Tutorial for WeAreGreenBay.biz by Ryan Ross, eMedia Manager
WeAreGreenBay.biz covers the Northeast Wisconsin area, including Green Bay, the Fox Cities, and communities along Lake Michigan. What will it help you find, and, how can it help you find it? This article will help answer those questions.
WeAreGreenBay.biz is designed to be easy to use, with your online lifestyle in mind. That means easy utilization with Facebook along with mobile and texting features. Be sure to bookmark WeAreGreenBay.biz in your mobile phone’s browser when you need to find something on the go.
Main sections (located on the top menu bar):
Events (Local Calendar)
Search – This is the most dynamic local business search engine in the market. WeAreGreenBay.biz has over 10,000 local business listings. To begin, type in the business you are looking for in the search bar at the top of the page and click GO! It will return all results of nearby locations in Northeast Wisconsin. If your initial search did not generate the results you’re looking for, try a few alternatives. Suggestions may be to alter the spelling, punctuation, or spaces in the search term (ie “Dry Cleaners” instead of “Drycleaners” with no space).
Biz Categories – If you’re not sure of a specific business, or would like to see full results within certain categories, use the “Biz Categories” column on the left.
Classifieds – Anyone can post and view classifieds, for free, on WeAreGreenBay.biz. To do so, click the Classifieds link at the top of the page. You’ll need to create an account, which can even be seamless with your Facebook login. All classifieds are reviewed before going live on the site, usually within 24 hours on weekdays. Appropriate classifieds include most for-sale items, garage sale announcements, local job postings, and local community announcements. Inappropriate classifieds that will not be allowed on WeAreGreenBay.biz include personal escort services, bulk business sales/advertisements, and non-local advertisements.
Coupons – Instantly view and print local coupons from area businesses. You can even share the coupons via email or post on your Facebook wall to let your friends see the deal. Many businesses have an option to send a text message to your phone containing the coupon, allowing you redeem it from your phone and save your printer ink/paper. The texting service is free, although depending on your cellular plan texting/data charges from your carrier may apply.
Movies – Watch video trailers of the hottest new and now-playing movies! View current theatres and showtimes. Click on the “Movies” link in the top menu to begin. By default, it will load “All Theaters” but you can click the drop-down menu to select a specific local theater near you whether that’s Green Bay, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, or elsewhere.
Events – Do you have a local public event at your school or community organization? Anyone can post and view our Local Events Calendar for free. To do so, click the Events link at the top of the page. You’ll need to create an account, which can even be seamless with your Facebook login. All events are reviewed before going live on the site, usually within 24 hours on weekdays.
A couple other "Did you Know” tips of WeAreGreenBay.biz:
1) “Send to Cellphone” feature: Once you found the business listing you’re looking for, try the convenient “Send to Cellphone” feature! This will send a free instant text message containing that business’ information including address and phone number to your cellphone (text/data charges from your local carrier may apply). Many smart phones can even import that text message information to a GPS map, giving you instant driving directions. No account is needed and the phone number you send it to will not be shared.
2) Search filter: If typing in a search word yields many results, you can filter them by selecting the “Filter By Community” drop-down menu on the results page. This will allow you to sort either by Green Bay or Fox Cities.
We hope this helps you become familiar with the many features within WeAreGreenBay.biz! If you have any additional questions or feedback, please use the Contact Us link located at the top of the page.
If you’re a business owner interested in how to fully utilize WeAreGreenBay.biz, click the “Business Signup” to get started! Your basic listing is free, for you to add search keywords, edit your description information and more.