How To Add A Listing To Thumbtack

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How To Add A Listing To Thumbtack

  1. 1. HOW TO SUBMIT A LISTING TOTHUMBTACKby: Blake Denman www.ricketyroo.com @blakedenmanweb: www.ricketyroo.com | twitter: @blakedenmanTuesday, June 4, 13
  2. 2. Step 1: Open an internet browser and go to http://www.thumbtack.com/welcome. Once thepage loads you will see that you can add a listing to Thumbtack for free.web: www.ricketyroo.com | twitter: @blakedenmanTuesday, June 4, 13
  3. 3. Step 2: Starting with the first section titled Basic Information, enter in the appropriateinformation for the fields given. For the headline section, enter the company motto. If thereis not company motto, enter a coupon offering. When finished with section 1, continue toStep 3.web: www.ricketyroo.com | twitter: @blakedenmanTuesday, June 4, 13
  4. 4. Step 3: Scrolling down to the next section, you will come across Location and travel.Enter in the address for the listing. If the company is a SAB (Service Area Business),select the option of "Show only my city/state to visitors." Under Travel preference,select the best appropriate out the 3 options. When finished with section 2, continueto Step 4.web: www.ricketyroo.com | twitter: @blakedenmanTuesday, June 4, 13
  5. 5. Step 4: Before submitting your services to Thumbtack, you will first have toregister with Thumbtack. Enter in your information in the fields available.Thumbtack will email you leads, that you will have to pay for to bid/quote on inthe future, so make sure to use an email you check regularly. When finished,click on the List my services button to continue.web: www.ricketyroo.com | twitter: @blakedenmanTuesday, June 4, 13
  6. 6. Step 5: You will be prompted to verify your identity by allowing Thumbtack to verifythrough Facebook. For the purpose of this how-to, we will be skipping this step. If youwish to verify your identity through Facebook proceed by clicking on the button then jumpback to step 6. Click on the Skip this step link to proceed without verifying your identitythrough Facebook.web: www.ricketyroo.com | twitter: @blakedenmanTuesday, June 4, 13
  7. 7. Step 6: To help make the listing stand out from the others in the same locality and industry,add some pictures in this step. You can add as many pictures as possible. When addingpictures, make sure to add a relevant caption to the photo. Add photos of the companysproducts and services. Make sure to click on the link "Use as profile picture" whenuploading the company logo. When finished, click on the Continue button.web: www.ricketyroo.com | twitter: @blakedenmanTuesday, June 4, 13
  8. 8. Step 7: Before the listing will be activated on Thumbtack, you will first need to verify theemail address that was entered in step 4. The email will be fromsupport@email.thumbtack.com. Click on the activation link inside of the email andcontinue to the next step.web: www.ricketyroo.com | twitter: @blakedenmanTuesday, June 4, 13
  9. 9. Step 8: After clicking on the activation link, you will be taken to a page that will enableyou to set a password for your Thumbtack listing. Enter in a password of yourchoosing, clicking on the save & continue button to continue.web: www.ricketyroo.com | twitter: @blakedenmanTuesday, June 4, 13
  10. 10. Step 9: You will be prompted to add a link to your website to be rewarded points to theThumbtack listing submitted. Listings on Thumbtack are given scores, up to 100, based onhow much information is provided. The closer you get to 100, the higher the listing shows upon Thumbtacks search algorithm. We are going to skip this portion and enhance the listingin other ways. Click on the continue button to proceed.web: www.ricketyroo.com | twitter: @blakedenmanTuesday, June 4, 13
  11. 11. Step 10: You will now be prompted to answer questions about the companys products, andor services. For each question you answer, you receive 2 points. The minimum answerlength is 100 characters, spaces included. Answer as many questions as you feelcomfortable with. Notice that the listing currently has 72 points, we would need to answer14 questions to get a perfect 100, though there are only 6 questions total in this section.Answer them all, if you can. When finished answering questions, click on the Save &Continue button.web: www.ricketyroo.com | twitter: @blakedenmanTuesday, June 4, 13
  12. 12. Step 11: The next step is to send an email to previous customers and ask for areview. We are going to be skipping this step for the how-to. Click on the Skipthis step link to continue.web: www.ricketyroo.com | twitter: @blakedenmanTuesday, June 4, 13
  13. 13. Step 12: Congratulations, your listing is live on Thumbtack, and if you answered all 6questions, you should be a Silver member! Double check that all of your listingsinformation is accurate.web: www.ricketyroo.com | twitter: @blakedenmanTuesday, June 4, 13

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