Telling Your Story - Help & FAQ

USHarbors includes powerful tools to help you tell your story and connect with our community of boaters and businesses. By posting on the pages of USHarbors you can speak to the hundreds of thousands of boaters and other coastal travelers who come to our website every month and your updates can be easily shared with many more through other social media channels.

Every time you post an update on USHarbors we share that post on the USHarbors Facebook page and the USHarbors twitter feed. We also provide tools for everyone to share to their favorite social networks and friends.

Here are the posting options on USHarbors:

» Tips help guide the boaters and other coastal travelers who visit this harbor after you. Sharing your Local Knowledge helps make USHarbors even better for everyone!
» Posts are longer-format written updates along with a photo gallery and a map. The images are displayed smaller on the page but can be expanded to full size by clicking on them. No Photoshop? No problem. If your image is too small or WAY too big you'll get a warning. Otherwise it resizes your image to a perfect fit. You can include a caption on each image. If no caption is added, the title of the image gallery will be the default caption for every image.
» Videos are a great way to make an emotional connection with our very targeted, niche audience of boaters and other coastal travelers.

If you need more info, scroll down for our FAQ or contact us by emailing: [email protected]

FAQ
HOW DO I POST?
Creating and publishing stories on USHarbors is simple and quick. Contributing a tip is as simple as typing no more than 140 characters into the field, attaching a photo if you have one, and hitting "post." Attaching a photo only takes a few clicks. Posting a video is as easy as pasting in the URL of your YouTube video. Creating a post is as easy as writing a few sentences about the latest news at your coastal business, uploading a photo and clicking “save.” It’s really that simple!

DO I HAVE TO INCLUDE IMAGES?
Yes. Posts with images are much more likely to draw visitors and increase the time they spend on the post. Images can be no larger than 3 megabytes and should be at least 600 pixels for the best results. Images larger than 1024 pixels will be re-sized automatically after saving. Questions about posting images can be directed to: [email protected].

WHY SHOULD I POST ON USHARBORS WHEN I CAN JUST POST ON FACEBOOK?
USHarbors reaches a high quality audience of boaters and other coastal travelers and delivers your message to a targeted group of enthusiasts who visit the site often. USHarbors.com is organized by state and delivers locally specific information, allowing you to reach an audience that is not only right for your business, but also in the right location — near your business. Every update you post is archived on your business page, which acts as a news feed for your business. Every update also appears on the harbor pages closest to your business, on the state homepage feed, and the national homepage feed, making sure your post reaches a wide audience from down the street to across the entire USHarbors network. After posting, our platform is designed to easily allow you to share across many social networks, making the most of your social marketing efforts.

HOW CAN I SHARE MY POSTS TO TWITTER & FACEBOOK?
Our integrated sharing tools are designed to make your social marketing faster and more efficient. At the bottom of each post you will find a "Like" button and sharing tools for all your favorite social networks.