ParentClick Santa Barbara
NEWS & UPDATES :

GETTING STARTED

PARENTS…

Welcome to ParentClick!

As new management, we are so excited to be a part of this beautiful Santa Barbara community and love sharing our finds with our readers.   

Below are a few guidelines for using our site.
While we attempt to scour our community for information, we know there is always more. Share tips on your favorite hot spots to play with your children, the child-friendly businesses you frequent and other resources you cannot live without.

REGISTER TO POST ON PARENTCLICK – TRACK YOUR FAVORITES
  • In order to POST on ParentClick or to add a business, event or chat, you need to register on the site.
  • You must click the confirmation email you receive from wordpress@parentclick.com after you register.
  • The other benefit to registering on the site is that it will allow you to track your favorite businesses… this is always a great way to do your research when you are planning camps for the summer or scheduling classes in the Fall. Simply click on the “ADD TO FAVORITES” button that you will be able to view when you are on the profile page for that organization.
  • The DEFAULT STATUS is SUBSCRIBER which allows you to add a business, post comments and save your favorites.
  • In order to “add a chat” or “add an event”, your status needs to be moved to CONTRIBUTOR (please contact us to have this changed). Otherwise, you can also send us your chat or event through our CONTACT US form.
POST A COMMENT
  • You are invited to share your comments and reviews on any of our BUSINESSES in the Directory, EVENTS on the Calendar or POSTS on CHATTER.
  • This site is not intended to be used for anyone to post their strong opinions or negative comments about a business. We invite constructive comments but we do reserve the right to remove any comments that we do not feel are inline with the focus of ParentClick. Our goal is to provide parents with options and choices on everything available in the community so you can find the right fit for your family.
DIRECTORIES
  • Click on “DIRECTORIES” to view a list of EVERY business or CHOOSE A CATEGORY from our DROP DOWN MENU to narrow down your search.
  • The directory is set to show 20 VERIFIED ACTIVE LISTINGS at a time.
  • We also have an “VIEW EXTENDED DIRECTORY A-Z” link at the bottom of the page that allows you to view our entire directory which includes additional resources that are not verified by ParentClick.
  • If you would like to learn more about the organization, click on VIEW FULL PROFILE.
  • Save your FAVORITES! Simply click on the “ADD TO FAVORITES” button that you will be able to view when you are on the profile page for that organization.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
  • Click on “COMMUNITY CALENDAR” to view a list of EVERY event or CHOOSE A CATEGORY from our DROP DOWN MENU to narrow down your search.
  • If you would like to learn more about the event, click on FIND OUT MORE.
EDITORIAL & CHATTER
  • Click on “EDITORIAL & CHATTER” to view a list of EVERY blog post or CHOOSE A CATEGORY from our DROP DOWN MENU to narrow down your search.
  • If you would like to read the full post, click on READ MORE.
CLASSIFIEDS & BABYSITTERS
  • You can post items to sell or your babysitting services.
  • You cannot use the Classifieds to advertise your business. We will remove any types of solicitations.
    If you are interested in listing in our Directory, please see information below on advertising.
  • REMEMBER TO INCLUDE…
    TITLE: Specific Need [ie: Babysitter Needed]
    DESCRIPTION: Include Name & Contact and Fees/Price [ie: phone or email]
    IMAGE: You can include a photo of anything you are trying to sell [300×250 jpg]
    CATEGORY: Classifieds: Babysitters OR Classifieds: Swap or Sell
SPECIAL GUIDES
  • Visit our archives to view past newsletters.
  • We have Special Guides that we send out and post year-round on ParentClick since these are usually hot topics for families.
    WINTER ACTIVITIES Guide [JANUARY]
    SUMMER ACTIVITIES & CAMP Guide [APRIL]
    FALL ACTIVITIES & BACK TO SCHOOL Guide [AUGUST]
  • Ad Sizes for Guides are… 300×250 and 300×600 jpg

