What happened to the Mayor Program?

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MerchantCircle has been working on some big changes for our large network of merchants and consumers. These changes will improve online visibility for merchants while optimizing usability for a better customer experience.

Throughout the past year, our team of seasoned engineers and developers have been looking closely at MerchantCIrcle to determine which features should be replaced, moved or improved in order to make this big change successful.

The Mayor Program, a fantastic networking feature, has been moved to the inside of all merchant dashboards. We value the positive impact this program has had on connecting more merchants so we are keeping the program alive in the dashboard--in every merchants' homepage!

The Mayor program will no longer be visible on listing pages. In its place, we have pushed out a couple of exciting new features, including service requests - designed to bring MORE customers to your page and new layout and functionality designed to KEEP them there! After all, what good is any program if customers don't hang around long enough to notice it?

We certainly apologize if this change caught you off guard, but we assure you it is 100% for your benefit and the benefit of the entire network! Remember, our primary goal is to help merchants and customers using MerchantCircle CONNECT!
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Not just the mayor ad that changed but from an SEO point of view it is awful.

Does anyone else think the new layout is awful like I do. You had a good thing and now like all good things you think you can make it better but did we say get rid of the mayor thing and add more ads to the pages. Didnt google just change their bots last week to punish sites with ads above the fold. Good timing guys. The new layout make the Merchant circle pages look like just another google adwords page that I would just click away from in a second. Looks cheap and its all about the ads boys.

What do others on MC think. Better or worse?

Wow on second look it is far worse than just a design change. They have taken all the content that made our page a page rank of 5/10 and split it up on tabed pages that are 0/10 not even indexed and wont be ever since they are tabs. Unless I promote those pages thru time and money - lots of time and money but why so you can make more changes. SEO point of view Merchant circle is dead.

Unless our homepage is put back exactly the way it was I see no reason to ever return to this site. I have done all the marketing I can as you have now made the talk to me moderated. By whom? Most of the members I try to connect with have no connections and dont understand the importance of connections until they see our post on their talk to me and now most will just go into spam folders and not be looked at. So the talk to me's for the most part have become a waste of my time if they go to a spam folder or are now just another email to make someone think MC is spam. If I had a legit question most likely it will be ignored like all the coupons and newsletters that are deleted without reading. When the message went right on the page the answer % may have been what about 50% well now it may be closer to 5% I know I do not have time to open all the emails I get daily so I use filters to sort the herd.

Where are the complaints the suggestions? So far no one seems to care. Well the members that worked hard to up the page rank and add blogs and answers and products with pics and alt tags. Thanks for breaking it all up and adding adword ppc not that we increased traffic to the pages. Cash in quick before google sees the content change and drops the page ranks.

No invites for a week now!

Also just noticed we have not received one invitation request from any members of Merchant Circle since the update. We had a steady steam of invites for years until last week.

We operate via word of mouth as even if you pay Google (PPC) their traffic is not relavent anymore and they really do not turn conversions like low prices will. Without sites like Merchant Circle to spread the word to companies that really want or need the lowest price we would be forced to use ppc advertising and of course pass on the cost to our customers like all the other packaging distributors.

Low pricing is the best advertisment and thats what we are famous for. www.gbepackaging.com
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The morons that made the decision to screw over the Mayors really don't give a rats ass. It will be the death of this site.
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Excellent...!!
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I agree with most ..I worked hard to be my city's Mayor ..An I am very disappointed .
I feel as most that I have lost some potential customers .

!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE BRING IT BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Tony

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Is this working the last reply I can see are 1 day ago. Did everyone leave?
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I think so, I finally said screw it. Why waste more time with people who fail a basic logic test?
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May be a little off topic but This is for all the Mayors or Ex Mayors and the members that put in thousands of hours on MC and now feel a loss of marketing power with the recent changes and it seems clear its up to the new owners to decide whats good or bad now.

So until the smoke clears I posted a suggestion in the Tips and tricks for marketing a business section. If you have a minute check it out. If you dont have the buttons I would add them it seems they are here to stay.

There are lots of us and we can all use our Like buttons and Google +1 buttons to get some SEO juice as they seem to be using them in the serch engine results more and more.

http://getsatisfaction.com/merchantci...

