Member Support

Articles to improve your JPus experience and maximize the power of your membership

Support Topic: Public Profile

Featured JP

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 . . .

Dashboard Navigation

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. . . .

LGBTQ Couples Welcome!

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 . . .

Profile Neglect

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 . . .

JPus vs findaJP

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 . . .

Be that One Connection

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: "I found you through this website and see you have a great background of yourself and . . .

External Links

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, . . .

SEO Part 3: Online Directories

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 . . .

Marrying Foreigners

What documentation is needed when a non-US citizen is being married in the United States? If one or both parties of a couple are not US citizens, then there are specific rules to be followed. It doesn't matter what their country of origin is. They apply to all foreign nationals. As a wedding officiant, you can provide valuable guidance to couples. If the couple intends to reside in the United States:  The foreign national must receive a K-1 visa from the US Consulate, and the marriage must take place within 90 days of entering the country. If the marriage doesn't take place . . .

Asking for Testimonials

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 Part 2: How to Improve Profile Visibility

  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 . . .

SEO Part 1: How JPus Improves Search Results

Strategy Every JPus Association membership includes a professional listing on findaJP.com, the place where couples who click go to find their perfect marriage officiant. This listing amplifies your online presence and connects you to more potential clients. To help make this possible, both findaJP.com and JPus.org rely heavily on SEO strategies to make sure that your professional listing is receiving the attention and hits it deserves. What is SEO? SEO is an acronym for "search engine optimization" or "search engine optimizer." SEO covers the process of acquiring traffic for a website through a search engine's unpaid results. The traffic generated . . .

Photo Troubleshooting

Updated August 23, 2021 Profile Photo: Include a photo of yourself, ideally a headshot that shows your face closeup. A square is the ideal size, 225px x 225px. The maximum upload size is 1 MG. Photo Gallery: Each membership plan includes the option to upload photos into your photo gallery. When you are logged into your Dashboard and in the Media Settings tab you can see the images already loaded. The system will also tell you how many photos are included in your plan. If you’d like to include more photos you may upgrade your plan. Banner Image: All membership plans . . .