Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why aren’t there many ads on the site?
A: The site has been active only a few days, in response to the recent Supreme Court ruling. Interest and national media attention is just now being stirred. Many merchants are moving to advertise on what will soon become the most robust Palm Springs wedding resources on the Internet.
Q: How many people are visiting the website now?
A: After only a few days of being posted on the Internet, the website is already drawing over 300 unique visitors with just over 10,000 hits per day. We have seen an exponential growth curve in daily visitors to the site since its launch.
Q: Should I wait to advertise until I see more interest?
A: No. The website is receiving national attention from the media and significant visitor traffic. The best way to ensure that Palm Springs will be able to identify itself as a quality marriage destination is for the members of its business community to get behind this initiative 100%. Your commitment helps ensure that more interest is being generated. Plus, your positioning on the website is based on a first come, first served basis. Those merchants advertising now are drawing significant business to themselves.
Q: Why must I commit to advertising through November?
A: We have a small, guaranteed window of opportunity to bring marrying same-sex couples to our community. Your commitment to advertising through these few months is crucial to the success of this initiative. And advertising rates for the site are extremely affordable, so the return on your investment promises to be significant.
Q: Why do I need to pay to have a listing?
A: Your fees cover the cost of maintaining the website, staffing the marriage hotline and advertising in print and Internet media to drive traffic to the site. Placing a website on the Internet requires additional resources to ensure traffic to the site.
Q: How is this site being marketed?
A: Locally, this site is already gaining grassroots and media attention through Mayor Pougnet’s efforts. And the site is being linked to the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism’s website and will be advertised on Google as a ‘Sponsored Link.’ Additionally, press releases will continue to be distributed to regional, statewide and national media outlets. Print media in nationally recognized lesbian and gay magazines will follow based on sufficient participation by merchants on the website.
Q: Why may only Palm Springs businesses advertise?
A: The Married in Palm Springs website is part of a larger initiative by our city government to spur marriage tourism to the City of Palm Springs and its business community. Palm Springs has a long history of being welcoming to the LGBT community. And proudly, we stand on that history for this initiative and wish to see our beloved city reap the rewards of its decades-long inclusive spirit. However, businesses from other communities are welcome to advertise if they possess a Palm Springs business license, accessible through the City of Palm Springs website http://www.ci.palm-springs.ca.us/finance.html.
Q: Where does my ad/listing appear on the website?
A: If you’re advertising in the ‘Listings by Industry’ section, your listing may be found by clicking on ‘Planning Your Event’ on the Home page, and then searching by industry. If you are advertising in the premium ‘Package Deals’ section, your listing will be found under ‘Package Deals’ on the Home page. And if you have purchased one of the premium scrolling ads, it will appear directly on the Home page.
Q: How quickly will my ad/listing appear on the website, once I’ve paid and submitted all my content?
A: Depending upon the volume of ads being submitted, ads/listings are usually loaded onto the website within 24 hours.
Q: May I change my ad/listing once it’s loaded on the website?
A: Yes, just call 760.327.9708 or submit your revised content to email@example.com.