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Your Local Business Finder Help


How to Advertise on WhatsWhat:

On the homepage select whether you want to advertise on the "Search the web" or the "Business directory".

(Tip: To help you choose which is the best for your business see ...What Town in Whats What.htm)

If you have chosen the Directory page you will see a  in the main shaded box.

If you have chosen the Search Web, you will see two buttons in the shaded area ( to advertise in the Business Directory and to advertise in the Search the Web) 

Whichever Advertising method you choose, fill in all the details requested on the page. Some of the boxes may contain Auto complete to help you. 

If what you want is not on the list, then just type it in and we will do the rest.

If you are a small business or sole trader and you don't have a website the Search the Web would not benefit you.

However adding your business in the Business Directory would.

You have a length limit on the description but you can include what you want including phone numbers. So what you enter is what will appear.

Web Search:

Select "FREE" , "Pay Agent" or "Paid Credit Card" - See Advertising Rates page.

Tick the "I have read the terms and conditions" box.

Then click "Place Advert".

That's it your advert is live! (for paid adverts your entry will be live for 48 hours to clear funds) 

Business Directory:

You can choose to upgrade (display your logo, click to call, 5 star or Marquee)  - See Advertising Rates page.

Then click "Place Advert"

That's it your advert is live! (for paid adverts your entry will be live for 48 hours to clear funds) 

Advertising Tips and advice:

Fundamentally whatswhat allows you to take control of your advertising.
In a nutshell who are your customers, what do they search for and where are they located?
Put another way, it's your business and you should have a pretty good idea of where your business is coming from.
What this means is, as a business owner, you should have a clear understanding of what your business is good at, or what it provides as a service.

Coupled with that you need to understand where your customers are coming from and what they are looking for when you want them to find your business. e.g. if you provide "Hair Extensions" as a service, then promote your business as "Hair Extensions" in the Town/Area that you consider to have the most potential for business. For example it would not be good to advertise yourself under "Beauty Products" as it is too generic. 

We can provide this focus so your business appears as the number one choice for searchers (Web Search) or browsers (Business Directory). 

All you have to do is make sure you think carefully about what you do and that your business is categorised properly on WhatsWhat. Then your customers will find you easily.


Duplicate message. This is because you have chosen the same type of business in the same Town or Area. Clearly there can only be one first entry in the same place. However the existing entry may still be available, if its a free entry or about to expire. It will tell you when its next available. 

Checking expiry date/status of existing entry. On the advertising form use the check availability link to see whether the "Category" and "Town" are available. If currently taken or is a free entry, then the expiry date of the existing entry will be shown.