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WhirLocal is a Digital Neighborhood Magazine and marketing system designed to help consumers discover great local places and content and to help local businesses thrive

Here’s How It Works

Like any magazine, we publish interesting articles, features, and other content for consumers to read and enjoy

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We advertise your local business or organization to help consumers discover great local places

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Plus, we provide an entire marketing system to help you stand out from your competition and thrive

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WhirLocal Iceberg

Your neighborhood ad and business profile are like the tip of an iceberg and our marketing system, service, and support are the bottom (and vastly larger) portion of the iceberg that helps your business grow.

With WhirLocal, you can replace tools and systems like:

YellowPages, Yelp, Podium, Birdeye, Reputation Management Platforms, Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Aweber, ActiveCampaign, Hubspot, SharpSpring, Thryv, Hibu, SalesForce, Calendly, YouCanBook.me, ScheduleOnce, ClickFunnels, LeadPages, Pipedrive, Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, WordPress, SurveyMonkey, JotForms, Gravity Forms, Kajabi, Teachable, CallRail, ClickSend, and more!

Everything you need to market your local business. One place. One local team.  

We Understand Local

WhirLocal was built by a local business for local businesses. We are not a “big-tech” company, a billion-dollar bully, or venture-funded unicorn that doesn’t live, work, and play in our neighborhood. We believe that consumers and businesses alike deserve better. 

With our growing network of local neighborhoods, places, and Neighborhood Guides, we like to say “We’re Local & Proud Of It”

Crafted with ❤️ in Salem, Oregon, WhirLocal.io is 100% developed and supported in the USA.

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(This is our office in downtown Salem, Oregon)

Explore Popular Neighborhoods

“97% of consumers use the internet to find a local business”

~BrightLocal
Free WhirLocal Account

Boost your online presence with an neighborhood magazine ad and business profile

  • Unlike traditional static ads, your neighborhood ad is interactive.
  • Your business profile serves as a positive “citation” and backlink which can help boost your overall search engine optimization
  • And, your business profile often shows up in search engine results for your brand, boosting your overall online presence as well.

Stand Out From Your Competition With A “Featured Neighborhood Sponsor” Ad

(Pro Accounts)

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“88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation”

~BrightLocal

Generate more 5-star reviews on autopilot with reputation marketing and close more business

  • Make a great first impression with positive reviews and social proof
  • Automatically market your positive testimonials as great content in our digital neighborhood magazine
  • Showcase your reputation on your website, in your email signature, print and traditional ads, and more
  • Plus, increase your social proof and the know, like and trust factor by recommending other local businesses in the neighborhood

Compare and replace systems like Podium, Birdeye, Reputation.com, and more

 

“[Content marketing] is all the marketing we have left”

~Seth Godin

Boost your social proof, reach and authority with content marketing using our neighborhood publishing tools

  • Quick posts
  • Blog posts
  • Special offers
  • Projects and galleries
  • All of your content is automatically published alongside of our articles and local content in the neighborhood magazine newsfeed

Amplify your message with social media marketing

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Use our simple social sharing tools and never run out of content again

  • Share your positive reviews on social media with our beautiful review images (and even print and frame for your office)
  • Easily share your content (blog posts, projects, offers) on your social media channels
  • Not sure what to write? Easily share our interesting articles and content, links to other local businesses and places that you recommend, and even their content
  • Leverage Zapier to share content automatically

Sales & Marketing Automation Systems

Marketing automation is like having an assistant without having to pay their salary or buy a desk

Turn your website visitors into more opportunities with SMS web chat

Capture more leads and create more opportunities from your website by giving visitors a way to start a chat conversation via SMS text, and even automate responses using keyword-based A.I.

On average 95-97% of website visitors leave without taking any action. The WhirLocal Chat Widget automatically engages your website visitors to generate conversations and leads, improving lead generation by 86% on average.

Our chat widget immediately moves the conversation into a two-way SMS text conversation, and you can communicate with your visitor from your desktop or a mobile app.

We provide a Smart tracking number, so you can do all of this without giving away your personal cell phone number.

WhirLocal Chat

“89% of consumers prefer sending a text vs calling a local business”

~Twilio
CRM and conversations

Easily manage your conversations with 2-way messaging

With our conversations inbox, you can manage two-way messaging from your desktop or a mobile app and maintain a company-wide thread of all of your conversations.