Thanks all
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Hi, I have spent alot of time and $$$$ to keep up my site and dilligently work on my mayor status to remain"""" #1 in my city for THREE YEARS""" and now I can't find it anywhere on my site or the Salem, NH homepage of Merchant Circle!!! I feel as if I have been """ROBBED"""!!!!!

Kevin/Finish Painting Company
MAYOR OF SALEM??????
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I originally tried to use the Mayor program to send invites to all businesses that were related to mine, but only one accepted my invite. My attempt to create a list of meaningful connections failed. And I typically received 2 invites per week from businesses that had nothing to do with selling tires, so it's obvious that lots of people out there were not using the Mayor program for any meaningful reason other than inflating their rank.

Can any business out there with a high mayor rank state truthfully that their connections are useful for reasons other than rank inflation? I'd be shocked if more than 20 businesses could truthfully make this claim.

To use the current Mayor program as a page ranking system is an insult to every business that isn't using it as a vote-buying popularity contest. And.....IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE QUALITY OR RELEVANCE OF WHAT THE CUSTOMER IS SEARCHING FOR!

Thank you, MC for removing this from the customer page.

P.S. I do agree with everyone else that the new look and design is nasty.
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It is about getting your business name out there. So all the Mayors had there name showing on every profile from that city. This was huge for them.

I have had good success with getting local merchants from the Mayor and top ten businesses for my city. Since my business provides service for small businesses I want my business name to show as many places as possible. You never know where your next sale or project will come from.
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I agree completely! Having your business name on every businesss page in your home city definitely brought in local business and referrals for us...and of course it's also about better page ranking too, since when is that a bad thing? That's what MC was originally set up for, to increase businesses page rankings. The original owner of MC told me personally that page ranking was what MC was really all about anyway. It's not like businesses were handed the mayorship....we worked our butts off to get it and keep it. It's not at all a popularity contest...it's business!
Now MC is becoming just another Yelp...God knows we don't need another Yelp!
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siliconwolf failed at mayor and it sounds like he is bitter and is glad they removed it. .....IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE QUALITY OR RELEVANCE OF WHAT THE CUSTOMER IS SEARCHING FOR! ok

Thanks for describing the Google +1 buttons as that is exactly what that button will be. WebProNews just released an article that agree's with me that the only way you are going to get clicks is a bribe or contest and talk about relavance lol

The mayor did put your name on alot of pages and its like a free ad.
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If a business were to get extra advertising from MC because they were a huge contributor to the forums, that is completely fair.
If a business were to get extra advertising from MC because they were a huge contributor to the Answers section, that's also completely fair.

If a business gets extra advertising because they were to exchange "likes" with lots of other businesses...that says absolutely nothing to me about the quality of the company.

I didn't fail at Mayor. I refused to play that game because it's broken. The kiddy with the flamethrower is more than welcome to call me bitter. I don't mind.
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Hi Siliconwolf,

Thank you for your comments and feedback. Just a note-- there are definitely some "alterations" in the works for claimed listings, based entirely on merchant feedback.

These changes will be implemented over the next few weeks and include bringing photos UP, pushing "people who viewed this also views" DOWN and bringing the Business Info section UP. Then there will also be come minor design tweaks here and there.

We are working hard to make this a merchant AND consumer-friendly network, its a tricky balance.

In the end we really just want more online customers to find and connect with businesses listed on MerchantCircle. This is the ultimate goal and we are determined to make it happen.

I hope you have a very happy Friday :)

Trish
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You stated bringing photos up. What aobut our descriptions. That is more important than photos. The section that is about our business should be at the top. Photos could be incorporated into that but in my opinion the most important thing is the information that tells what we do and if that isn't at the top it reduces what we can get out of merchant circle.

Your saying a few weeks. Does that mean the invite button is weeks away from coming back?:

To be honest here we do not have weeks. The longer it takes to fix this the more likely people will leave. Once the leave they will not be back.
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Gotta say, As a business who was using it every day faithfully, since seeing my mayor status that I fought for go down the tubes for 3 of our 5 locations, I haven't logged on or invited any merchants to join my circle. I had been in the habit of copying all our blog posts & ads in the applicable location, inasmuch as when I'm mayor, if someone else in Nampa, Pocatello, or twin falls is looking at ANY business in their location, I would at least have a decent chance of getting seen. It really is just another online phonebook without it. I might still post stuff on the blog, but the advertising dollars that MC puts on the backend alone is going to suffer. When one thing doesn't work, get creative & find something else. I've liked MC. I logged on today to find out what happened to the mayor thing & it is painfully apparrent. My listing still will result in clicks to my site, but I think I'll be finding other outlets for new links. According to my tracking, in 2011 I had 327 direct clicks from Merc circ to my website. I know that traffic was increasing, but still, that made up only 1% of our external links to our website. It seemed worth it to me before. Now, not so much.

