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      Why should I advertise on one of the San Francisco North Bay Directories?

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Why is it so inexpensive to advertise on this site? Everywhere I look advertising is very expensive - except on the "free search engines. " But, since it's almost impossible to get anywhere near the top what good does it do - no-one can find me there anyway?  Deal

If you have a Website or a Web Brochure
What is the best way to advertise my business and website on one of the San Francisco North Bay Directories? Tip
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What is the best way to advertise my business and website on
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We are a Non-Profit organization how much does it cost for us to list? Deal
Should I link my website and email? Tip
Can I save money on multiple listings? Deal
Can I change my listing information once I am listed?
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I don't have a website can I still advertise on  one of the San Francisco North Bay Directories ? 
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Why should I advertise on the San Francisco North Bay Directories?

                  
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Placing a listing.  Top of page ad or banner ad on any one or all of the directories  " will"  bring you more business. 
 

You will notice that our websites have listing, top of page ads and even banners from large national advertisers (even Google)  as well as local businesses.  They are there because...? -  By advertising with us They get more business!

 If you are on this page you came here because you wanted ... more business? Right?

If you have a website you need people to see it in order for it to do you any good - right?.

If you don't have one you need people to call or visit your place of business anyway - right?

That's what we do - Bring people to your website or get people calling you and bringing business to...
                                                                                                                                your door.

 

  • We get tons of traffic - Millions of page views per year.
     

  • With listing linked and your advertising copy under your name YOU "will" get more traffic to your website and if you website is well designed it will bring business to your door.  

  • With a regular listing (one without a website) and your advertising copy under your name people will be calling you. 

  • Optional If you don't have a website but wish you had a full page ad to let people know more about you we can give you a full color full page ad for people to see for 94.00 per year including hosting.

  • Your listing appears on - SF North Bay Search Engine FREE. This search Engine appears on all our main pages for people who want to do a quick search.

  • Your website gets picked up by over 100  national and International search engines like Yahoo, Google, MSN, Alta Vista, AOL, and others.

  • Your listing here raises the popularity of your website on other search engines.

  • If you don't have a website you still get a business listing so locals and people anywhere can find you.

  • We are the main directory and search engine for entire SF North Bay area.  
     

Why should you  advertise on the San Francisco North Bay Directories? It will bring you more business.  Explore the advertising possibilities  Click Here Now

 

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Why is it so inexpensive to advertise on this site? Everywhere I look advertising is very expensive.  except on the "free search engines. " But, since it's almost impossible to get anywhere near the top, what good does it do - no-one can find me there anyway?

You are absolutely right about the Free Search Engines. You get what you pay for. 

Internet advertising on our site is inexpensive because we chose to make it that way.  There are several methods a business can choose to conduct business.

One of those choices is the Barnum and Bailey method. (There is a...) whereby you charge as much as you can get away with knowing that some people "think" that the more it costs the better a deal it is. You work less and make a lot of money.   

The other method is to give everyone a good deal, well worth the money they paid and then you succeed by helping  those around you succeed. We have chosen the second method because we feel it is the most beneficial for everyone. We also know that you will receive more than your money's worth and will want to continue your advertising and even expand it, to be even more successful. Our company philosophy is to prove our worth to you and then invite you to participate in more advertising and marketing ventures that will be even more lucrative for you. We have many advertising opportunities available on our site from banners, to display ads and sponsorships that will benefit you and your company even more that basic advertising.  We want you to consider these possibilities and consider us as your Internet adverting and marketing source in the future. It's that simple.  We hope that make sense to you.

If you still feel that you should be paying more, and want to get more, then start off with one of our higher level advertising and marketing campaigns such as sponsor advertising or our "top of the page" listings. These programs will get your business seen more often.   Click here to explore your advertising choices and possibilities

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What is the best way to advertise my business and website on The San Francisco North Bay Directories?

Where and how you advertise your business and website on one or all of the San Francisco North Bay Directories depends on what you want to accomplish with your listing or ad. Our Directories are an advertising medium like any other. Where and how you position your listing will determine how much response you receive. Because our listings are categorized, naturally, you should list in your category. If you sell hardware you would list under "hardware" but if you sell a lot of tools you might place a listing under tools as well. If a lot of your customers are contractors who buy tools you may want a listing under contractors too.

Once you decide what the best category, or categories are best, then you should decide where you want to be on that page. Naturally, the best place for exposure is the very top of the page. Fortunately, the internet, although a very good place to advertise, (millions of people visit our directories) it is not as expensive as paper advertising. While you can pay a thousand or more dollars per month on paper advertising it may cost you as little as $9 per month to advertise here. Click here to explore your advertising choices and possibilities

 

We are a Non-Profit organization how much does it cost for us to list?

Non-profit organizations receive a free listing on NapaYellowPages.com Details

 

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Should I link my website and email?

First, if you have a website you will naturally want to link your site from our pages. What is the point of having the website and paying hosting fees if you don't advertise it? Right? You can comfortably list your contact email with us because it is protected against spam robots (the robots that go out and collect email addresses for SPAM) Since your email is encoded most spam robots won't find it but your customers can click on your email link and write to you. Get Started...

