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Is there any money in Local Business Directories?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by randybishop, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. randybishop

    randybishop Senior Member

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    Are online Local Business Directories a viable option to generate income?
    Like to know your thoughts.
     
  2. buckyaustin

    buckyaustin Newbie

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    They exist for a reason. So yes they can generate income. The only problem is you have to prove yourself, so there not a great place to start. Well that's just my thoughts and that's what you asked for lol
     
  3. IProvideSEO

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    I have created several Local directories for restaurants and dentists, was going to do more than I realized that I could be spending my time with something more profitable.

    I think it matters about how useful your website is to your local community and if businesses would be willing to pay for advertisements on it.
     
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  4. monkid

    monkid Power Member

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    Yes of course. It's depend on how you convince people the benefits if they got listed there, then they will pay. Add extra value like giving them free press release if they pay for listing.

    Good lucks
     
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    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Who really uses directories... I haven't since like 1995 LOL
     
  6. Parrotfish2005

    Parrotfish2005 Junior Member

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    Yes I think that would be a tough sell today, maybe back in the day..
     
  7. Shift5

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    Yes, it depends on what kind of listing they'll offer and benefits on availing it.
     
  8. anwar001

    anwar001 Registered Member

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    These days, thousands of such directories exist in almost all niches and all countries of the world. So, it might be difficult to convince business people to list with you unless you are famous and have lot of traffic to show. Otherwise why would they bother specially since there are a lot of free directories as well where they can get listed or they can spend their money on better promotional avenues which generate higher ROI for them.
     
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    I'm sure the item concerns precisely beneficial your site should be to any nearby neighborhood of course, if organizations will be inclined to fund adverts on it.