Drupal Service Providers: Get your Drupal Marketplace on
We're excited to announce that the much anticipated Marketplace is now in preview mode at drupal.org/marketplace-preview. As one of the community's long time supporters, we invite you to be among the first to sign up!
The Marketplace is a greatly improved business listing that will replace the Service Provider page, which currently lists companies alphabetically and is difficult for prospective clients to find Drupal businesses that meet their needs.
With the Marketplace's improved browse capabilities, visitors can easily find ideally suited Drupal business. Visitors can browse by:
- Type of services provided
- Industry/sector specialties
- Company headquarter location
The Service Provider page has 23,500 average monthly visitors and now that traffic will go to the Marketplace. We raised the visibility of the Marketplace by creating its own tab on the d.o home page as part of the original re-design efforts.
As the first to join the Marketplace, you will be able to define your industry sector and service type tags. Your input will help us create a defined list for when we role the Marketplace out to the greater Drupal business community. We appreciate you taking the time to partner with us on this effort, so we can create the most effective business listing possible. We encourage you to send us feedback by using the comments section here: http://association.drupal.org/node/749
Your support of the Drupal project and the community is greatly appreciated. We are excited to find ways to return that support by delivering new programs that foster our very important Drupal business community.
Thanks again for all that you do,
The Drupal Association Team
Here's a screenshot of our listing:
All it takes is subscription (or in our case a renewal) of membership in the Drupal Association and posting of information about your company or yourself as an individual provider.
I happen to think this is a great move and I'd encourage any service provider to get listed. It provides a single place for prospective clients to peruse and company different potential vendors. These days Drupal is taking off at a tear that's making it difficult for people to find qualified vendors. Let's help them out and all get listed in a single spot.