GradeUs banner  below header new
Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Member Since
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    175
    Thanks (Received)
    6
    Likes (Received)
    8

    Buying Business listings

    (linda, not sure the best forum for this - so I put it here. . . please let me know where you think it should go!)

    I have a client that wants to create a directory in their area (crazy, because we talked about this on a thread a while ago and I was against the idea).

    Anyway, they want to see if they can buy names for use in the directory. I have reached out to some directories that I am a customer of (in the other direction).

    Does anyone have any experience with this, and do you have any idea what kind of price this is going to cost me? My client is in a medium sized tourist town, and want to create a directory for folks visiting the area.

  2. Local Marketing Summit banner in thread
  3. #2
    Member Since
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    925
    Thanks (Received)
    16
    Likes (Received)
    34

    Re: Buying Business listings

    What's the point of the directory? Is it just a resource for other businesses in the area, or are you actually looking to make money off it of? If it's just a city resource there might be alternatives to paying for data.
    My rarely updated website (I should fix that) - https://www.ericrohrback.com
    Follow me on Twitter
    Want to talk? Book time with me here

  4. #3
    Member Since
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    Posts
    1,666
    Thanks (Received)
    60
    Likes (Received)
    64

    Re: Buying Business listings

    We built a directory for insurance agents and bought data from Acxiom. It wasn't cheap...
    Joy Hawkins
    Owner of Sterling Sky
    Author of The Expert's Guide to Local SEO [, a 260+ page training manual that is updated monthly and contains advanced tips and tactics for Local SEO that actually work and drive results.

  5. #4
    Member Since
    Sep 2014
    Location
    San Marcos, CA
    Posts
    529
    Thanks (Received)
    16
    Likes (Received)
    24

    Re: Buying Business listings

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyHawkins View Post
    We built a directory for insurance agents...
    Hi Joy, what was the purpose for building that directory, if you don't mind my asking?

  6. #5
    Member Since
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    Posts
    1,666
    Thanks (Received)
    60
    Likes (Received)
    64

    Re: Buying Business listings

    A lot of agents had cookie-cutter websites that they have little-to-no ability to optimize so we were looking for ways around it.
    Joy Hawkins
    Owner of Sterling Sky
    Author of The Expert's Guide to Local SEO [, a 260+ page training manual that is updated monthly and contains advanced tips and tactics for Local SEO that actually work and drive results.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
GradeUs above footer new