What is The Localist?
The clue’s in the name; The Localist is your local Granite Belt expert, ready to share information and inspiration in a new and integrated way. It’s a website and blog hub which combines style and substance across travel, accommodation, tours, lifestyle, shopping, culture and adventure.
The Localist is your dedicated way to reach new visitors and customers, at the click of a button. Specifically created for the travel, retail and tourism industry in the Granite Belt, The Localist is a valuable highway to inform visitors to the region about your business and in turn, a way to convert online clicks into real time visits.
More than just a traditional tourism website, The Localist is a visitor’s key to exploring the Granite Belt – and discovering your business in the process.
Who can be listed on The Localist?
We want The Localist to offer a broad range of information and inspiration for visitors and thanks to the Granite Belt’s rich collection of travel experiences, there are plenty of businesses which fit the bill.
Having said that, although The Localist welcomes most quality regional travel, tourism and visitor-oriented businesses, our editors reserve the right to make a final decision on whether a business should be included or not. We want all our partner businesses to be the right fit, so both the end-user and the business featured get the best possible outcome.
All businesses and accommodation properties must have local council approvals where they apply to be considered for a listing on The Localist.
The Localist reserves the right to reject an application for a listing. If rejected, you will be notified within 48 hours and any fees paid will be refunded in full.
Please check thelocalist.com.au for approved categories.
How does a listing on The Localist work?
It’s all about giving a visitor to The Localist what they want – and that means information, inspiration and tourist intel.
So we’ve come up with two listing choices: a free listing, and a subscription listing which can be on a monthly or annual basis.
The Localist Free Listing
If your business meets The Localist’s criteria, you are invited to submit basic information about the business. Visitors to The Localist will be able to click on and link directly to your business. The opportunity to list tourism-related events.
The Localist Subscription Listing
If you want to elevate your online presence, create a paid-for listing for the period of time of your choosing – month to month – $30 p/m or $299 annually – incl GST. Provide detailed information, images, and other engaging content, and your business will make an impact. We also hook up our blogging and content hub into the mix and increase visitation to your website via blogging, social media and carefully targeted advertising.
Each annual paid-for listing will receive:
- Detailed listing on The Localist website with photos, descriptive text, website link, social media links, trading hours and map to name a few. For the most up to date information, you can self-edit your listing.
- At least one blog with a social media post specifically about your business, each subscription year;
- The opportunity for mentions in other blogs and social media posts relevant to your business;
- The opportunity for specific product mentions in blogs and social media posts;
- The opportunity to list an unlimited number of tourism-relevant events during the time of your listing; and
- Comprehensive analytics on your listing’s page views, so you can monitor uptake from visitors to the site.
In the medium term, we intend to make accommodation searchable and bookable via The Localist, with a low commission of just 3% which goes straight to the booking company V3.
How do I sign up?
Select the ‘Granite Belt’ location in the drop-down arrow at the top of the page.
Click on the “Add Listing” button on the top right of the screen.
Select an Annual, Monthly, or Free plan.
Complete your business information and tick ‘I agree‘, then ‘Save and Preview‘. Note: Photos and detailed information can be submitted later.
If successful, you will get this notification:
“YOUR LISTING IS PENDING! PLEASE PROCEED TO MAKE IT PUBLISHED”
Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Pay & Publish
Select ‘Stripe’, which is the payment system. A blue button should show. Hover your mouse below and Proceed to Next will show. Click on Proceed to Next.
Payment details will now show. Read the Terms and Conditions and select. Hover your mouse below and Proceed to Next will show. Click on Proceed to Next.
Enter your email and credit card information and click on Pay
You will receive emails including an allocated password. Please check your Spam folder.
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Should you change your mind, a full refund on listings applies for up to 48 hours after the purchase.
Website Sales T&C’s
Payment processing services for business listings on The Localist are provided by Stripe and are subject to the Stripe Connected Account Agreement, which includes the Stripe Terms of Service (collectively, the “Stripe Services Agreement”). By agreeing to these terms or continuing to operate as a [account holder term] on The Localist, you agree to be bound by the Stripe Services Agreement, as the same may be modified by Stripe from time to time. As a condition of The Localist enabling payment processing services through Stripe, you agree to provide The Localist accurate and complete information about you and your business, and you authorize The Localist to share it and transaction information related to your use of the payment processing services provided by Stripe.
By providing content or posting directly on www.thelocalist.com.au, you represent that you have the right to and title in this information and content, you own it and have the right to present and publish it. You also represent that you are not breaching any regulations, restrictions or third party rights.
If we have reasonable grounds to suspect the information you provide in any profile or on our site is untrue, inaccurate or incomplete, or that you have breached any terms and conditions on www.thelocalist.com.au, or for any other reason including if, in our opinion, you have breached the purpose of our website, at our sole discretion we have the right to immediately withdraw the content and terminate your account. We may also deny the use of our website to you in the future and are not obligated to return any subscription or registration monies.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold www.thelocalist.com.au, its officers, directors, members and agents harmless from and against any and all claims, charges, actions, liabilities, investigations, demands and similar, including but not limited to any costs, losses, damages whether direct, indirect, consequential or special and all legal fees resulting from your breach of our terms and conditions, content you may provide to our website, and any activity you may engage in through our website or use of our website.
Localist Privacy T&C’s
Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following disclaimer, together with our terms and conditions of use.
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only and is provided by www.thelocalist.com.au. While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. You need to make your own enquiries to determine if the information or products are appropriate for your intended use.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.
Through this website you may be able to link to other websites which are not under the control of www.thelocalist.com.au. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those websites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, www.thelocalist.com.au takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.
Last updated: 28 February 2019
Information we collect from you
By undertaking a business listing with The Localist, we may obtain the following information about you: name, company name, email address, telephone number, credit card details, billing address, geographic location, business information for listings and promotions, IP address, survey responses, support queries, blog comments and social media handles.
You can review, correct, update or delete your business data by either logging into your account and making the changes yourself or contacting us directly to do so.
How we use your information
Personally Identifiable Information: We use the information we collect to deliver our services to you, including: communicating with you, providing technical support, notifying you of updates and offers, sharing useful content, measuring customer satisfaction, diagnosing problems and providing you with a personalised website experience.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information: We also use the information we collect in aggregated and anonymized forms to improve our services, including: administering our website, producing reports and analytics, advertising our products and services, identifying user demands and assisting in meeting customer needs generally.
Any information you choose to make publicly available, such as information in your listing, will be available for others to see. If you subsequently remove this information, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages on other websites or if others have copied or saved the information.
Storage and security of your information
We will use all reasonable means to protect the confidentiality of your Personal Data while in our possession or control. All information we receive from you is stored and protected on our secure servers from unauthorized use or access. Credit card information is encrypted before transmission and is not stored by us on our servers.
To enable us to deliver our services, we may transfer information that we collect about you, including Personal Data, across borders for storage and processing in countries other than Australia. If your Personal Data is transferred and processed outside Australia, it will only be transferred to countries that have adequate privacy protections.
We retain your business information for as long as needed to provide services to you and as otherwise necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
In the event there is a breach of our security and your Personal Data is compromised, we will promptly notify you in compliance with the applicable law.