One of the most effective ways of using your Hashpoint to help people to find you is to add a link in your email signature to bring people right to your door. Once you have an account it only takes a minute and there is a range of links you can use. How you include it will depend on the email client you are using, however, the basic steps are outlined below.
1. Select your image
Copy the image you wish to use in your signature from those shown below.
2. Open your signature editor in your email programme.
You must open or create a signature. This will depend on your email programme but we have added instructions for most of the major programmes at the bottom of this page. When you have a signature box:
3. Link the image to your Hashpoint.
Encourage your customers to register for a hashpoint and make finding them easier for you. The following code snippets can be added to any web page or HTML email.
Help us find you by registering with #Hashpoint
<p>Help us find you by registering with <a href="http://hashpoint.org" target="_blank" >#Hashpoint.org</a></p>
<p>Help us find you by registering with <a href="http://hashpoint.org">#Hashpoint.org</a</p>
<a href="http://hashpoint.org" target="_blank"><img src="http://hashpoint.org/img/hashpoint-xs.png"></a>
<a href="http://hashpoint.org" target="_blank"><img src="http://hashpoint.org/img/hashpoint-s.png"></a>
<a href="http://hashpoint.org" target="_blank"><img src="http://hashpoint.org/img/hashpoint-m.png"></a>
<a href="http://hashpoint.org" target="_blank"><img src="http://hashpoint.org/img/hashpoint-l.png"></a>
To help clients find your property, you can add a button to your website's contact page or footer that will bring up your exact location and directions. Some code examples are shown.
The simplest way to link to your hashpoint page is using the format:
Thus if you postcode is PX1 2XY and your Hashpoint is B, your direct link will be hashpoint.org/gb/px12xy/b
You can let people know you have a hashpoint for your address by adding it after the first line of you address.
If you are using the Hashpoint to describe your delivery location we recommend you add it after the recipient's name, eg.
Once Google has indexed your page (this normally takes 3-5 days), anybody should be able to find your property using the postcode and Hashpoint only as a search term in the format:
So if your postcode is PX1 2XY and your Hashpoint is B, you can search Google for PX12XY#B
If you have added a house name or a number then this can be used to locate your building without a Hashpoint. Anybody searching would simply enter the postcode and select your address from the list provided on the platform or app. This would link directly to the correct page.
Residents' names If you wish to enter the names of the adult residents this can also be used to locate your property. The names of residents are only returned for searches where the correct name was specified in the search criteria. So it is not possible to obtain the names of residents of a property using only the address.
You can add business details, and any services you provide locally, to your profile. These will then be searched for by potential clients.
To add your details click on the 'Business' button on the right-hand side of the dashboard. This shows all of the fields you can add that will be publically available.
Business type: Please select the best description of what you provide here. If it's not on the list, let us know and we may add it. Otherwise, you can describe it in the Strapline which is searchable by potential clients.
Strapline: A brief description of what you provide. This field is important as it can be searched by potential clients so include any keywords you think they will use.
Description: This is where you can add details of what you provide including pricing, opening times and anything else you think will help.
Service area: If you visit or deliver, you can define the exact areas of operation by clicking 'service area'. This will bring up a map of the region and you can use the polygon tool to define the area you cover. Potential clients can choose to search only for businesses and services specifically covering their area. A map or your coverage area is also available from your hashpoint page.
You can use the Business locator at Find location >> Business to search for services and businesses near you. You can search for businesses in a certain proximity or whose coverage you are in.
You can also do a text search which will search the name of the company or supplier and the strapline.
If you are generally interested in particular local services or events you can select those in the 'Marketing preferences' section on the dashboard. This will means we will notify you when new services or events are registered or happening in your area.
For companies and service providers who need to find properties, you can use Hashpoint to ask clients to specify the exact location within their postcode. This can be specified to the metre for bulky items and include the road access point and further information.
Once you have registered you can simply send a link to the client with the following format.
https://hashpoint.org/delivery/[your company id]/[your client reference or name]/[delivery postcode]
By following the link the client can securely specify the delivery or visit location in a few seconds. This information is complied as an online page which is emailed along with a PDF to print out with appropriate job reference and maps back to you to print out.
Privacy is an issue for many people who could benefit from this technology so there are a number of options when it comes to setting up your listing. Please note all information you provide (apart from your email) will be publicly available.
We can provide you with A6 and business-card sized handouts to give to customers, counter tops or include in deliveries. Just let us know what you need.
We can provide you with a static cling sticker that has no adhesive and will cling to your shop or office window and leave no residue if you decide to remove it. Contact us and we'll post one out.
Set up the Email Signature in Yahoo!
Login to Yahoo! Mail
Hover over Options in the upper corner then click Mail Options...
Click Signature on the left hand side
Make sure to chooseRich Text from the dropdown.
In a new browser window, click to open the .htm file from Step 1.
Drag the badge from the .htm window, dropping it into the empty Yahoo signature box.
Yahoo will save changes when you leave this page.
Open the signature .htm file from Step 1 in your web browser.
Log into Gmail in a new browser window.
Click on Gear icon in the upper right corner then select Mail settings
Scroll down to the Signature section
Drag the badge from the .htm window over, dropping it into the signature box in Gmail.
Save your changes using the Save Changes button at the bottom of the page.
Set up the Email Signature in Thunderbird
Click on the Tools tab and then click Account Settings
Choose your email account.
You can either:
1. paste the code from Step 1 into the text area, making sure to check "Use HTML" first.
2. Check the box titled Attach this signature from a file... , then Choose to select the .htm file downloaded in Step 1.
Click on OK in the Account Settings to finish the process.
Create the Email Signature in Hotmail
Copy the html from Step 1 by highlighting and using Ctrl + C (or the right click -> Copy).
Log in to Hotmail
Click on Options in the upper right hand corner then select More Options
Select Personal email signature
Paste the code into the field using Ctrl + V (or right click -> Paste).
Click Save at the bottom of the screen to complete the process.
Download the .htm file from Step 1
In Mail, open Preferences and click Signatures.
Create a New Signature by clicking on the + icon.
Navigate to Your Home Folder > Library > Mail > Signatures. We want to rename/ overwrite the signature that you just created in Mail. Click on the existing signature file, make sure that the format is set to “Web Archive,” and hit Save. (If there are multiple files in this folder, switch the save dialog to the list view. The signature that you just added in Mail should be the file that was last modified just a few minutes ago.)
Reopen Mail and the signature should be there.
Create the Email Signature in Outlook
Select the Signatures tab
Click the New button to create a new signature, name the signature, then click OK
Under 'Edit Signature', select 'File' and then click Browse.
Navigate to where you saved your .htm file from Step 1 and select it.
Under 'Signature settings' check 'Add signatures to all outgoing messages' and then click 'OK'.