I want to KICK BIG BIRD in the TEETH!!!!

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Yeah... I said it....

Big Bird... What I lovingly call... YellowBook.

All over this forum there are people selling offline marketing guides that talk about how the Yellow Pages are dead.

I respectfully disagree.

They have a HUGE presence all over the nation and all they sell is Google Search Engine Optimization.

What does this have to do with you and why I want to kick them in the teeth?

A couple of weeks ago. My client was stolen from my KUNG FU grip. By who?

Big Bird sales rep.

The good thing is this.... This was a client I picked up trying email marketing and so on and so forth. And... it was just a $30 per month hosting account.

So no harm no foul.

I was surprised though... usually they don't have a fighting chance with me....
Actually it is my own darn fault. It was one of those trouble clients that calls you 6 times everyday. So I dropped the ball on my customer service. One more than one occasion I wanted to give him his money back anyway.

Anyone else have a the YellowPage Sales Guy steal an account?
#big #bird #kick #teeth
  • Profile picture of the author ADukes81
    Like JD says, "Not your market...NEXT!!!"
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  • Profile picture of the author Amir Luis
    LOL!!! Sounds like something I would say too....


    When you get done doing what your doing. Give me a call....


    CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SALE TODAY!

    GO DUKES! HOORAH!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
    No Yellow Pages is not dead.

    Period.

    And then there's Reach Local.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by MichaelHiles View Post

      No Yellow Pages is not dead.

      Period.

      And then there's Reach Local.
      Uh oh, the big dogs in agreement. Thats a good sign.

      Im telling you Luis... Seriosuly my team sold 19k directory pages in 2000 and made my boss a multi millionaire... they are easy peasy bro!

      I guess Adam found that out today!

      Get on the phone and see if you cant give away 3 pages per day for $79 recurring. Aint nothin but a thing man. For real. Try it and then call me a liar if Im lyin!

      Big Bird doesnt have the lockdown on this... LOTS of companies do it.
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      • Profile picture of the author rizzy
        How much does YP charge for their services?

        I'm guessing when I start going out and getting clients there is going to be a lot of explaining why me over them.
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        • Profile picture of the author John Durham
          Originally Posted by rizzy View Post

          How much does YP charge for their services?

          I'm guessing when I start going out and getting clients there is going to be a lot of explaining why me over them.
          Nah. You'd be surprised... offline people arent aware of these things like we are. They probably dont even know who YP is... seriously.

          Unless you call them and tell them who you are, they dont know you generally, and they dont know the names of your competitors.

          Offline is a different world.

          I think Louis said YP charges $79 per month still. with a free web page and first 30 days free hosting.

          EDIT: All this time i thought you were talking about yellowbook360.com because we were talking about it on another thread... So I have to change my tune.... yeah "everybody knows the yellow pages".

          Duh.
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    • Profile picture of the author sagemore48
      Originally Posted by MichaelHiles View Post

      No Yellow Pages is not dead.

      Period.

      And then there's Reach Local.
      ya, indeed, u can find what u need through the Info.desk, like the 114 in China.
      and someone would still need the BIG BIRD!
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  • Profile picture of the author Amir Luis
    Agreed....

    Anyone else running in to these?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
    Honestly its SO damn easy to rank locally guys, you all should be utterly TROUNCING reach local, the yellow pages etc.

    Ask your client if they'd rather be a name or a number. Get it?
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by Rus Sells View Post

      Ask your client if they'd rather be a name or a number. Get it?

      Nice one rus!
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  • Profile picture of the author Thirty3Down
    Don't worry about it bro.
    Yellowbook is mostly clueless when it comes to providing effective Online Services...
    That doesn't mean their sales guys are terrible however....

    You don't want those kinds of clients!
    Save your time for the big ones!

    Keep Rocking!
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  • Profile picture of the author Amir Luis
    They actually do a pretty good job on SEO.

    I was impressed. They are on of the 7 major companies that have an established partnership with Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author deus ex
    Reachlocal is a big competitor - I hate their sales people but its so very easy to run circles around them all
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  • Profile picture of the author Amir Luis
    That's right John....


    And they charge inflated prices for SEO. Way inflated.


    There USP is the fact that they are on of the 7 companies in the world that have a Partnership with Google.

    Now.... let me ask you this... You know YellowPages is out there giving out free stuff with a solid background and professional demeanor. They are out there cold calling everyday.

    Why would people in the Offline Niche think they wouldn't need to cold call?
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  • Profile picture of the author Amir Luis
    Sagemore.... I am really talking about from an Offline Marketing Perspective.

    Yeah.... I could use the phonebook if I wasn't always in front of my computer.

    BUT.... what we are talking here is how the Yellow Book is our largest competitor and no one seems to talk about how to compete with them.
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