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Old 07-30-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
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Am new to the site, been contract painting for 34 years and just moved my business to a new city. This down economy has put a real kink in business so just wanted to connect with others to see what is working for you. I have done a good business over the years but it is a new game in these tough times. People want everything for nothing it seems so it is hard to land a job worth having lately......just curious, have any of you used "yellow pages city" for advertising online? Thought I might try it but is a 1 year contract with monthly payments. Is anyone using yellow pages online and any real success with it? Thanks for any feedback.
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:14 PM   #2
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Welcome to pt. I steer clear of anything phone book related they're a bunch of crooks.
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Welcome to PT

We are generating 21% of our leads from the internet. No paid listings including yellow pages. It's all from Google local, website SEO and mostly blogging.

Join your local chamber and Rotary and get on a committee ASAP. Also join a BNI.

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Welcome to PT.

If you just relocated to a new area the YP will keep a constant presence but your bread and butter should be referrals after some jobs are behind you.
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Welcome, most of our business is referral or internet searches. Have a great website and market it.
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Thanks everyone for the feedback.....I appreciate it all.
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And read every marketing and sales book you can get your hands on!
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welcome and good luck. if you can make a new start successful in this economy you are doing well
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I'm with Steve over 50% of our leads come from our webpages. A good book to get you started is " Be #1 on Google" by Jon Smith. It is just the basics but will get ya started.
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Welcome to PT and good luck.
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