As well as providing the UK's Number One platform for funeral notices, funeral-notices.co.uk is packed full of additional free benefits for Funeral Directors; available to new and existing clients. Funeral-notices can help increase your online presence, which can increase your market share, with very little effort on your part and this blog will tell you how.
That's still as true as it always has been. To help create instant recognition, all of our print notices may be booked with a company logo at the bottom helping your business jump out from the page.
The same is true of our online audience too. All online notices are published beside your logo and again allow our audience to see how many notices you are publishing. As an example, take a look at today's notices published in the Stoke Sentinel online here.
As you scroll down the page the notices placed by Funeral Directors, displaying their company logo, really stand out.
It is also worth pointing out that some of those notices will not have been published in the printed newspaper having been published online only with Stoke on Trent being added as a hometown or notable location. This makes our online notices perfect for any Funeral Director, in any location in the UK.
The more notices you publish, the more likely it is your business will be seen by more people. In addition, getting 100% of your notices published online makes your business look like it is thriving too - success breads success and avoids the question 'why are you so quiet?'.
Hopefully you're aware we are offering free
online notices for the duration of the pandemic? You can read more on those here,
but how do our online notices help your business?
An online notice on funeral-notices is a great online marketing tool, with every online funeral notice linked to your brand and listing information on funeral-notices.co.uk. We have many prompts available to encourage friends and family to share a notice both before and after a notice is published online. When you come to book your notices with us, we encourage you to add in email address(es) for family and friends which allows us to email them as soon as their notice is published encouraging them to share it on social media and messaging sites.
Once the notice is live, we have a prominent section on the notice dedicated to encouraging people to share the notice, as well as a pop up prompt encouraging the same.
Every single share results in more people seeing the notice, which is fantastic for the family and great for your business with additional exposure to your brand.
If you have a Facebook or Twitter page for your business, it is a great idea to share your notices on there too; providing you with regular social media content in a time efficient way.
We have put together a fantastic opportunity for you to partner with us to provide notices for your own website and because we value your business, the best thing about becoming a preferred partner is it’s completely free
Preferred Partners are Funeral Directors who have chosen us to provide funeral notices on their website. As a preferred partner we encourage you to direct families to your own website to view their notices and/or donate online, thus increasing the number of visits to your site with the potential to see other services you offer such as funeral plans, floristry or memorials.
Read more on why it pays to become a Preferred Partner of funeral-notices.co.uk here.
No Local Paper? No Problem.
You can still take advantage of your notice history page populated with online notices which may be booked to any location in the UK. Your free Testimonial Advert will appear on funeral-notices.co.uk either on the landing page of your closest Live site (eg Bedfordshire Live, Leeds Live etc.) or on the search return page of your nearest town/city.
Preferred Partners benefit from free
online notices for the rest of the year too.
Find out how to claim your free advertising here.
Of course we realise other companies are telling you they can offer the same as us, but we don't believe they can match our audience or our services. Ask yourself a few questions and then let us know if you find a reason NOT to take advantage of what funeral-notices.co.uk can do for you:
Why pay for something we can provide for you for free? We do not charge Funeral Directors to have a listing in our directory or a notices history page on funeral-notices.co.uk.
It is also free to display your Google or Feefo reviews on your pages on funeral notices as well as add in cortege routes for funerals (when lockdown allows) and to display your prices and funeral packages on your listings page.
We can provide you with an online obituary notice and donation solution for your own website, for free.
Preferred Partners may book online notices for free - currently all Funeral Directors may book online notices for free to help with the pandemic. Usually our online notices cost £30 + VAT but as with all our notices this cost is charged by Funeral Directors to the family so doesn't cost you a thing.
So all of this and more, for free - what are you waiting for?
- What Will I Pay to Receive a Lead From Your Website?
Nothing. Zero. It's free - we will never charge commission on any leads generated from our site!
We provide our audience with plenty of ways to get in touch with you and view your website.
- Will People See My Online Notices and Listings Page?
Ah, the age old question.
"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"
It's all well and good using notices as a marketing tool and publishing them online, but how many people will see them?
in 2020, funeral-notices.co.uk saw*:
- 12,353,861 Unique Users visit funeral-notices.co.uk
- A staggering 194,512,426 pages viewed
- 77,688 people register to receive updates and leave tributes on their notices
- 75,969 notices shared on social media
- 48,422 free photos added, 116,847 free tributes and memories added by loved ones & 126,862 candles lit in memory for free on notices in memory of loved ones
Our SEO is fantastic too!
Our audience is huge and growing week by week reinforcing our position as the No.1 site across the UK for funeral notices; the perfect environment for your notices and your business to be seen.
- Do You Offer Online Donations on Notices?
Yes we do.
There is no cost to families or Funeral Directors for this service and we provide charities with the information needed to collect Gift Aid - adding an extra 25p to every £1 donated.
Our fantastic audience means we are able to raise some fantastic amounts for local, national and global charities on notices placed by UK Funeral Directors. In January 2021 alone, money raised for charity on notices totalled £170,212!
- Do I Need to Sign a Contract?
No - there are no contracts to sign, no small print, no clauses to negotiate - it is what it is: Free!
Which is why we think we do them better than anyone else!
We know trust, honesty and integrity are important traits in the funeral industry and we pride ourselves on our long standing relationships with Funeral Directors, our long history of publishing notices in regional newspapers throughout the UK and our open and welcoming approach to new Funeral Director businesses, making the benefits of funeral-notices.co.uk available to all.
If you think we can help your business to improve it's online presence and help grow your market share then get in touch with us below!
There is nothing to lose, unlock your online potential now!
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*Source Google Analytics 01/01/20-31/12/20