Hide Street Number

Check this box if you would prefer to hide your street number from the map. 

This could useful for home based services that would prefer to keep their exact home location hidden from view, while still appearing on the map in regional search results.

Please note: When submitting a listing, please use your full business address, so we can contact you by mail, if required.

Online/Instore Help

If your deal is an ‘online only’ deal, (like a website coupon code) check the Online box.

If your deal is redeemable in-store only (like a meal deal) check the In-Store box.

If you are not sure, just skip this field.

WorkHours Help

Adding your trading hours is easy. Select a day from the menu, then one of the options underneath and repeat for each day.

Opening and closing times can be added by choosing the Enter Hours option, then clicking the Add Hours button below. Select your opening and closing times and repeat for each day.

It’s also possible to add multiple opening/closing times for each day, by clicking on the add hours button again. For example, if you are open from 6:30am – 11:30am then from 1:00pm – 5:00pm.

Delete trading hours by clicking the trash button on the right of the field.

NOTE: We have added a special Covid19 notice to the work hours in listings, advising customers to contact your business to confirm your availability. We will remove this notice when restrictions are lifted.

Tagline Help

This is your tagline. It can be a catchy phrase like “Service With A Smile” or something short and sweet.

It will appear in the top section of your listing, under the business name.

(Max 90 characters, optional field)

Cover Image Help

Upload an image that will appear at the top of your business listing and in the preview cards in our search results.

Important: This must be a ‘landscape’ style image (wide, not tall).
Also try to make sure that the centre of the image is the focal point, as they can appear cut off, on smaller screens. (Wide images from mobile phones are acceptable too).

If no image is uploaded, we will apply a generic image that suits your business category. You can always change this image later, by editing the listing. 

(Max file size 3mb, Jpeg/Png only)

Logo Help

Upload your business logo. This image will be cropped to fit the small logo frame in your listing title. (The best image size is 512px x 512px, but other sizes can be used, as long as the logo is in the centre of the image).

If no logo image is added, we will apply the standard Phonebook logo in your listing and also as a map pin.

(Max file size 3mb, Jpeg/Png only)

Bookings Help

If you use ‘Calendly’ to schedule appointments, you can copy and paste your profile link in this field, which places the booking form in your phonebook listing.

Want to use Calendly to accept bookings, but don’t have an account yet? 

Easy! Just finish and submit your phonebook listing, then pop over to Calendly.com and sign up for a free (or paid) plan. Create your bookable service then copy the link. 

Visit your phonebook account, click the edit button on your listing, then add your calendly link to this field and re-submit.

Your customers will be able to choose from your list of available days/times and place a booking, which is automatically added to your calendar. A confirmation is also sent to your email account.

A very powerful tool from our preferred partner!

Link Deals Help

This field will link any Phonebook deals you have created, to your business listing. Simply click the field and choose the deals from your list.

Don’t worry if you have not created any deal listings yet, this can be left blank.

If you decide to create a deal later, there is also a ‘link to business‘ option on the deal form. You can link the deal to your business that way too.

If you have opted for the Essential or Premium business plan, we will issue a free corresponding deals plan, once we have published this listing.

Deal Type Help

Click the field and select a deal type from the short list: 

Coupon is for a coupon code or printable coupon.

Deal is for a 2-for-1 or “Free ice cream with every kids meal“, etc…

Loyalty Card is for a rewards based scheme for customer loyalty.

Pensioner Discount is for a special discount on products or services for seniors/retirees.

Sale is for advertising a discount on products or services.

Note: If your deal does not fit any of these types, please just select the closest one, complete the listing then contact us and we will try to add another deal type to suit your offering.

Keyword Help

Keywords are ‘words or short phrases’ that boost your deal in search results. They must be relevant to your business.

For example, a Dog Groomer advertising a loyalty card might choose; Dog Groomers, Dog Grooming, Pet Groomers, Pet Grooming, Dog Washing, Pet Washing, etc.

(There is no need to mention the type of deal on offer, just choose the keywords relevant to the product or service).

When visitors enter the keyword: Carpenter’, then all deals with keywords containing those letters, will appear in our results. So, like the example above, it is best to use plural keywords (eg. Carpenters) as these will work for both.

Your deal can also be found in other results, like deal category or location searches, but keyword search is very important. You can also add or remove keywords by editing your listing in future!

(Max 300 characters)

Logo Help

Upload your business or deal logo. This image will be cropped to fit the small logo frame in your listing title. (The best image size is 512px x 512px, but other sizes can be used, as long as the logo is in the centre of the image).

If no logo image is added, we will apply the standard Phonebook logo in your listing and also as a map pin.

