Yellow pages as a medium for advertising was once very popular, especially when the government introduced a cable communication network extending to all regions. Yellow pages used by many people to seek information on phone numbers of relatives, friends, or businesses. So many people who advertise their products in the Yellow pages for wide and diverse consumer as the reason. But today, the yellow pages are no longer getting good response from consumers, thus deemed no longer effective as an advertising medium. It doesn’t meant that yellow pages been not used at all, but the number of people who advertise in the yellow pages has decreased significantly. Even according to the survey, ads that put on the strategic page though, do not get a response from callers like previous times. Though the rates provided to serve ads on Yellow pages in fact go up. The ads rates look very noticeable difference. For the parts that are not commercial or popular the rate was not increased. But for popular stuffs such as mobile phone ads, housing, furniture, and things with a lot of requests from customers are experiencing a high tariff. In fact, although by minimizing the size of the ad or change it looks, will not give any results, because these media are not profitable as an advertising medium. So that is very unfortunate if have to spent a lot.
Advertising experts now recommend to no longer rely on yellow pages to get customers. Must begin to consider alternatives media to advertise. One that is becoming the trend is to advertise through the internet. The reason is because the Internet reaches almost every home and almost half of Internet users regularly access the internet every day. They prefer to buy online shopping, without the need to get out of the house. Research or survey should be conducted on the Internet to get reviews about this product, if it can be accepted by Internet users. The people that were not accustomed to online shopping will also be attracted to choose to shop online for the information provided and can be accessed easily. If a user comment on an item, it will be easier for other people to trust the customers who already use these products because they provide feedback about the product after using it
There is a new alternative to advertise that does not much different from the yellow pages. The difference is that this yellow pages works online. Advantages of online yellow pages are continuously renewals data, unlike the printed yellow pages which have to wait for the new edition, and again this online yellow pages can be viewed by all people from all over the world, so that have a wider range. The research shows that there is an increase for 25% of response from the usual yellow pages ads switching to an online yellow pages. By way of online yellow pages would be easier because it just by typing a keyword in the search engine, will be immediately visible results. Small businesses and large businesses all can advertise on this online yellow pages. The cost to advertise in the yellow pages online is also relatively cheap, and even some websites offer to place ads in the online yellow pages for free.
Big business now prefer to create their own web sites and put a link from their website in the online yellow pages. Some web sites also provide the opportunity to place ads for free. The main purpose of the yellow pages is basically to get potential customers, without neglecting existing customers that already exists. There must be steps taken to strengthen relationships with customers, to maintain trust and maintaining standards desired by the customer. If the customers satisfied with the service provided, increasing the price would not be a problem. Customers will promote the products to people they know, who will become new customers.
The bottom line is smart choose of the right method to advertise. If your business does not use other methods to advertise other than using the yellow pages, will cause losses. Begin to analyze how much money must be spent to put ads in the yellow pages and estimate whether the number of customers who obtained as expected. Every time there was a meeting with the customer, always ask how they can know or get information about the company and the products. This will help to analyze appropriate advertising methods for your products. It’s never too late to correct mistakes and find the most appropriate method.
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