At WhirLocal, we know you want to be a local market leader
In order to do that, you need a straightforward way to market your business and reach your ideal customers online.
However, it’s difficult to know which online marketing solutions will really grow your business, and which are just a waste of time.
That’s Where We Come In
Built By Local
WhirLocal was built by a local marketing agency who used the exact same framework, simple action plans, and tools in the platform to become a local market leader.
We’re not funded by venture-capital dollars, nor beholden to public shareholders. We don’t have a highrise office in San Francisco or New York.
WhirLocal was bootstrapped and crafted with ❤️ in Salem, Oregon, and is supported by our local team.
“We’re Local & Proud Of It” ™
We’re Not A Billion Dollar Bully
Proven Marketing Framework
Our proven local marketing framework focuses on your
1) Online Presence, 2) Reputation, and 3) Reach.
This framework has helped generate millions of dollars in revenue for local businesses and organizations just like yours. No theories. Just experience.
WhirLocal Is Uniquely Designed To Serve Your Local Marketing Needs
Plus, Simple Action Plans
In addition to our proven local marketing framework, we’ve simplified marketing activity into
simple 3-step action plans that act as guides to help you grow revenue.
Create or Capture Content
Share Content In The Neighborhood & On Social Media
Promote Your Best Content With Paid Ads
Together, We Can Make A Positive Impact On Our Local Neighborhoods
Here’s How It Works
Create Your FREE Profile
Follow Our SIMPLE Action Plans
Get More IDEAL Customers
Sign up for free today and avoid wasting time and energy juggling multiple marketing platforms.
What is a “Neighborhood Marketing Platform”?
We’ve created a new opportunity.
There a so many online marketing ‘tools’ out there. Most of them are not designed with the small local business and organization in mind. We set out to change that, and design a marketing platform specifically for neighborhood area businesses and organizations.
We ❤️ local businesses. We know you are superstars and the backbone of your local neighborhoods. We also believe we’re #bettertogether. Our neighborhood marketing platform is built around local business pride, support, and building stronger local communities.
Why use 20+ online marketing tools when you could use one?
In one convenient platform, you can quickly and easily …
- Get found by local consumers in our neighborhood directories
- Generate a steady stream of new reviews to grow your revenue
- Build virtual recommendation walls of local places that you know, like, and trust (and ask for recommendations in return)
- Generate more referrals from businesses and consumers in your area
- Create offers to attract more leads and customers
- Publish great content and share that content on your social media channels to generate more traffic
- Manage your contacts in our simple CRM
- Create powerful lead forms, surveys, quizzes, and polls
- Build beautiful landing pages and sales funnels with our drag-n-drop editor for all of your advertising and marketing campaigns
- Create automated drip-email campaigns and marketing automation
- Promote your networking or niche topic groups
- Generate more local leads
- … and so much more
(all without the need to hire a tech or marketing team, unless of course, you want to … and in that case, you can hire one of our WhirLocal Certified Guides)
Don’t get left behind by your competition in your own neighborhood. Instead, utilize an easy-to-use marketing platform built specifically for local businesses and organizations just like yours.
With WhirLocal, You CAN Be A Local Market Leader
With WhirLocal, you’ll get found by local consumers and generate more leads, stand out above your competition with positive online reviews, get more recommendations and referrals from other local businesses and organizations, reclaim precious time by automating your sales funnels and follow up campaigns, and land more of your ideal customers.
All accounts include the following
Neighborhood Business Profile
Showcase your business in the local neighborhood with a professional business profile. In addition to contact information, you can even optimize it for Local SEO for better search engine results. Need a mobile-friendly website? Yep, we can cover that too. [Example]
Contact Lead Form
Capture new leads with our contact form.
Use our simple contact manager to keep track of prospects and customers. All accounts can have an unlimited number of “earned” contacts.
Get More Reviews
Generate unlimited WhirLocal neighborhood reviews. Includes our automated “Review Invites” email campaign. Use our Kiosk mode and automated “Review Invite” email drip series to 10X your reviews.
Generate More Referrals
10X your referral lead flow by working with your referral partners and utilizing our simple, trackable referral forms. A perfect compliment to review and recommendations, this is a powerful way to increase word-of-mouth referrals.
Choose A Plan That Works For You
You’re in complete control. Pick the membership package that best fits your company goals and marketing needs. You can upgrade or downgrade at any time.
Sign up for a free account and get a 14-day trial to our “Go” Membership Package. No credit card required. You can remain on our free membership package or upgrade to one of our paid packages at any time.
Paid Membership Features
Paid accounts include the following
Showcase special offers and attract new customers, without giving away the farm.
Publish news articles, company announcements, press releases, Q&A, recent projects, and much more on our built-in newsroom. [Example]
Feature Staff Members
Showcase key staff members right on your business profile.
Lead Forms & Surveys
Capture new leads with powerful lead forms, surveys, polls, and quizzes. Best-in-class form builder with drag-n-drop features, conditional logic, and more.
Landing Pages & Sales Funnels
Build beautiful landing pages and sales funnels for use in your lead generation campaigns. Each funnel includes a lead form on a landing page, a thank you page, and is completed with email campaigns.
