IDS Online, All South African Business Directory is now a completely FREE!
So what, you might say, its always been free?
Yes its been free for the business listing which only allowed very limited contact information, but now we have merged the Free listing with the Premium listing to arrive at the Free Premium Listing!
There are many more feaures for free like:
- Fax number
- Cell number
- Unlimited keywords
- Detailed information (can be html formatted)
- Contact Person
- Email address (not seen by members)
- Be contacted via an email form
- and of course much more …….
So why should I even bother with this directory you might say?
Many of your clients find you via our business directory using search engines, which in turn directs them to your listing page, an example of a listing page.
Here is a live scenario search: a client has just typed in on Google SA:
‘bossa nova durbanville’, why not do it and see what the result is or click this link and we will do it for you. The result is: this link, check it out. The result is a listing page from IDS at the top of the Google results. The result is a bit bland but it could get the required result, but now that you get it all for free, your link could look like this and you will definntely hold your clients attention.
We are getting a large amount of overseas business searching IDS Business Directory, this we monitor on a day to day basis via our online support facility. So the more you are in their faces the better the chances of them seeing you and of course local business & public seeing you as well, depending on your market.
We recommend you get stuck into the Business forum, stake your claim to a piece of internet realty, and be seen, every link, every work linking back to your IDS listing or web site is another drop in the bucket, eventually it will fill up and even overflow… but its starts one drop at a time!
These business forums are very successful overseas, take a look at this big one in the UK, we need to see these tools, and start making use of them. Its free, so if you get one lead for 5 minutes work, its worth it.
So how does IDS Business Directory make a living?
We rely on advertising, this is mainly via Google, and as we grow and you see us as a value adding resource, we believe you will approach us even more to place adverts
So what are our traffic stats like?
We enjoy between 200 and 400 unique visitors on our site per day, that converts to 5000 to 7000 people a month and 16 to 20 000 pages seen a month, for an all SA
business directory its not bad, and the traffic is constantly on the increase.
In this economic climate we need to think of new ways to make yourself visible, especially now when the new overseas optic cables will be commissioned soon and thousands more will be on the more affordable local internet … position yourself beforethe internet wave hits SA.