  • Chat widget SMS conversations
  • Incoming texts or calls 
  • Facebook messenger
  • Google My Businesses chat
  • Calendar confirmations
  • Built-in email and texting 
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Get Paid Faster With Payments

We integrate with Stripe so you can easily collect money from your customers. Charge for appointments, ask for payment via text or email, integrate into our sales funnels and website builder, and more! 

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Book Appointments With Ease

Stop going back and forth with your prospects to book an appointment! Book appointments with ease and send out automated SMS and email reminders to reduce no-shows. Integrates and syncs with your Google calendar. 

(Outlook coming soon!)

Compare and replace services like Calend.ly, YouCanBookMe, etc.

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Capture leads with dynamic web forms and surveys

Capture leads through contact forms and surveys, and directly integrate them into our website or funnel builder or embed them on your own website. 

Our drag-n-drop form and survey builder is easy to use and powerful. 

Automated workflows enable you to notify your team with texts and emails as well as send out an autoresponder to every lead. 

Compare and replace services like Jot Forms, Gravity Forms, SurveyMonkey, etc. 

Manage All Of Your Contacts In Our CRM

Manage all your contact in one central location with our CRM. 

Compare and replace services like Pipedrive, Hubspot, SharpSpring, etc.

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Nurture your contacts with our email marketing tool by sending email newsletters to your list

Compare and replace services like MailChimp, ActiveCampaign, & Constant Contact

Save time and money with pre-built SMS and email templates for all of your communication needs

Do you find yourself sending the same information over and over again to your prospects and customers? 

Save time by creating SMS and email templates so you don’t have to start from scratch with every conversation.

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Build dynamic, modern, and professional sales funnels and websites that get results

  • Easy to use drag-n-drop visual builder
  • Build multi-step sales funnels to convert more prospects into customers
  • Build your own website using our powerful website builder
  • Includes hosting

Our Pro package includes a 5-page done-for-you website design. You can either add additional pages yourself or have us do it for you with our Scale package.  

Compare and replace services like Wix, Squarespace, Weebly, WordPress, and more.

Recruit the smart way with an automated recruiting funnel that does the busy work for you

  • More applicants, less time qualifying
  • Text-based recruiting, ie Text “jobs” to 503.XXX.XXXX (your smart number)
  • Automated follow-up sequences (SMS text) to get the applicant to fill out pre-screening application
  • Automated follow-up sequences (SMS text and email) to get the applicant to self-schedule an interview
  • Job applicant pipeline
  • and more …

Compliment or replace services like ZipRecruiter, Indeed.com, Linkedin, and Craigslist. 

Job Seeker work flow

Close more deals with our built-in sales pipeline manager

  • Multi-stage sales pipelines
  • Easily see at a glance how many deals you have in each stage and how much they are worth
  • Drag-n-drop between stages
  • Track sales per sales agent
  • And more…

Compare and replace services like Pipedrive, SharpSpring, and more. 

Automate routine tasks to save time and money with automation workflows

  • Powerful “if this happens, then do this” automation
  • Based on system “triggers”
  • Automate tasks, communications, and much more
  • DIY access or additional investment for custom done-for-you (DFY) automation workflows

Compare and replace services like SharpSpring, ActiveCampaign, and more. 

How Much Does It Cost To Advertise In A Traditional Print Magazine?

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Can a traditional ad do everything we can with our Digital Neighborhood Magazine  and proven marketing system?

 

  • Improve your overall online presence and get found in the search engines?
  • Generate and market online reviews?
  • Publish a steady stream of content without having to pay extra?
  • Generate referrals?
  • Share content on social media?
  • Build sales with marketing automation?
  • Integrate an online chat widget?
  • Manage conversations with prospects and customers?
  • Collect payments via text or email?
  • Manage all of your contacts in a CRM?
  • Book appointments with ease?
  • Build lead capture forms and surveys?
  • Send email newsletters?
  • Build sales funnels and websites?
  • Manage your sales pipeline?
  • Build automated follow-up workflows?
  • … and more?

How Much Would You Expect To Pay For All Of This?

$2500 per month? $1500 just for the ad? When you try to piece together all the tools and systems you could easily be looking at $1000’s per month. 

Fortunately, your investment with WhirLocal isn’t anywhere close!

