WHY SHOULD YOU ADVERTISE ON VANCOUVERUSA.BIZ?
Let's get right to the point- By now you've probably heard it all before - how internet advertising can increase your bottom line significantly- right?
IF YOU WANT TO REALLY REACH CUSTOMERS TODAY, YOUR BUSINESS SIMPLY HAS TO ADVERTISE ON THE INTERNET!
You've also heard people being very negative about it: it's costly, you need a web site, the Yellow Pages are still the way to go...blah blah blah -right?
Funny thing is- the people who are negative are simply stuck in the past. They don't want to change, because they are afraid of change. So to cover up they come up with lame excuses, and try to convince you they know what they are talking about, when they really don't!
The simple, unavoidable fact is the Internet has changed the way the world does business!
And the only way to survive today is to accept those changes, and get on with your business!
In the old days, your customers would take the time to sit down and look for your ad in the newspaper, or they would go through those Yellow Pages. Not any more! The computer and Internet has revolutionized our lives. Now we can get information almost instantly on-line. We don't have to wait for the paper, or look through hundreds of pages in the phone book. All we need to do is type in a word or phrase and find everything we need, right on our computer screens. Fast! Easy! Conveniently!
According to A.C. Nielsen Ratings Average Web Usage is 10 visits per person, with an average time on line for the week of 8 hours, 7 minutes! The most telling statistic, however, is that the average time spent on any one web site was just 53 seconds. What it means is that people are spending much more time on line looking FOR SOMETHING than just looking around, or "surfing" the net! When they don't find what they are looking for, they move on. That's how it works!
The statistics tell the story- nearly everybody goes online to find what they're looking for. They don't take the time to look in the papers, or the Yellow Pages- they come up here!
In the time it takes to read this sentence, they can FIND what they're looking for online!
THAT'S WHY YOU NEED TO BE ADVERTISING WITH VANCOUVERUSA.BIZ!
But let's get really specific here- let's call a spade a spade. Whether you choose to advertise with us or not will not change our life, or they way we do business. If you choose to accept our offer, we'll do everything in our power to make sure we bring business to you.
LET'S BRING THE INTERNET DOWN TO OUR LOCAL LEVEL!
Currently there are an estimated 380,000 residents in Clark County, and more than 80% of them have access to a computer and the internet. According to Nielsen, this is one of the most computer-saturated areas in the USA. Most of these people go online every day. These are your potential customers! How many of them are included in the Nielsen figures?
The fact is these people are not looking at your ads in the newspaper.
They aren't looking at your ads in the Yellow Pages.
They are looking for your ads online!
It's a simple matter of supply and demand. The internet is where the customers are looking. This is where you have to be for them to find you! Three or four years ago you could still get away without having some kind of web presence. Today you can't - if you want your business to survive and prosper.
But let's face reality here. The internet now contains more than 8 billion web pages, and that number grows by about 25,000 every day. There are now more web pages on line than there are people on earth!
How in all that jungle of web pages are they supposed to find your business? If web advertising is the way to go, how can you use it to be sure your business can be found?
Putting up your own web site? -Not only will it cost you thousands for a quality web site, but additional hundreds or thousands to get it at least on the 2nd or 3rd page of Google or some other top search engine. And a continual outlay of cash to keep it there. And even if you do, how often are LOCAL people going to visit it? Unless you spend MORE cash to advertise it, who's going to look at it- more to the point, who's going to look FOR it?
There's a simpler, much more effective way to use the interent to your advantage!
SIMPLY ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS WHERE THEY ARE MOST LIKELY TO LOOK-IN A LOCAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY!
That's what VancouverUSA.biz is all about! We pioneered the Local Business Directory concept, back in 2001. Long before Google or Yahoo ever thought of it, we were doing it! And their concept of Local Business still doesn't match ours, because they don't live and work here. We do!
Here's the scoop:
VancouverUSA.biz is a simple to use directory of businesses located within Clark County. While we are an Internet Directory, we are by no means just a directory of businesses on the Internet! Our function is to make our viewers aware of WHO AND WHAT is available to them in Clark County. That includes ALL businesses, NOT just "online" businesses!
VancouverUSA.biz is a totally different, totally unique concept! Our focus is entirely and exclusively on business! Our front page is clean and simple, easy to use and easy on the eyes. We present information in a straightforward simple manner. Our main categories are displayed in a sidebar at the left. Once a viewer selects a category, in two clicks he can find your business! And the power of the internet is very persuasive- once a viewer finds you, he is more than likely to become your customer!
WHY YOU NEED TO BE ADVERTISING ON VANCOUVERUSA.BIZ:
Viewers come to VancouverUSA.biz looking for specific products or services offered by local businesses in Clark County.
IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THEY ARE LOOKING FOR "BRICK AND MORTAR" BUSINESSES IN THIS AREA- NOT JUST INTERNET BUSINESSES!
They come here because it's faster, simpler, and much easier than trying to find something in the phone book, or scanning the newspapers. They KNOW what they're looking for- they only want to know WHO provides it, and WHERE they are located.
They come to VancouverUSA.biz looking for an incredible variety of products and services. Our viewer query reports literally list everything from A to Z, and every week the list gets larger. So whatever your business, whatever you sell or offer, they are looking for it!
