Whether promoting a concert, charity benefit or art show, posting your event on on-line calendars is an effective and cheap / free way to get the word out.

This is the list I use for all my local events ... the link will take you straight to the event posting page on nearly all of the sites:

- Nate -

p.s.  These are all FREE

NATIONAL EVENT LISTING SITES

  1. ZVents
    This site is a source database for numerous local / regional newspapers on-line calendars
  2. Yahoo Upcoming
    A quick way to get your event to show up in Google search results ... I've had events pop-up in a Google search within a day of posting on Yahoo Upcoming, whereas regular website postings take a week or so.

 

SEATTLE EVENT LISTING SITES

  1. The Stranger
    The first place most young Seattlites with a penchant for a nightlife look ... fantastic for music listings, however, it's best to have the menu post the event, since the events are subject to approval.
  2. Seattle Weekly
    Simlilar reach as The Stranger, but a better fit for arts events.
  3. Seattle Times
    Good reach, but not as prevalent as the Weekly or The Stranger.  FYI, the Seattle PI events use ZVents as their events source.
  4. Craigslist = >> Events
    Easy to post ... great place to post free events, but not as effective for paid gigs.

 

OTHER EVENT LISTING SITES (SEATTLE)

  1. City of Seattle Calendar
    (for FREE local events)
  2. Seattle Met
    Recently found this site ... haven't tested the impact of it (yet) but it looks promising

A few notes:

LaptopFIX.com Local Search Rankings

April 2010 Local Search Results

So I was doing my periodic google keyword searches to see how my clients' sites were doing ... I did a search for " laptop repair seattle" and ... well just look:

That's right folks ... LaptopFIX.com is sitting @ #1 ... They're having a killer Birthday Smash April 17th, 2011 (free lunch, ridiculous discounts, and a chance to smash some old computers and printers a la Office Space) ... hope you can make it out.

- Nate -

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