At the same time, Beggars can't be choosers. I never paid Merc circ a dime & they provided a decent service. You get what you pay for. I may have put hours of effort into MC & yes, I provided valuable content for their site. Cest La Vie.

If they want to keep my coming back, they will improve it in more than just looks. At this point that's the only thing I see has really changed.
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just an addendum... With the 1% stat in mind, chances are good that if they don't put the mayor program back in, I'll probably be spending the time that I would have spent on Merc Circ more effectively.
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When you get down to it, all marketing, websites, whatever are about getting customers & its nothing more than a shameless plug. My main motivation for becoming mayor was that It got me in front of a local audience of Business owners. Business owners are always legitimate customers.
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Realizing that most folks on Merc circ are other business owners, I know they're first reason for being there is to promote their business. When I come across someone who has a service or business relevant to us, I'd contact them. When it had nothing to do with selling RV's, I figure, they're a business owner & may want an RV, or they may know someone. That's why its called Networking. Merc circ just punished everyone who worked their system best.
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Its called Merchant Circle... seems like its goal would be to help merchants connect, which it was good about... but the recent responses/changes apparently have been about increasing consumer visits... B2C stuff not B2B stuff.... I guess I am confused on what the purpose of this site is.
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1 more thing... Getting an email that Merc circ has improved & then logging on & the back end was Identical was dumb. Please realize who your real audience is.

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/merchan...

And here's my shameless plug:

http://www.bishs.com
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Really not liking the new look and feel of MC on soooooooo many levels. Since the change, I've visited several times, thinking "well, I could still use this feature or that"
but most everything I reach for is gone or gutted.

One of the things I miss miss most is the Mayor program.. I too worked hard to get there. But I also worked hard to be a GOOD mayor.

I visited (real world - not clicked) stores in my network. I also used the status update to greet new merchants and invite others to connect with them. I starred, reviewed, liked, complimented and clipped coupons. All to give my neighbors and network a boost up.

I invested a lot of hours into networking here, and was rewarded with some great connections and a number of orders. I hope after some tweaking the NEW merchant circle is going to be worth that level of involvement.

I'm inclined to back off and watch from the sidelines, putting the extra man hours into professional networks like Linkedin. Welcome all y'all to seek us out across the
web and give us a shout wherever you find us.

I do thank all in our network for your connections, stars, compliments, likes, etc. And a special thanks to all we have had the pleasure to do business with.

Gerda LaGrasse
http://www.CreativeConcealment.biz
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Not only did they take away the Mayor Program for all to see, they also put the number of answers that you have accumulated somewhere i can't find, i am also not a Community leader anymore?
Alan Korb
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Hi Alan, the metrics surrounding answers, blogs, etc... will be added to your performance section on either the 2/14 or 2/29 product releases.

I'm seeing that you still have your "Community Leader" badge? It's grey and it's on the left side next to your 4 other badges. You may need to clear your cookies/cache to refresh the page.

Also, you were made a "Champion" of this forum which is for the most active members and also all past "Community Leaders" on MerchantCircle. Please make sure you have a good photo for this profile and then you will see the small "MC Bubble" in the lower left corner. Hope you are having a great Tuesday.

