How to get your event noticed!
Adding your event for free at FestivalNet.com is a great first step! You're on your way to getting noticed in a big way as we get over 750,000+ monthly visitors! Be sure your listing has a great description and your event details are accurate and complete. Here are some additional ways to increase your exposure.
Co-Promote with FNO
We offer some sweet co-promotion opportunities! You scratch our back, we scratch yours! You get free Featured Event exposure for your event in exchange for promoting FNO! Learn more here.
Place your event at the top of the FNO general search results and on the FestivalNet.com Featured Events Map. Top Position Exposure to 750,000+ visitors and 20 million+ hits per month! Up to 11 months of exposure for one low price (no reoccurring monthly fees). Also, Featured Events get cross-promotion on FestivalNet's Facebook page.
Your featured event also gains exposure on highly trafficked pages via this button ad on the left throughout our site. Learn more here.
You can also buy advertising like Banner, Button, or Newsletter ads. View our very reasonable rates and learn more here.
Also, enjoy the benefit of our ever-growing Facebook presence. Feel free to shout out your show's website there: http://www.facebook.com/festivalnet - keep it conversational and personal and be sure to say hey! On Twitter? We will also retweet you if you include us in your tweet! Find us there as @_festivalnet
In addition to your free festival listings, an annual Pro Membership to FestivalNet gives you several advantages. Upload your festival applications & fliers, add your event's pictures & videos to your profile, & enjoy a link to your website in the Festival Business Directory. Click the chart to learn more.
Maybe someone on your festival staff is a good writer and can contribute an article for one of our monthly newsletters! Peruse our Newsletter archives to see what topics we publish. Your author's byline can include links to your website! It's a great way to increase your SEO too.
Your Festivalnet.com Public Profile
In addition to listing your event(s), be sure to also fill out all the details of your FNO Community profile! Go to "My account" and select "modify profile" to get started. This gives you additional exposure beyond your festival listing(s). Plus your events automatically appear under the "Calendar" link in your Profile. You can even use your Profile as your website. It is great for your SEO and allows FNO members and others to learn more about your business. Your profile can also be included in our free opt-in Festival Business Directory. Make sure you check this option when you modify your profile.
Please, encourage your happy exhibitors and vendors to rate your shows! Both free and paid FestivalNet members are able to rate your events and rate you as a promoter. The stars make your show 'glow' in our database! To help get this done, you might send an email to your vendor list, that says something like this:
Please take a minute to rate our shows at FestivalNet.com.
It will really help our events stand out in a good way! If you are not already a member of FestivalNet, you can join for free to add your ratings. The FNO staff are always eager to assist, so get in touch with them if you need help using the site or rating events.
Join here: http://festivalnet.com/basic_membership.html
As always, please get in touch with us if you have any questions! We hope you have an amazing festival!