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About The OhioBiz.com Web Site

 
  • Welcome to OhioBiz.com - THE Ohio Business Search directory!
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    We have upgraded and expanded our scope to include businesses and organizations in the state of Ohio whether or not they have a web presence. Over time, we will continue to add business listings to the directory. OhioBiz.com will offer both FREE and PAID Level memberships while giving everyone greater control of their listings by allowing listing owners to login and make modifications themselves.

    Of course, OhioBiz.com is an on-going "work-in-progress" so expect many features to be added along the way. Our primary mission is to promote the Ohio business community to each other, to our residents of the State of Ohio, and to the global community. Since the year 2000, OhioBiz.com has provided a great Ohio Business resource. We want to make it even better - with your help. Please help us, help you!

    Please use the "Contact Us" link at the top of the directory pages to reach us with any questions you may have.

    Below is a general reference area to assist in answering some basic questions you may have about the revised site:

     
      Customer Rating / Review
     
    Customer Rating
    This feature allows your customers to rate your business over all. This will be used as cross reference from the other customers.
    This feature can help in building up a virtual community in which users have confidence and loyalty in using this web site.

    Customer Review
    This feature allows your customers to write a review of your business. All reviews are screened through the web site Admin and you will be notified first if there is a negative review before it goes live on the public side.
    This feature can help in building up a virtual community in which users have confidence and royalty in using this web site.
     
      Before Submitting Your Listing
     
    New Registration
    Before you submit your listing, you need to first register for an account. You can use the link "Register" to set up your account. Also, if there is an existing link which belongs to you/your company, just click on the Claim Form button, submit that form as well and we will attach Registration information to the particular Listing you are claiming.
     
    Once you have registered and are approved you may then login to your account and add your business to our website or edit an existing link by selecting the type of Membership that you want for your business listing. ALL type of Listing accounts, whether FREE or PAID level, need to register in order to update your listing.
     
      Listing Levels
     
    1. Free Listing Level - You Update & Maintain Your Listing

    Free Listing enables you to list your company for FREE. These listings DO NOT expire.

       Places your business below the Basic, Advanced & Premium Listings in the Category and Search Results.
       Listing Title (Company Name), Address, Short & Full Description, Phone, Fax, Email, Website, Range of number of Employees,
         Building Square Footage, Estimated Annual Revenue, Hours of Operation, SIC Code, and embedded Google location map of your 
         business location are displayed.
       Favorable additional exposure for your listing in the major search engines using search engine-friendly URLs.
       Entitles your listing to be placed in one category.

    Please also check out in the 'Compare Listing' link for details of information you can put into your Free and Paid Listing.


    2. Basic, Advanced, and Premium (Paid Listing) Levels - You Update & Maintain Your Listing

    Our Basic, Advanced, and Premium Ad Listings put you higher up in the rankings for listing on the results page of your category. Your listing title can be listed in increased number of different categories (Please refer to the Compare Membership chart). This feature can help your company become more publicity and to expose to more customers. In addition to what features are offered with our FREE Listing, our Paid Listings also allow you to include in the listing your:
       Deep Links - links which you can point to additional locations within your website for added exposure (i.e. product pages, blog,
          etc.);
       Company logo - can be uploaded to your page;
       Coupons/Special Offers - can be created and customized within your account or upload one you've already created;
       Product Images & Thumbnails;
       Documents - Word docs, PDFs, etc.
       Favorable additional exposure for your listing in the major search engines using search engine-friendly URLs.
       Upcoming additional features will be added - stay tuned!!

    Please also check out in the 'Compare Listing' for details of information you can put into your Free and Paid Listing.

    3. "We Maintain" Your Listing For You Level (Paid Listing)

    This level has the same features as the Premium listing the only difference is OhioBiz.com will assist you in maintaining your listing. For those of you who don't have the time or the just don't want to deal with keeping your listing updated, OhioBiz will maintain your content for you including links, images, documents, etc. This level also puts you at the top ranking in the results page of your category. Please check out in the 'Compare Listing' for details of information you can put into your FREE and Paid Listing.

     
      Categories
     
    When Creating A New Listing
    You will be allowed to select 1 category on the submission of your new listing.
    After your listing is approved you may log into your account and choose your listing and at the top of the page you will find a category link. You may click on this and add additional / edit categories for you listing (based upon your membership level).

    Cannot Find Your Categories
    Click on the 'Contact Us' link in the top menu and let us know what category you would like us to add. Remember to include you listing details and email in the contact link.
     
      Manage Your Listing
     
    Upload : Logo; Coupons/Special Offers; Images; Products; Documents
    You will be allowed to upload the above (if you have the Basic membership level or higher Listing).
    Logo: You will be allowed to upload your logo when you do your listing.
    Coupons/Special Offers, Products, Images and Documents can be uploaded, after your listing is paid and approved, by logging into your account, select your listing, click on appropriate link at the top of the page.

    Forgotten My Username To Login
    If you have forgotten your username, please visit our Password Reminder link. Input the Email Address you used to register with along with your Business Information and an e-mail will be sent to you with your Username and Password.

    Forgotten My Password To Login
    If you have forgotten your password then please visit our Password Reminder link. Input the Email Address you used to register with along with your Business Information and an e-mail will be sent to you with your Username and Password.

    Renew Listing
    When your listing membership is about to expire, you will be sent a notification e-mail to renew your listing. Simply log in to your account and click on the listing to be renewed and follow renewal instructions.
     
      Payment
     
    PayPal
    We accept payment by PayPal. You can select the payment options in the payment pages after your submission of the listing details.
    Your listing will appear on the site as soon as confirmed payment is received.
     
      Disclaimers
     
    Our Liability
    The information contained on this web site is for general information purposes only. In particular, we make no representations or warranties and exclude all liability in relation to any material of any other web site referred to or accessed by a hyperlink through this web site. We do not endorse or approve the material of any third party web site, nor will we have any liability in connection with any of third party web site howsoever arising. We accept no responsibility for any harmful code that may be introduced into your system by using this web site; you are responsible for taking appropriate precautions.

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