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How WedVendQC Can Greatly Benefit Your Wedding Business

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How WedVendQC Can Greatly Benefit Your Wedding Business

Introduction To The Quad Cities Wedding Directory, WedVendQC

Facebook swap sites are becoming an ongoing source of finding new business for wedding industry professionals in the Quad Cities. The problem with swap sites is that vendors must constantly be monitoring them for questions that pertain to their genre of service, and then be drowned out by dozens of comments from other vendors and their past clients. It creates a lot of noise and disorganization.

There is also the option of other marketplace sites like Wedding Wire, but these companies serve other markets and do not have experience as a wedding vendor within the Quad Cities area. They lack the commitment to completely serve people of the Quad Cities, and often their closest market to the QCA is Cedar Rapids, which is hardly the same as directly servicing the Quad Cities.

Rehash Media, LLC is seeking to solve this disorganization and lack of commitment through the WedVendQC project: A comprehensive and updated wedding directory aimed strictly towards vendors who serve the Quad Cities.

WedVendQC Product Analysis

WedVendQC is an online marketplace specific to vendors who serve the Quad Cities, and mostly consists of vendors that call the Quad Cities their business home. By having a localized market, vendors are able to get traffic from local couples, and advertise to them in a more focused and organized fashion.

By having a Basic Level listing on WedVendQC, you will have your business contact information and description out in front of prospective clients, and your more robust profile will stand out above the Free Level listings.

With a Pro Level listing, you can take your outreach to a whole new level. You get access to a social wall that not only runs on your business profile, but your posts are also seen on the Wall page on our site in a continuously updated stream. Social Posts are a great way to show clients the human side of your business and connect with them on a more personal level. The fact that your posts are also displayed on the Wall page increases your exposure. You will also have access to add photos to a photos tab, again, showing your behind-the-scenes of your business and humanizing it as well.

Basic and Pro Level Members will also receive SEO optimization for their profile. This will make your listing not only more discoverable in Google and Bing Search Results, but it will make that listing more presentable to potential visitors. SEO is key to online success, and we take it very seriously.

You can also reach potential clients through 30-day ads that run throughout the site. This helps by offering extra value to customers, and also gaining more exposure by having your business name on more sections of the site. WedVendQC also makes it a point to share offers of our vendors via our social media channels to increase the offers exposure outside of the site as well.

Service Area

If you are a wedding vendor whose main service area is the Quad Cities and surrounding areas, you are eligible to be listed on the site.

WedVendQC.com Current Performance

Here are the stats for the performance of WedVendQC.com from launch of the site on July 14th to October 24th.

WedVendQC.com Stats: July 14, 2017 to October 24, 2017

WedVendQC Wedding Directory Visitor Statistics
WedVendQC Wedding Directory Visitor Statistics

Here are some key stats of what we see in the charts:

  • We see 651 different users having visited the site
  • 2,309 pages of the site have been viewed
  • The bounce rate for the site is 59.54%. This means that this percentage of people leave the site after only viewing the page they landed on. This is a relatively low number for bounce rate, which means that people are engaging with the site and viewing multiple pages per visit.
  • We see that the average number of pages people visit is 2.79. This means that people are looking around at different vendor profiles, categories, and performing multiple searches per visit.

These numbers will increase as we build an advertising budget.

Vendor Profile Monthly Reporting

Each vendor belonging to the Basic and Pro Level Memberships will receive a monthly stats report showing how many visitors have been to your page. This will come in the form of an email provided and will help judge the effectiveness of your profile, and how adding posts and offers affect the results.

Cost To Join The Directory

Free Level Membership – $0

Basic Level Membership – $30 per month

Pro Level Membership – $60 per month

 

No Contract. Cancel anytime.

Profile will revert to status of whichever level you are currently at. Example: If you are on the Pro Level Package and want to downgrade to a Basic Level Package, your profile will automatically only show the information allotted for that package. If you upgrade back to Pro Membership again, all of the information will come back to the page, granted that you have not manually removed it.

Where the Directory Is Headed

We are in the early stages of development for the wedding directory, and are only looking to expand and grow as we gain the income to do so. Right now we are seeking paid memberships to obtain an advertising budget.

A good portion of the income will go towards advertising in these early stages as we are trying to gain awareness for the site and pull in the right visitors. Advertisements will be continually optimized to reach the appropriate target audiences.

We also have some site features on the back-burner that we are waiting to launch until the core version of the site with current features is fully up and running at an optimum level. These new features include a booking calendar where you can book clients directly through the site, a job board to post jobs that are open within your company, and possibly a marketplace where you can sell items to customers through a virtual shop on the site. Again, these features will come as the site develops, and Pro Members will have access to all the new features as they are added.

Our Commitment To You, The Wedding Vendor

WedVendQC is nothing without wedding businesses being present and active on the site. Sure we have the free listings established, but the site is not a fun place for wedding couples to visit unless they have the chance to interact with vendors on a more social level.

This is why we are fully committed to helping your business succeed on WedVendQC. We have a love for business and business development, and the wedding industry holds a special place in our heart as we are wedding videographers as well.

My name is Justin Coleman and I am the main operator of the site. I have a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Entrepreneurship. I am also Inbound Marketing Certified by HubSpot, and have been studying SEO tactics since fall of 2016.

WedVendQC is my gift to the Quad Cities to try and centralize all of the wedding business information in the area, not only to help clients find the right vendors with ease, but to also make it easier for wedding businesses in the area to get fresh leads.

We provide a transparent business method, and will be reporting progress of the site and vendor wins regularly as they occur in posts just like this one. It is also a future goal to develop a knowledge database for Quad Cities wedding vendors to learn about the local wedding market and ways to gain leads through inbound marketing methods.

With all of that, I will leave you with our expected outcomes that you should get from this site.

Expected Outcomes From The WedVendQC Wedding Directory

  • Increased visibility among engaged couples in the Quad Cities wedding market.
  • Greater opportunity to connect with couples.
  • Increased SEO and ranking for business website as more visitors are referred to your site, plus the backlink from WedVendQC.com
  • Business and brand awareness through WedVendQC listing and sharing of offers on social media channels.
  • Business growth through the aforementioned channels and through learning about the local Quad Cities wedding market and connecting with local couples.

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