Why add your business to GooPages Online Marketing Platform?
Business owners like yourself are offered a lot of ways to promote your business online. You get emails and other notifications or even phone calls telling you this tool or that website or these services are essential to your online success.
But you don't have time to use them all. So, obviously the ultimate question business owners want to know is...
"How is this tool going to help my business and is it worth the time I put into it?"
How does GooPages differ from all of the other local business directories?GooPages is a lot more than "just another business listing". It's an online marketing platform. Most business directories are simply the name of your business, address, phone number and maybe a link to your website. They're designed to just give you another link to your website.
Those business directories that are just your basic information and that aren't active have very little or no value to your business.
That means choosing local business directories with tools you'll actually use
That's exactly why GooPages was created. Here are some of the tools you'll have that are definitely worth your time and money.Mobile Compatibility - You know those business directories you probably paid someone to add your business too? Maybe there were hundreds of them. Are they all up-to-date with Google's new rules about being compatible with mobile devices?
GooPages is fully optimized for the search engines on both PCs and all mobile devices.Business Categories - We're always updating the categories you can list your business under and with the Business Pro Plan or Business Pro Plus Plan you can list your local business under multiple categories.
Categories provide another way for potential customers to find you on GooPages and on the search engines.Online Store - Not everyone sells directly to customers through the web, but if you do, our online store tool is a great option. There is no additional monthly fee. It comes with both the Business Pro and Business Pro Plus Plans.
GooPages does not charge transaction fees or commissions. You choose your own payment processor and the money goes directly to you.You can easily create description pages for each individual product or service you offer through your store. And these aren't the little 25 word descriptions. We offer you a full page to describe the product or service so it can be optimized for the search engines.
The whole idea is for potential customers to easily find you both online and offline.Image and Video Galleries - There are some online directories that allow you to upload images and/or videos, but they are just all mixed together and usually just in the order in which you uploaded them.
Images and videos, especially when shared on social media are the most effective ways to reach new customers.Documents Section - You can upload PDF files to the documents section of your website and link to them from blog posts or on social media. Create and upload white papers, ebooks, brochures, sales material and more.
The more things you upload to your profile, the more ways there are for customers to find you.Social Networking - GooPages provides you with tools to help you share your news, documents, videos, images, products, services, GooPons and more on places like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and others.
Helping you bring you new customers through the search engines and through social media is something we've spent a lot of time on.GooPons - We offer more than 2000 templates for you to use to create great looking coupons to offer your current and potential customers online.
Coupons and special offers help you stand out from your competition, build repeat business and attract new customers.Testimonials, Reviews and Ratings - You can add testimonials from your current customers. They can also rate and review your business.
We at GooPages don't see anything wrong with asking happy customers to share their positive experience with your business.It's no different than telling a satisfied customer; "Tell your friends about us". Then both you and your customers can share those positive reviews on social media to bring in more business.
People are more likely to buy from a business that has been recommended from people they trust.The GooNetwork - Recommend other local businesses you like to your customers. Recommending others is a good way to get them to also recommend you. More people do business with someone recommended by someone they trust than any other method of promotion or advertising.
Networking with others is a tried and true method of promoting your business online and offline.GooNews - This provides you a way to share press releases, announcements and other news about your business. Distributing press releases and news is another great way for people to find your GooPages local business listing in the search engines.
Making announcements or doing press releases periodically increases the interest in your business.The GooLetter - The monthly newsletter we send to all of our members offering you business promotion tips for both online and offline promotions.
Our experienced small business marketing experts share actionable tips with you. We want to do everything we can to help you succeed.The GooBlog - Our business tips blog is updated daily to make sure you have the latest information about the search engines, social media, offline advertising and promotions, new tools available to your business, mobile marketing tips and more.
Your subscription to our blog is free and it's written by professionals with years of successful marketing experience.Tags - Tags provide more help for the search engines so they can properly rank your local business for the right keywords and phrases. We want people to find your listing in the search engines.
GooPages is focused on helping people find your profile and business listing, not just our directory.