If you have received a ‘new user’ email from us you will be able to log in to the site and create a profile to be listed on the Nurturing Birth Directory.
1) Enter your details
Your name and your doula services
Complete the fields – About Me, Qualifications and Testimonials. You will be asked to add some photos at the end and you should include scans/photos of any certificates that you have gained. Please do make sure that you write your own unique text.
To help your listing to appear high up in Google, we recommend that you write the text in the ‘About Me’ section like this:
“I am a [insert job title here] in [insert location here].”
For example, “I am a birth and postnatal doula in Reading”.
This makes your listing far more likely to appear high up in the Google search results because people will be searching for a specific role (eg doula) in a specific region. If you offer a variety of services, list your main role first.
For example, “I’m a birth and postnatal doula based in Chester. I am also a hypnobirthing teacher.”
Add as much text as you like to describe your services and how they may help your clients. Then add personal information to add colour and personalisation to your Nurturing Birth Directory listing.
Enter your contact information
Enter your business phone numbers and your email address. These will be used for potential customers to contact you. Your address will be used for geolocation only and will not appear on the site.
Add your photos
Add a profile picture and any other relevant photos of your work, such as, if you wish, your certification. Photos should ideally be landscape and 800 pixels wide by 600 pixels high. If you don’t know how to amend your photo to this size, email your photo to us and we will return it in the correct format.
2) Read and click to accept the Nurturing Birth Code of Ethics
3) Review your Nurturing Birth Directory Listing
At the bottom of the profile page please read the Terms and Conditions box and tick to agree, then click ‘Review Your Listing’.
4) Preview Page
View how your profile will appear on the page and make any alterations as necessary. Once you are happy that your Nurturing Birth Directory listing reflects the birth work that you want to promote, click ‘Publish’.
At this point, if you’re happy with your listing, now is the time to promote it! Click on your own profile and copy the URL, then share it on your website, blog, social media and whenever you want to share information about who you are and what you do.
5) Publishing of your page
Nurturing Birth will receive an email indicating that a new profile has been created. The admin team will review the profile, and we will be able to make recommendations to improve the SEO on your listing. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss any part of this at any time.
Once your Nurturing Birth Directory profile is live, share it!
- Schedule it to appear on your social media to appear several times a month.
- Add it to your email signature!
- Add it to the contact information on your website
- Post it on social media when you mention your services
- If you’ve written a blog for anyone, or for your own website, make sure it’s added as part of your contact information.
The more links that there are on the Internet to your Nurturing Birth Directory profile, the higher your directory profile will be ranked on search engines.
6) Editing your profile
At any stage you can review and edit your Nurturing Birth Directory profile. Simply Sign In on the top right-hand corner of the main Directory page and click on ‘Profile’. You will then be taken to a screen which allows you to update and amend your Directory listing.
It is extremely important that you keep your profile updated and fresh, as making changes can help to increase how well your page is ranked on search engines. Don’t forget to share your profile far and wide as well. Having your profile posted elsewhere on the Internet also helps search engines to rank it more highly.