Automated Email Campaigns
They say the “fortune is in the follow-up”. Our automated drip email campaigns are a great way to follow-up with prospects in your sales funnel. Automate responses to form fills, new referrals, new reviews, and more.
3rd Party Review Funnels
Easily generate reviews on the 3rd party sites that matter most to you (ie Google, Facebook, industry-specific review sites, etc).
Local Listing Citations
Accurate and consistent local listing citations are an important factor in local search engine optimization. Our citation builder software submits your business to all the top data aggregators who in turn distribute to over 300 popular citations.
Reputation & Brand Management
Our enterprise-level reputation management software gives you the ability to completely manage and monitor your online reputation and brand across 1000’s of sites. Listings, reviews, mentions, competitive analysis and more.
Social Marketing Software
Our Social Marketing software gives local businesses one place to publish and schedule posts for all their social media accounts, engage with followers, and generate social leads.
Let our team manage the system for you. Our managed services is a great way to focus on what you do best, and let us do the rest. This includes a variety of routine content and management tasks each month.
Groups (Coming Soon)
Groups are custom networks that you manage that can be built around actual groups (networking, chambers, associations, etc), topics, media, and more.
Refer WhirLocal & Get Paid Recurring Commissions
When you sign up for WhirLocal, you’re automatically enrolled in our Affiliate Program. As an affiliate, you can earn recurring commissions when someone signs up for a paid WhirLocal membership through your Unique Affiliate URL.
There is no cost to join our affiliate program. You can learn more here.
Easily generate new online reviews and say hello to your new marketing best friend
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a long-term contract?
Nope! We hate long-term contracts as much as you do. All of our paid plans are on a month-to-month (or annual if you choose) subscription. You can upgrade or downgrade at any time.
Do I have to install any software?
Nope. Our Neighborhood Marketing Platform is hosted in the cloud, so you don’t have to install anything, and you can access it anywhere. Just login to your account, follow our simple action plans, and get more ideal customers.
Are updates included?
Yes! We’re updating the software and making improvements all the time. Since it is cloud-based software, it happens automatically.
Do you provide support?
Yes. Our support team is available to answer your questions via email and phone.
Is WhirLocal secure?
Yes. Security is a top priority so that you’re data is safe.
Do you offer done-for-you help?
Yes! If you need help managing your WhirLocal platform or need additional marketing services such as web design, graphic design, social media marketing, Facebook ads, Google Ads, etc. you can work with one of our WhirLocal Certified Guides.
Do you have outside investors?
No. We are privately held. This means that our stakeholders are made up of the owners, our team, and our customers … not outside investors.
How do consumers find WhirLocal?
There are several ways that consumers can land on a WhirLocal neighborhood or your business profile; 1) a search for your business name, 2) social media shares, 3) search for a term such as “buy local” + neighborhood name, 4) paid ads, and more. We will continue to work on ways to drive traffic to WhirLocal for your benefit. Follow our simple action plans and you can generate as much traffic as you want.
How does the affiliate program work?
When you sign up for an account, you’re automatically enrolled. We have several built-in ways to make it easy to share your Unique Affiliate URL (link). If someone signs up for an account through your link and buys or upgrades to a paid membership, you get paid a direct referral commission of 20% (recurring). We pay a bonus referral commission of 10% (recurring) for anybody who signs up for a paid membership through the link of one of your direct referrals.
Who owns my content?
You do! Any content you upload into the system is yours. You don’t have to give away the rights to your content like so many other marketing platforms. If you choose to stop using our platform, you can request to have your account deleted as well as all content that you have submitted. In the near future, you will also have a way to download all of your content into a .csv file.
Can I delete a review?
No. To maintain transparency and integrity, you cannot delete or edit your reviews or your aggregate review score. If a review doesn’t meet our guidelines, you can flag it for review.
Do you filter reviews?
No! We don’t have a “secret” algorithm like Yelp that filters your reviews or determines whether to show your reviews. They are your reviews. We believe you should be able to get as many of them as you can.
Can I see an example neighborhood?
Of course. Here is a link to our hometown neighborhood of Salem, Oregon. From there, you can see live examples of local businesses and organizations who trust WhirLocal to help them get more reviews, recommendations, and referrals.
How much traffic does my neighborhood get?
When you sign up, you might be the first business in your neighborhood, so obviously, the traffic to the neighborhood would be very low. However, we believe this is the wrong question. If you follow our simple action plans, you can generate as much traffic as you want. We can show you how.
Can I integrate with other platforms?
Yes. We offer Zapier integration with all of our lead forms. This means if someone fills out any of your forms, you can send the form data to any Zapier enabled app.
We are also building robust integrations for any WordPress website to be able to seamlessly showcase your WhirLocal content, such as reviews, staff members, projects, etc. on your website.
What if I have multiple locations or providers?
You can sign up additional locations or providers and manage them all from one dashboard. We do offer discounts for multi-location companies for the Pro upgrade.
What kind of businesses and organizations do you have on WhirLocal?
We’ve purposely designed our Neighborhood Marketing Platform for locally-based, family-friendly businesses and organizations. Our intent is that our neighbors could bring their kids to your place of business (at least during part of the day). If you fit this description, we’d love to have you on WhirLocal.
Yes, we “eat our own groceries”. This page was built entirely on WhirLocal with the same tools you will have access to inside our Neighborhood Marketing Platform.