Site upgrading nearly finished

Mid January is when we hope our rebuild will be up and running

What started as a bit of upgrading has turned into a major rebuild. As we started to go through the elements to improve it became obvious that we needed to completely re-organise the way things worked from a public perspective.

This has taken a few more months than anticipated as the coding had to be right as this is the third time of starting again. Surprisingly we still get the impression that every change we have made makes the site better than it would have been if we had not made the changes.

We hope when it finally goes online you will agree and people from both sides, users and advertising members, will enjoy being part of our dream.

The other massive decision has been to make advertising your bands, performances and venues FREE.

How can you afford not to join us!

Free Listing – what’s the catch?

There is no catch! Any legitimate venue or entertainment act can have a free listing.

Free Entertainer sign up

There are several ways to do this. As an entertainer, band etc you can have a free listing. All you have to do is click FREE BAND SIGN UP in the main menu or click this link CLICK and fill in a few details.

Free Venue sign up

As a venue it is similar. Click the FREE VENUE SIGN UP and you will see the top choice is free, or CLICK and fill in a few details.

Is it worth having a free venue listing without events?

The obvious answer is yes of course it is. It’s free it must be worth it.

A free venue listing gives you the opportunity to promote your venue and all the great things you offer visitors.

You can link your website address, Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

All of these things help your listing climb the rankings on search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing.

The more interesting information that is available the better these search engines like it.

What is the benefit of choosing a paid listing.

Well it’s the events – It’s all about events.

Creating events mean you will be searched on the home page search options. This means you are showing in the results lists for a date search.

This is the main focus of the site to promote events and make them easy to find – what you want – where you want it – when you want it.

We think it’s a small price to pay – less that the price of a pint per week!

Live Music – Easy to register and promote your gigs

Promote your live music and entertainment – as a performer

It’s easy to register your band or venue. There is no hidden agenda, we are not after your details for any reason other than to make contact if we have to.

You don’t have to have gigs all lined up to promote, you can create a listing with all of your details and all the links to your Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and more.

You may be looking for gigs, well clients will find you if you have a listing.

You will still be indexed by Google and the more you put in the more they reward your effort by ranking you higher.

For performers you get a listing which is a good web presence and you can promote live music for free. We are like minded musicians, so we know what it’s like to find gigs to see, get gigs and perform too. You’ve heard this before but ‘we’re all in this together’.

Try it, it doesn’t have to be perfect in the beginning, you can add, subtract or edit your information at any time, no waiting for us to approve it. When you submit it, it goes live.

We will of course expect you to be respectful of the freedom we give of your content and will suspend and ask you to adjust if it comes to our attention of it being unsuitable.

see our Facebook page

Do you want free promotion for your band?

Entertainers get free promotion

It has been our intention from the outset to give the performers an opportunity to have free promotion for yourselves and your gigs.

Why is wcigt.com different from the others

We feel we are different, not because to entertainers we are free, but because we are not just for music, we are a bit more general which attracts a wider audience to search for entertainment – more opportunity to be noticed!

We are though fundamentally about entertainment in small venues – not Wembley or big expensive venues with thousands of people in the audience. There are bigger sites for that and their clients are different to ours.

We are about the small venues, pubs, clubs, bars, you know the sort of thing we mean.

When researching before the project started it was clear that we could not find what we wanted. We wanted stuff to do within a short radius of home, a list of pubs etc with live music, a quiz etc on the date we entered. What we got was what we didn’t want, big expensive probably sold out gigs miles away.

Local events nationally

Pretty well sums up what we are trying to achieve. Proper local stuff, a majority for free or a few quid, not a divert to a ticket agency.

There are a lot of places that do this but we feel we are different enough to the others.

It’s easy to register and become a member

Don’t panic! we are not the big boys just after your email address, we are like minded normal music fans and performers who thought this may appeal to others. Maybe a bit of a pub quiz or sports TV in the pub types. Not too blokey we hope!

Registering is simple, we need an email and a base location and postcode for everything to work in the searches. Obviously the more detail you add the better. You can go from registering to creating a listing within seconds. We do not need to make approvals, but if you abuse the site we will dump you!

It’s very easy to create a listing – we call it an owner listing on the main pages because this is the page that owns all of the events you promote.

You can add images, videos, documents, classified adds and more. All for free.

Try it – the more that register and add good content and gigs the better it is for all.

Click this FREE BAND SIGN UP link or take a look around our site.

If you want help, drop us an email or pick up the phone and we will try to help.

Mick