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Registration and Login

Creating an account and adding ONE basic listing is FREE of charge. If you require more than one listing or would like a featured listing, you may upgrade your FREE listing to one of our PREMIUM memberships. Fees and features for all membership levels are provided on the COMPARE MEMBERSHIPS page.

To register an account with Vocalist.org.uk Directory, click on Create Account link located in the left hand menu column or top navigation menu and complete the form provided then click the submit button.  You will receive an automated email containing a link that must be clicked to confirm and activate the account. Once active you may login to submit a listing. Please use a valid email address and ensure that our domain vocalist.org.uk is in your email whitelist or the activation email and enquiries may end up in your spam/junk folder!  Note that  HOTMAIL addresses are not allowed to be used to register or in your listing.

To include a listing on the directory, you must register for a free account by clicking on ' Create Account' link located in the left hand navigation menu or in the top navigation menu. When your account has been activated you may login to submit a listing.  To add a listing from within the user control panel, click 'Advertise' link and complete each step. 

Title:  Enter a title for your listing - this MUST be a REAL NAME / STAGE NAME / BAND NAME / BUSINESS NAME or WEBSITE
           (We DO NOT allow the use of WEBSITE LINKS, KEYWORDS or CHARACTERS in the title)

Friendly URL: click the box and a friendly url based on your listing title will automatically be created.

Primary Classification/ Main Category: Select a main category in which your listing will be displayed

Sub-Categories: Other sections into which you wish your listing to be displayed. Please be careful when selecting these as you MUST provide the service that you enter or your listing could be rejected.

Short Description: Enter a short description about your services - this is displayed on search results so make it relevant.

Description: You may enter a long description about your business, website, service, band etc.,  Please do NOT use ALL CAPITALS or enter contact details and website links in this area.

Keywords: Enter keywords to help visitors to find your listing.

META Description:  Enter a brief description which will help visitors to find your listing in search engines (PREMIUM ONLY).

META Keywords: Enter keywords to help visitors find your listing in search engines (PREMIUM ONLY)

Phone: Enter a Telephone Number (optional)

Mobile: Enter a Mobile telephone number (optional)

Messenger: Enter a Messenger ID (PREMIUM ONLY)

Fax: Fax Number (optional)

Address Line 1: Business address

Address Line 2: Business address (optional)

Location: Use the selection box to find your country / region

Town/City: Enter the Town/City  (optional)

Zip Code: Enter your Postcode or Zip Code (optional)

Latitude: Click the link to find the latitude and longitude of your business location  (PREMIUM ONLY)

Longitude: Click the link to find the latitude and longitude of your business location  (PREMIUM ONLY)

Website: Enter your website URL  (No Affiliate Links allowed)

Email: Enter a valid email address (note that HOTMAIL addresses are not allowed and the email address entered is NOT displayed on the listing but visitors may contact you using the form provided).

Logo: Upload logo - appears next to a listing in browse / search results also displayed on your listing (PREMIUM ONLY).

Click 'Submit' to save and submit the listing for review.

 Your listing will be be placed in the queue for review by the administrator and appear as Pending or Suspended in the system. When it has been reveiwed you will receive a notification email and if accepted, the listing will automatically appear on the public directory.

 

To login to your account go to
http://www.vocalist.org.uk/directory
and click LOGIN NOW. Enter your username and password into the relevant fields then click the Login button.
 

To reset your password go to
http://www.vocalist.org.uk/directory
Click LOGIN NOW and in the next screen click the 'Forgot Password' link then either enter your USERNAME or your EMAIL address into the box provided. A randomly generated password will be sent to the email address registered on the system. Once received, you may login and change the password to something more memorable.
 

If you have lost or forgotten your username, please contact support, the following details will also be required for us to confirm your identity and send your username:

Email address registered on the directory
Listing Title
Your full name as listed in My Account
Your Business or Organisation as listed in My Account and/or on your listing (if available)

 

If you have lost both username and password, please contact support, the following details will also be required for us to confirm your identity and send your username:

Email address registered on the directory
Listing Title
Your full name as listed in My Account
Your Business or Organisation as listed in My Account and/or on your listing (if available)

We are unable to send passwords which are encrypted on the database, nor will we ever ASK you for your password which may be reset using the Forgot Password link once you have received your username.

