Question: I have a small freelance graphic design and wedding video production business that I would like to list in some industry directories to make myself available to brides looking for my expertise. Any ideas?
Answer: The first thing you should do is find a local organization with an online directory and get yourself on the list. This could be a local videographer association, videographer meetup group, the Better Business Bureau, the Yellow pages (online and off) and maybe even your local Chamber of Commerce.
In the meantime, here are some national directories you could get yourself listed in and increase the visibility of your wedding video production business:
- Google Places – set up or claim your local business listing on Google and it can be an easy way to get onto Page 1. Optimize with targeted local keyword phrases, add images and contact information.
- Wedding Wire – create a free Wedding Wire account for your business in the US or Canada and start taking advantage of those powerful client reviews immediately.
- Wedding Bee and Wedding Bee Pro
- Bridal Tweet – set up a free profile and you can join in and interact with real brides.
- Wedding Videographer Directory – WeddingGreat.com
- List yourself on WEVA’s Bride Guide which shows state-location listings
- The Corporate Event Channel
- Production Hub
- Wedding Mapper -add photos and a description to go along with your wedding reviews.
- Partypop is the world’s largest directory of wedding, party, and event vendors
- One Wed
- EventDV Videographer’s Directory
- WeddingGreat.com’s Wedding Videographer Directory – WeddingGreat.com
- Videographer Directory and Videography Services for Weddings
- Topweddingvideographers.com -Lists the nations top wedding videographers in the industry
- Wedding Vibe – create a free listing for your U.S. business with a link to your website.
- Directoryforweddings.com – has a comprehensive list of Videographers
- Facebook Profiles are great for connecting with other wedding vendors, pages are excellent for promoting your business, gathering reviews and attracting bride traffic both on Facebook and in the search engines. This site is a must.
- Twitter – the traffic on Twitter DOES NOT come from Twitter users. What does this mean? Twitter is actually a search engine. Other search engines and aggregating sites pick up those tweets and serve them up for hungry searches. That can equal more website visitors for you.
- Eventective– free listings for event businesses in the US and Canada, with paid upgrades for more features and visibility.
- Guides For Brides – free listings for UK wedding businesses.
- Thumbtack – sign up and get leads for free. You only pay when you choose to respond. US businesses only.