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Old 5th December 2009, 02:02 PM   #1
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Default New Local Marketing Forum

Based on a suggestion from a member, we have added a new forum category for local online marketing

http://www.smallbusinessbrief.com/fo...splay.php?f=93

I've taken previous threads related to local online marketing and moved them to this new forum category to get things started. Feel free to let us know any comments you have, and keep the suggestions coming.

Here are some links to free yellow page directories I keep handy for local marketing

YP Web Directories
http://www.amblocal.com/olc/lookup.faces
http://www.internetyellowpages.com/update-listing.pml
http://register.local.com/
http://advertising.superpages.com/sp...reelisting2.do
http://www.whitepages.com/listing
https://www.yellowbot.com/signin
http://www.yellowpages.com/advertisi...e_listing_form
http://www.ziplocal.com/pages/listing

YP Data Providers
http://dbupdate.infousa.com/dbupdate...?bas_request=A
http://webapp.localeze.com/bizreg/Add.aspx
http://www.universalbusinesslisting....esses/overview

Feel free to create a new thread in our Local Marketing forum, or pile on here any tips you have for marketing your business in the local area. Cheers!

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Old 19th April 2010, 05:21 PM   #2
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I think the local marketing forum is a great idea and one of the reasons I joined this fine forum. I hope to be able to add some tips and resources that help some of the members here. Off to see if I can answer any questions now.

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Old 20th April 2010, 05:52 PM   #3
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Great Idea with local marketing.
Brick and mortar businesses are in need of direction when it comes to marketing online. We are in a position to be of help

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Old 18th July 2010, 03:48 PM   #4
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Default Marketing for the regular businesses

Great idea there is almost too much info out there about on line marketing but it is great to see info for regular mom and pop businesses.

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Old 19th July 2010, 11:39 AM   #5
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Default Mom and Pops will benefit from this thread

This thread is a good idea. The big boys can hire expensive SEO firms, but the Mom and Pops, many of whom are new to hosting a web page, need good information to milk it. It's one thing to put up a web page; it's another to make it work for you. Here, we can share information and techniques.

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Old 20th August 2010, 08:56 AM   #6
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thanks Logan.
I started an online gift basket store and am so lost as far as marketing it. I'm not sure where to go. which places will help me advertise. etc. I don't want to give up on this too soon but honestly. wonder if it's worth it.


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Old 20th August 2010, 09:52 AM   #7
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Hou816,

Don't give up yet--can you pinpoint some of the things you're having trouble with?

Is it web design? Content? Products? Attracting traffic? Conversions? All of the above?

How old is your site?

If you add a signature line, we can look at your site, your products and how you present them.

Thanks!

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Old 20th August 2010, 10:08 AM   #8
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Hou816,

Don't give up yet--can you pinpoint some of the things you're having trouble with?

Is it web design? Content? Products? Attracting traffic? Conversions? All of the above?

How old is your site?

If you add a signature line, we can look at your site, your products and how you present them.

Thanks!
Can I say all of the above? . I joined la Bella Baskets, their site is all set up, I don't need to do anything for that. Although I did make my own webpage, (thank God for my daughter, ) I'm not sure how to advertise it without having to add links to my home page, which I was told makes it look like spam. We have some great products, but getting people to look at them seems to be the problem and obviously buying them would be nice. I do advertise online, but think I am just choosing the wrong places.
La Bella Baskets has been around since December of 2009. I don't know how to add a signature line on here. I know you need to post things in order for that to be allowed but still can't figure it out.
my webpage is http://[email protected]
La bella baskets is www.mylabellabaskets.com/sandrah.html

Thanks for any help.

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Here is the link to learn how to setup your signature link.

http://www.smallbusinessbrief.com/fo...hread.php?t=56

I'll catch up also with what you have going on, and try to get back and throw my two cents worth your way. I've had a client with a basket site in the past, so I do have a few direct experiences in that area. I'll take some time to look at your site before I say more.

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Thanks for your help Logan. I do appreciate it.

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