Directory Listings: Details
Listing are easy to create. Just check some boxes and type a bit of descriptive text. If you change your mind later, simply login to the site and update your listing.
| || Website Link: A hotlink to your website. |
| ||Email Link: A hotlink to your email address for the potential guest to contact you directly. |
| ||All Categories: All the details of the listing including: activities (yoga, meditation, hiking, private retreats, etc), accommodations type (BandB, tent, etc), environment (beach, woods, etc), food (vegetarian, shared kitchen, etc), and many, many more! |
| ||Description: Appearing on the Overview tab this text is written in paragraph form and used to describe your retreat with many wonderful and enticing words. The Short length is 500 characters (including spaces and invisible characters). The Long length is 1500 characters (including spaces and invisible characters). |
| ||Images: These are the 1 to 2 images that appear at the header of your listings. See Image Specs below for more details. |
| ||Banner Ad: The ad images rotate randomly at the top of the most used pages of Retreat Finder. When website users click on your ad, they bypass the search functions of the site and go directly to your listing on Retreat Finder. See Image Specs below for more details. |
Listing Stats: In your member area you can view each listing's monthly totals for listing views, website links, and banner ad clicks.
Listings prices are per year of listing. All listings last for one year (Event listings last for one year or until the beginning date of the event, whichever is sooner).
Data Entry and Access to Information
Members have full access to all of the information included in their listing via the Retreat Finder website. The ability to modify or exchange images is the only exception. Members are required to enter all of the information for the listing and to authorize the listing and the images for publishing to the web. The listings will not display on the web until you mark them to do so.
After submitting a Listing Order form, members receive a user name, password and directions for data entry. Access to member listings is gained through the Log In page. Data entry may begin immediately upon receipt of user information.
The use of HTML tags such as bold, italics, font, color, list, image, links, table, etc are prohibited from use within the listings in order to maintain graphic uniformity across the site.
Images that appear with each listing are 150 pixels by 150 pixels at 72 pixels per inch, saved as JPG with Medium quality and progressive format.
Images may be submitted via email.
If submitted images need modification to meet Retreat Finder requirements, Retreat Finder will perform minor modifications for free. Images submitted for modification by Retreat Finder should be in TIF, JPG, EPS or PSD format.
Replacement images submitted after the final review and authorization of the listing will be subject to a small fee for processing.
Deluxe Banner images are 120 pixels by 120 pixels at 72 pixels per inch including a one pixel black border. Images may be submitted in the same manner as above.
- All images should have: the name and location (generally City and State) of the Facility or Event as part of the image.
-Event listngs must also include the date of the event.
-Center for Rent listings must include the words "Center for Rent" across the bottom of the image, preferrably across a black or solid color border.
-Retreat Proprty for Sale listings should include the words "For Sale" as part of the image.
Membership in Retreat Finder is free and open to organizations and individuals that offer personal and group retreats of a spiritual, healing or creative nature, and facilities that offer space for rent to hold group retreats such as:
retreat centers, conference centers, monasteries, ashrams, guest houses,
cottages, cabins, spas, bed and breakfasts,
and yoga teachers, meditation teachers, spiritual guides, etc
All applications for listings are reviewed for their appropirateness to the intent of the site. Retreat Finder reserves the right to deny applications for any reason. In addition it may remove complimentary or dated listings from the site at any time.
An invoice will be issued upon receipt of a Listing Order Form and the issuance of a password for the listing purchased.
New members are required to pay for the services they purchase within 15 days of the receipt of the invoice. Renewal members in good standing are required to pay within 30 days of receipt of the invoice.
Listing fees will be in accordance with the Rate Card that is in effect at the time the Listing Order is submitted (ie rates shown in the Membership section of the site).
Members with accounts delinquent over 60 days will have their listing removed from the website until payment is received. The listing and its contents will remain in the database for 30 days after it is removed from the website to allow for immediate reactivation upon receipt of payment. After this 30 day period, the listing and its contents may be permanently deleted from the database. However, payment for the listing remains due.
Returned checks and credit card charge backs are subject to a $25 handling fee.
Cancellations received within 30 days of the issuance of the password to the listing will be cancelled without charge. Cancellations received after 30 days after the issuance of the password to the listing may be offered a prorated refund minus 50% of the listing fee.
All listings on the site are subject to the Membership Agreement. Requesting a listing on the site or accessing your listings on the site constitutes agreement with the Membership Agreement.
Creating Free Listings
Free/ Unlimited Event Listings
Log in to your member area. Click the button "Create Free Event Listing: New Listing". You will be taken to the Edit mode for your new listing. Please enter as much information as possible. The site will guide you to enter at least the required information. Click the button to "Show My Listing" and your listing will immediately be live on the site. We recommend logging out and searching for the listing to make sure it appears as desired. Please contact us if you have any questions or difficulties.
Free Employment and Volunteer Listings
Log in to your member area. Click the link to "Create Free Employment & Volunteer Listings: View and Create". You will be taken to the Overview page for your Position listings. Use the "Create New Position" button. You will be taken to the Edit mode for your new listing. Please enter as much information as possible. The site will guide you to enter at least the required information. Click the button to "Show My Listing" and your listing will immediately be live on the site. We recommend logging out and searching for the listing to make sure it appears as desired. Please contact us if you have any questions or difficulties.
For more information:
If you have questions, or would like further information about listing your retreat, please contact us. We look forward to speaking with you.