BoatXchg.com Online Resource Directory provides value to our user community by offering a search engine covering a comprehensive database of over 900 suppliers, service providers, and other resources supporting the preservation, restoration, and enjoyment of antique and classic boats.
We provide value to our Listing Owners by creating for them either an initial or an additional Web presence, and then by driving potential customers to those businesses. Many of our listings do not have a Website or even a social media presence. For those businesses, a listing in boatXchg.com puts them on the Internet and makes their information available to potential customers, allowing them to compete with those businesses already having a Web presence. For those businesses that already have their own Website, boatXchg.com provides an additional avenue for potential customers to find their businesses using a search engine that is specifically and exclusively devoted to the antique and classic boating community.
Our purpose with regard to our Listing Owners is to attract users to the boatXchg.com Website, help them to find and open your listing, allow them to click through to your Website, or otherwise contact you, thereby giving you an opportunity to convert them to customers.
Descriptions of the options available to you as a boatXchg.com Listing Owner are provided below, along with current pricing for each component.
Listings are pages in boatXchg.com representing individual suppliers, service providers, or other resources supporting the preservation, restoration, and enjoyment of antique and classic boats. They provide a Web presence for businesses just like any other Website on the Internet. BoatXchg.com listings can be found through any Internet search engine, including Google, Bing, Yahoo, and others, in addition to boatXchg.com searches.
Our listing database currently exceeds 850 listings. We identified these listings through an exhaustive search of the Internet, including Google, Facebook, and links from various other sites, along with those businesses with which we were personally familiar as a result of our attendance at various boat shows around the country, professional relationships, and personal experience.
Listings are initially created as Basic Listings, which contain certain fundamental biographical information about the business, including the following:
- Business name
- Physical address
- Website URL
- E-mail address
- Phone number
- Brief, generic description of the business
- Standard red background image
Basic Listings provide base functionality within boatXchg.com, including the following:
- Inclusion in the boatXchg.com searchable and filterable database
- Single or multiple category assignment
- Geographic region and state/province assignment
- Google map and directions for a physical address
- User reviews
- Average user review rating
- User favorite designation
Pricing – Basic Listings are provided at no charge.
Basic Listings may be upgraded to Premium Listings, which contain all the information of a Basic Listing, plus:
- Expanded 300- to 400-word, search engine optimized, description of the business
- Background image specific to the business (replacing the standard red background)
- Offering labels listing the business’s products and services
- Name and brief profile of the principal owner
- Hours of operation
- Social media links
- Company logo
- Photo gallery
Pricing – $300.00 per year
Premium Listings may be designated as a Featured Listing, which will be displayed in the Featured Listings page, grouped by Category.
Pricing – $100.00 per year
Premium Listings may submit an article, or have one written by boatXchg.com, featuring the business to be included in our Blog.
Pricing – $150.00 per article
Advertising on boatXchg.com includes the following benefits:
- Premium Listing
- Fixed Advertisement (350×150 pxl @ 72 dpi)
Advertisements are located in the sidebar of any pages allowing advertising.
Advertisers may submit artwork or boatXchg.com can assist with the design and layout of ads.
Advertisements will contain embedded links to either: Advertiser’s Website, Advertiser’s boatXchg Premium Listing, or any other designated Website page.
Pricing – $800.00 per year
Sponsorship of boatXchg.com includes the following benefits:
- Premium Listing
- Featured Listing
- Feature Article
- Fixed Advertisement (600×200 pxl @ 72 dpi)
Sponsor advertisements are located in the Sponsor section at the bottom of all pages allowing advertising.
Sponsors may submit artwork or boatXchg.com can assist with the design and layout of Sponsor ads.
Sponsor advertisements will contain embedded links to either: Sponsor’s Website, Sponsor’s boatXchg Premium Listing, or any other designated Website page.
Pricing – $1,500.00 per year
Special promotions and discounts are sometimes offered.
In-kind advertising exchanges are available for not-for-profit organizations.
To learn more about these options, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.