(Max file size 3mb, Jpeg/Png only)

Hide Street Number

Check this box if you would prefer to hide your street number from the map. 

This could useful for home based services that would prefer to keep their exact home location hidden from view, while still appearing on the map in regional search results.

Please note: When submitting a listing, please use your full business address, so we can contact you by mail, if required.

Cover Image Help

Upload an image that will appear at the top of your deal listing.

Important: This image must be a landscape (wider than taller) image. Also try to make sure that the centre of the image is the focal point, as these are cropped to fit different screen sizes. (Images from mobile phones are good, but for older phones, just make sure that the resolution is over 1200px wide x 500px tall, for best quality)

If no image is uploaded, we will apply our standard deal image. You can always upload an image later, by editing your deal listing. 

(Max file size 3mb, Jpeg/Png only)

Link Deal Help

This will link the deal to your Phonebook business listing. Simply click the field and select your business listing.
(Recommended)

This deal will appear on the deals page of your business listing and your business listing will automatically appear on the business page of this deal listing.

Description Help

Writing an effective description for your business is easier than you think!

Remember, our experts will use some of the content and keywords in your opening statement, to also help your business listing display properly in search engines like Google.

Try starting with a warm introduction to your business, like this example:

Welcome to Carlies Cafe, where we have been roasting and serving the finest coffee in Newcastle, since 2009.

Then write a brief, but interesting account of what you do best. And don’t forget, if you get stuck, just look at an ‘About Us’ page on a similar website. 

Always end with a “call to action” to encourage a response from the viewer, like this:

Our friendly staff are ready to help you find the best solution for your new pool or spa. Call or visit our showroom today!

(Max 3000 characters)

Description Help

Writing an effective description for your deal is easier than you think!

Remember, the opening statement will also appear in search engine results, so make it brief, appealing and to-the-point. Try to include words that you would use when searching for this deal, including your business name. For example:

Get 25% off all Nike running shoes at Kd’s Sports Shop, Newcastle. 

Or, a beauty therapist might use:

Receive 50% off a manicure when purchasing a full body massage at the Hot Oasis, Sydney.

End your description with a “call to action” to encourage a response from the viewer, like this:

We’re selling out fast to make way for our winter collection. Hurry, sale ends soon!

(Max 1000 characters).

Deal Expiry Help

Add a countdown timer to your deal, to show visitors when it ends!

Simply click the field, choose a date and time from the calendar, then hit the Apply button.

Your deal will be removed from search results when it expires, but you can see this expired listing in your user account under the “My Listings” tab.

So long as your plan is still active, you can re-post it by editing the deal, changing the expiry date and re-submitting the listing.

Please note: The expiry countdown is an optional feature, but it can generate a sense of urgency. If you have a permanent deal, it’s best to skip this step.

Find Food To Go

These options are for ‘food & drink‘ businesses that are offering a Takeaway or Delivery service. You can either select one, or both options, or skip this step.

These checkboxes appear on our search filter, so visitors can find takeaways or food delivery in one click. Any business that has checked these options will appear in the results.

If your food & drink business is only offering these services due to the Covid 19 restrictions, they can easily be removed when normal trading conditions resume, by simply editing your listing.

Products & Services

List (up to 14) of your main products or services on offer. For example, a plumber might use:

Plumbing and Gas Fitting

Hot water tank sales and installation

Gutter and downpipe installation, repairs and cleaning

…and so on.

An accountant might use:

Individual Tax Returns

Company & Partnership Tax Returns

Bas Set Up & Lodgement

…and so on.

This is a required field, which is also very useful for helping visitors find you by keyword search, so choose the most popular products or services that you offer.

Find Food To Go

If you are a ‘food & drink‘ business offering a deal on takeaway or delivery menu items, select one or both of these options. If not, just skip this step.

These checkboxes appear in our search filter, so visitors can find deals on takeaways and food delivery in one click. (If you check these options, your deal will appear in those results).

If your food & drink business is only offering these services due to the Covid19 restrictions, they can easily be removed when normal trading conditions resume, by simply editing your listing.

Keyword Help

Keywords are ‘words or short phrases’ that boost your profile in search results. They must be relevant to your business.

For example, a Handyman might choose; Handyman, Carpentry, Carpenters, Plumbing, Plumbers, Painting, Painters, Lawn Mowing, Garden Maintenance, etc.

When visitors enter the keyword: Carpenter’, then all business with keywords containing those letters, will appear in our results. It is therefore best to use plural keywords, (eg. Carpenters) as these will work for both.

Your business can also be found in other results, like business category or location searches, but keyword search is very important. You can also add or remove keywords by editing your listing in future!

(Max 300 characters)