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Best way to find business's without a website?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Haz136, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. Haz136

    Haz136 Junior Member

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    I have been going through the online yellow pages for my area but some who don't list their website there still have a website which means i have to spend 5 or so minutes searching for it to make sure they don't have one. I was just wondering if anyone new of any easier way to do this?
     
  2. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Just email the ones without the website listed and say "it was hard to find your website, do you have one?"
     
  3. faithjhung

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    Or call them. ask if they have a website because you're looking to visit them but cannot find their website.
    I believe it's something called social engineering
     
  4. talkmeow

    talkmeow Regular Member

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    my city has about 100k people and there is a local free newsletter that comes out every month.
    there are probably over 100 different local companies that advertise in it for $300-500 for small ads and a lot of them don't have websites listed

    maybe you have something like that in your area?
     
  5. Syndi

    Syndi Newbie

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    yeah newsletter sounds good or if you can call them all that's ok
     
  6. Haz136

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    Thanks for all your help I will give some of these a shot
     
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    himanuzo Supreme Member

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    If you have any online business, you need to have a website for promotion.
     
  8. netmoney1

    netmoney1 Executive VIP

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    Please enlighten everyone some more with you amazing knowledge. Instead of posting bullshit why not try to answer the question asked?

    Wait - an online business needs a website? GROUND BREAKING news!

    ...on second though how does one even start an online business without a website?
     
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  10. Andrew3445

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    If you need a massive amount of leads then places scout might be good. You can have it scrape google places for companies that don't have a website. I'm gonna get it myself. I'm gonna find them manually first and see what my mailer success rate is.
     
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  11. Porphyrogenitus

    Porphyrogenitus Junior Member

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    Just googling the "[company name] [city]" will tell you if they have a website with surprising accuracy. I think BBB is better though since the accredited businesses convert way better and are better clients than the unaccredited ones.

    These will return a nice list of businesses looking to buy, but struggling with their current solution:

    [niche] [city] "is under construction"
    [niche] [city] "call to undefined function" (and all the other common php errors)
    [niche] [city] "undergoing maintenance"
    [niche] [city] "website is coming soon"
    [niche] [city] "coming soon"
    [niche] [city] "this website is unavailable"

    etc. I started out this way until I automated it:)
     
  12. 67MAD54

    67MAD54 Regular Member

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    Keep a list of all the companies without a website and offer to local web designers for potential leads :)
     
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  13. Porphyrogenitus

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    I detailed records of all businesses and their web presences on file. You just gave me an idea for a new service... thanks:)
     
  14. Trepanated

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    A quick way could be to look at their email address.

    If someone lists their email address as a hotmail/yahoo/gmail that's a reasonably good sign that they don't have a website.
     
  15. gritts

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    You can check the newspaper as well, often there are businesses who advertise there but have no website, they just list a phone #. Or if they do have a site, it probably is outdated hence why they don't promote it.
     
  16. EMP1R3

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    I have used phone book and circled PAID AD's that did not list a Website, and my opening was how come you're not driving traffic to your Website in a PAID AD? People tend to visit a site before making a phone call, and then you can think of the possibilities.. e.g. well, you probably weren't advertising your website because you don't think it's effective, which is where "we" can increase you bottom line but XX% in your industry based on our case-studies with clients in relative industries..

    - emp1r3