How do I place an ad?
Placing an ad is very easy. The first step is to click
on the word "Register" on the menu bar or on the
"Sign Up Free" in the login section. After you register,
go ahead and login to the website using the username and password
you choose during the registration process. Now you are logged
in to the website and ready to place an ad.
Click on the "Place an Ad" link
located near the top of the page. Next, choose the appropriate
category. Fill in the necessary information about your yacht,
service, or marina. Be as descriptive and thorough as possible
to attract the maximum viewers. Once you have entered all
the necessary information, click on the "Enter Ad Details"
button to continue.
You will then be presented with a screen to enter any images.
Here you will have the opportunity to browse photographs on
your computer. This will upload your images to ShareMyYacht.com.
You also have the option to place a link to an image you already
have posted on the internet.
Next, verify your ad details, and if no changes are required,
click "Approve Ad".
You will then presented with an opportunity to add extras
to your ad such as "Bold", "Better Placement",
"Featured Status", or "Attention Getters".
Once this is done, you will complete transaction.
After I place an ad,
how long until people can find it on the internet?
Instantly! As soon as you are done using our easy-to-use
ad placement wizard!
What happens after my
To ensure our customers receive the full benefit of placing
an ad on ShareMyYacht.com, ads cannot be re-listed or renewed
until after they have expired. Two days before your ad expires
you will be sent (via email) an expiration notice which warns
you that your ad has expired and gives you detailed instructions
on how to renew your rental ad. Your ad will NOT automatically
If your ad expires from the website before you have a chance
to renew it, do not worry because it will be saved and you
can renew it at a later date. If this does happen, you will
need to login to the website with your username and password.
After you are logged in you will notice a link, "Expired
Ads." If your ad has expired you can click this link
to view your ad. You will then notice an icon labeled "Renew
and Re-List this Ad." Clicking this link will take you
to the payment screen as mentioned above.
How do people contact
me if they are interested in my ads?
There are three ways people can contact you concerning
the ad you have posted on the website. When a viewer sees
an ad, they can click it to get more information. From there,
they will see your telephone number and email address (should
you choose to show your email address when setting up the
ad). The viewer can directly call or email you from the information
supplied in the ad. A potential viewer can also email you
through the website by clicking on the "Contact Seller"
icon contained on the left side of the ad. By clicking this
icon, an email will be sent to you through the website. If
the potential viewer chose this option, you would receive
an email with "About your ad at ShareMyYacht.com"
in the subject line.
How many pictures can I place per
You can put up to 8 photos per ad. These photos can be
pictures of your choosing.
How do I place a photo for
When placing your ad, the website will take you through the
process of adding a photo step-by-step.
Why should I place ads
on this website when other sites are free?
ShareMyYacht.com offers boat owners the ability to target
their advertising to those who are specifically looking to
experience yachting. Visitors to the site know what they want.
Example searches would include: “A Dive boat in San
Diego for the small group”, “The larger yacht
in Washington for Weddings”, “Family fishing boat
in Florida”, “A boat in San Francisco available
for burial at sea with captain”.
The problem sellers and buyers have with
other sites or creating their own sites are the following:
• These sites only focus on boats for sale.
• Individual sites are not found by prospective customers,
because owners don’t invest in promoting their site
with search engines (a costly endeavor).
• Individual sites typically are not advertised in local
• Internet search engines don’t break down businesses
• Companies and service providers don’t have the
skills or resources to launch and maintain their own site.
• There are no single sites that offer the ability to
search for rentals, leases, charters, services by location,
activity, cost, etc.
When exposure makes the difference we feel you will see
advertising on our site offers the best "bang for the
How do I change information
about my ads, or update my profile?
Login to the website using the username and password you
choose. Once you have logged in, you will see links on the
menu bar for "My Account". Clicking on the "My
Account" will take you to "Manage My Account".
Here you will be able to view your active ads, expired ads,
view filters, update user information, and much more. It's