GoPlayPool Releases Updated Directory and System
Oct. 5, 2017
Oct. 5, 2017
And includes new Membership packages to business owners
GoPlayPool released its app, mobile site and website 5 years ago this September. Within days of the anniversary, they launched their newly updated system and directory. GoPlayPool features the most updated and current directory of pool halls and establishments featuring pool tables. With their newly updated system, users can now take advantage of the search engine, making it easier than ever to find places to play pool and more.
The directory itself has had a huge facelift and includes much more information than before. After thousands of hours of scouring the internet, making phone calls and even going on cross-country road trips, GoPlayPool owners, Ramin Bakhtiari and Mary Ann Starkey have personally gathered the information which is included in the directory listings. Users can quickly see which places have age restrictions and if they feature leagues and tournaments. They can also update information about a location as well as letting us know when locations close. They can also add rooms that we don’t have listed and give us detailed information. This information can also be updated and added by the business owners and management themselves. This is where the GoPlayPool Memberships come in.
Pool halls, bars, recreation facilities, bowling alleys, members-only establishments, and even gentlemen’s clubs are listed in our directory and each and every one of them can become a GoPlayPool Member Room. GoPlayPool offers monthly and yearly memberships, both of which are very affordable. Memberships allow businesses to promote any and all events, specials, tournaments and league information, as well as listing all of the entertainment amenities they offer. Everything from promoting dart leagues to showing off their food or drink menus can be included in their profile. Members can also use push notifications to let people know about special events. Push notifications target GoPlayPool users in specific areas. This might include a radius from a zip code, city, state or even nationwide. Businesses are also encouraged to promote military, student and membership discounts through GoPlayPool. The new search engine will also help users find places which offer these amenities.
Some might say they can already do all of that for free on their social media accounts. This is true. However, you’re advertising to the same people over and over again. GoPlayPool has a goal of helping businesses gain new customers as well as keeping their current fans updated on the latest happenings. GoPlayPool owner, Mary Ann Starkey says, “Our marketing efforts will help other businesses. Our users aren’t just pool players. They are college students, traveling truckers, and even people from across the world that frequently travel to the U.S. Not only do we believe we can help steer more customers to our Member Rooms, we believe that our members see more value in their profile on our system and therefore, do more to keep it updated and fresh. “
Another issue that might convince business owners and establishments to sign up with GoPlayPool is something that both GoPlayPool Co-Owners experienced in their pursuit to update the directory. Mary Ann said, “You’d be shocked at how many businesses are listed as being closed by Yelp, Facebook, Google and more. After checking personally and making phone calls, I discovered that there are a large amount of places that are probably losing out on a lot of business because of this.” When businesses become GoPlayPool Members, they can get tips and tricks to help boost their online presence and fix all of these issues that might be affecting their clientele. Mary Ann also stated, “I noticed a trend in phone calls. Places that I called which were supposedly closed, the employees didn’t seem to know much about the place they were working. They didn’t know how many pool tables there were or if there were tournaments. Informing hired employees should be priority number one if you’re to ever draw in curious callers or customers.”
If you already have the GoPlayPool App installed on your devices, it is recommended that you re-install the app to make sure the new features are updated. As always, there are no pop-up advertisements and users are not required to login to use the GoPlayPool App or website. GoPlayPool advises that they utilize Google Maps so all addresses are based off of the Google Map system. For example, a room that could be considered to be located in Los Angeles might actually be listed under Lakewood and vice versa. Despite this, the GoPlayPool system is now more organized and easier to use.
The GoPlayPool App is available on both Android and Apple devices. It is 100% free to download and use. Visit www.GoPlayPool.com to learn more about the available features or to become a GoPlayPool Member location.