Benefits of Being Listed on Quality Local Business Directories

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There is quite a bit of work to do when running a business that appeals to the local market. Unfortunately, one of the more effective marketing strategies is often the most overlooked. You will want to have your business listed on quality local business directories. This simple act which only takes a few moments online can make a big difference in people knowing about your business.

Before the days of the internet, it was imperative that businesses find their way into the local phone directories and Yellow Pages because a great number of potential customers would look for such companies in these locations. Both online and offline business directories today have the same effect as so many people discover their services through such venues.

Why Choose Business Directories?

Studies have shown that 8 out of 10 people who do research on business or company they use a physical or internet directory to look up for information. A business directory is by its very nature targeted advertising that gets the attention of potential customers. This is because the people that are looking through directories are specifically interested in the products or services that your business provides. All you really need to do is create a listing that catches their attention.

You can use the tools of the directory to highlight specific information and even compare your listing to the competition so that you can make yours stand out to potential customers.

Advantages of Being Listed on Business Directories

There are a number of benefits which start with the very nature of business directories being the first choice for so many potential customers to use. However, there are many other advantages associated with this form of advertising as well.

Targeted Audience: As mentioned before, a person who is interested in the products or services you provide will most likely do their research through business directories. This means that you are advertising to an interested party which is far more effective than most forms of marketing as you are reaching a specific, interested individual.

High Returns: Because business directories appeal to those who have a specific interest in what your business provides, you get a high rate of return for your investment. By putting your business information into this type of directory, you are advertising to people who are already interested in what you offer.

Continual Returns: Unlike a single ad in a newspaper, radio, television, or other source, what you place in a business directory will last for up to a year or more. With online directories, you can even make changes that update your information which will last even longer. This means that you will be getting responses many months after first entering your information onto the directory.

Low Cost: Many only business directories are free or have low fees and even old fashioned print directories generally cost little more than a newspaper ad for an entire year’s worth of advertising.

Naturally, you’ll need to choose the online business directories that have a very high search engine ranking for the best results. However, the investment you make will pay dividends for months when you craft an eye-catching listing that will help you stand out from the competition.

December 2, 2015 |

3 Simple Steps To Improve Your Round

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There are a whole host of things that you can do to reduce your scores and improve your performance on the golf course. In this article I am going to suggest three simple ideas, which if you put into action will help you on your way to better golf.

Step 1 – Be prepared for anything

This may seem obvious but ask yourself this, have you ever arrived at the course only to find out that you have forgotten something?

The undoubted answer is yes.

So by getting prepared for any eventuality will help you to perform better. To begin this new process you need to have a check of your equipment. You should start by taking everything out of your bag and throw away anything that should not be in there. (If you haven’t done this for a while I suggest a pair of rubber gloves, just in case you have a forgotten banana somewhere at the bottom of a pocket!)

Once your bag is clear, organize it. Put your tees etc in one pocket, for easy access and check that you have enough of each length of tee that you use. Wet weather gear stored neatly into the main pocket, if you play regularly in wet conditions make sure you have a plastic where you can keep your gloves, it will be so much easier to deal with the conditions. Now from this stage you need to get into the habit of loading up the car the night before, especially if you are playing early in the morning. This will leave the task of getting yourself ready in the morning, you won’t be running around in a rush to pack the car as well.

Step 2 – Use the same golf ball (Make and model)

I have long been a believer in the importance of using the same golf ball every single time you play. I know that this may cost a little extra but the benefits are worth it.

Your short game, especially your putting will be improved. You may be wondering why you will benefit from such a simple change and the reason is that you will get the same results from the same swings with the same ball. A softer ball for example will spin more and not travel as far as a harder ball. So if you are constantly changing your ball type then you are ultimately changing the consistency of your game.

Step 3 – Drink more

It is a well known fact that if you are dehydrated your ability to concentrate and perform drop. Keeping hydrated is one of the most important and simple things you can do to improve your performance. Many amateur golfers become thirsty during a round and it is then that they take a gulp of water. But this is too late as you are already dehydrated. You need to get into the habit of drinking a little sip of water from the first tee. You will feel much better if you do this and you will find that you have more energy. Your concentration levels will also dramatically improve, resulting in a more consistent performance.

April 22, 2015 |
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