It Starts Online
For your screen printing business, online exposure is critical with 85% of local service searches starting online. Most of the searches start at a major search engine such as Google, Bing or Yahoo. This typical type of search behavior often presents the searcher with industry related directories which allow the user to refine their search within the directory.
Ryonet noticed this search behavior quickly, as many users were calling us for “Screen Printing Services” which we do not offer. It made a lot of sense for us to create a Screen Printer Directory that we could refer users to and help out screen printing businesses across the U.S.
Since the launch in July of 2014, we have added many screen printers and their business to the directory and introduced many screen printers to new clients. Now time for an update!
New Directory with New Look
This month we decided to take the directory up a notch with a completely new design (more modern). We also audited all active listings to ensure all info was correct and verified.
- New modern layout
- Larger listing images
- Pinterest and Instagram profiles
- Better SEO tools (ranking)
- Service Areas
- Available service selector
- and more
With all these new features the time is now to create your awesome listing.
How to Create a Listing (Step-by-step)
Join The Band
To create your listing, you first will want to become a Band Member, and the listing fee will be FREE. The Band Membership is available for only $24.96/mo or $199/yr (33% discount).
To get your listing started, you will want to click “+Signup” in the top right-hand corner of the directory. From there you will be prompted for a username and password. You will then receive an email to confirm your registration.
Once your registration is confirmed you will want click “Create Listing” and select a pricing plan. Again if you are a Band Member, the listing is completely FREE. If you are not a member, you can create a listing for $100/mo (4x the cost of Band Membership).
Once you select your plan, you will want to fill out your listing details and include all pertinent info about your screen printing business.
Business Name: Here you will want to enter your business name. It would also be a good idea to include “screen printing” in your business name as it will provide a small SEO boost.
Location: Here you will want to enter your physical address so your business will show up near potential clients.
Categories: You can choose up to 5 categories (Service Areas) for your listing. We recommend using that state that you reside in and surround states for increased exposure.
Phone: Enter the best phone number which will allow potential clients to reach you.
Website: Enter your website domain name (including www) so clients can visit your site for more info. If you do not have a website, you can link to your Facebook page as an alternative.
Email: Enter the best email address which will allow potential clients to reach you.
Business Description: Enter a short paragraph about your business along with hours of operations.
Available Services: Select any and all services that your business provides. Screen Printing, Embroidery, Sign Printing, etc.
Listing Image(s): All listings must have an image or logo uploaded. For image sizes, we recommend 600×360 or larger. The bigger, the better as your image will not pixelate on larger monitors.
Tags: Tags will help the searchability of your listing. We recommend using your business name, and any services offered separated by commas.
ex: acme prints, screen printing, embroidery, sign printing.
Social Networks: Often visitors will want to take a peek at your social accounts before they engage. List out the full URL of any networks you have.
After submitting your listing, our team will review the listing and then approve once all criteria are met. Keep an eye on your inbox for the approval 🙂
Super easy right? Remember this directory is completely free for all Band Members. The directory is a great tool for any screen printer to have in their arsenal. Look at what Pat from Kombat Ink had to say:
“The Band Membership is great! I thoroughly enjoy being on the Screen Printing Directory. Great concept and am looking forward to growing my business with many new customers by being visible in the directory”.
-Pat, Kombat Ink
Other Band Member Perks
- FREE Shipping on screen printing supplies.
- Earn up to 10% back on all Plus Products.
- 50% education discount for all online and in-person classes.
- FREE business consulting to help maximize your growth.
- Special pricing opportunities through Pro and custom pricing programs.
- and more