For Users

How do i add something to My Places?

When you are looking at places on the directory listings for Eat, Play, Sleep, etc. Each place has a Save button under it. On the profile for the place, the button at the top with the eye on it will add it. Then just click on the My Places menu item and all of the places you have saved will be displayed.

How do I remove something from my Places?

To remove an item from your places, you must search for them in the TownScouter Search and click the unsave button. There may be about a 30 second lag in unsaving.

What are connections?

Connections are meant to be used to form relationships between similar businesses and users who know each other. Please do not make a connection with a business as an individual user. You can view connections that places have made to see related businesses.

How Can I write Articles on TownScouter?

In your Account, you have an Articles menu item. Click that and you will be able to post your own article. Users are given 5 free articles. To write more, you can upgrade to a Pro account for $5/month.

Why are my images not showing up?

Sometimes there is a lag between when our upload system reaches 100% and when the image actually show up. Please wait until the thumbnail is displayed before navigating away.

What are Areas?

Areas are the geographical areas around common tourism destinations. Area Pages are used to display general information and show you places and articles for that location.

How Can I get an Area Page for a location?

You can donate money to an Area Page by going to the Donate Page. If the one you want is not available, you can fill out a request form there.

Who Can See My Places

Anyone. Your Places are shown both on your profile and on the Business pages that you add under their Fans section.

For Businesses

How Much does it cost? (nothing)

A Business Account is free. We want you to get the word out about your business. We only charge you if you want to publish articles and coupons. You get 5 for free, but past that, it will cost you $5/mo.

How Do I Sign Up?

Go to and find the sign up form for the type of business you are.

How is this different than other sites?

TownScouter is different because we work with local groups and individuals to create a community-driven online travel guide. We do much more than reviews. If you want to really get your message out about your business, this is the place for you.

What are Connections?

Connections are used to show users related businesses. Only accept and send connection requests to/from businesses that are geographically close to yours and are likely to have similar customers. If you do not follow this rule, you may be banned from the site.

What are Articles for?

Articles are a way of telling tousits about things that are going on in the community. If you have a press release, write and article with it and post it in your Area’s Category. If you are having a sale, choose the Coupons Category for your Area. If you add it to the Area Category, it will be deleted.

How do i add a coupon?
See above on Articles. The coupons will be added through your Articles and will be displayed on your profile together, but will be displayed separately on Area Pages.
How Do I add an Event?
Events can be added through your Account Page. Click Add New. Fill out the information. Click submit. It’s as simple as that.
How do I edit an event?
Click the title of the event in the Events tab of your Account Page.
Do I have to fill in the Latitude and Longitude for an event?

No. Just fill in the location address and it will automatically find the location.

How Do I Add a Map to My Profile?

Once you have created your profile, you can click on the Profile tab on your Account page. There will be a field for a map with instructions for adding the Google Maps embed code. This allows users to save your location to their own Google Maps accounts.