Please contact support, include the following details will also be required for us to confirm your identity, reset your email and send your username:

Email address that was orginally registered on the directory
Your NEW Email address
Listing Title
Your full name as listed in My Account
Your Business or Organisation as listed in My Account and/or on your listing (if available)

To LOGOUT of your account from within your user control panel, click LOGOUT link in the left hand navigation menu. If you are browsing the public directory you may logout of your account by clicking on MY ACCOUNT and then use the LOGOUT link in the navigation menu.

The username and password fields are case sensitive, so must be entered EXACTLY with no spaces before or after the text or the login will fail.

If the login is unsuccessful, you have 4 more attempts before your account will be locked for 20 minutes. This is a new security measure to prevent unathorised access to our members accounts by registration bots and hackers DOS attacks. Once your account is locked you must wait 20 minutes before attempting to login again.


Reasons your login may be unsuccessful include:

1. Entering the wrong username or password. Both are CASE SENSITIVE and must be entered EXACTLY the same as when you registered or will fail.

2. Entering a space before or after the username or password will cause login to fail.

3. Use of capitals, numbers or characters that are not allowed.

If you have lost or forgotten your password, you may reset it by using the PASSWORD REMINDER feature.


 

User Accounts

To change your password, login to the user control panel then click 'View/Edit Account' link located in the left hand navigation column marked MENU.

In the next screen scroll down to the end of the form to the Change Password section. Enter your existing password into the Password field then enter the new password into the New Password and Repeat Password fields then click SUBMIT.

Next time you login, you will need to enter your new password.

To change your email address for your user account, login and click View/Edit Account, in the next screen enter your new email address into the field provided, then scroll down to the end of the form and click Submit to save.  Please note that changing an email address in the MY ACCOUNT section DOES NOT change the email address you entered on your public listing.  To change this see the LISTING INSTRUCTIONS.

To edit your account details, login then click 'View/Edit Account' link located in the left hand navigation column marked MENU.

In the next screen the account editing form includes several fields that may be edited. Please note that information and images added in this section WILL NOT appear on the public directory and are purely for ADMINISTRATIVE information ONLY.
 

The Directory Home link which is located in the user control panel andin the main directory navigation menu will take you to the public directory without logging you out of your account. You may browse the public directory and come back to the user control panel at any time by clicking 'My Account'.

Listing Instructions

To add a listing from within the user control panel, click 'Advertise' link and complete each step.  When you have finished adding information, click the submit button.  Your listing will be be placed in the queue for review by the administrator and appear as Pending in the system. When it has been reveiwed you will receive a notification email and if accepted, the listing will automatically appear on the public directory.


Icon Glossary

MEMBER ACCOUNT ICONS

View - View how the public sees your Listing.
Edit Listing - Edit Listing Details and Description.
Images - Edit or Add Images.
Documents - Edit or Add Documents, Brochures, Menu's, etc.
Products - Edit or Add Products, Services, with photos, descriptions, and prices.
Banners - Edit or Add Banners.
Links - Link your Website to your Listing.
Stats - Check your Listing Statistics.
 

PUBLIC LISTING ICONS
 

         - Send Message
 

         - Visit Website
 

        - Add Review
 

        - Print
 

        - Email Friend
 

        - Add to Favorites
 

        - Claim Listing
 

        - Report Listing
 

        - Bookmark and Share

 

 

 

Members may submit ONE Free listing which may be upgraded to a paid/premium listing at any time. There are no limits to how many PAID / Premium listings a member may submit as long as they are for different services/businesses/websites. We do NOT allow duplicate listings.

The information you provide in the My Account section is NOT made public and WILL NOT appear on the directory. It is purely for administrative purposes and NOT required unless the member chooses to upgrade to a PREMIUM listing. The only contact / address details that will appear on the public directory are those that you chose to enter into the 'ADVERTISE' listing form.

