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We love supporting local businesses and we’re offering free starter directory listings for businesses, churches and civic groups. Or consider upgrading to one of our paid tiers, which allows your organization or business to get found. So why would you want to do this? Connect with your customer when they are thinking of buying. How we do this: Near me searches… that’s when people search on their cell phones for information they want at the time they need it. We know more and more people are using near me searches, which result in a purchase about 80 percent of the time. So have a listing on an authoritative news website is preferred over other sites like YELP, Angie’s List or Trip Advisor. So if you aren’t part of an authoritative news website’s directory you are missing out. Why a news website and not just a listing? Google categorizes updates to our pages as news, which ranks you higher in organic searches. Our listings allow businesses and civic groups to connect easier with our 65,000 plus audience that visits the site every month. This year the site is on track to have 1.8 million page views that are local and that means we already have your audience. “We are encouraging all businesses in Racine County to claim their free listings so that they know the information is correct,” said Denise Lockwood. “We partnered with Bizyhood because they have a strong commitment to support their product and offer great customer service.” But we also offer paid pages that pack a mean punch when it comes to value. Check out our offering. We’ve made the affordable.

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Free starter directory listing is great for beginners. It includes all basic features such as:

  • Business name, address, phone number and website
  • Business logo, 1 Category and 1 Business Tag
  • Text introduction of your business
  • Hours of Operation
  • Customer Feedback
We’re also offering Racine County Eye Plus and Racine County Eye Pro directory listings, which allow businesses and groups to add services to their listing. These tools are a powerful way to continue the conversation with our readers by allowing businesses to feature photos of their work in a photo gallery, link social media to their directory listing page, and help with their Google search rankings.

Racine County Eye Plus

Costs $30 a month, lets you customize your page and start engaging with the community. It includes everything from Starter, as well as:

  • Image gallery
  • Up to 5 Business Tags and 3 categories
  • Links to your social media pages
  • List up to 3 Events/Promotions at a time

Racine County Eye Pro

Costs $50 a month, is for businesses ready to take command of their online engagement. It includes everything from Plus, as well as:

  • List unlimited events and promotions
  • Post links about your business
  • Citation service to update your Name/Address/Phone (NAP) across the Internet
  • Premiere listing in Search Results on site with Meet The Merchant feature on our front page.
Click here to get started.            

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In addition to our education features, we’ll be kicking off a series of stories highlighting how parents, students, and educators are adapting to the impact of COVID-19 on education. If this is important to you, please consider donating to our education reporting fund. https://business.facebook.com/donate/1846323118855149/3262802717172659/

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.