LocalHop Blog

How to Write an Event Description That Will Get You Found

May 14, 2018 — Event Management, LocalHop Adminstrators, Organization Management

If your organization or business hosts events that are open to the public, you might already be posting to many places to get your event found. Facebook dominates the event space, but recent updates from Google, such as the Google Event Finder are able to detect when someone is searching for an event and provides … Read More

7 Ways to Take Control of Your SEO

May 3, 2018 — Event Management, Organization Management

Let’s face it, most marketers are not developers and have little if any understanding of HTML and CSS. Increasing traffic to your website by climbing in the search rankings, or Search Engine Optimization (SEO), is now considered Marketing 101. Making your website as SEO friendly as possible is becoming increasingly more important as the future … Read More

Ballet Kalamazoo Case Study: Can LocalHop Handle an XL Capacity Event?

March 5, 2018 — Event Management, LocalHop Adminstrators, Organization Management, Registration

Ballet Kalamazoo has been using LocalHop for their website calendars, registration for classes, and promotion of their events since 2016.  Ballet Kalamazoo owner, Amy Russell says, “LocalHop is amazing and this new calendar makes my life so easy. One spot for me to post and it appears on my calendar, and for people to discover … Read More

Why Patrons Should Be Registering for Your Free Events

January 29, 2018 — Event Management, Organization Management, Registration

Do you host free events that are open to the public? Many organizations do, some host hundreds or even thousands of free events each year thanks to taxes, grants, fundraisers, donations and other sponsorships. These groups provide fun and educational events or classes to people from all walks of life and all ages. What’s more … Read More

4 Things I Learned While Researching Web Calendars

January 5, 2018 — Calendars, Event Management, LocalHop Adminstrators, Organization Management

A calendar is a calendar, right? Not anymore, web calendars have reached a whole new level of organization and information that you might never have imagined. They can single-handedly draw new users or customers to your website, keep a company’s offices all across the world organized, and self-manage timely tasks to completion with a click … Read More

Add Your LocalHop Events Calendar to Your Organization’s Facebook Page

December 19, 2017 — Event Management, LocalHop Adminstrators, Organization Management

UPDATE: Facebook has recently changed this functionality to only be accessible to organization and business pages with 2,000+ page likes or pages that are run by whitelisted apps. Do you use a LocalHop events calendar? You might be excited to know that you can add it to your Facebook page in just a few easy … Read More

Paperback to Pixels to Programs: How to Drive Patrons Back into Your Library

December 12, 2017 — Organization Management

Today, many public libraries have or are in the process of going through major organizational structure shifts. Social media has slowly taken over how we interact with our patrons and books are now digital and downloadable on most devices. Library funding is limited and many programs are in danger of being eliminated. With limited funding … Read More

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Event Attendance

June 26, 2017 — Event Management, Organization Management

Planning any event can be extremely stressful. You can try to plan the event of the century and it can still come crashing down (just ask Ja Rule). Most event planners seem to have it all covered… food, venue, invitations, drinks, entertainment, but the one thing that might seem out of a host’s control is … Read More

Why Should My Organization Host More Events?

April 10, 2017 — Event Management, Organization Management

Should you host more events? Start by asking yourself, what is the purpose of my organization or business? If you’re a business, the answer is fairly obvious…grow my business and increase profits. If you’re an organization, you may have several goals, and our list below will show you how to accomplish some of these goals … Read More

How to Find Things to Do Near You

February 22, 2017 — LocalHop Users

What are your go-to places, or ways to find things to do in your town? Do you crawl the events section of Facebook, hoping friends and family will share all the cool activities they are attending? Or maybe you jump online and check out the usual hot spots in Metro Detroit…the Detroit Zoo, The Henry … Read More