Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Get Local in 2010 with Professional Business Listings

It's a New Year and we wanted to share a fresh new way to jump-start your small business:

Professional Local Business Listings Package

An affordable local business listing package, offered by The Michigan Business Directory in partnership with SmartFinds Internet Marketing, is allowing small businesses to reduce the cost of local online marketing. Internet based Local business listings are free through the major search engines and display in search results, as well as on mobile devices.

The additional benefits include adding coupons, offers, discounts, photos, videos while changing them anytime.

But navigating this new world of "Online Local" can be difficult and that is where the professionals at MBD (experts in online local) can affordably help.The benefits of "online local" to small business are incredible. "To be available to local prospects" right when the customer is looking for them ( around town with their mobile device) is a huge marketing advantage.

The ability to update your business offerings anytime gives you endless possibilities including (but not limited to) coupons, seasonal specials, clearances, the ability to push out the latest industry news and more.The Michigan Business Directory offers a low priced one-time fee of $395 to update your local business listing with their 15 year Internet expertise. This includes the six primary websites that include Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask, Local.com and Yelp.

In 2010, no one can argue that the mobile device industry will grow exponentially. Not only the iPhone, but also Blackberry and Palm are coming to market with new products and mobile applications, mapping, GPS and even localized advertising solutions.

Now is the time to jump on the bandwagon and get your business "online local". This is not limited to Michigan businesses, any business in the United States can take advantage of this wealth of experience at this economical price.

1 comment:

SmartFinds Internet Marketing said...

Hi Carol,

It is amazing to me how popular Yelp can be with consumers and there are "so" many local and small business that have no clue that local business listings exist. Furthermore they are being reviewed on Yelp or through other local business listings and they are not aware about that either.

I suspect that local business listing websites from Google, Yahoo, Bing, YellowPages, Yellowbook, Ask, City Searc and many others are all going to be seeking out the consumers to review a business on their website. That in itself will become an interesting "war" to watch.

The other part of the second comment is that this will push the local and small business to manage their local listing at multiple local business websites. As you can imagine there is a solution for this as well, which this blog post addresses quite well.

Local business listings are the one thing on the web that can help the local and small business for the first time. Mobile searches are up 30% in the past year and 70% of all searches are related to local information. With the information showing up in search results and on mobile devices this is almost a no brainer. Hopefully this group of businesses can actually adopt a business tool that can benefit them early for a change!