We’re excited! We’ve reworked our search algorithms on Ample so that users can manually input the small portion of providers and businesses that do not come up in search.
Here’s how it works: Go ahead and search for the business you’re looking for! If none of the search results are the one you’re looking for, you’ll see an option to ‘Add the business here’ at the bottom of the results page.
Similarly, if Ample doesn’t return any results for your search term and location, you will be presented with the option to add the business.
Please note that by adding a business entry to Ample, you are not registering your business with Google Places. These business entries will be in our database, and not cross posted to other platforms.
There are other, more subtle changes that have been made on Ample in addition to ‘Add a Business.’ You may have noticed we’ve changed the language of the ratings categories. This was in part to communicate a lack of hierarchy between the ratings categories, but also because language like “Awareness” can be a bit vague. It is possible to be aware and still be discriminatory, for example. We went with “Inclusivity” because it better encapsulated what these ratings are communicating— the amount to which we are included, or not.
We also added a few hyperlinks around the site and blog to make navigation easier and more intuitive. Lastly, we’ve also added ‘Academic Institutions’ and ‘Religious Organizations’ to our business categories, which can be found in the drop menu at the bottom of the review form.
We hope you enjoy these new changes! As always, we welcome your feedback and invite your collaboration. There are more in the works, we promise. Ample only gets more awesome from here!