self-service basis. They exclude web links in the Business section, but these can be included in the Community and Classified sections if relevant.
If you would like to upgrade your listing to a Featured listing (just £25 a year), which includes a link to your website, either run through the above steps to place your listing on the site now (and use the 'Contact us' email form to let us know you want to upgrade ) or ring us on 0845 347 9387, or email your requirements using the ' Contact us' link, and we can sort out your listing for you.
What are Featured Listings?
Featured Listings, like the examle to the right, give you more exposure, because they appear highlighted above 'non featured listings in your chosen section. Featured Listings also appear on the Noticeboard homepage, in rotation, and are rotated with other Featured listings on the front page of the site. They cost just £25 a year for one listing in one category. You can add a small logo for a further £10 a year – see above for more details. Please contact us to take up these options or if you need help placing your Featured Listing..
New: add your logo to your Featured listing. Add an 80 x 80 px logo for an extra £10 a year. Just let us know you require this option when you book.
All types of listings may be placed once, in one category only. We may however duplicate them in others, and change category headings from time to time, at our discretion.
Do I have to include my email address?
Can I edit my listing in the future?
Yes. Log in to the site, go to your listing and click on the 'Edit' link. Changes have to be approved. (If you make excessive use of the edit facility we may lose the will to live, and just remove your listing!)
Can I delete my listing?
No. But we can do it for you - please email us using the form under the 'Contact us' menu, giving full listing details and your site username.
How do I pay?
You can pay for Featured lListings by internet banking (preferred), or online by credit card using PayPal. You can even pay by cheque! We will issue an invoice and give full details when you order. We will upgrade your listing when payment is received.
Please note that we reserve the right to delete, edit or to not publish any listings at our complete discretion, and without explanation. Bear in mind the Noticeboard is intended primarily as a local (Bitterne Park area) resource. We may also move listings to a more appropriate category and reserve the right to rearrange categories from time to time at our discretion..
The inclusion of any particular advertisement or listing in no way constitutes any form of endorsement by bitternepark.info / the site owners, for any business or organisation, and we accept no liability for any costs, losses or damages resulting from or related to any use of such advertised or listed third party products or services.