Supporting our Healthy Life Essex
Healthy Life Essex currently features four directories: Complementary Therapists in Essex; Health Foods and Supplements; Organic, Natural & Eco-friendly products and services; Fitness and Exercise.
Our most popular directory is Complementary Therapists, but all are growing, and we may be adding additional directories in the future.
All the content on the website is accessible to anyone free of charge and most information is also added free of charge. We want to provide as much information as possible to help people lead happier, healthier, greener lifestyles.
Of course, we do need to generate an income and the directories are our primary source. But we do also recognise that the people and organisations who are providing the sort of goods and services we feature in our directory are often more focussed on making a difference than making lots of money! So, we only charge a maximum of £2 per month per category entry – it’s even less than that for annual payments and/or multiple categories. And even though that is such a small charge, we are committed to ensuring our advertisers get the best possible value for money.
But before we talk about the benefits to your business of advertising with Healthy Life Essex, I’ll mention perhaps a more altruistic reason why you might make such a choice:
If you are as committed as we are as helping people lead happier, healthier, greener lifestyles, we hope you will see your directory entry as a way of helping us maintain and further develop our fantastic web resource and associated social media and newsletters that help spread the word.
So, let us just look at the more commercial reasons why you might consider a directory entry. A few stats for starters:
Healthy Life Essex is a Top 60 UK Health Blog
It also has good domain authority which means it is recognised as highly relevant, with well-presented, good quality information, for its industry.
The site receives over 2,000 unique visits per week.
We have a newsletter database approaching 1,500.
Importantly, you can add your directory entry online and, once it has been approved and made live, you can update it at any time.
You may already have your own website but because of our site’s excellent credentials, just being featured on the Healthy Life Essex is good for your site’s SEO. Obviously if you don’t have your own website, the directory entry will help you get found on the web.
What is SEO, you might ask? It stands for Search Engine Optimisation and affects your own websites Google rankings. There are lots of factors that make a difference to your own website’s SEO and being featured on a site such as ours that has high authority is just one of those factors.
In fact, barely a day goes by without us being asked by companies specialising in SEO in Essex or anywhere else across the country to publish articles on behalf of their clients because they recognise the benefits. We only accept about 2% of these requests as we prefer to feature articles provided by our directory advertisers and local good causes, but obviously if we are presented with a quality, relevant, informative article, we like to share those with our readers. And unless there is a specific reason that necessitates the removal thereof, articles stay on the website indefinitely. That is really powerful!
So apart from just having an entry in the directory, we encourage our directory advertisers to submit articles for publication. It really is a great way to increase your profile as we ensure the article has good SEO – that word again! – and share it on social media and with our database. We may make suggestions, but we never stipulate the subject matter. We prefer you to write about something you are passionate about, remembering that all articles need to be informative and not advertorials. Articles should show you are an expert on your chosen subject, and we’ll include an author bio with all your relevant contact details.
We continually work to improve the website, not just adding new content but also improving the sites own SEO. We’ve got loads of plans in the pipeline even though Healthy Life Essex is already THE resource for anyone who wants to lead a happier, healthier, greener lifestyle.
And every little improvement we make to our website, the more you will benefit.
If you are already one of our lovely directory advertisers, don’t forget to log in and keep your entry up to date. And do think about submitting articles. Just email me with the article in Word format with any logos and pictures sent as separate attachments. If you don’t have any available that are free for commercial use, we can probably source some for you.
If you have any problems at any stage, do feel free to contact me.
Yours in Health and Wellbeing