SPECIAL OFFER for Local Businesses

NEW: Really Simplified Explanation of what Local Listings are and how they benefit you.

According to the recent Nielsen consumer survey:

  • 86.3% of people indicated the Internet is now vital to their lifestyle
  • 74% of people determine who to do business with locally using online computerized search engines such as Google and Yahoo
  • 50% use Internet yellow pages to find new and existing products and services
  • 65% still use printed yellow pages

The Internet is now the most popular way your existing and potential new customers use to find you. The survey also found:

  • 67% prefer online yellow pages to traditional printed books
  • 84% say using the Internet is a much faster way to find local businesses
  • 63% say the business listings on the Internet are more current
  • 86% had already used the Internet to find a local business
  • 78% use the Internet more today than they did last year (Internet usage is still growing)
  • 52% use the printed yellow pages LESS than they did two years ago
  • Of those who indicated Internet use is vital, 90% had used the Internet to search for local businesses
  • 80% of Internet users research their purchases online and 70% then buy within 20 minutes from home

Did you know that your existing clients and neighbors are using online directories instead of the yellow pages telephone book to look up phone numbers and find new businesses? These directories include Yahoo Local, Google Maps, MSN Maps, YellowPages, SuperPages and many more.

And there is a HUGE ADVANTAGE FOR YOU: These online listings are completely and totally FREE to the advertiser! Unlike print yellow pages there are no up-front or renewal fees.

Be sure your customers can find you quickly and easily

You can submit your business yourself or let us do it for you. Here is what you need to know and do:

These directories offer many advantages to anyone wishing to get more business for their local or online business:

  • Some provide a limited Web site specifically for your business
  • Most allow much more detail on your business
  • These directories do NOT charge for listings
  • Some allow links to your existing Web site
  • Your listing stays available indefinitely

As a business owner, your time is better spent running your business instead of investing the hours required to learn to do this yourself. We have vast experience and technical skills such as keyword research and copywriting that greatly increase how much visibility your listings receive.

Use us to maximize your results and convert Internet searches into sales

Have us add or edit your listings at 76+ Local Search Directories including these:

  • Major Directories: Google Local, Yahoo Maps, MSN Live Local, infoUSA, SuperPages, Yellowpages, MerchantCircle, Yelp
  • Secondary Directories: U.S. Counties, Online Yellowbook, Local.com, Superior Business Directory Yellow Pages, Localeze Database, Open List Local Guide

[NOTE: Read Local Search Options for more information on the above directories]

Flat Rate Fees:

  • $200 – Submit your business listing using Universal Business Listing (UBL)
  • $400 – Submit your business listing using UBL and then manually creating accounts, claiming your Google listing and upgrading major listings with additional information and images.

All options include these services:

  • Completing our business information form to ensure we have all the pertinent data on your business
  • Keyword research – ensuring every important word is included in your listings
  • Category research – selecting the optimum categories that describe your business
  • Professional copywriting – creating descriptions that maximize your referrals from each directory site

Isn’t your business worth this one-time investment? Generate and increase new business, make more sales, and retain your existing customers – indefinitely! Every day you delay is potential lost business.

  • Your one-time investment lists your business indefinitely!
  • Maximize Your Exposure – Choose Your Directories and
  • Call (469) 735-2108 or email Internet Strategist at inbox.com today

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  • Make a One Time Investment in Your Business
  • Reap the Rewards Indefinitely
  • Questions? Call (469) 735-2108

NEW: Compilation of all the information on your business you’ll need to get it listed in Local Search. Simply use this form to gather your business information.

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Gail Gardner

Small Business Marketing Strategist at GrowMap
Creator and owner of GrowMap.com, Gail is primarily known for mentoring small businesses and encouraging bloggers to join collaborations to share skills and support small business.


  1. Business listing fee’s shouldn’t be that high, not even yellow pages charges that much.

    • Hi Bob,

      The listings are actually free. It costs $75 to send them through the version of Universal Business Listings I prefer and I charge for my time if someone wants me to do their listings for them.

      When I do them I research categories and every keyword phrase that goes into the listing and I do extensive interviews to make sure we get every product and service in there that the business has to offer. You get what you pay for. :-)

  2. A bit of a high fee for business listing submission…

  3. I still use the local phone directories for things like takeaways and taxi firms but everything else I tend to look up online. Online directories that mirror paper ones (such as yell) seem to offfer the best of both worlds.

  4. People around the world are becoming more and more hooked with the internet for their needs wants. And they are constantly increasing in number.
    This implies that local businesses gets a big benefit in Local Businesss Listing. This a nice form of advertisement for it will be made available around the globe.

  5. As I already owned a local online directory so i don’t think so that I really need this .
    But for the time I must suggest that it made easy for the customer to find the local listing in the local directory.

  6. I am from Singapore and a small ad listing measuring 2×1 inches on the local yellowpages (the physical book) cost abount $3k. For $3k, nowadays one can get more bang from an online advertisement.

    BelleTan blog’s at: florist ‘s blog.

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  8. You can add your business in local listing of Google, Google also lunched yellow pages for the local business.simply search with Google yellow for in Google search and see the results

  9. I just listened on Fox business to the head of Google mobile. I believe mobile local search is the place to be in the next year. Google is going to be doing some interesting things over the next year in their quest to take control of the mobile market. I’m already seeing an increase in mobile search in some of my clients’ analytics

  10. It is silly no to try and optimize you business for local search. Even if only a small portion of people find you from local search that number is sure to go up in the future and it important to rank well locally for your business and its related keywords. Plus it should be easier to do so.

  11. I think people still use the yellow pages to some extent, but I think it is important to focus on local search if your market in your area is competitive.

  12. Local search has really taken over the yellow pages. While some people will still rely on traditional search means, local search is a great way to expose your business locally.

  13. I can’t believe so many people are still using Yellow Pages! That is so outdated :)

    • Hello Kai,

      I’m sure the number of people using online directories on their cell phone, GPS and computers have continued to climb since that study was done. There will always be some people who don’t use computers or cell phones and for those businesses still need to be in the yellow pages – especially if they serve an older clientele.

  14. I think online directories will eventually make paper directories such as the Yellow pages obsolete. Their market share is increasing all the time. It’s important businesses realise this and make advertising desisions on this basis.

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