 

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Trick Where on a category page should I advertise

Where on the page should you place your listing or ad?  This depends on 2 factors. What other advertisers are doing in that category and what kind of traffic you want to receive. Although we would love to have you take a sponsor ad no matter what it is not always necessary and, since we are a local business not some large conglomerate we realize that the happier we make you the happier we will be. So with that in mind... On a category page where the only listing are businesses without websites and there is only one page of listings you might want to take the least expensive listing.  Since you will the only, or one of a few business with a website link, you will immediately stand out. Anyone scanning the alpha list will see your listing and click on your website. When the category has a lot of listing with website links, many pages, some bold listing and so forth it may be to your advantage to take a bold listing ($15 per year extra ) The bold listing will make your listing stand out within the alpha list. If there are no listing above the alphabetical listings you might consider listing there. Your listing will be the first to be seen! Statistically, it is well known that shoppers will probably visit your website or call the top of page listings first. You listing only costs $14.95 per month (for the test listing) and as long as you keep this listing it will appear above anyone else listing at that level.

What about those pages where there are many listings above the Alphabetical categories. A display ad + Listing  (Bright Yellow listing) will get you to the top of the page if  there is no-one else there or just under the listing that are already there. This category is a first come first served listing. The display ads that come with this listing are also place top to bottom on the page.

If you want to be at the top of a page that is heavily advertised with many display ads and listing you "can" do that by taking a Sponsor Ad for that category. This is by far the best advertising opportunity available for heavily advertised categories. The sponsor ad is the Number 1 page of any category. The only thing on that page is a copy of your website with a link directly to your site and links to the other page(s) in that category. Anyone going to that category has to see your website first! Click here to explore your advertising choices and possibilities


Does my listing come up on Yahoo, MSN, Google and other major search engines?

Registering your site directly with search engines can be complex and time-consuming. Worse yet Unless you know what you are doing your site may come up on page 190 of the search and no-one will find it or your business. But you've found a solution that works easily. Itís fast. Itís affordable. And, itís from a trusted name SFNorthbay.com - MarinCountyguid.com - SonomasBest.com - NapaYellowPages.com - SolanoCountyGuide.com)

The Internet is a shared information environment. All the pages on San Francisco North Bay Directories are indexed by over 100 Search Engines around the world including the major ones like Yahoo, Google, MSN, Alta Vista, Overtures, HotBot  and others. In many cases, when someone types in keywords related to Napa Valley, Sonoma, Marin , Solano they get a page on one of the San Francisco North Bay directories. Often the that  page is at or near the top of the search. When they click on the link they get the page where your listing or ad is placed. People looking at the page can simply click on your listing or ad link and visit your site.. So yes, your listing does come up.

To make this whole process more understandable let's give you an example. If you go to MSN Search and type in  - Printers Napa - or - Printers Napa Valley - you will see that the top 6 listings are either NapaYellowPages.com or the websites we created and optimized for some of our clients. Now, if you have a listing or advertisement under Printers on our pages people will see it. Does this make sense? 

Bonus - Having your website listing one of the San Francisco North Bay Directories also helps the search engines pick up your site directly in 2 ways. All search engines use robots go out and scout out websites and their content. NapaYellowPages.com is  linked to the National and international search engines robots and they come to our site for a visit every 30 days. Our own SF North Bay Search Engine robot visits 3 times per week. Robots are designed to follow links and look at content of various website. Some robots also gage the popularity of a website based on how many other sites they find it listed on.

When a robot visits one of the San Francisco North Bay Directories it looks at our pages for keyword content to judge where to put the page and it looks for links to follow to other pages and other sites. When it finds your listing or advertisement it follows the link to your website and it also gives you points for popularity. (Popularity may increases you placement on some search engines.) Now, if we built your website, or another professional company built it for you, and your content plus  meta tags - (especially your keywords)  are in place and match your content correctly, it will catalog your website and place it somewhere on the search engine based on relevancy.

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Big  Bonus  Now you have 2, 3, 5, 30 or more search engines for the price of one!   So... a single listing on one of the San Francisco North Bay Directories can easily translate into thousands of visits to your website.

 



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Why can't I just list my site on the search engines.

You can.   We even have tools to help you do just that yourself. tell me more..

The only problem is that your website may be buried under 30, 250 or 2000 other website. How may people will find it?

(Our first recommendation however is - get yourself listed on one of the San Francisco North Bay Directories because this co-operative model gets you results. Click here to explore your advertising choices and possibilities

... Want to do it an easy, no hassle way and save lots of money too?

When you have a website you need eyes to your site so people will purchase your products or services. If you spent hundreds or even thousands of dollars for that site it would be foolish to let it sit there like an old brochure in your desk drawer. Now the question is how do you get the eyes. We are experts in getting the eyes to your site and can catapult your site from a few views to thousands.

