Is Google the new yellow pages?

Website design By BotEap.comAre you in business? Do you spend ridiculous amounts of money for a one-year membership to your local yellow pages directory?

Website design By BotEap.comHow does that work for you?

Website design By BotEap.comCome on… think about it. When was the last time you used the yellow pages to look up a phone number yourself? You either googled it or called 411 directory assistance, right?

Website design By BotEap.comSo why throw away your money for something that no longer works?

Website design By BotEap.comThis is what you have to ask yourself… Do you have a website that makes you money, or just an online business card? Because if people can’t find you, what good is it either!

Website design By BotEap.comWhile I was reading a local newspaper today, an article was written about the change in marketing that is happening everywhere. It was an interesting article, and the basic question was…whether to have an ad in the Yellow Page or in Google.

Website design By BotEap.comHere’s a fact according to Newsweek… over 91% of people say they use the Internet search engine (Google) to find local products and services. That is awesome. Even noted computer and online expert Chris Anderson of Wired says, “Your brand is no longer defined by Google.”

Website design By BotEap.comSmart local businesses no longer advertise in local newspapers or the local yellow pages. Instead, savvy businesses focus advertising resources on building a strong web profile (good branding) and ranking highly on Google locally. Smart businesses know that local consumers are more likely to go online and use Google to find local products and services.

Website design By BotEap.comGoogle is the new Yellow Pages!

Website design By BotEap.comToday you must have a good online profile, you must have a blog or website, you must be willing to learn the secrets of online marketing or pay someone to do it for you and you must understand the power of branding.

Website design By BotEap.comBudgets are tight these days, and online marketing and branded web profiles are a very powerful tool. Just 5 years ago, most businesses used the yellow pages. Just two years ago, most businesses were listed in the yellow pages online directory.

Website design By BotEap.comToday you must be using Google!

Website design By BotEap.comMore than 76% of offline businesses will move most of their marketing online this year. Hosting, video creation, and list building will be key components for businesses to connect and succeed. It’s like the gold rush of over 100 years ago.

Website design By BotEap.comThe history repeats it self.

Website design By BotEap.comOffer picks and shovels (tools for online success)!

Website design By BotEap.comLocal businesses must have the tools for their online marketing requirements, they must also gain the knowledge to advertise online effectively, and they must market themselves with the right information.

Website design By BotEap.comLocal businesses will be more interested in getting a good ranking on Google than having an ad in the yellow pages that no one will read. The change is happening now.

Website design By BotEap.comWhat are you going to do?

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