Move gives significant boost to the online visibility of over 4,000 UK pubs
MatchPint and Useyourlocal have today announced a new partnership to raise online visibility of sports pubs and bars in the UK.
As part of the partnership, pubs and bars using MatchPint will now automatically advertise their fixture listings on Useyourlocal, the UK’s biggest online platform for pubs, massively growing the amount of customers they reach through search engines.
Sport remains a key reason for customers to visit pubs – as demonstrated by the moving of EPL kick-off times to coincide with the current 10pm curfew that applies to pubs in tiers 1 and 2.
Increasing visibility for MatchPint customers on Useyourlocal will help more customers find pubs in which to experience sport at its best, in safe environments.
“In times of crisis, partnerships and collaboration are more important than ever,” said Dom Collingwood, co-founder of MatchPint. “This partnership was born of a desire to make it as easy as possible for publicans to communicate with customers. The integration with Useyourlocal ensures pubs are able to reach the widest possible audience online with the click of a single button.”
Once connected, each venue’s sports offering will not only be seen by the 2.1M sports fans who use MatchPint to find venues showing sport each year, but also by the 6M web hits Useyourlocal receives annually.
“Pubs are busy fighting for their lives right now. As a result, any solutions need to be simple and seamless to implement,” said Marianne Rose, Marketing Manager at Trust Inns. “MatchPint’s new integration with Useyourlocal took seconds to implement and gives sport in our venues a tangible boost at zero extra cost and almost no effort to us.”
Located in our lovely office in Newcastle city
centre, useyourlocal is the UK’s leading digital platform for pubs & bars.
With over 50,000 pubs listed on the site and some
half a million visitors every month, we provide a digital platform that
connects brands, pubs and consumers through the notification of news, offers
and events. We also provide and manage high-quality website templates for pubs,
helping them to maximise their digital marketing activities and ultimately
getting more people to go to the pub more often.
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We are updating our Eat Out to Help Out Pubfinder directly from the information provided to us by .GOV.UK so there should be nothing you need to do. However, if your pub still isn’t listed for some reason then it’s really easy to add it yourself.
Simply find your pub by searching for it on useyourlocal.com. Click through to your pub’s homepage on our site and follow the link to “edit” your pub (you will need to join us first and be signed in, but don’t worry, it’s free to do and only takes a minute.) Then, simply “edit” your pub and click the checkbox that says “Eat Out to Help Out” that can be found in the list of your General attributes.
That’s it. Within a few minutes your pub will show up on our Eat Out to Help Out Pubfinder, making it really easy for people to find you and come a spend their lovely money in your lovely pub!
As pubs and bars get the news allowing them to open their doors once again from 4th July, Thatchers Cider are pledging £1million of cider to help British Pubs get back to business.
Martin Thatcher, fourth generation cider maker explains, “We want to help pubs get back to business after this immensely tough period for them. Getting their businesses up and running again in the new normal will be just as challenging. By supporting free-trade pubs across the UK with this pledge, we hope it will really help them financially for when they’re able to get the pints pouring once again.”
Martin continues, “As an industry we have to pull together and do what we can to help pubs and bars get back on their feet.”