Plans & Pricing

No long-term contracts. You can upgrade or downgrade at any time. 

Billing Cycle: Yearly (save 16%) Monthly

Basic

0 /mo
  • Neighborhood Ad & Business Profile (A $597 Annual Value)
  • Neighborhood Publishing Tools
  • Reputation Marketing (WhirLocal Reviews)
  • Recommendations
  • Referrals
  • Social Sharing Tools
  • Affiliate Referral Program
  • Email Support

Grow

97 /mo 970 /yr
  • All Basic Features Plus
  • "Grow" Neighborhood Ad (A $285/mo + Value)
  • Mobile-friendly Marketing Profile
  • Reputation Marketing (Google & Facebook Reviews)
  • (1) Smart Number
  • Web Chat Widget (SMS) With Automated Engagement Workflow
  • 2 Way Conversations Inbox (SMS Text / Email / Google My Business / Facebook Messenger)
  • Text to Pay (via Stripe integration)
  • Unlimited Users and Contacts
  • Free Onboarding
  • Phone Support
  • $10 SMS & Call Credit

Pro

2970 /yr 297 /mo
  • All Grow Features Plus
  • Featured Neighborhood Sponsor Ads For More Visibility (A $585/mo + Value)
  • Done-for-you 5-page Professional Website Design (includes hosting)
  • Contact Manager CRM
  • Appointment Booking Calendars With Automated Reminders
  • Forms & Survey Builder
  • SMS Text & Email (Newsletter) Communication Tools
  • Advanced Referral Funnel
  • SMS & Email Templates
  • Website Builder
  • Zoom Support
  • $20 SMS & Call Credit

Scale

4970 /yr 497 /mo
  • All Pro Features Plus
  • Done-with-you (DWY) Services: Review Invites + WhirLocal Content Updates + Website Content Updates (You Write - We Post)
  • Sales Pipeline Manager
  • Sales Funnel Builder
  • Automation Workflow Builder
  • Recruiting Funnel
  • Employee Portal
  • $25 SMS & Call Credit

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are reviews and positive testimonials so important?

You’re losing business to your competitors if you aren’t being proactive about leveraging testimonials and social proof in your marketing.

Positive testimonials and social proof help you stand out from your competition and grow your business. Period.

 

How do you help generate more reviews?

We make it easy to generate a steady stream of positive reviews. Here are our two most popular tools:

  1. Kiosk or 'Check-in' Mode: Use our kiosk or 'check-in' mode to make it easy to get your customers into your review funnel. Once you capture their contact information, it automatically triggers the Review Invite Email Campaign and optional SMS text message.  [See Example]
  2. Upload Contacts: Upload a contact list and easily ask them for reviews using our automated Review Invite Email Campaign.

Both of these methods drive your customers into your Review Funnel, making it easy to generate a steady stream of positive reviews.

What do you mean by Recommendations?

We've built an easy way for you to build a virtual recommendation wall of other places on WhirLocal that you know, like, and trust. This helps build social proof for your business or organization. You can be recommended by unlimited places, and each account level has specific limits on how many businesses you can recommend. [See Example]

What are the Neighborhood Publishing Tools?

Content is king! We've given you the ability to publish blog posts, projects, and special offers. This helps build social proof and can grow your business. 

What is a Neighborhood Magazine Newsfeed?

Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, Nextdoor, and other sites all have newsfeeds. The problem is, these newsfeeds are not focused on your local neighborhood. We've built hyper-local neighborhood newsfeeds so you can see what is going on in your neighborhood without all the drama and content you don't need. [See Example]

Can this help me with my social media marketing?

Yes! We've developed a proprietary TURBO Content Framework ™ to help you generate content and answer the question of "What do I post?" on my social media channels. With our WhirLocal Plus plan, we provide a done-for-you social media posting service using this framework. 

WhirLocal TURBO Content Framework ™

What is the affiliate referral program?

As a WhirLocal Affiliate, you earn recurring commissions in two ways;

1) Direct referral commissions of 20% (recurring) when someone signs up for a WhirLocal membership through your Unique Affiliate URL and buys or upgrades to a paid membership account.

2) Bonus referral commissions of 10% (recurring) when someone signs up for a WhirLocal membership through the Unique Affiliate URL of one of your direct referrals and buys or upgrades to a paid membership account.