Frequently asked questions

Are submissions being accepted?

Submissions are being accepted at this time by our editors.  All submissions are reviewed manually, we only list a very small number of professionals, agencies, and software, so it’s always good to check that we are still accepting submissions.

Are submissions being accepted?

recommended.digital recommend high-quality digital agencies, freelancers, and software. To be listed means that our editor has recommended the individual or organisation based on quality, use, delivery, and other factors.

What is the criteria for being accepted?

Any new or established freelancer or agency can apply. Our editors are looking for quality, experience, innovation, and approach to markets.

Can any agency or freelancer be listed?

Yes, in principle. Any UK or US based (or serving that area) agency of freelancer meeting the listing criteria.

Is there a cost to being listed?

Yes, there is a cost for being listed on this website, unless the editor provides a free listing.

Where are your terms?

Please view our terms of service web page.

What is the benefit in being listed?

In these uncertain times, clients want to know their choice is right- Recommendations count. 

Be independently reviewed and accredited by recommended.digital, use an accreditation badge on your website, proposals, portfolio, or business cards.

Be published in our index and have a web page about your software, freelancer business, or digital agency.

Is a listing permanent?

No.

Can I become an editor?

All editor positions are currently filled. 

Do you consider partnerships or collaboration?

If you would like to suggest a partnership or collaboration we would be pleased to hear from you. In the first instance, please use the contact page on this website.

Where is the privacy policy?

Please view our privacy policy web page.

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Accreditation badge questions

Where can I use my digital badge?

When you have been approved by recommended.digital in writing you will be able to use your digital badge on your :

Website, social media, portfolio, tender and bid documents, business cards and other client facing documents. 

The recommended digital badge can link to your web page on recommended.digital.

Can have a web page on recommended digital?

Yes, this website is featured in Google, Bing and many other search engines. 

recommended.digital will send you an email with instructions for publishing your web page content and link(s). 

Can I link back from this web page to my agency?

Many agencies and freelancers choose to link their webpage to their agency or freelancer website – it’s completely your choice. 

Can I choose my own content for this web page?

Yes. However it must meet our editorial guidelines and standards.

Can I link from my agency to my accreditation page?

Yes, you can highlight on your website that you have been recommended and link to your agency or freelancer accreditation web page – it’s completely your choice.

Can I update my accreditation web page in the future?

Yes. All requests to edit content in the future must meet our editorial guidelines and standards though. We make all edits and add all content.

Can a person recommend my agency?

Yes, a third party can nominate your agency. This can be with or without your knowledge and via the submit an agency form found on this website. 

Can a person or company recommend me if I am freelancer?

Yes, a third party can nominate your freelancer business. This can be with or without your knowledge and via the submission form found on this website. 

Your nomination, if successful would only be applied if you agree due to their being an annual fee required.

How often are badges updated?

New badges are issued at intervals on a annual basis. 

Can I use my accreditation badge in my agency printed creds??

Yes, you can show prospects and clients that you are a recommended agency in your agency documents. 

How long does it take to get accreditated?

Our editors will review your website, business information, and may call the business to validate. This process is variable and depends on how easily we find your:

– business name published
– business website
– social media accounts
– existing reviews
– company accounts (if applicable)
– company house information (if applicable)
– A UK phone number 

Why was an agency or freelancer accredited?

The editor’s decision is final, they will have reviewed the application and decided that the individual or agency has met or exceeded the listing and approval criteria. 

For instance, a number of subjective reviews may still allow an application to be approved.

Providing an equal opportunity for both new and existing agencies and freelancers is observed; a smaller portfolio will not be viewed adversely etc. 

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Other commonly asked questions

Where are your offices?

Due to COVID-19 recommended.digital does not operate from a traditional office base.

Can we arrange a meeting?

Virtual meetings will be available in the future.

What countries are being accepted at this time?

At this time UK and US agencies and freelancers are being recommended. In some situations recommended.digital will accept an agency or freelancer that serves these locations.

Will recommended digital accept other countries in the future?

Yes. The website will be updated in the future to accommodate other regions and countries.