It’s no secret that we love Manistee. But what makes Manistee so great?
YOU make Manistee great!
Even taking into consideration the city’s beautiful location and rich heritage, the most special thing about Manistee is the people who live, work, and play here. That’s why we want to give back to the community that has made this site successful.
One of the ways we are giving back is by offering a multitude of FREE ways for you to advertise your business on I Love Manistee! Want to learn more? Here is everything you need to know.
1. Place a free classified ad on our site.
Whatever product or service your business offers, we have a place for you in our classified ads section!
Our Basic ads are completely free. There are no strings, and when your ad expires you can choose to extend it as many times as you want – and it will always be free!
Want to get even more eyeballs on your ads? We also offer Featured and Premium ads, both for less that the price of a good cup of coffee. (And your payment will help us add even more awesome features to the website in the future!)
Upgrading your ad comes with some great perks: Featured and Premium ads appear at the top of ad category pages and search results, as well as making appearances in other places on the website. Upgraded ads also receive first priority when we are choosing ads to feature in our weekly newsletter.
Don’t see a category that your ad fits into? Contact us and help you find it a home. We’ll even create a new category if needed!
2. Submit your events for our calendar.
Our goal is to have the most complete calendar of events available for the Manistee area. While we spend a considerable amount of time searching for things to add to our calendar, it’s nearly impossible for us to find every single thing that is going on. And we want to make sure that you aren’t being left out!
If you have an upcoming event and you don’t see it on our calendar yet, you can submit your events to us and we will make sure we add them.
3. Use our Instagram hashtag.
This is the quickest and easiest way to get your content in front of the I Love Manistee audience! Any time you post a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #ilovemanistee, it gets sent to our photo gallery page. We also use the hashtag to find photos to repost on the ILM social media accounts. Using our hashtag is simple and gets you lots of exposure!
(Important note: your Instagram account must be set to public in order to participate!)
4. Tag your location on Instagram.
Whenever possible, we like to add a feed of photos from the locations we write about. For instance, in our Frugal Foodie post, we’ve added some recent Instagram photos from each location we mention. The above example is a collection of images that have been geotagged with Manistee, Michigan.
You never know where we’ll be headed next! Get in the habit of geotagging your photos and it will increase the likelihood that you’ll end up being featured on our site.
(Remember, if your Instagram account is set to private, we can’t share your photos!)
5. More big things on the way!
We can’t spill too many beans, but we have big, big, BIG plans in the works. Plans that are aimed specifically at helping local businesses find an extremely affordable, highly effective digital advertising solution!
Our upcoming plan uses everything mentioned above and ties it all together for a new and exciting marketing concept that will help you leverage the I Love Manistee audience to grow your business. Businesses that start taking advantage of our current advertising opportunities early and consistently will have a distinct advantage when we launch the new service, anticipated around Memorial Day 2017!
What are you waiting for? Start promoting your business for free on I Love Manistee today!