We advise ALL members NOT to include their full home address in public listings which only require business details. If no business address is available or required, the Town, County/State/Region, Country and postcode of business owner/operator will be sufficient.
 

In the user control panel the Orders page is where your orders (LISTINGS) are displayed. From this section you may view/edit your existing listing/s and details on when they were placed, the order number, date and product type of your listing. 

Unregistered visitors may place a listing ORDER by visiting the Compare Memberships page and clicking Order Now link at the bottom of the listing membership plan.  You will then need to register before continuing the process.

To 'Order' a listing from within your user control panel, click on Advertise and select the membership level (only one FREE listing per user/business is allowed with the exception of FRANCHISES which have independant operators), complete the form and click the Submit button to save and submit the listing for review.  Once your listing has been approved, you will be able to view and edit it by clicking 'Orders' in the left hand navigation panel.

Favourites  are a new feature that enables members to bookmark listing pages. Each listing includes a favourites icon which when clicked will add the listing to your Favourites in the user control panel. You may 'add' your own public listing as a favourite, and/or those of your friends and collegues. This is a useful feature for educational institutions and franchises who may have multiple listings and keep track of their collegues, associate teachers and friends pages. Adding a favourite DOES NOT provide access to their user account and is only availble to registered MEMBERS.
 

To edit your listing, click on 'Orders' then click on the 'edit' image Edit  located in the MANAGE column on the right hand side of the listing.  In the next screen, click again on the Edit link to access the editing form, scroll down to the bottom of the page and enter your new email address then click 'Submit' to save.

To View, Edit or Delete an existing listing, login to your account, then in the user control panel, click 'ORDERS' link in the left hand navigation menu. A list of the orders (listings) you have placed will appear in the centre of the main screen. To edit your listing, click  EDIT   in the MANAGE column on the far right hand side of the screen.

In the next screen you may view the original order details, underneath is the Manage Product/Service section of links to enable the user to do one or all of the following depending on the membership level; note that some links will only appear if you have a PREMIUM / PAID Listing.

  View Public Listing  - (view your listing as it appears on the directory to visitors).
  Edit Listing - (edit your listing)
  Images (add/edit/delete images)
  Documents (add/edit/delete documents)
  Classifieds (add/edit/delete classified)
  Banners (add/edit/delete banners)
  Statistics (view listing statistics)


To edit the listing click 'Edit Listing', the editing form will appear on the next screen and include various fields depending on the user membership level.

Title:  Edit the title for your listing - this MUST be a REAL NAME / STAGE NAME / BAND NAME / BUSINESS NAME or WEBSITE
           (We DO NOT allow the use of WEBSITE LINKS, KEYWORDS or CHARACTERS in the title)

Friendly URL: click the box and a friendly url based on your listing title will automatically be created.

Primary Classification/ Main Category: Select a main category in which your listing will be displayed

Sub-Categories: Other sections into which you wish your listing to be displayed. Please be careful when selecting these as you MUST provide the service that you enter or your listing could be rejected.

Short Description: Enter a short description about your services - this is displayed on search results so make it relevant.

Description: You may enter a long description about your business, website, service, band etc.,  Please do NOT use ALL CAPITALS or enter contact details and website links in this area.

Keywords: Enter keywords to help visitors to find your listing.

META Description:  Enter a brief description which will help visitors to find your listing in search engines (PREMIUM ONLY).

META Keywords: Enter keywords to help visitors find your listing in search engines (PREMIUM ONLY)

Phone: Enter a Telephone Number (optional)

Mobile: Enter a Mobile telephone number (optional)

Messenger: Enter a Messenger ID (PREMIUM ONLY)

Fax: Fax Number (optional)

Address Line 1: Business address

Address Line 2: Business address contiued (optional)

Location: Use the selection box to find your country / region

Town/City: Enter the Town/City  (optional)

Zip Code: Enter your Postcode or Zip Code (optional)

Latitude: Click the link to find the latitude and longitude of your business location  (PREMIUM ONLY)

Longitude: Click the link to find the latitude and longitude of your business location  (PREMIUM ONLY)

Website: Enter your website URL  (No Affiliate Links allowed)

Email: Enter an email address (note that this is NOT displayed but visitors may contact you using the form provided)

Logo: Upload logo - appears next to a listing in browse / search results also displayed on your listing (PREMIUM ONLY).

