Understanding Posting and Promoting Events
Do you have events, classes, meetings or deadlines to promote? Then Locable's events tools are for you.
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Written by Sara Moore
Updated over a week ago

Promoting events on your website and beyond is fast and easy with our simple events form.

Your events can appear on your website, be distributed to Google Business Profile (formerly Google My Business), used in your Express Email Newsletter, and pushed to local Community Calendars all at once.

Please note: events will automatically appear on your website once you've created at least one calendar and "Embed it on your website". Any events posted will then appear on your website when published - learn more about adding a calendar here.

To ensure reliable event data, we require every event to include a title, description, location, date, and time while other fields such as an image, price, and links (to buy tickets, etc) are optional.

To get started, you can add events through a couple of paths...

  1. Go to Events and select 'New Events' OR

  2. Click 'Add Event' on your main Dashboard

Adding Your Event

  1. Set The Type of Event - Event, Class, Meeting, Deadline.

  2. Title - This is critical for readership, social media engagement, and even SEO. Keep it clear and simple but include enough that people know what it's about and include keywords or phrases that will resonate with your audience.

  3. Image or Media - Every post should have an image (Add Image). You can either Upload a new image or Browse images already uploaded. It's completely acceptable to reuse images in multiple ways... just make sure the image is relevant. You also have the option to Embed a video here. Please be sure to follow the procedure to properly embed a video to your website.

  4. Description - This is the guts of the post. It doesn't have to be long, it can include a lot of bullet points. Use this area to tell folks about the event and any pertinent details.

  5. Time & Date - Set the date of the event as well as the start and end times.

  6. Repetition - If this is a recurring event, you have the option to set the schedule to Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or Yearly.

  7. Location - You can set the location of the event - it will default to your business's location, but you can adjust this if needed - including making it virtual. If the location doesn't appear in the dropdown, simply click Add a New Venue link to the right. That venue will then be available for use in the future as well.

  8. You have the option to require an RSVP or Online Event Registration and/or payment for the event (depending on your plan).

  9. If your Event has Sponsors, you can profile those sponsors in the event listing using our Sponsor Tool.

Advanced - Every post type enables you to customize certain aspects. We recommend you set the OG Image and Description in the advanced settings to improve sharing to social media. You can add other optional data such as the price or an external URL that folks can go to for more information.

Save Draft - You can save the draft of your event to complete later.

Publish Post and Share - Once you have completed inputting your event details, you will need to click 'Publish Post and Share' for your event to appear in your embedded calendar on your website. Once published, your event will appear in a mobile and search-optimized way.

Pro-Tip: Create recurring events and clone similar events to save time.

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