Best,

David Gwynn
MerchantCircle
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Merchant Circle seems to be rendering itself irrelevant to our business and the communities we serve. Merchant Circle must be taking lessons from Facebook. Get it right, then destroy it. I'm glad you folks are not building our cars or houses!
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First, I agree with others -- I don't like the changes in layout, etc either -- ditto on many comments above. But also, I was prompted to visit the FAQ section here to finally complain about how the calculation for Mayor has a major flaw in it. (Of course with all these new changes, not sure this is even important any longer, since it looks like the program may disappear altogether soon.) In any case, here's my beef. I live in a small town, and many of the businesses here don't network, never accept (nor request) connections. Right now I have exactly the same number of connections (12) within my small town as does one other business. However, I have far more "My Network" connections outside of my town (540+) than this other business (54) and more "My Neighbor" connections (8) than they do (3). Yet they are the Mayor, and I am not. So just how is the Mayor status even calculated anyway????? Seems like it is solely based on the number of same-town connections, with nothing else weighing in as a factor when there is a tie. That's dumb.
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Linda, From what I can see the mayor program is calculated on your home zip. Why would it be fair to be a mayor when your zip is differant? I would be mayor of some smaller zips already. But I would not think that is fair if I was in one of those and some one was mayor that did not live there.

I hope the program doesn't go away completely. checking the top 10 is a good way to find new connections.
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Merchant Circle. It has now been about 2 months since the format change and you have said your going to fix some issues that have yet to be fixed. Can you please provide an estimate when these will be addressed.

About information is below the fold. Ads above the fold. About information should be above the fold. Even Matt Cutts from Google has stated this. Yet after 2 months you still have not fixed that.

Before the change the connect to button would not display if already a connection. Fixing that would reduce unneeded stress on your own servers.

I have yet to see an improvement in response on this site that was the reason for removing the mayor program. I still get 404 errors everyday on this site.

When will these be addressed?

Is it time to give up on what was a great social media site? I really don't want to give up on this but I can not promote this to my web design clients until these are addressed.
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Hi Robert,

I apologize for the delay in fixing these bugs. We recently lost our Senior Director of Product Management, but now have three senior team members designing/managing product. We just implemented a new ticketing system too, which will help to organize and speedup production.

The issue with ads is being worked on as we speak by our Senior Director of SEO. He is is trying to find the right balance between ad placement and the impact in has on search ranking with Google, Yahoo, etc.... This will be ongoing for sometime, but expect to see slight changes over the next few weeks.

The "Connect to Merchant" button is a bug that I thought had been fixed, but I just checked and the bug still exists (thanks for bringing this to my attention). I have refiled the ticket for this and anticipate that it will be fixed very soon, since connecting is a huge part of the network DNA.

Response time, page load/rendering, etc... are being addressed within the SEO roadmap. I know work on this is ongoing, but I don't have a target date yet for a complete fix.

Hang in there, we are doing our best, with limited resources and major shifting of roles within the company. I promise, you will see major improvements very soon.

Best,

David Gwynn
MerchantCircle
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Why can't you folks admit you made a horrible mistake and unwind the damage? Your site visits must have been impacted. Does your ceo live in another reality?
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I thought the site a year ago was perfect. Now I have a blog that I did not want, and the circle of excellence appears to be gone. Once you linked to our Yahoo ratings, and now they also seem to be gone. A very valuable precedence was set thru some of the features. Are you going to restore any of them?
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Hi Caroline,

The "Circle of Excellence" badge shouldn't be removed from your listing? Here is more information about the badge: http://merchantcircle.desk.com/custom...

The link to the yahoo ratings was removed and I don't anticipate this coming back, unless Yahoo's traffic improves and this bring more value to the network. We are making big improvements, some things leaving, while others stay. We are doing what is best for the all users (businesses & consumers) and the entire site performance as well.

Best,

David Gwynn
MerchantCircle
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With all do respect if you don't anticipate the yahoo links coming back unless yahoos traffic improves shouldn't that tell you the new site is not working? You have promised to move our about information above the fold for 2 months now. I am sorry but this is so frustrating. I don't have problem with ads but they should be below are information. And this point has been made over and over and it still isn't addressed.

And I think you forgot that Merchants are here to connect with other merchants and I have found several that I now do business with. That is what made this work. Now you seem to be just for revenue and have lost your way. Taking stuff we like off is not going to get more merchants connecting. The number of connections I have made per day has dropped to about 20% of what it was before your change. I really liked the ability to connect with local merchants and I know I still can but I hear over and over this site is becoming a waste of time. I still put the time in but I am beginning to think the hundreds of hours I have spent are now a complete waste of time.

You need to start listening to the people on here as well as others.

Sorry to be blunt but enough is enough.
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I am very upset at Merchant Circle for it's decision to bury the Mayor program.
My marketing director worked for over a year to achieve Mayor status in San Bernardino, only to see it hidden from view. This is an insult to his efforts and to my company, KCAA Radio.

