FAQs

What’s so different about this advertising?

First of all we’re concentrating on good local businesses for local people. We limit the number of businesses listed in any one category (see the About Us page). This is to ensure that your business is prominently displayed on the first search page. Providing a business meets our “5 Phones” criteria, it will be included on a “First come first served” basis and we’ll offer annual renewal places to our registered businesses first.

  • The business has been trading for at least 2 years
  • We have contacted 3 previous customers of the business and display their testimonials on our website
  • The business is fully insured to the levels necessary for the service offered
  • The necessary/appropriate qualifications/accreditations/levels of experience have been achieved
  • The business has a solid trading history (this means that it is conducted in a professional, legal and non-fraudulent manner)

I already advertise in a local magazine.

Your advert on our website will be different in a number of ways:

  • You can say as much as you like about your business on your page on our website.
  • We contact 3 of your previous customers and put their testimonials on the website.
  • You can add a “flash” to your advert to denote emergency call out, special offer, etc. We can detail the special offer on your page and if you want to change the nature of the offer for a new promotion we can do that for you too at very little extra cost.
  • Everyone has their own page for their advert, all adverts are the same size – and there are no artwork costs.
  • We’re offering a full on line presence for much less cost than other forms of local advertising.

I can advertise for free on Yell.

Your free listing will be on one of the later pages, how will a potential customer find you? To be included on the earlier pages will cost over £20 per month. On our website your details will be on the first (and only) page for your postcode!

There are plenty of websites which give me the opportunity to log testimonials

I think you’ll find these systems are mainly for Trades and are more complicated. The majority offer lead generation and don’t allow access to your information until they put you forward for a particular job. All our advertisers’ information is available freely to potential clients with a couple of clicks. If visitors to the website can’t find what they’re looking for we’ll help.

It’s not well known.

We’re already getting hits from searches. Some of our pages have had over 600 views already, but we’ve planned an awareness campaign for the next few months involving thousands of fliers to targeted homes, vehicle stickers and local radio advertising.

When you check your own page, you’ll immediately see how many page views you’ve had.

We’ve tried to answer all your questions within these “Join Us” pages, if you have another query our team will be delighted to answer your questions
Please contact our team via: jill@firstcalldirectory.co.uk or by telephone on 01254 603457