Bizyhood for Publishers is built specifically for local digital news sites that focus and have expertise at the community level. With Bizyhood, you can turn user generated content inside out, help local businesses spread the word, and get your readers talking. Let your visitors learn and discover the very best the community has to offer, all from your local expertise, and all on your own site.
Where does new local revenue live? It resides with Very Small Businesses (VSB). A VSB is a small business doing less than $2M/yr in revenue, typically with less than 10 employees. Over 80% of the businesses in your community are VSBs. And they aren’t buying what publishers today are selling!
Bizyhood’s suite allows you to turn your existing site into a lead generation powerhouse. Connect readers and local searchers with the exact businesses they need, when they need them. Turn your site into an “answers” machine – delivering information quickly and easily and becoming the “go-to” source for local information.
Create a recurring financial relationship with the businesses that make Main Street go. Turn your site into a must-have utility for lead generation. And find the consistent source of revenue you’ve been looking for so you can do what you love – writing and telling great stories about what’s going on in your community.
Powerful Engagement and Discovery Features
- A complete and existing directory listing for any location in the U.S. that can be added to your site in minutes and updated in real-time. We have over 10 million businesses in our directory for you to feature.
- Multiple “views” of details that a business owner can add to their page in the directory. The publisher has control over how much to charge for each view and what details show up in each view, including a “freemium” tier.
- Events & Promotions, including a real-time calendar.
- A single integrated self-service dashboard for the small business – all their engagement tools in one place, including metrics and analytics of what channels are working best.
Leverage the API or Drop-in WordPress Plugins
- WordPress plugins that include business directory, search, widgets, events calendar and more.
- API is a REST-based interface that can be used on any site to customize results even further.
- Easy access to publishers once approved.
Fully Responsive and Mobile-Ready
- Works equally well on desktop, tablets and mobile.
- Coming Soon – mobile web app. Publishing partners will have their content featured on the app when consumers are in their service community.
Cost-Effective, Start Generating Revenue Immediately
- No upfront or ongoing cost for access to your local content.
- Bizyhood manages the subscription and fees processing.
- Publishers get a check at the end of the month based on subscription revenue. The amount is determined by a number of factors including who is doing the sales and first line support for business owners.
- Additional income for your site can start immediately, in Month One.
User Generated Content
- Allow readers to recommend businesses
- User generated content is the most common, effective and popular way to increase online visibility of local brands. That visibility should be coming through the local publishers since you are the online hub in your community.