In my experience, such bad decisions are made by an enemy from within. No logical business builder would made such a decision unless it was intended to destroy incentives and lower the company value for an insider buyout.

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Dear Jasmine,

We had to remove the mayor program, since all the links it brought together for each mayor was a major issue. It weighted down the pages and from an overall SEO standpoint it was bad across the network. This decision didn't come from one individual, it was a major decision from the entire team to do what is best for the network.

Best,

David Gwynn
MerchantCircle
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I think you have lost sight of the objectives here, but that's OK we all will probably just fade away. Don't listen to your customers and someone else will. Bad decision
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Hi KBirkemeyer,

Getting feedback from our customers is one of the primary objectives of these forums - we have meetings everyday to discuss the feedback we are getting. Everything our customers express is considered by our development teams.

Our objective continues to be to provide a dynamic advertising platform for small businesses to increase their online visibility and connect with potential customers. As we have put increasing emphasis on developing more consumer traffic to our site, we have made some short term sacrifices that will be well worth the long term payoff: increased consumer traffic and therefore increased numbers of potential customers coming to merchant listings.

Have a great rest of the week,

Patrick Collins,
MerchantCircle Community Team
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YOU may well be getting more traffic. Siphoned from your supporters and directed to the abundance of newly placed ads. This site is not the valuable networking opportunity it once was! Nor is it bringing us more or better consumer traffic.

It feels like we, your content providers have been demoted to being the bait you fish with! I hope you will find a more balanced solution.

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Sorry for your frustration with any MC changes. It is worth noting that thousands of MC merchant users have benefited from the changes in the form of increased traffic. We are not gaining at the expense of our merchants. As you correctly pointed out, merchants are our content providers, so what is good for our merchants is good for us. What is bad for our merchants is bad for us.

Like with any change, some merchants have lost traffic, while still others have gained in traffic dramatically. This is just a apart of the normal fluctuations associated with internet advertising. We receive consistently positive feedback from numerous merchants. We also receive complaints from a handful of merchants, and it is those complaints that we spend the majority of our time on resolving.

Most importantly, let there be no doubt that merchants are our primary concern, because there is no way our site could succeed with out the support of our amazing merchant users.

Best,

Patrick Collins
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Everything you have done with the site contradicts what you said above and actions speak louder than words. I agree with info.
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Please post your traffic increases if you have any.

"We receive consistently positive feedback from numerous merchants. We also receive complaints from a handful of merchants", OK That type of message will get our attention. So I really would like to see some of the positive feedbacks. Since we are just a handfull it should be no problem to send it to us or to post it here. Most of the people with complaints are the web pros that know what they are doing and made your site what it is today. Now you have broken it up thinking you will get more traffic and you want to put a price on everything. Sure there is a sucker born every minute and thats why people are paying 60% more than we charge for packaging products but I personnally have not seen many positive comments from MC. Except for newbees that just found the site and think that everylink is valued. Well it was til last week when Google changed that again. We are lucky we can sell our shipping and packaging products at such a low price as that is the best advertisment around. People tell their buddies and they also spread the word so we have lots of repeat business. Very little traffic comes from MC now but we still want to save you all money so we will continue to market our MC page best we can because its our customers that matter. I wish MC felt that way about the handful of trouble makers that take the time to care about someone elses site. Im sure we all have much more important things to do than beg you to fix your problems.
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Hi Everyone,

I understand that some merchants have been unhappy with the changes and have voiced their concerns - by no means am I trying to to ignore or sweep aside their concerns. All I am trying say is that the handful(a small handful relative to our 1 million+ active users) of complaints we have received are not the whole picture. Undoubtedly, they are an important piece of the picture, but there is a positive side too - to keep a balanced view of the picture we have to keep BOTH in mind. More consumers use our site than ever before.

As we have put increasing emphasis on developing more consumer traffic to our site, we have made some short term sacrifices that will be well worth the long term payoff: increased consumer traffic and therefore increased numbers of potential customers coming to merchant listings.

We hear your concerns, and they factor into how we will proceed going forward. Our goal is to develop consistent, long term advertising results for merchants, and to help consumers get their needs met from those merchants. The changes we have made might cause some turbulence in the very short term, but in the long run it will be worth it.

