JPs join the Justice of the Peace Association because they get a strong return on investment: Networking, training, and contacts with couples who want to marry. Where Did They Come From? Do you know where that couple contact came from? When couples reach out to JPus members, they come from all directions! Remember that when calculating membership's value. Direct phone call Direct text Direct email Link to personal website Link to social media accounts Contact form from findaJP.com Not only that, when couples search for an officiant on line, their search engine may take them directly to your findaJP profile. . . .
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Support Topic: Public Profile
Sometimes technology works like a well-oiled machine. Other times. Not so much. That is where you (our members) come in. Open Eyes When talking about increasing couple contacts through findaJP, we often mention profile neglect. It is important that members update their findaJP.com profile. Not only do we want you to make tweaks to strengthen it and improve your Search Engine Optimization (SEO). But also, visit your page - just to make sure that all is well and it is listed on findaJP like it is supposed to be. Because sometimes, well, websites malfunction. Technology This is one of the . . .
If your membership is currently active, please follow the instructions for Active Memberships. If your membership lapsed, then please follow the Expired Memberships. Active Memberships Login to JPus.org From your Dashboard go to Manage Membership To Renew the same plan: click Renew Now If you would like to Upgrade, then scroll down (Under Subscription Totals) and click Upgrade To Renew & Change Your Membership plan: First, renew your membership subscription and then change plans. See the Change Membership Plan instructions below for details. If Membership Expired Log into JPus.org Go to Manage Membership (or from your Dashboard go to . . .
The "Featured JP" is an enhancement to your membership package that increases its value. Featured JPs get priority placement on town listings Featured JPs are promoted with an engaging profile photo frame Prioritization When JPs are listed on a page they are randomized using an algorithm that gives priority to featured JPs and JPs who have a higher level of membership (eg Hometown+ listed before Basic, or Ultimate before Hometown+). Featured JP Fees The fees to become a Featured JP depend on the number of towns you are listed in. The screenshot to the right has the fee structure circled . . .
Your profile on findaJP.com is the first impression you make to visitors on the website. This article explains how to use all the features available to JPus members through the JPus Dashboard. Additional articles with tips are available by searching in the sidebar under Topics for Public Profile or Membership Features. Maximize Couple Contacts Once you have got their attention, visitors will want to take the next step and contact you. FindaJP.com visitors have several options for making contact. If you’ve got an external link (to your own website or to Facebook or LinkedIn), they may well go there next. . . .
On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v Hodges made marriage equality the law of the land. Sadly, some marriage officiants continue to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary and queer couples. Indeed, sometimes loving couples share their painful stories about officiants refusing to perform their ceremony. With this in mind, letting LGBTQ couples know that you are inclusive can alleviate any unease they may have before they contact you. Code of Ethics Of course you welcome all couples. After all, you are a member of the Justice of the Peace Association. In other words, as a member . . .
Have you become complacent with your findaJP profile? It ain't broke, so don't fix it mindset? Not so fast. When was the last time you updated your About Me? When you first joined JPus? Yikes! Think about all the weddings you've done since then. How much you've learned. You've surely got more to say. It's probably time to give your personalized profile a little love. SEO Likes Change Your profile on findaJP.com acts as your own website, bringing couples searching on Google directly to you. But, keeping it updated helps too. When your pages are updated on findaJP, the bots . . .
When you are a member of the Justice of the Peace Association (JPus), there are two websites that are important to you. Understanding both, and how they interface with each other, will affect your success and satisfaction with your membership. What's the Difference? JPus.org All activity for Justice of the Peace Association (JPus) members takes place on JPus.org. The content on this website targets wedding officiants, our state and municipal partners, and organizations that share our advocacy goals. Consider it your hub, loaded with content to help you market yourself and be the best officiant you can be. Members should . . .
Couples Who Click, Click with Their Perfect Officiant Most couples, when they reach out to an officiant on findaJP, only contact one. They read through the profiles until they feel a connection with a JP or notary. And then they send them a note or make a call. We know this because when couples use the findaJP contact form, a copy is sent to JPus. Here is a sampling of recent messages. Note how they feel a connection to the JP before reaching out: "After reading your profile on findaJP.com, I liked the part when you said you welcome couples . . .
At JPus, we spend a lot of energy bringing couples to findaJP.com, so they can find their perfect marriage officiant. Once they land on our pages, we don't want to give them a reason to follow leads to other sites before they get a chance to learn more about you. We also want to avoid missed connection from couples who are ready to make contact. With that in mind, we encourage all members to follow the guidelines listed in this article when using links on findaJP.com or JPus.org. Following these tips will help all members attract more visitors, retain couples’ attention, . . .
A substantial benefit of every JPus membership is the professional listing on findaJP.com. Sites that function like findaJP.com are considered online directories. They are best known for connecting users with relevant businesses and services - like you and your JP or notary service. For findaJP.com, this means connecting couples who click to you - their perfect marriage officiant. Benefits of Online Directories You probably recognize that that connection, reaching more customers and making direct contact with couples, yields a significant value. In addition to this benefit, your findaJP.com listing provides advantages that are not as apparent. For instance, even if you already have . . .
Including testimonials on your findaJP profile is a simple way to demonstrate to prospective couples that you can be trusted. They give you credibility. It isn't necessary that the testimonial have a wow-factor (though that doesn't necessarily hurt.) What you want to demonstrate is that other couples have worked with you and been pleased with your services. Overcoming awkward Some people feel uncomfortable asking couples for a reference. No need to be. The easiest way to get a testimonial is to just ask. After the wedding, send the couple a note. Ask them how they thought the ceremony went. Tell . . .
SEO and Keywords Keywords are a big part of every Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy. An SEO Keyword refers to the words or phrases used so people can find a site when using search engines. It is important to use on-topic keywords when writing your findaJP profile. This is because keywords are yet another part of the very complicated algorithm that produces search rank. Search engines use things like keyword density (how often the word or phrase is used) and keyword relevancy (how important a word or phrase is compared to the site’s content) to help determine how closely related . . .