Frequently asked questions.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a listed practitioner. If you wish to add your details now click here. If you have any queries please feel free to browse the questions below, or contact us by e-mail.

Why should I pay for a listing, when I can be listed for free on other sites?

What benefits are there in being listed?

How many times can I be listed on the site?

Will I receive unsolicited mail?

How can I update my advertisement, and is there an associated cost?

How do I go about getting my qualifications listed on the site?

Will my address be available to other people?

How much e-mail will I receive from Therapy-World?

How does Therapy-World protect the public?

How much does it cost for a more prominent listing?

How do I show on my site that I am a listed practitioner?

I would like to be listed but my speciality is not catered for.

Why should I pay for a listing, when I can be listed for free on other sites?

There are many free directories but Therapy-World is one of the most Search Engine friendly sites. Therapy-World is ranked No.3 on Google, out of literally thousands of sites for "alternative medicine uk".

Therapy-World is a clean site which requires a basic PC with a relatively small amount of memory. This means more people can access the site successfully.

If you decide to be listed on a free site, your details are added to thousands of others with no particular priority. How much time might a potential customer of yours spend searching through a database?

With Therapy-world you get a personal service. Someone will attend to the appearance of your ad. You will not have to spend time wording and correcting your details, and then waiting for them to upload and appear on a "free" database, only to find you have to correct them again. We'll do that for you. Remember, free, often means using your valuable time.

Don't take our word for the benefits of being listed with us, read what one practitioner wrote, "I am listed on a number of free directories but found that the internet enquiries I received generally came through Therapy-World. ", Christine Carlisle, Reflexologist, Cheshire. July 2002.

What benefits are there in being listed?

The vast majority of people use search engines to find what they are looking for on the web. Therapy-World is listed on all the major UK search engines. For example, a current search for "alternative medicine UK" on Google would show Therapy-World.co.uk in fourth place. On Alta-Vista we presently appear in the top ten. We also rank highly on Lycos and UK plus.

Therapy-World is by design a simple site which will load effectively on a wide variety of browsers. Graphics are kept to a minimum in order to speed up connectivity. Practitioner listings are brief with readily available e-mail and website links. If you have a website, a client will arrive at your site without having to wait for a slow download and protracted search.

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How many times can I be listed on the site?

The listing can appear for free on as many pages as there are specific therapies offered. For example reflexology, massage, aromatherapy etc.

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How much e-mail will I receive from Therapy-World?

Therapy-World will e-mail you once a year to ask you if you still wish to be listed. You may also receive e-mail from time to time to notify you of special offers or new developments. This will not occur more than 4 times a year.

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Will I receive unsolicited mail from sources other than Therapy-World?

Whenever your e-mail address is displayed on the web you run the risk that you will receive unsolicited mail. Some organisations run programmes to do this automatically. However, we have never had a single request from anyone asking to be removed from the site bacause of this problem.

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How can I update my advertisement, and is there an associated cost?

You can update your advertisment by e mailing Therapy-World with your alterations. This service is free for the first seven days after your ad first appears. Contact details are free to update throughout the time that you advertise. An administration charge will apply to all other changes, equal to the charge for a standard ad.

How do I go about getting my qualifications verified on the site?

You cannot verify your qualifications. This service is being phased out..

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Will my address be available to the public?

Your address will not be available to the public. Therapy-Wolrd has a policy of not accepting listings without a postal address, although we do not make this available to anyone else. We think this is a basic safeguard but accept it does not prevent someone giving a false address.

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How does Therapy-World protect the public?

We have a guide which has been designed to help people choose the right therapist, which indicates what to look for and what to avoid. We have an evidence based approach to alternative medicine which means that we will draw attention to relevant research news items. Each therapy page offers advice regarding qualifications and links to the websites of professional organisations.

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How much does it cost for a more prominent listing?

There is a page which provides examples and costs of enhanced listings which you can view by clicking here. We also design and host pages if required, or help you to make use of your own free web space.

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How do I show on my site that I am a listed practitioner?

Once you are listed you will recieve an e-mail with instructions for linking to the site. If you are already listed send us an e-mail asking for details.

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I would like to be listed but my speciality is not catered for.

Complete the registration form and send it to us. We will keep the details and list them once we have the necessary page. Alternatively, wait a few months and then try again.

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