Once Upon A Time... a business directory was a printed thing, a book or booklet that listed some businesses in an area. Like a phone book, but more specialized, both in what it listed and to whom it was delivered. The effectiveness of this printed device depended on how many people's hands it could be put into. All this was once very effective, but now it's so very 20th century...
With 2011 here, the 2nd decade of the 21 century is now upon us. The 21st Century begins in earnest. People look less and less to printed materials. Increasingly folks use the internet to look up what they want to know about. This might be from home on their desktop machines, or their laptops or even cell phones while out and about. The internet is how people look for everything: businesses, goods, services, eateries, reviews and recommendations.
While walking down the street, they might look up the various businesses they pass, looking for a website, reviews or recommendations before deciding whether even to go inside! Many stores now display strange looking square icons that are actually computer codes, scan-able by cell phones which will take the potential customer straight to that store's website, listings in Google, and so forth.
It is vital, more than ever before, to be listed on the internet in as many ways as possible. Ever get a website and then watch while nothing happened? Even a couple years after your website was put in place, you might still have no traffic at all. It can happen. The internet is 10's of millions (maybe 100's of millions) of websites, all competing for a limited resource: the consumer's attention. Without additional support, to direct the interested consumer to your specific service, he may never find you. Your website or business would be just one more in an overwhelming flood of information that makes up the internet. But this can be fixed. You need listing services, search engines and all the other tricks and techniques to guide your potential customers to your website. There's no magic to it -- it's really the same old marketing game that it ever was. But the medium is different. It's electronic and it changes like dreams, before our very eyes.
There are a lot of businesses and services in Depoe Bay and the surrounding areas. There are a lot of people who live here. There are also many, many, many visitors who pass through here during the year (last known numbers said about 3 million a year). How will they find the services they are looking for? That is what DepoeBay.Biz is all about.
As you the consumer... DepoeBay.Biz can help you to find the businesses, services, specials, coupons, discounts and packages that are available in right here. Stay on top of what's happening and what's available. You can do this by simply cruising the website periodically to see what's there. You can also look at coupons and specials. You can also sign up for a regular membership and get electronic subscriptions to alert you of specials, deals, coupons and such.
As you the business or service provider DepoeBay.Biz can your customers and potential new customers get linked up with you, can help broadcast your sales and specials more effectively, help folks discover you for the first time, or to remember what they might have forgotten. DepoeBay.Biz services include SEO optimization (that is, working with the search engines indirectly), and working directly with search engines such as Google, Bing and others, Google maps, to make sure your location shows up at all, and that it shows up correctly, and many other such things. (Some of these services of DepoeBay.Biz are free, some are premiums that come along with account upgrades which will be available shortly -- details will be announced soon).