At Brate, we’re constantly searching for smarter ways to help local businesses attract customers looking for products they sell. To ensure we do that more effectively, we have decided to focus on the right set of markets and stores, and have introduced “Product Ads”; our most anticipated feature yet, that helps businesses expand their reach to other online platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Google Ads.
Targeting the Right Stores
When we first started Brate, we were covering all types of business categories that local directories usually cover from real estate, to travel & hotel, to restaurants and beauty clinics… During the last period, trends have changed and we’ve seen the world moving towards more focused verticals for the simple reason that these companies can be evermore efficient when they focus on a single category of businesses.
As of October 31st, we have narrowed our coverage to local retailers that sell products “helping users find products from stores near them”. Moreover, we decided to only cover our top 8 markets including Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar.
Accordingly, we have removed all businesses that do not sell products. As for our subscribed businesses, they will remain with premium features up until their subscription expires.
Appear on Google
Starting November 1st, we’re introducing a one-time setup option that helps you list all your products on Brate letting your store and products appear on Google’s organic search results. Here’s how it works:
- Add your products: Our team of experts will help you prepare your products
- Your products appear online: Your products will appear on your Brate page making it easier for people to find your store
- Come up on Google: Brate helps your store and products appear higher up in search results
- Extend your reach: Brate’s enhanced profile and Product Ads help you market your products through various online channels
As a Business owner, you will then have access to Brate for Business and can add and edit any product at any time by yourself. In addition to appearing on Google’s organic search results, you will also get a one month enhanced profile on Brate and Product Ads to extend your reach.
Extend Your Reach
While we’re continuously working on optimizing every one of your Brate pages to rank highly in organic local Google Searches, and while this helps people who are searching for your products nearby to know about your store, there is still so much competition from online giants.
That’s why we’re very excited to introduce “Product Ads”, our most anticipated feature yet, helping you expand your reach beyond Google’s organic searches to Google paid searches, Facebook, Instagram and other social networks, giving you a 360 degree online coverage.
The best part? All you have to do is choose one of our packages and we will do the rest. It’s that simple! To know more about our one-time setup option and Product Ads packages, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.