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Checklocal New Zealand

General Hints, Tips, FAQ's

Heres our most frequent questions and answers

Checklocal can boost your online presence using cost-effective, Organic Marketing techniques that bring new customers to your business naturally over time.

You have full control of all your digital advertising through our simple publishing form and can publish new content, edit content or delete content at any time.

  • Flat rate monthly membership – No pay per click and unexpected costs
  • Unlimited advertising
  • Self managed
  • Help local customers find your products and services online
  • Increase organic SEO
  • Generate positive PR by offering authentic, free content to people searching for answers, products or services related to your business industry
  • Build valuable backlinks to your own website or social profiles
  • Promote sales and special offers through dedicated ad space

Checklocal offer a single Flat Rate Plan of $39.95 per month. No hidden costs what-so-ever. 

This plan gives you unlimited advertising. All published pages are live while your plan is active.

Yes. You can cancel your plan at any time, there is no contract or lock in period. We don’t offer refunds for partial months so if you cancel on the 1st for example and your monthly payment is on the 16th you will not be reimbursed for the 15 days.

Checklocal supports small business in New Zealand only. Small businesses are defined as having fewer than 20 employees so if you have 19 employees or less you’re good to go!

If your business hovers around that amount, perhaps just over, contact us as we can make exceptions on a case by case basis.

Not at all! You can use Checklocal as a way to build your online presence and start getting found in the major search engines as well as the Checklocal search engine. You can link to social accounts or any other external URL’s that profile your business.

Business Profile

A simple profile of your business. If you haven't got a business website yet you can use this profile to boost your online presence. The business profile is also great to build valuable backlinks if you do have a business website.

People want answers! 

Think of how many times you’re asked questions related to your business industry from your customers. Now think of how many more people are asking the same question online.

Are you answering them… or is your competition?

An Answer Profile is a way for you to share knowledge of your business industry.

Answer Profiles give free, authentic information to people searching online. Any answer profile you publish on Checklocal is displayed with your business information and also a “Call to action” with external link. Generate as many Answer Profiles as you like. 

Keep your content honest, helpful and unique. Over time you’ll generate awareness of your business and build positive PR by offering free information

Suggestion 1

Think of the 10 most common questions you are asked by customers, store walk-ins, emails every week.

Write them down. Now answer them!

Suggestion 2

  • Open your browser and head to Google.
  • Type in a common question related to your business industry.
  • Look below the first search results for the accordian “People also ask”
  • Go through those questions and answer them
  • Repeat this process using different questions and you’ll start building a huge list of common information people are searching for online

Answer Profile

Publish common question and answer profiles related to your business industry. These profiles can return on Google search results as well as the Checklocal search engine

People want answers! 

Think of how many times you’re asked questions related to your business industry from your customers. Now think of how many more people are asking the same question online.

Are you answering them… or is your competition?

An Answer Profile is a way for you to share knowledge of your business industry.

Answer Profiles give free, authentic information to people searching online. Any answer profile you publish on Checklocal is displayed with your business information and also a “Call to action” with external link. 

Keep your content honest, helpful and unique. Publish as many Answer Profiles as you like. Over time you’ll generate awareness of your business and build positive PR by offering free information

Suggestion 1

Think of the 10 most common questions you are asked by customers, store walk-ins, emails every week.

Write them down. Now answer them!

Suggestion 2

  • Open your browser and head to Google.
  • Type in a common question related to your business industry.
  • Look below the first search results for the accordian “People also ask”
  • Go through those questions and answer them
  • Repeat this process using different questions and you’ll start building a huge list of common information people are searching for online

Product Profile

Profile a product you sell. Your profile will display key information to the viewer including pricing, star rating reviews(if available), location, availability, external links and full business contact details. Product Profiles can display in Google Rich Snippets and organic SERPs (Search Engine Results Page)

The huge benefit of publishing Product Profiles on Checklocal is that it is cost-effective to publish ANY PRODUCT YOU SELL. 

Why? Because it doesn’t cost you any more to publish 1 product or 100 products. Its still a flat rate per month, no Cost Per Click, no unexpected bills.

Every profile you publish promotes your product and your business – And you can publish unlimited profiles!

Your Product Profile can display in the organic section of Google search results. So below the ads and Google maps results. 

For best results:

  • Choose keywords in your profile title (include the location if you like as well) eg; “8m Builders Tape Measure Cambridge”
  • Complete as much information as you can in the free advanced section
  • Keep your information honest, make sure any external links are relevant to your product – Google can penalise you for unreliable or deceiving information and your page won’t rank well.

Utilise our free Organic Search Results Boost to include more product information, feature image, your business logo and additional business information.

The information required here is based on Structured Data which is a standardised format used to help Google understand what your page is about.

By switching this option on in your form you’ll automatically publish a page of content fine-tuned for Google/Yahoo/Bing search engines.

The more information you can fill out here, the easier it is for search engines to understand what your page is about which, in turn, can increase your search results ranking.

You can literally profile any product you like, however you could define by:

  • Product Category
  • Best Sellers
  • Worst Sellers
  • Price Point
  • Old Stock
  • On Sale

You could also profile products that you know have a better price point than big budget chain stores or online retailers and give your business a chance to rank in Google SERP’s amongst the bigger players.

Sale/Special Offer Profile

Promote a sale. special offer, discount coupon and more. Unique to the Checklocal search engine only, target customers searching on the Checklocal website. Generate new leads and drive traffic to any external url, your website, Facebook and more.​

Sale/Special Offer Profiles are a text promotion displayed when a user is searching on the Checklocal website.

These offers do not list in Google organic search results.

These profiles will rank in between products and services and are a great call to action businesses can use to drive sales.

A Sale/Special Offer Profile has a title and description, external URL, business location link to Google maps plus full business contact details.

Offer a discount price, 2 for 1 offer, a coupon code and more.

Checklocal does not offer analytics and data on visitor interaaction

Service Profile

Profile a service your business offers. Your profile will display key information to the viewer including pricing, customer review(text review), 3 x business features, location, external links and full business contact details. Service Profiles can display in Google Rich Snippets and organic SERPs (Search Engine Results Page)

The huge benefit of publishing Service Profiles on Checklocal is that it is cost-effective to publish ANY SERVICE YOU OFFER. 

Why? Because it doesn’t cost you any more to publish 1 service or 100 services. Its still a flat rate per month, no Cost Per Click, no unexpected bills. 

Every profile you publish promotes your service and your business – And you can publish unlimited profiles!

Your Service Profile can display in the organic section of Google search results. So below the ads and Google maps results. 

For best results:

  • Choose keywords in your profile title (include the location if you like as well) eg; “Sues Cleaning Service Cambridge”
  • Complete as much information as you can in the free advanced section
  • Keep your information honest, make sure any external links are relevant to your service – Google can penalise you for unreliable or deceiving information and your page won’t rank well.

Utilise our free advanced feature to include more service information, feature image, your business logo and additional business information.

The information required here is based on Structured Data which is a standardised format used to help Google understand what your page is about.

The more information you can fill out here, the easier it is for Google to understand what your page is about which, in turn, can increase your organic search results ranking.