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Hi Everyone

I recently registered with Elecsa as PART P. Could anyone please tell me if it is worth while advertising in the yellow pages and yell.com. I just spoke someone from yellow pages and it sounds convincing but on the other hand some electricians say it dont pay for itself. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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when i phoned them they quoted me 4 grand, and that was just yell.net not even the book, i said no way so the guy said ok what about 2 grand, ummmm still a no, 500 quid then he said, errr i'll think about it. he still phones every now and then. next time he phones i will suggest they give me 6 free weeks for a tester.

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used yellow pages for 1 year at a cost of 1600, advert was designed by there own people, saleman promised an increase of 50 % in work........... well never got a single call - i ask everyone that calls where they got my number from. most say recomendation or thompson local.

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Think it may indeed have been you Andy :) Applaud SmileyApplaud SmileyApplaud SmileyApplaud SmileyApplaud SmileyApplaud SmileyApplaud SmileyApplaud Smiley

I'll use it next time!

possibly. although i know patch is just waiting for his chance to find something faster than me after the earlier thread, so here's your chance patch!

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next time he phones i will suggest they give me 6 free weeks for a tester.

Which one of your testers are you going to offer him?

:coat

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I did the pages for a year.. cost

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I have an advert in the yellow pages under the NICEIC page.

I have a seperate telephone for all enquiries from the yellow pages, so far I have had 3 calls.

It cost me around

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I have an advert in the yellow pages under the NICEIC page.

I have a seperate telephone for all enquiries from the yellow pages, so far I have had 3 calls.

It cost me around

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you missed all the 111111111's from all the aaaaaaaa's

Yes and the as well :_|

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possibly. although i know patch is just waiting for his chance to find something faster than me after the earlier thread, so here's your chance patch!

I'm not a performing seal!

X(

:)

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Most yellow pages adverts give no information, so customers resort to using a pin to decide. In my opinion an advert should give areas that you cover, some idea of hourly rates and call-out charges, scam provider/qualifications and pointers to your website. Think why someone should call you.

Other tips from YP rep - get a big enough advert so you can see it when you are holding the book in one hand ( 1/3 column close to spine not seen - but location is pot luck) and make use of the location of the advert (only the first six aaaaaa's count - but it does get you to the front of the section - there are only so many aardvark electrics!)

Our first year just completed. YP more than covered it's cost.

Yell was slightly disappointing - but we didn't understand how it works. We're in Saltash (Cornwall) so response from searches of Saltash Electricians. We got virtually no response from Electricians Plymouth because there are so many electricians in Plymouth and we came below these in the listing as electricians covering Plymouth. Bearing in mind that Plymouth has a larger population than the whole of Cornwall were on a loser from the start! We now have a Plymouth branch.

Word of mouth is kicking in now - best advertising ever - but you need to break into this in the first place - so YP and Yell seem useful. We will be monitoring more closely in future.

Google ads - not much response.

Loads of phone calls from arrogant a****oles offering to get us on the front page of Google - ignore and hang up!

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Hi Everyone

I recently registered with Elecsa as PART P. Could anyone please tell me if it is worth while advertising in the yellow pages and yell.com. I just spoke someone from yellow pages and it sounds convincing but on the other hand some electricians say it dont pay for itself. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Does Elecsa have any discounted package arranged with Yellow pages?

I know NICEIC seem to have some sort of agreement because..

my yellow pages advert in the NICEIC corporate box costs around

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Anyone use ad-words on Google???

I use them but it mainly gets you junk calls.

The biggest problem is you put you daily limit in and every click to your website costs you money. It really pees me off that every out of work spark googles for electrical companies , clicks my link and costs me money to ask if I've got any jobs going.

I've had one job (

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And while I'm on !!!!!

BT Directories - phone you up saying they have work for electricians, I say great but I'm not buying any advertising. They put the phone straight down.

Ignorant barstewards - may they all get eternal toothache

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if any one does put an ad in yellow pages here is a tip!

forget the aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa etc.... just use * this comes before any letters or numbers!

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Which one of your testers are you going to offer him?

:coat

ho ho ho

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I know NICEIC seem to have some sort of agreement because..

my yellow pages advert in the NICEIC corporate box costs around

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I know NICEIC seem to have some sort of agreement because..

my yellow pages advert in the NICEIC corporate box costs around

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Anyone use ad-words on Google???

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Had another call for Vardis today.....

This time POLICE...

them "you're not in any trouble.."

Me "I know I'm not"

Then the phone went dead, I wonder why??

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I thought about it too and decided not to as i am on a border of 3 books, I also feel the book covers a to lage an area, some places in my local book are 2 hrs away, i put a free listing in and with in hours had 4 call trying to sell me things.

i would say dont wast your money

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yellow pages is good for the odd local job from people who cant use computers etc and still use the old fashioned way. yell.com doesnt get a great deal of work, but there are a few national companies who have found my details from there which ive got work from

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I think your local papers are a better bet .

Deke

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yellow pages is good for the odd local job from people who cant use computers etc and still use the old fashioned way. yell.com doesnt get a great deal of work, but there are a few national companies who have found my details from there which ive got work from

Yelow pages definetly gets enough work to merit expense, but never found Yell much use - possibly because of a lack of website for follow on information.

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