Why Advertise Your Business Here?
If you have a service business in Phoenixville, PA, then we would love to include it in our local business directory. While we do feature businesses for no charge as we review them (especially Phoenixville restaurants and breweries in Phoenixville), we also offer sponsored posts, display ads on our Phoenixville events pages for businesses that we have not reviewed, and pages are available in our local services directory. This is a new service that we are just rolling out this year and we believe it will be a perfect fit for several types of local service-related businesses.
We are currently accepting sponsored posts that promote Phoenixville as a great place to visit, work, or live. The content must be unique, well-written, interesting, and at least 800 words long. An example of a sponsored post that we would be interested in publishing would be a post such as “10 Things To Do in Phoenixville This Summer” where one of them includes your business. We will also include your business name, logo, address, phone number, website address, and a short description at the top and bottom of the article and we will disclose that it is a sponsored post per the Federal Trade Commission’s guidelines. The post will be featured on our homepage for at least one month, shared on our social channels at least 3x, and it will remain accessible via our website for at least one year for a one-time fee of $500. If you have an idea for a sponsored post but would like us to write it for you, we are happy to do so for an additional $250. Please note that not all posts or post ideas will be accepted as our top priority is maintaining the integrity of our website.
We offer advertising opportunities on our website via 300 x 300 pixel display ads (aka banner ads) which are shown in the sidebar (on desktop) or at the bottom (mobile) of a particular page. Rates vary depending on which page or pages of our site you are interested in advertising on.
Local Business Directory Page
A terrific way to advertise your service-related business on our website is via our local services directory. We will work with you to write the content ($250/mo) so that it is search engine optimized and appealing. We will also work with you to create a lead-generating form that will email you upon submit. We are currently offering two packages:
- We will update once per month, upon request. This is best for an “online brochure” type of page with infrequent updates. $25/mo
- We will provide you with login access to your page and you can update as often as you want. Best of all, each time you make an update, you can change the publish date, which will move it to the top of the list. If you have frequent specials or events, or if you just want to move to the top of the list, this is a great option for you. $79/mo
Best of all, if you don’t have a website, this page can act as your website! You can simply buy a domain name for less than $10 on Dreamhost and then redirect your domain name to your page (we would be happy to walk you through it or even do it for you if you would like). That way, you can go ahead and get business cards and advertise without the expense of building out a whole website. Then, when you are ready to build a website, you can just remove the redirect and your domain name will point to your website. Here are a few examples of pages on our site that have a custom URL pointing to them:
We will have some pages on our site where we will offer free listings. Check back often for opportunities to include your business in these free listing pages, or, better yet, join our Facebook group so you can tell us what pages you would like to have us create. Currently, we have pages set up for massage services and restaurants.
Please use the form at the bottom of this post to contact us about advertising on our website.
Our website was established in 2017 and is starting to gain great traction in the search results for our town’s festivals and events with several featured snippets (shown above the first result in search – see the screenshot below which shows our website at the top of the page in the featured snippet as well as in position #3), multiple #1 listings, and dozens of listings in the top 10 search results. We are working with local photographers and have reached out to local writers so that we can continue to grow the site and build on these terrific results.
Having your business included on our website can help with your local SEO efforts because citations are a key factor in improving your local search results. A citation is any place online that your business NAP(W) (Name, Address, Phone and sometimes Website URL) information appears online, typically in an online directory or business listings website.
A local citation (in your geographic area) is even better and is particularly important because if you don’t appear in the places where people are looking for a business like yours, you can bet that your competitors will win the business.) As long as you have a business in Phoenixville, a local citation that includes your company’s NAP (name, address, and phone) can offer tremendous value as citations are considered part of the foundational basics when it comes to local search. In fact, according to BrightLocal, getting citations for your local business isn’t just important, it’s widely known as ‘table stakes’ in local search optimization, as in ‘if you don’t get citations, you can’t play the game.’
Still not convinced that you need to advertise on our site? Keep in mind that the age of the printed phone book is over. People are using their desktop and mobile phones to find local businesses.
Here are the statistics:
- 96% of PC owners conduct local searches online
- 46% of all Google searches are local
- 64% of local customers use search engines and directories as their main way of finding local businesses
- 50% of local mobile searchers search for business information (like a company’s address or phone number)
- 78% of local mobile searches result in an offline purchase
Christine DeGraff has 20+ years of experience in web development and SEO and currently works as a social media specialist handling dozens of clients for several agencies.