It isn't necessary for you to be doing business on the Internet. Many of our clients don't even have their own web site, and most of our viewers don't care! They are looking for YOU, not your web site!
If they can find your business on VancouverUSA.biz, they WILL do business with you, in your "brick and mortar" establishment - it's really as simple as that!
IF YOU WANT MORE BUSINESS, YOU NEED TO BE LISTED IN OUR DIRECTORY!
HERE'S WHAT WE DO FOR YOUR BUSINESS:
WE PROVIDE CONSTANT LOCAL EXPOSURE - Our site is the"granddaddy" of Local Internet Advertising. We pioneered the process, and we do it right. When we say local, we mean local- we don't accept clients from "across the river". No one else does that. Your business is never competing with similar businesses in Portland. It receives maximum exposure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
WE MAKE IT EASY TO FIND YOU! - Many times a viewer will come to our site not knowing exactly who or what they are looking for. As your potential client, they don't have to KNOW you or anything about you! All they need to do is click on a category, or type a word or phrase into our on-site search engine to find your business.
WE ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR A COSTLY WEB SITE! - We BUILD web sites. We know how costly a quality web site can be. By advertising with us, you don't need a site at all, just a web address. We take care of that, by giving you a page on our address. You can print it on your business cards, stationery, brochures, whatever. It's ALL you need.
(If you already have a web site, we add TARGETED quick links to your page, to allow viewers easy access to your site. Because they're targeted, when they exit your site, they come right back to your page on VancouverUSA.biz, re-inforcing your business in their minds!)
- WE LIST YOUR BUSINESS IN MULTIPLE CATEGORIES AT NO EXTRA CHARGE! - We understand your business may fit more than one category, so we list it in up to TEN! Every category has its own index page, and every index lists RELATED CATEGORIES, where your business may also be listed. We keep your business before the viewer constantly! Every other directory CHARGES for additional listings- ONLY VancouverUSA.biz gives them to you for free!
WE OFFER 3 TYPES OF LISTINGS:
BANNER AD - $100.00 per year. If you already have a web address, this is a perfect way to get additional exposure at very little cost. We'll use a pre-existing banner if you have one, or create one especially for you,(for FREE!), and tie it directly into your web site. Because it's a targeted banner, once a visitor finishes with your site, he or she is brought right back to our site, re-inforcing your image in their mind.
Your banner will appear in up to TEN related categories, on the Index page of each category! (Again, at no extra charge!)
An example of a banner ad:
LINE AD -$50.00 per year. The least expensive Internet exposure you can get! Your ad will consist of up to 5 lines, (Company name, address, phone and fax #, hours of operation), PLUS a line for your slogan or motto.
If you have a website, we'll also include a targeted icon to take visitors to your page.
Your line ad will appear in up to TEN related categories, on the Index page of each category!
An example of a line ad:
21st Century Designs Ltd.
5305 NE Issler Street
Vancouver, WA 98661
PHONE: (360) 450-7250
HOURS: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday
"Bringing your business to the world!"
FULL PAGE WEB AD - Starting at $199.00 per year.
The biggest bargain in Internet advertising today! Nowhere else on the Internet do you get so much for so little! You will receive a professionally-designed, full-color, full-page Web Ad. Your page is CUSTOM-DESIGNED around your business. EVERY business is unique! Your page is specifically crafted to reflect your business, and to direct potential customers to it.
You receive a fully functional web page, including your company logo if you have one, (if you don't- no problem, we'll create one for you FREE!), location, phone and fax numbers, hours of operation, types of payment accepted, etc., and graphics and text to tell your story the way YOU want it to be told. Plus all these EXTRAS at no extra cost!
Targeted hot links to your own URL if you have one.
Reciprocal Links to other pages, including business associates you'd like to have listed with you.
Listings in up to TEN related categories. Your web page is also displayed in each of them. (In effect, you receive up to TEN web ads- ALL FOR THE PRICE OF A SINGLE AD!)
THE GREATEST BARGAIN IN ADVERTISING IS A PAGE ON VANCOUVERUSA.BIZ!!
To put it in perspective, with listings in up to 10 separate categories, it costs you less than 10 cents a day for everything listed above! What else can you get for TEN CENTS today?
Where else can you receive 24 hour a day/7 day a week/365 day a year CONSTANT advertising for so little?
How much are you spending right now on newspaper advertising?
For example, compare the cost of a FULL YEAR with VancouverUSA.biz to a SINGLE AD in a SINGLE ISSUE of either daily newspaper!
Or compare the cost of our FULL PAGE WEB AD FOR A FULL YEAR with the cost of a full page ad in the Yellow Pages for ONE MONTH!
There is simply no better bargain anywhere than listing your business with VancouverUSA.biz!
Finally, consider this fact: If you don't list your business with VancouverUSA.biz, more than 70% of our local residents will never see what you have to offer, because this is the ONLY place they're going to look!
Can you afford to overlook 70% of your potential business?
VancouverUSA.biz is the ONLY place on the net devoted exclusively to business in Vancouver and Clark County! It's where your business needs to be!