The San Francisco North Bay Directories saves you time and  money.  one of The San Francisco North Bay Directories are a co-operative advertising and marketing venture. Instead of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars to the search engines you pay a much smaller amount and still get fantastic results on those very same engines and get the hits. While your competitor is spending a hundreds or thousands each month for Internet advertising you are using our co-operative advertising model to outdo the competition in both cost and website views. What could me more logical?  Click here to explore your advertising choices and possibilities

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Tip Can I save money on multiple listings?

Yes - Essentially you can list under any and under as many categories as you want. Also, the cost per listing goes down for every additional listing you take. Click here to explore your advertising choices and possibilities

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Can I change my listing information once I am listed?

Certainly, Simply click on Advertising and then Update your Listing. We will normally update the information within 72 after we confirm it . 

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I don't have a website can I still advertise on  NapaYellowPages.com ? Tip Trick Deal

Certainly. Every business in Marin, Sonoma, Napa Valley, Solano can place a  listing on one of the San Francisco North Bay Directories. You can place it any time and it will be online within 72 hours after you place the listing. You can list the business name, address and phone number like many businesses that don't have a website. OR  you can take advantage of the best internet offer available today for web-less business friends - Our 1 page web brochure for 94.00 PER YEAR including hosting and listing! This is the best offer you will find. Our competition doesn't even come close!

Happy CustomerThink about this. You may not have a website, yet, you are browsing this site. Other people use the internet to find businesses don't they? In fact, 42% of the public uses a computer to do a directory lookup. 68% of the public now uses the Internet to locate business out of their area on the Internet. NapaYellowPages.com receives about 9.2 million page views per year. The Internet surfers we surveyed told us would like like every business listed to have either a website or at least an information page. They uses the Internet to find things and find out about them. This includes your business. If they know Joe's bakery produces great French bread and cakes. If they have seem a great picture of Joe making that bread. If they know Joe's Bakery opens at 6 Am but, all they know about your bakery is your name and phone number where do you think they will buy their French bread and Cakes? They surfer also stated they took their business to those businesses that had some information about there business with their listing.

If you are a local business that does not sell to anyone out of the area you "may" not need a website but, don't be invisible. You should have a full page ad that tells your customers about:

  • who you are and what you do,

  • your company name, address, phone numbers,

  • photo's of your business or products,

  • business hours,

  • any other information that will help get you more business

If you need something fast, easy and simple, your very own one-page site is the answer! Easy to make, easy to maintain ó and easy on the wallet!

A one page site makes a superb "brochure" for your business or organization. Just select one of our professionally designed templates and add your own copy, graphics and contact information. You simply cannot get a wider potential for exposure!

This way people know how long your restaurant is open, What time your plumbing business opens, what your bookkeeping tax business handles, how far your service personnel travel and whatever you wish to tell them.
Sample.  You can also get a 5 or 10 page do it yourself website if you want one Show me

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If I don't have a website how much will it cost me to advertise on NapaYellowPages.com?

There are many advertising opportunities one of the San Francisco North Bay Directories. A basic listing with the business name, address and phone number is free. But, if you really want to advertise your business and get those calls coming in we recommend that you take advantage of our web brochure program

If you don't  have a website and don't want a web brochure for some reason we would like to suggest you take at least a bold listing so people at least see your listing. The cost for a bold listing is only $15 dollars per year  over and above whatever you listings cost.  Take me there...

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Domain and Hosting Services

I'm paying 35.00 a year for my domain. Can I save money on this?

My hosting costs 49.00 per month and I have a 40 page website. Is that about right?

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I'm paying 35.00 a year for my domain. Can I save money on this?

There is absolutely no reason you should be paying that much. You can transfer your domain to our domain services for 9.95 or less. If you have time left before your domain expires that does not get lost. Example:  You still have 6 months before you domain expires and you transfer you domain. You will have 1 year and 6 months left before you have to pay another registration fee. Transfer your domain right now before you get charged another year and it's too late to change over. It's easy to do so Get it done now...  If you have no idea on how to do this give us a call and we will handle the whole thing for you for a one time $10.00 dollar fee for 1 domain. If you wish us to transfer multiple domains the fee can be as low as 50 cents per domain and your annual fee per domain can be much lower. with our multiple domain transfer and registration program. If you have particular requirements or require special pricing please give us a call at 707 265-7913. We are always happy to give our larger clients multiple domain consideration and adjustment. 

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My hosting costs 49.00 per month and I have a 40 page website. Is that about right?

Possibly, depending on your requirements. In most cases the answer is NO, it should be costing you far less. . Most website up to 150 megs - about 5000 pages with ASP, SSL, Shopping Cart, SQL and MY SQL, statistics and many other goodies should run around 29.00 per month or even less. The average website we see or build build costs between 7.95 and 19.95 per month. If you are a webmaster or administrator and you have some experience with website hosting services we suggest you go to our self serve center where you get professional discounts. If you do not have this experience you will want our professional hosting services where our administrators handle the details. To use the professional service give us a call at 707 265-7913 so we can save you some money. 

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