BUSINESSES [& OTHERS POSTING ON PARENTCLICK]…

ADDING A BUSINESS TO THE DIRECTORY
  • You do need to be logged in as a SUBSCRIBER [default status when you register on the site] to fill out the form. This also allows you to go back and make updates to your listing.
    Your Username & Password will be private.
    Only one email can be associated with your listing.
    Once your account is created, you will want to create a “DISPLAY/SCREEN NAME”, we encourage you to use your business name with NO spaces.  (if it is a long name, you can use the acronym or an abbreviated version… ie: sbmnh for Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History OR sbtumbling for Santa Barbara Tumbling)
  • All listings are moderated by ParentClick. Please note that it can take up to 48-72 hours before your listing is posted.
  • You can do a complimentary 10 day listing to try us out and if you would like to continue, we invite you to visit our ADVERTISE page.
  • Clients can POST COMMENTS/REVIEWS… We encourage you to have your client post reviews to your page to give your program more visibility. Clients no longer have to be logged in to do a review so you can email them a LINK to your page and they can post immediately.
ADD A PERK OR DISCOUNT
  • You do need to be logged in as a CONTRIBUTOR to fill out the form. This also allows you to go back and make updates to your perk.
  • All perks are moderated by ParentClick. Please note that it can take up to 48 hours before your article is posted.
  • You will add your special offer by going to the CHATTER & EDITORIAL page and filling out the form with the details. Be sure to include the DATES your offer is valid.
  • REMEMBER TO INCLUDE…
    TITLE: Specific Need [ie: PERK: Early Registration Discount]
    DESCRIPTION: Include description of special perk as well as VALID dates [ie: expiration] Business Name & Contact [ie: phone, email, address]
    IMAGE: You can include a logo  [300×250 jpg]
    CATEGORY: Coupons & Perks
ADDING AN EVENT TO THE CALENDAR
  • You do need to be logged in as a CONTRIBUTOR to fill out the form. This also allows you to go back and make updates to your event.
  • All events are moderated by ParentClick. Please note that it can take up to 48 hours before your event is posted.
ADDING AN ARTICLE or PERK/DISCOUNT TO EDITORIAL & CHATTER
  • You do need to be logged in as a CONTRIBUTOR to fill out the form. This also allows you to go back and make updates to your post.
  • All articles and chats are moderated by ParentClick. Please note that it can take up to 48 hours before your event is posted.
ADVERTISE
  • Would you like to reach parents and families in our community?
  • Consider an annual listing on ParentClick.com. It’s easy and affordable.
  • Your listing gives you access to post on our calendar and chatter.
    You also have the option to purchase site ads or newsletter ads.
  • Please check our BUSINESS DIRECTORY to see if your name has been added (do a SEARCH for your name).
    If not, click on our ADVERTISE page for details on posting.
MAKE A CHANGE TO YOUR LISTING
  • Visit the DIRECTORIES pages to find your listing.
  • Please email us once you are registered and let us know the EMAIL you used so we can “transfer ownership” of the account to you and change your subscriber status to CONTRIBUTOR status so you have full posting privileges.
  • If any changes or updates need to be made and you are having an issue logging in and doing them yourself, please add it to our master list using this form and we will make the changes for you… You only need to fill out the required items and any items that need to be updated. You can skip any fields that are not relevant. VIEW UPDATE FORM >
MAKE A CHANGE TO YOUR EVENT
  • If you need to make a change to an event, please email us at editor@parentclick.com and we will make the changes for you.
ADD IMAGES TO YOUR PROFILE OR POSTS – For Premium Memberships ONLY
  • All PROFILE IMAGES for the new website are 300w x 250h jpg format.
  • If you are doing SITE ADS, the sizes are 728×90, 468×60, 300×100, or 300×600
  • If you are doing NEWSLETTER ADS, the sizes are 300×250, 728×90, or 300×600