It is not necessary because anonymous users can consult all available information on the platform. However, if you register yourself (for free), you will have much more options to make the most out of the GuíaVerde. For instance, you could comment news, events and plants, share your plant pictures or value products… Moreover, you will have a private control panel, where you could easily save your companies, products, events and favourite plants. You will also have an intern mailbox to contact with GuíaVerde companies, send and receive estimates, ask for more information on a specific product...
Very important: if you want to publish your company and your products, you could only do it if you register first.
Creating a company in the GuíaVerde is also for free. The first thing that you have to do is register yourself (see previous section). After that, you just have to log in to your e-mail account and access the private control panel. Having done that, click on 'Publish your company' in the left column.
Before publishing your company, you should check that the company hasn't been registered in the GuíaVerde yet. To do that, you can use the form, filling in the name, country and province where it is located. If your company is not to be found on the result list, you can create it.
First of all, insert the head office of your company and locate it on the Google map. You can also add a postal address. After that, insert the company general data on the tab called 'General Information'. There you can also write a general description of the company, add the brands your work with, sort out your activity in different subsectors and upload the logotype and up to 2 pictures of your installations, as well as upload products on you catalogue area.
Many of the GuíaVerde companies come form the COSAGRO Directory, so it may occur that your company has already been published. In that case, you should register as a user and access your private control panel. Once there, click on 'Publish your company'. Insert the name of your company and chose the country and the province on the form 'Verify Company'. Once you click on 'Search', a list with the possible matching companies will pop up. If your company is on the list, click on 'My Company'. The GuíaVerde team will verify that you are an authorized person to administer the company on the platform and we will proceed to activate your company record in your user account. From that moment on, you could start updating your business data and publishing your products and services.
To publish products, you should have created your company (see previous section). Access your control panel and click on the button 'My Company' on the left column, and the on the tab 'Product Catalogue' on the central area. If you are a free company, you could also publish up to 3 products. But if you turn into a GV Plus company, you could have an unlimited catalogue.
You can add the name of every product, its description, 5 key words that define it and a picture of it, as well as classifying it in the predefined categories. Don’t forget to fill in the key words: they are really important because they will allow users reach your product. The GV Plus companies can also publish their PDF catalogues.
Note: if you cannot find an appropriate category to classify your product, send us a proposal to email@example.com and we will study its incorporation.
Users can look for companies and products using different search criteria: geography (country, province or town), name of the company or product, activity (nursery, gardening centres, garden furniture…) or key words (seeds, cuttings, fertilizers...).
When a user makes a search, the system finds out the matching companies and products with the search criteria and offers them as results. To position the results and decide which ones will pop up first and which one will pop up last, the system uses an algorithm which 'awards' companies with the highest activity on the platform, giving more importance to the companies with actualized and completed data, to the ones that have published more products, pictures, press releases and events, to the ones that have had more visits, etc. The key to get more visibility and stand out from the rivals is… Get everything out of all possibilities that GuíaVerde offers you!
Companies count moreover with another way of positioning their results on the first places to get more visibility and business possibilities. It is the prepaid GV Plus service (see last section). Companies contracting this service will be always positioned above free companies even though the latest have more activity on the platform.
Positioning your company on one of the first search results
Prominent reference to your company in the free company records, as a related company or as a company that has been automatically suggested by the system
Unlimited product catalogue
Sending promotions of your products to other GuíaVerde companies and users
Not advertising someone else on your company record and product records
No references to other companies and rival products on your company record
Having your own subdomain (http://mycompany.guiaverde.com)
Showing your videos
Publishing your own PDF product catalogue
Report with the statistics of your company activity on the platform
Discounts in other GuíaVerde advertising and marketing services
You will find more information on the Services for Companies site.
Graphic advertisement. Through integrated banners in the GuíaVerde web and in the electronic newsletters that we send to all users.
Prominent products. You can publish your products in the newsletters.
Personalized newsletters. You can send an exclusive advertising e-mail to all users in our data base.
You will find more information on the Services for Companies site.
Product promotion is one of the most interesting functions of the GV Plus service, because it allows sending offers of your products to users and companies of the GuíaVerde. For instance, you can publish a promotion to let potential customers know that you have a product with a great discount just for a couple of days. This way you can sell the products you have in stock.
Basically, the process of sending a promotion consists of choosing one of the available products on your GuíaVerde catalogue, defining the validity period of the offer, describing what the offer is about and choosing which group of users or companies you want to send it to (you can even sector the companies according to their activity). When you send a promotion, the addressee becomes it via e-mail and in their intern mailbox.
The option 'Publish Promotion' will appear on the left column of your control panel after having contracted the GV Plus service.
Don’t forget to check your mailbox periodically, because you might receive many business opportunities that you shouldn’t let go.
Other functions to share contents are 'Send to a Friend' and 'Share on Social Networks'. You will find them under the 'Options' bar any time you visualize a specific content.
Lastly, GuíaVerde allows you to comment news, events and plants. You can even upload your own plant pictures to interact with other platform users and discover people with your same interests and hobbies.
Only registered users have access to all these functions.