We recommend that Downtown businesses have the following as a minimum to establish an online presence for promotions and to communicate the essentials that your customers will be searching out. If you need a little hands-on guidance with any of these platforms, please ask and we can have a volunteer come by and assist. Again, these are just the basics and you there are tons of tutorials and blogs out there can help you take your online reach and engagement to the next level.
The two platforms that we know to be fairly easy to setup a basic website are Google and GoDaddy, but there are as many options as there are businesses in Hillsboro.
Regardless of whether you are using Google for your website or not, your potential customers are. Make sure to use the free listing they offer , managed through Google My Business, so that your information shows up easily when people do a Google search.
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Claiming and updating your businesses listing on Yelp is also easy, free, and beneficial, since Yelp spends a lot of money to show up in online searches.
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In order to have a presence for your business on Facebook, you have to create a personal profile and then create a Page for your business. From your business page you can post updates about your business, create events, communicate with customers, and more. Joining the Hillsboro Downtown group (either as yourself or as your business) also connects you to a group of folks that are all about Downtown Hillsboro. There is also an All about Hillsboro group that is active and well moderated.
This is the platform to gather followers and show off your business. It works best from the mobile app, so you’ll have to download it to your device. On Instagram set up a new account for your business by finding a unique handle (name that is displayed like this: @your_name). Once you have setup your account, follow these steps to create a presence that people notice.