Posted 07/02/2020 in Category 1

My Sports Map - February Update

My Sports Map - February Update


Welcome to our latest update which follows on from our one in November. You will notice a slightly different format to this update and we will keep this same format moving forward. You will also note that we spectacularly failed to hit our self-imposed target of a Christmas Update. We can only apologise and really should have read our own advice. Is it too late to wish you all a Happy new Year? Probably. In fact almost certainly. But anyway we genuinely wish you all the very best for 2020. We hope that in some small way we can contribute to your success and growth in the coming year. Below is a little update from us and we hope the information is helpful in giving you some information on how we are developing and helping our members.


New Year - New Style?

We have moved into 2020 by having a little re-design of our website and in particular streamlined the search function for visitors. We are focusing on seven core areas. These are sports injury, sports massage, nutrition, fitness, psychology, coaching and sports products and technology. We know this means that people from very different categories may be classified as providing the same service so we hope that your individual profile and expertise will make that distinction clear. But from a user perspective the feedback we had was to make searching the site as easy as possible with fewer dropdown menus. People can also search the site with key words and so can search for particular professions that way. We have been working very hard behind the scenes to ensure that members who list with us have individual profiles that come up in their locality as well. It is not just about driving clients to the main site but also about increasing the visibility of your individual profile.  We are listing with your area of service, name, locality and profession. For example:


Joe Blogs | Manchester | Sports Injury | Sports Massage | Physiotherapist


These descriptions included in each individual profile will help the visibility of your own individual profile.


Staying Connected

We have also ensured personal URL's for each of our members and changed these to drive the visibility of your individual profile. So if you have linked to your profile on My Sports Map from an external website please check that the link works. If you have not done that then please do link to your profile from any other sites you have. A simple link with text like this can help - 'You can see more about my work here', or 'I am also listed on My Sports Map'. These links help the connectivity and boost your personal visibility (specifically that of your profile) and of the site more generally. If you want any help or advice please do get in touch. 


The Importance of Reviews

One of the great aspects of our site is that clients can post reviews and testimonials of your work. This really helps improve your visibility. If you have anyone who can comment on your work and post a review please ask them to do so.  The link to posting a review is on each member's profile. And it is very simple to use. So if it is possible ethically then please ask those you have worked with to provide a testimonial. 


Blogs 

Blogs are a great way of strengthening the visibility of your individual page and we share them with our social media followers globally. If you just have the text and want help in putting them online and linked to your profile with a great image we can help with that. Just get in touch with us and we will be delighted to do this for you. 


And Finally ..

 ... a great welcome to our newest member Manchester Movement Unit. It is brilliant to have you on the site! If you would like to join you can do so here.



"So we have the paradox of a man shamed to death because he is only the second pugilist or the second oarsmen in the world. That he is able to beat the whole population of the globe minus one is nothing he has 'pitted' himself to beat that one; and as long as he doesn't do that nothing else counts." - William James (Psychologist)