Click 'Submit' to save and submit the listing for review.

 Your listing will be be placed in the queue for review by the administrator and appear as Pending in the system. When it has been reveiwed you will receive a notification email and if accepted, the listing will automatically appear on the public directory.

 


You may view your listing by browsing or searching the public directory. You may also view your listing from within your user control panel by clicking the 'ORDERS'  link in the left hand navigation menu. A list of the orders (listings) you have placed will appear in the centre of the main screen.

Click on EDIT  in the Manage column on the far right hand side of the screen then in the next screen click
'View Public Listing'.
 

Login to the user control panel then click 'ORDERS'  in the left hand navigation menu. A list of the orders (listings you have placed will appear in the centre of the main screen. To DELETE  a listing, click DELETE   located on the right hand side of the screen in the MANAGE menu.

All listings are manually reviewed on submission and again when members edit a listing. Once a listing has been edited it will be suspended and appear in your control panel as PENDING until the administrator reviews and approves the edits.  Reviews may take between a few minutes to 24 hours depending on the amount of listings in the queue.

To ensure that your listing passes the approval process, please follow our LISTING GUIDELINES.
 

Our listing guidelines are simple:

We only accept links that are relevant to our site (i.e., voice, singing, music, music industry), all other link submissions will be rejected and deleted without notice including links to websites that are just affiliate links!

1. Only a REAL NAME / STAGE NAME / BUSINESS NAME / COMPANY NAME OR WEBSITE TITLE may be entered in the TITLE column of a listing. KEYWORDS are NOT allowed in the TITLE.

2. Do NOT use any of the following characters in your listing or title :  & (ampersand), ' (apostrophe), " (quotation marks).

3. Do NOT use any currency symbols in your listing - a price / fee is allowed but must use the currency code i.e., GBP, CAD, USD

4. Do NOT include website links/urls, email address, telephone number or full business address in the description box, please use the fields provided.

5. Only ONE website link/url is allowed in the url field - the link to your website will appear next to your listing and when clicked the system will register the outgoing visitor to your site in the STATS.

6. No AFFILIATE LINKS are allowed in the website link/url field.

7. We do NOT accept TEACHERS or EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS listings on the Vocalist.org.uk Music Business Directory as we have a dedicated directory for this purpose at www.singing-teachers.co.uk/directory

We advise all members to check this section and note the above guidelines BEFORE submitting a listing. Not only does this help US process listings but also prevents YOUR listing from being rejected and/or deleted.

 

Upgrading

Featured/Premium listings are currently not available as we are changing and configuring various features. Once this process has been completed, we will advise existing members of the fees, features and upgrade process plus include this information on the FAQ.

The invoice section is where you may view any paid invoices for upgraded / premium listings. The system will display the Invoice ID, Order number, date paid, date due (renewal date), total paid to date, balance and payment status.  To view your invoices, click on the Invoice link located in the left hand column marked Menu within the user control panel.  Note that an INVOICE will only appear if you have a PAID / PREMIUM Listing.
 

All listings are placed on hold when submitted, edited or upgraded and will appear as Pending or Suspended until reviewed by the administrator. Once reviewed, your listing will appear on the public directory. This process may take between a few minutes to 24 hours depending on the amount of listings in the queue.

All premium listings are randomly rotated in the Featured Listings box which is limited to how many listings are displayed, try refreshing your browser or browsing the directory and you will see your listing appear in the box.

Premium Features

We are still configuring the paid/premium listings so they are not currently available, but will allow listings to include a logo, banner, documents, images etc., depending on the membership level.

The image that appears next to your listing in results and within your individual listing is referred to as a LOGO. This feature is NOT available for FREE listings. If you have a PREMIUM listing, it is most likely that you have uploaded the image to your image gallery instead of to the logo section which can be found in the EDIT listing section. Click Orders > Edit > Edit  then scroll to the end of the edit form to the logo upload section.

