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How to Use HomeStars’ Social Media Badges

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Much like HomeStars, social media is an effective tool for home service professionals seeking to build their online brand. Between the posts they write on their Facebook pages and the photos they share on Instagram, each platform provides a unique opportunity for pros looking to showcase their professionalism and quality of work.

Given these shared goals, it only makes sense for pros to link to their social media profiles from their HomeStars listings. By doing so, pros will create one central online directory they can direct homeowners to read their HomeStars reviews, assess their Star Scores, visit their official websites, and engage with them on social media. Here’s a quick rundown of how to use HomeStars’ social media badges to direct homeowners to the social media pages you want them to visit. Note: social media badges are currently available to pros with upgraded accounts only.

Where Will Your Social Media Badges Appear?

To make them easy to find, your social media badges will be prominently featured on your listing directly underneath your business’s phone number and website. For reference, take a look at the highlighted section of the screenshot below:

homestars listing with badges

Which Social Media Badges Are Available?

Currently, pros have the ability to link to their Facebook and Instagram pages — the two most common social media networks used by pros in the home improvement industry. Speak to your dedicated Customer Success Manager if there are any other badges you’d like to see available in the future. We’ll keep them in mind for potential updates down the line.

How to Add Social Media Badges to Your Listing?

Adding social media badges is as easy as updating any of the other information on your HomeStars listing. Simply log in to your dashboard, navigate to the applicable section, update your information in the correct field, hit save, and you’re done. Take a look at these step by step instructions to get started:

Step 1: Log in to your dashboard.

Step 2: Click on the section of your dashboard labelled “Listing Info,” indicated in red below:

Step 3: Locate the fields labelled “Company Facebook Page” and “Company Instagram Page,” indicated in red below.

Step 4: Copy and paste your Facebook and/or Instagram address (URL) into the corresponding fields.

Step 5: Click the green “SAVE CHANGES” button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

Step 6: Confirm you haven’t received an error message triggered by entering an invalid Facebook or Instagram address (see the screenshot below). If you have, re-enter your information, making sure to include a valid Facebook and Instagram URL, and hit “SAVE CHANGES” again.

Step 7: You’re all done! Your social media badges will appear on your listing immediately.

Start Getting Social

Now that you know how easy it is to add social media badges to your HomeStars listing, take a moment to make this addition today. Creating one central directory to point clients to your entire online presence has never been simpler. Just remember: you can’t add social media links to your listing unless you have an upgraded account, so upgrade your account today if you want to take advantage of these benefits.

Questions? Contact your dedicated account manager, today, or call 1-800-701-9265.

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