Directory Instructions

Greetings from Headquarters!

We have been busy consolidating the two websites back into just one. It’s been a long time coming but it was worth the wait! As a result, many of you - DOULAS, I’M LOOKING AT YOU - will need to go in and upload a new bio, headshot, and services.

Here’s a few things to know from our awesome website guy:

  • All of the questions are available in the user profile section just as before.
  • Note the change from the checkbox to the dropdown at the beginning of the questions. The database is updated so that everyone who had the dual certified checkbox checked will now have dual certified selected in that dropdown. Everyone else currently has Instructor selected. The Doulas are NOT listed until they go in and write their bio.
  • Banners are updated and will show based on what they have selected in that first dropdown. BBC Doula, BBC Instructor, and BBC Dual Certified Instructor & Doula.
  • Items on the profiles themselves will only show if someone has filled out the section on the back end. So don’t be dismayed if “doula services” doesn’t show….it won’t be there unless they have it filled out in their profile.
  • The live search has been updated to be a bit more intuitive and advanced. Before, it had to be an exact word or phrase. Now you can combine terms. For example, if you search “doula Atlanta” you will find the one and only doula in Atlanta, Alexa Gumm. Before, it would have been anyone with Atlanta OR a doula.

WHAT TO DO NEXT:

Contact Hailie or April, respectively, to get set up. certification@birthbootcamp.com (April) or doulacertification@birthbootcamp.com (Haile). They will get the info you need. Once you have your login info, you can go in and set up your bio, headshot and other information.

WHY THE DIRECTORY IS A BIG DEAL:

  • We have great SEO. Your directory listing and spotlight will likely come up even before your own website in a google search, especially if you are new.
  • This complete directory is a big deal. Previously, people did go to the bbc.com website to find an instructor, but the doula website was not visited as often when people were looking for a doula. This complete directory puts the doulas in their field of vision.
  • The hamburger menu lists this section as “Plan Your Birth” which is more enticing and action driven. It really benefits everyone to be listed, especially now.
  • Instructors, some of you do not list your schedules. I’d like to encourage you to do so, even though you will need to keep up with it. It’s worth it. If someone is looking for classes and they can scroll down and find out who is offering what - all in one place - your chances are better. If they have to click all over the internet to find your schedule, they will likely get frustrated and walk away. We have to make it as easy as possible for people to find us!

Doulas, this affects you more than the instructors because, unless you are dual certified, you are not currently listed on this website. As such, Doulas and Dual Certified individuals will be entered into the drawing TWICE since there is more work on your end to get this done. Doulas, this website is a little different than the other one. April will be posting a recording showing you how to set up your directory listing.

Instructors, many of you are missing components of your bio. Go in and make sure it’s complete to be entered into the drawing.

If you are DUAL CERTIFIED, you will need to go in and add your Doula Services and Doula Availability.

ONE COMPANY. ONE WEBSITE. ONE FACEBOOK PAGE.

You may have noticed, but we are doing away with the doula social media pages. The doula blog has merged into the website, so while everything is still there, but it’s been consolidated. This should make things simpler for everyone.

Take a few minutes to browse through the new website and hamburger menu. It is our best yet. Feel free to share the new website on your pages, along with your directory listing.

If you have any questions or need help with your directory listing, don’t hesitate to reach out to certification@birthbootcamp.com (April) or doulacertification@birthbootcamp.com (Haile).

Can’t wait to see all your shiny faces on that directory!

Love,

Donna