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Why post information on MetroActive.com?

MetroActive.com brings customers to events and businesses. Many businesses see an immediate increase phone calls, web page visits, ticket sales, table reservations and foot traffic. By posting business information to MetroActive.com, a business operator assures that the most accurate information is on the web on a site that people are likely to visit.

Is MetroActive.com free?

Yes, accessing and posting information is always free! Businesses or events seeking greater prominence can take advantage of paid options for additional exposure.

What are topics?

Topics are categories of interest that members of the MetroActive.com community can choose to help them find what they are looking for, such as reviews, businesses or events.

How do I promote and advertise my business?

To learn about MetroActive.com's internet marketing and advertising services, please contact us.

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How do I list my Event?

1. Become Registered Member

To post an Event Listing on MetroActive.com, you must first become a Registered Member.

To register, please go to: http://www.metroactive.com/app/register. After you register you, will receive a confirmation e-mail Click on the link in the confirmation e-mail and it will take you to the home page.

Click "Sign in" at top right side of the home page and enter your Login ID and password.

To post your event, click on the post your event link located on the home page or navigation. You can also login by clicking here

If you want to post an event with no images/limited text, there is no charge. Please click here.

If you want to post an event with up to 3 images/5 topics, look for the "Enhance This Listing" link on the event form and click it.

2. Search for event before posting

Search for your event before you post it by entering in the event title in the search box.

If your event does not come up in the search results, click the link that says "Did not find your event? Register it now".

3. Event details form

You will come to the event details form (Here you can add the event title, location, time, description, etc. If you are signing up for an enhanced event listing, you can upload up to 3 images and classify your event into 3 more topics).

4. Adding location, dates, and times

When you select a location/time/date, you must first search for the venue location of where your event is taking place.

5. Search for venue location

In an effort to avoid duplicate venue listings, you will first need to search for the venue location. Type in the name of the venue into the search box. If the venue shows up in the search results, click on the name of the venue. You will then be taken to the schedule wizard form where you can select the dates and times of your event.

If the venue does not show up in the search results, you can create a temporary venue listing by clicking on the link that says "Didn't find your event's location? Enter your location here!"

You will need to enter the official name of the venue, complete address and phone number.

Once you have entered in all the required fields, hit the "Submit Location" button.

6. Schedule Wizard (adding dates and times)

You will then be taken to the schedule wizard form where you can select the dates and times of your event. Using the calendar, select the dates your event is taking place. If your event is taking place in multiple dates, you will need to select each calendar day and enter the appropriate times. Once you have filled in the calendar, click on the "Submit Schedule" button.

7. Add additional information

After you select the location/date/time you will be taken back to the event details form where you can enter in additional information (scroll down to enter admission, description, etc.)

For free events, you can enter up to 1,000 characters of text in the description field.

For enhanced events, you can enter up to 10,000 characters of text in the description field.

8. Adding images

For enhanced event listings, you can post up to 3 images. The first image you select will be the main image located at the top of the event listing page. Images must be uploaded as JPEGs and must be under 800k in file size. Images can also include "Text Captions", which can be added in the field next to where you upload the image.

9. How to publish

Once you have entered in all the event details, description, and selected a location, time and date as well as added images and 2 additional classifications (for enhanced events), you are now ready to publish your event listing.

For free event listings, click on the button that says "Preview/Publish". You will be able to "preview" the way your listing will look before it goes up live. If you need to make a change before you "publish", click on the "edit" button and it will take you back to the "event details" form. If you are ready to publish, click on the "Publish" button. Your event is now published and added to the events calendar and to the venue page that is hosting your event.

Go to the "Click Here" link to view your listing. You will now be able to view your listing online.

For enhanced event listings, follow the same instructions as above. Once you are at the "Preview" page, and you are ready to publish your listing, click on the "Checkout" button to proceed to the billing page.

Read the terms and click on "I ACCEPT".

On the billing page, please enter your billing address, credit card (Visa or Mastercard only) and other required information. Click on check out button to complete your posting.

10. How do I go back to edit my event listing

After you've posted your event, you can manage, edit or enhance your event listing by clicking on My account (next to your login) on the top of the website.

You will be taken to your account page. Click "My Event Listings". Click on the word "Edit" to make changes to your event listing.

How do I list my Business?

1. Become Registered Member

To post a Business Listing on MetroActive.com, you must first become a Registered Member.

To Register, please go to: http://www.metroactive.com/app/register. After you register, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Click on the link in the confirmation e-mail and it will take you to the home page.

Login using your using your user I.D. and password at top right side of the home page.

Once you've logged in, you can post your business listing.

To post your business, click on the "Post Your Business" link located on the home page or or click here.

2. Business details form

You will be on the business details form where you can add the business name, address, district, map, zip code, phone number, etc.

For free businesses, you can enter up to 1,000 characters of text in the description field. For enhanced businesses, you can enter up to 10,000 characters of text in the description field.

3. How to publish

For free listings, enter your business information and click the "Next" button.

If your business isn't one the suggested businesses, please click the button next to "My business doesn't appear here" and then click "Next".

You'll be on the Enhancement options page. Choose the "Do not enhance this listing" button and click "Next". Your is now posted.

3. Benefits & Process of an Enhanced Listing

Enhanced business listings gain more visibility, get rid of competitive ads, and enable business owners to control which user changes get onto their business listing.

The process is the same as the free business posting, except on the Enhancement options page, you'll choose the payment plan you'd like to sign up for ($69 month to month / $49 per month if you prepay for 3 months / $39 per month if you prepay for the year). Then click "Next".

On the billing page, enter your credit card information, agree to the Advertising Terms & Conditions and click "Next".

Note about Images: Images must be uploaded as JPEGs and must be under 400k in file size. Images can also include "text captions", which can be added in the field next to where you upload the image.

4. How to I go back to edit my listing?

After you've posted your event, you can manage, edit or enhance your business listing by clicking on "My account" at the top / right part of the home page.

You will be taken to your account page. Click "My Business Listings". Click on the word "Edit" to make changes to your business listing.

How do I change a business listing?

1. Login to MetroActive.com using your MetroActive.com member username and password.

2. Go to the page you'd like to edit.

3. You will see a link for "Edit business info". Click that link and you will be taken to a form where you can make suggested changes to the business listing.

4. Make your changes and click the "Submit changes" button.

5. It usually takes a day or two for us to go process the change. Please give a little more time if you make a change on the weekend.

6. We'll contact you when the change has been made.

How do I delete my listing?

1. Login to MetroActive.com using your MetroActive.com member username and password.

2. Click on the "My Account" link at the top of http://www.metroactive.com (this is your account page).

3. You will see a link for "My Event Listings" and "My Business Listings".

4. Click on "Remove" which will take you to a page that will ask you whether you would like to remove the listing from your listing page or from the website.

5. Hit "Submit".