The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) on Wednesday announced the launch of two new websites — FeeOnlyNetwork.com and FiGuide.com — for financial planners and their clients.
The first, FeeOnlyNetwork.com, launched in tandem with online marketing firm Advisorology LLC, is designed to make NAPFA’s fee-only advisors more visible throughout the web by using search engine optimization technology. FeeOnlyNetwork.com includes the profiles of more than 1,500 advisors, with information about their businesses, their areas of specialty, and their certifications and affiliations.
“This one is the bomb,” said NAPFA media director Ben Lewis in an interview at the NAPFA national conference in Chicago. “It uses SEO to raise the online profile of NAPFA members. We’re already starting to see the benefit of SEO and we only launched this morning.”
The second website is a redesign of FiGuide.com, which NAPFA bought in 2011 after partnering with FiGuide.com to create the NAPFA Personal Finance Blog. The goal of the redesign is to give fee-only planners a broader national profile by tapping into NAPFA member blogs and websites to bring free personal-finance advice to the general public.