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Topic # 88783 23-Aug-2011 21:36
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The first I heard of this was when I received my invoice today. I guess that if I cancel my direct debit payment someone will get in touch and explain how this is justified.

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  Reply # 510890 23-Aug-2011 22:07
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Lol the Canadian pension fund that bought them are such suckers. Haven't these guys figured out yet that the internet itself is the directory....?





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  Reply # 510891 23-Aug-2011 22:13
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traderstu: The first I heard of this was when I received my invoice today. I guess that if I cancel my direct debit payment someone will get in touch and explain how this is justified.


I guess you have to cover all the people who are no longer advertising with them. A 35% rise is huge, surely you had to sign something before they charge you that anyway.

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  Reply # 510949 24-Aug-2011 08:41
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might be worth it if their search was worth a damn!

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  Reply # 510964 24-Aug-2011 09:04
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Zeon: Lol the Canadian pension fund that bought them are such suckers. Haven't these guys figured out yet that the internet itself is the directory....?


Whilst that is true (and I for one haven’t used the yellow pages for years) you should remember that broadband penetration is less that 70% of households. So that means there are still >500k houses with no broadband who probably do use the yellow pages for looking up stuff.

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  Reply # 510994 24-Aug-2011 09:49
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We only get around 100 visitors per month to our site via the Yellow Pages online. Considering the cost I am thkkning about using this money for other online advertising instead. Google Adwords is very good for us.

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  Reply # 510996 24-Aug-2011 09:52
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personally i still use yellow.co.nz, if i need a plumber or something, its the easiest way i know to find one in my area.

i dont use it a lot, but i do use it.

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  Reply # 510998 24-Aug-2011 09:53
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I think you have hit the nail on the head...Yellow Pages is still used for Consumer to Business search but less frequently for B2B.

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  Reply # 511008 24-Aug-2011 09:58
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reven: personally i still use yellow.co.nz, if i need a plumber or something, its the easiest way i know to find one in my area.

i dont use it a lot, but i do use it.


Do you know that you can probably get better results by typing "plumber near [my area]" in to google maps?

I have a YP listing, but downgraded it to a free listing many months ago. I get the odd job from it, but mostly I get other businesses trying to sell me stuff which is really annoying. 

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  Reply # 511031 24-Aug-2011 10:23
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For my photography business I dropped the yellow pages printed and online a few years ago. I found I was getting low budget inquiries, and not many of them. For tradesmen, sure, but for most businesses I see little point.




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  Reply # 511054 24-Aug-2011 10:52
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jjnz1:
reven: personally i still use yellow.co.nz, if i need a plumber or something, its the easiest way i know to find one in my area.

i dont use it a lot, but i do use it.


Do you know that you can probably get better results by typing "plumber near [my area]" in to google maps?

I have a YP listing, but downgraded it to a free listing many months ago. I get the odd job from it, but mostly I get other businesses trying to sell me stuff which is really annoying. 


no i never actually thought of that.  but yellow also gives you the hours they are open etc as well (not useful for a plumber, but useful for other things if you are trying to find something that is open now) 

yeah i get yellow isnt that useful for most things, and i do google pretty much anything i am after, but i still use yellow from time to time.  there are something that its good for, just less and less these days.

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  Reply # 511090 24-Aug-2011 11:32
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reven:

no i never actually thought of that.  but yellow also gives you the hours they are open etc as well (not useful for a plumber, but useful for other things if you are trying to find something that is open now) 

yeah i get yellow isnt that useful for most things, and i do google pretty much anything i am after, but i still use yellow from time to time.  there are something that its good for, just less and less these days.


So does google if you bother to put your details into a free google places listing.




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  Reply # 511199 24-Aug-2011 13:15
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richms:
reven:

no i never actually thought of that.  but yellow also gives you the hours they are open etc as well (not useful for a plumber, but useful for other things if you are trying to find something that is open now) 

yeah i get yellow isnt that useful for most things, and i do google pretty much anything i am after, but i still use yellow from time to time.  there are something that its good for, just less and less these days.


So does google if you bother to put your details into a free google places listing.


only did a quick search but every result that i saw didnt have that info.  most seem to have it on yellow.

chances are ill use google for most things (even maps now i know), but i did still see myself using yellow from time to time

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  Reply # 511237 24-Aug-2011 14:02
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reven:

only did a quick search but every result that i saw didnt have that info.  most seem to have it on yellow.

chances are ill use google for most things (even maps now i know), but i did still see myself using yellow from time to time


Just did a quick look for somewhere I am going to drop by later today
http://maps.google.co.nz/... blah blah

Hours are on there, I think it sources it from finda since many places have that on them.





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  Reply # 511250 24-Aug-2011 14:19

Yellow online should be dead within 24 months.

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  Reply # 511258 24-Aug-2011 14:32
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richms:
reven:

only did a quick search but every result that i saw didnt have that info.  most seem to have it on yellow.

chances are ill use google for most things (even maps now i know), but i did still see myself using yellow from time to time


Just did a quick look for somewhere I am going to drop by later today
http://maps.google.co.nz/... blah blah

Hours are on there, I think it sources it from finda since many places have that on them.



oh you have to actually click the link to see their hours, would be more helpful if that was in the popup so you could quickly mouse over stores to see which one is closest and is open.  thats one thing i like about yellow search results.   

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