PLEASE NOTE: This feature will only be available for PREMIUM Listings

In the user control panel, click 'Orders' then click  (edit). In the next screen, click 'Images' . In the next screen you may upload new images by clicking 'Add Image' or edit an existing image by clicking  (edit). When you have finished adding/editing images, click the Submit button to save.

Please note that images ust be no larger than 600x600 px  no more than 1000 kb. The following formats are allowed
jpg/jpeg
gif
png

A LOGO is the image that appears next to a listing when browsing and in search results.  The LOGO upload field is ONLY available for PREMIUM / PAID Listings.

To upload a LOGO, login to your account and click Orders then click Edit in the right hand side of the screen in the Manage column. In the next screen, click EDIT LISTING  then scroll down to the end of the form where you will find the LOGO upload field, click 'BROWSE' to find the logo image you wish to use on your computer hard drive.

Please note that images must be no larger than 300 x 300 px and no more than 1000 kb
The following formats are allowed:
jpg/jpeg
gif
png

 


In the user control panel, click 'Orders' then click EDIT . In the next screen, click 'Documents' . In the next screen you may upload new documents by clicking 'Add Document',  click EDIT to edit an existing document, download  a document by clicking the file image or DELETE an existing document. Please note that you may only upload the following document formats:

text : txt
doc : doc / docx (Word or similar word processing software document)
pdf : pdf - Adobe PDF

When you have finished adding/editing documents, click the Submit button to save.
 


In the user control panel, click 'Orders' then Edit . In the next screen, click 'Banners . In the next screen you may upload new banners by clicking 'Add Banner', or EDIT    or DELETE   an existing banner.

Please note that you may only upload the following image formats and sizes:
jpg / jpeg
gif
png

468x60 px
120x120 px


When you have finished adding/editing documents, click the Submit button to save.
 

All banners are randomly rotated throughout the directory pages along with other premium members banners. Try refreshing the page until yours appears.   Note that images, banners and documents will not display if a listing is Pending for review.

Classified Ads

A listing provides business or resource information to visitors in the form of a title, description and address. It has searchable fields to enable directory visitors to find you using keywords that match the service, business, company or website that you are listing.  A listing can only have ONE website url included in the field provided which ideally should go to the main official website of the owner. (Note that AFFILIATE links are NOT allowed at ANY time). Premium Listings may include a logo, image and document gallery or other features.

Classifieds are essentially special offers that are attached/associated with a listing i.e., an advertisment to promote their service or sell their product i.e., gift voucher, books, cd's.  The classified ad form includes the option to upload product images plus TWO website link fields  :

1. view link (enter a link to view the product / service on your own site or on a third party shopping site)
2. purchase link (enter a link to purchase the product / service using a payment gateway, or a link to purchase from your official site or on a third party shopping site)

The CLASSIFIEDS feature is ONLY available to registered members who MUST have an approved PAID listing before they can create Classified Ads.

Classified Ads are only available for PREMIUM LISTINGS. If you have an existing PAID listing, login to your account and click 'Orders'. In the next screen click 'Edit'  image then click 'Classifieds' > Add Classified. Complete all fields on the form (title, description, price, expiration date, view link, purchase link) and upload image/s (if available) then click Submit to save.

Please note that ANIMATED images are not allowed in Classified Ads.
 

General Queries


To claim a listing on the directory, first create an account, when registered, login and browse to the listing page the click 'Claim Listing' and provide details of your right to Claim listing ownership in the Comments box provided, then enter the security code displayed and click the 'Submit' button to confirm and send. 

A member of staff will review your claim and iff successful, the listing will be added to your account.  If unsuccessful, you may add your own company listing or request account deletion using the contact form.

Please Note: you must be the OWNER or legally appointed MANAGER of the business, service or website to claim a directory listing.  Also note that it is NOT possible to claim a PAID/PREMIUM Listing.
 

If one of the members listed on our directory has been found spamming other members, you may report them by browsing to their listing and then click 'Report Abuse'.  In the next screen provide details which will be taken into consideration.  Members found spamming other members will have their listing and account deleted.

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