Patrick Collins

MerchantCircle
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1mm of your users didn't put a TON of hours into becoming mayor. I guarantee that anyone who worked to become mayor is pissed off that you took it away.

I love have you skirted around Tony's very direct question too, well done...
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Hi Austin,

Your point is valid, I'm not diminishing that. All I'm trying to do is balance out the picture. Yes, many merchants are upset, you are correct. It is also true that many merchants are more satisfied than ever with MerchantCircle.

In regards to Tony's question, we aren't going to post private analytical traffic data on a public forum, but it doesn't take much time to click around MC to see that there are many merchants who are successfully advertising here. We are designing our site as we are in hopes of bringing more consumer traffic here - some merchants are not a fan of this move but many of them are.

We truly appreciate all of the feedback we receive here, whether it be positive or negative, and we appreciate your time and effort in communicating with us.

Patrick Collins

MerchantCircle
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This place is a joke. Mc won't do anything about the problems anyone is having including myself. Mc sends a form for one to fill out you fill it out and rcieve no answers. The biggest MC has is maybe they read it but they don't comprehand what they read.

Look at the Lima,Ohio Home page Mc and then look at my reviews and you will see (if you can) that my Business is far above in all the aspects.

Have a nice day. All your days must be nice because you people don't do anything about anyones problems.

Bill Wolfe
Amsoil Dealer (T1 Certified)
Lima,Ohio
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Hi Bill,

I am sorry that you have had a negative experience with our support team so far. We are constantly trying to improve the way we handle issues related to our merchants and their site experience. If your support inquiries were not answered sufficiently, I sincerely apologize and we will do our best to help you in the future.

Can you provide me with some clarification of the issues you are experiencing? I am not quite sure what you are referring to when you filled out a form that came from MerchantCircle.

Please understand that we truly value your business and the level of participation you have shown in our community. Your business listing is displaying in the top results for Lima, OH which is definitely helping your exposure. The content of reviews is factored into the display of top merchants, but it is not the sole determinant of placement.

We would love to hear more from you about how we can provide you with a better experience. If you would like to contact our support team at toplevelsupport@merchantcirlce.com we would be glad to review any account questions you have.

We are very sorry for any failings we may have had with regard to your support issues in the past, but are committed to providing you with a better experience going forward. Thank you for your understanding.
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Tony

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Have you seen what MC wants to charge us to remove ads from our page. We all made this palce what it was and now they want hundreds of dollars a year to remove google and add a couple cities. Anyone here since before the upgrade should get that free as we made this place. We all spent years, months, plugging MC and now it is useless. We considered paying them but the attitude they have changed our minds. We could raise our prices by a penny and lose customers and you demand hundreds just for a page without ads here on MC. . OMG

Suckers apply here lol
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Community Rep - Rory Goodman

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Hi Tony,

First let me apologize for the ads that are running on your page. We understand that they can be frustrating for business owners who are looking to promote their products and services.

We are currently developing a way for our top-performing merchants to receive ad-free listings on MC for no cost. We feel that this is a good way for us to reward active merchant participation and foster a great sense of community.

We currently do offer a premium service wherein ads will not be displayed on your MC listing starting at $14.95/ month. These Bundle packages that we offer also include enhancement features to help your listing perform better. We feel that these options are a valuable service to our merchants and so we continue to offer them for a premium.

We do very much appreciate your business with MerchantCircle and would like to continue to be able to promote your business within our community. It is our top priority to serve your interests and if you would like to contact our support team at toplevelsupport@merchantcircle.com I can assure you that all inquiries will be responded to within 1-2 business days.

I hope that you have a fantastic weekend and thank you for reaching out to us!
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Robert E McLeod

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Whats up. Now you removed the Mayor from the dashboard too. Not only did you do that but the connections list is all screwed up. I can only see one page and they are not sorted at all now. And if I click on next page I get the same as the first page.

Does your IT Department know how to test?
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Alan Korb, Champion

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I went from 3200 views a month to 847, I just noticed that It no longer says I am the Mayor of Belmont....Yahoo doesn't even view the page anymore...I still have the most answers (3317) in the Country, well until you stop the question part too. Maybe i should just quit while I'm ahead. You have turned this site into a joke...almost made 15,000 connections, but i think it's time for me to go before I get a negative reputation for being associated with you......Tuff Table out.