How much are businesses paying for yellowbook sites?

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Does anyone know how much businesses are paying for these simple 1 page sites that they get from yellowbook?

Here is an example: Roofing Contractor Hamilton Township, OH - Ryan's Remodeling

They all look pretty much the same and they have a domain name for a re-direct.

I assume these sites are included as part of yellowbook advertising package.

Does anyone know the details of how it all works and how much it costs?

Thanks.
#offline marketing #businesses #paying #sites #yellowbook

  • Profile picture of the author Kevin AKA Hubcap
    I know of a sure way to find out.

    Call YB and ask.
  • Profile picture of the author Mike Grant
    Last I checked, $79/mo I believe.
  • Profile picture of the author marxed78
    I found a site by the name Worldadslist dot com. It's a B2B & B2C e-Marketplace, also an Online Advertising provider. They have a good package to offer especially for new businesses, you can find the package by clicking on the 'Membership' link on the main page. Have a look at the site by visiting the address provided. Thank you.
  • Profile picture of the author jsherloc
    Originally Posted by marxed78 View Post

    I found a site by the name Worldadslist dot com. It's a B2B & B2C e-Marketplace, also an Online Advertising provider. They have a good package to offer especially for new businesses, you can find the package by clicking on the 'Membership' link on the main page. Have a look at the site by visiting the address provided. Thank you.
    Something tells me that an online business directory based in Malaysia may not lead my offline clients to the best advertising ROI available.

    To answer the question, I believe it is/was around $79/month like mgtarheels stated.

    - Jim
  • Profile picture of the author Russell Hall
    Originally Posted by mgtarheels View Post

    Last I checked, $79/mo I believe.
    OMG,.. $79 a month for THAT!.... unbelievable.

    Complete, total and utter trash!

    (and would you like to know how I really feel about it?)

    Should make selling these guys an alternative pretty dang easy!

    Cheers,

    Russell
  • Profile picture of the author mmoconnor
    $79 blows me away. I had no idea you could get people to pay so much for so little!

    This should be an easy way to scoop up money by the handful: Just type this into google:

    "Yellow Book USA, Inc. All Rights Reserved" "XXX-" where XXX is your local area code.

    Now you have a list of hot local leads who are currently paying $79 every month for a crap one page website.
  • Profile picture of the author seomoney
    Originally Posted by mmoconnor View Post

    $79 blows me away. I had no idea you could get people to pay so much for so little!

    This should be an easy way to scoop up money by the handful: Just type this into google:

    "Yellow Book USA, Inc. All Rights Reserved" "XXX-" where XXX is your local area code.

    Now you have a list of hot local leads who are currently paying $79 every month for a crap one page website.
    NEVER charge less than $79 monthly. Upgrade their website and charge $###.## monthly for a 1 page website..
  • Profile picture of the author seomoney
    Originally Posted by Russell Hall View Post

    OMG,.. $79 a month for THAT!.... unbelievable.

    Complete, total and utter trash!

    (and would you like to know how I really feel about it?)

    Should make selling these guys an alternative pretty dang easy!

    Cheers,

    Russell
    Just shows you how much customers are willing pay. Customers want to give you their money. Just ask. You will be surprised at how much money you can make.
  • Profile picture of the author mackyinc
    Yes the yellow book is a good source for leads. You can show them how their site looks just like or very similar to most of the sites in their category. Then show them an example of what you can offer for that price. I mean they paying $948 a year to rent a very poor quality site. Yellowbook can be a great sales tool
  • Profile picture of the author JohnA
    I am intrigued by this discussion....

    The website looks pretty rudimentary to those that are very internet and tech savvy,,,but to mom & pop plumber--who never had a 'web presence' before- it might look great!

    if it is making their phone ring --they likely don't care if it is fancy or plain Jane!

    I am new around here.. but I have been at yellow pages( I am old so I used to sell the paper version!!--you know--the actual "book") ...When i was leaving that temporary post in life, the web page option was just entering the marketplace...and I am pretty sure that the total cost per year is more than $79/mo!!!

    Also, I sold AdzZoo for a year and their program is definitely higher! than $79 / mo-- I think the smallest plan starts at~ $125/mo (for VERY small target area) and goes pretty HIGH for a 50 Mile radius! (please don't hold me to the exact amounts..but the concept is that other services are probably charging more than we think they shoul..

    hope this helps!?
    JohnA
  • Profile picture of the author Voasi
    If no one knows this, I'll just call, but does the $79 include a video too, like the one that's on that website?

    If so, $79/mo is pretty cheap...
  • Profile picture of the author marxed78
    They offer Free & Premium Membership. The Premium is $89.95/mth, I think it's ok... They also offer Sponsored Ads placement which is keyword-targeted (included in the Premium Membership). Thank you.
  • Profile picture of the author Mike Grant
    Originally Posted by Voasi View Post

    If no one knows this, I'll just call, but does the $79 include a video too, like the one that's on that website?

    If so, $79/mo is pretty cheap...
    I think it's an upsell, but they do receive a listing in the book itself.
  • Profile picture of the author Will Perkins
    Originally Posted by mgtarheels View Post

    I think it's an upsell, but they do receive a listing in the book itself.
    It's no longer $79/month. They raised the price to $129.00/month and up-sells are all almost doubled. If you want any type of on-page SEO (meta tags, pretty much it) then that's $199.00 a month.

    You can also upgrade to the $999.99 a month package for something I'd probably charge $200.00/month for, which is SUPER basic seo....


    It's sad, but most businesses fall for it because of the name.
  • Profile picture of the author Mike Grant
    Originally Posted by Will Perkins View Post

    It's no longer $79/month. They raised the price to $129.00/month and up-sells are all almost doubled. If you want any type of on-page SEO (meta tags, pretty much it) then that's $199.00 a month.

    You can also upgrade to the $999.99 a month package for something I'd probably charge $200.00/month for, which is SUPER basic seo....


    It's sad, but most businesses fall for it because of the name.
    Well, hot damn.

    Wonder if those prices are specific to Tampa, or if they're national.
  • Profile picture of the author FreeBird85
    Wow that is unbelievable pricing.

    Will, do you know if they offer a free version or is every company that is using Yellow Book paying minimum $129/mo? Sorry if that was already answered. I see HUGE opportunity here
  • Profile picture of the author FreeBird85
    Also, who owns the domains? Yellowbook or the business owners? Anybody know?
  • Profile picture of the author shawnram
    Not everyone is looking at yellow books now a days, $79 is too much.
  • Profile picture of the author Kevin AKA Hubcap
    One things for sure. Yellow Book is printing money.

    Did anyone notice the site favicons?? They're YB.

    And the call out at the end of the video. Not to the advertiser but to YB.

    The sites are very basic but as John mentioned above they might look like gold to those not as web savvy.

    Seems to me a bit of educating these prospects would go along way.

    Also, go check out Yellow Book's services provided page.

    I'd like your opinions.
  • Profile picture of the author exmark05@yahoo.com
    I did a whois search, and yellowbook owns the domain, not the customer! Also, i read on the yellowbook site that the customer has to stay with them for at least 4 months before they can cancel, which is not bad for those wanting to capitalize on these business and offer them more for their money! Problem i see is, how to approach them, I mean , yellowbook owns their domain, how can we get around the fact that the domain that they have been used to will no longer be, I did a domain search and for the most part .net or .org is available for the business, but how will they feel about that! The opportunity is there on capitalizing on this, but i just cant figure it out completely how to convince the business owner, Do we cold call them, or email them?

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