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Business Directory & Local Marketing

A business directory listing in the yellow pages used to be enough! Maybe you had to decide if you had the money for multiple phone books like Yellow Pages and The Talking Phone Book in Portsmouth, NH? The yellow pages were very expensive, more than $6,000 per year for my handyman business (3 phone books). [...]

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Service Magic seems to dominate by creating millions of web pages with same content, both business listings and articles

Service Magic by Any Name is Still Service Magic

People are always complaining that Service Magic is working to dominate the entire first page of search results by creating lots of new websites, re-purposing all the content they’ve amassed. At the same time, they’re partnering with content sites to offer their contractor referral services but not sure of this as they’re pushing contractor listings [...]

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Online Directories: HotFrog

Before you jump in and complete a new directory listing, take time to understand the business model behind the business directory, i.e. who is paying? HotFrog is a great example to illustrate this point. HotFrog’s business model is selling advertising. HotFrog Directory Sells Advertising to Other Directories! (Recommendation – DO NOT Waste Time at HotFrog.com) [...]

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Branding: You? Your Business? or Both?

In school we learned about the Industrial Revolution. We grew up during the technology revolution which started with massive computers. Now we all have computers on our desks and access to the Internet. The younger generations are into texting, and soon iPhones will become the communication tool of choice. Connect > Communicate > Build Relationships [...]

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