Irish Directory Listings

Posted on February 8, 2007 under General

Yesterday I had a phone call from a guy who has spent a good bit of money on his website though over the course of a year hasn’t had any inquiries. He’s very unhappy with the service his current web design company offers and the rather high maintenance bill which is just an after build hidden cost as far as he’s concerned.

I had a look round and noticed that his site hadn’t any real degree of promotion so it’s no wonder he’s getting little traffic and no conversions.

Anyway here’s a starting point to increase your online presence. Submit your site to the free Irish directories below.

NIClick

NIPages

IndexIreland

BrowseIreland

Browse.IE

Search.IE

Armchair (E-Commerce sites only)

TotalIreland

2beIrish

NiceOne

You’ll find the original article I wrote on the subject : submit your site to Irish directories

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Small World

Posted on February 6, 2007 under General

Just last week I sold a piece of software to a web developer in Israel. Usually my purchasers are mostly from North America so it was a pleasant change.

With a free PayPal business account the transaction took no time at all. There was a couple of emails exchanged regarding the product’s capabilities but that only took a minute or two. The software was delivered electronically so even that was straightforward.

Just goes to show you that there really isn’t any economic borders on the internet and there’s a vast number of potential customers out there.

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Yellow Pages not delivering

Posted on February 2, 2007 under General

Well since I took out a 1/4 column inch Yellow Pages ad for a king’s ransom of £400+ in the ‘Internet Web Design’ section in November (3 months ago) there’s been one business related phone call.

The salesmen had quoted an average of 18-20 per month for that particular section, and even though I had taken this with a pinch of salt the difference is hard to believe.

A couple of weeks after the books were delivered ‘Talkback’ discussed people’s experiences with Yellow Pages. Many of the advertisers were more than disappointed that many of the books were not being properly distributed.

In my case it looks like they have not only been poorly distributed but that the amount of traffic looking for design isn’t as big as Yellow Pages salesmen would have you believe. The ad was designed by Yellow Pages staff so I presume they knew what they were doing and can’t blame it on a poorly pitched design.

And just to let you know the inquiry didn’t relate to a service that I offered!

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Web Business in N.Ireland

Posted on February 1, 2007 under General

It’s about time I got a blog up and running so here goes.

Over the last 7 to 8 years having built Codefixer and a whole host of other websites I’ve gained valuable experience in web design, development, internet marketing, e-commerce and running an online business.

Hopefully this blog will give other small to medium sized businesses particulary within N.Ireland ideas on how they can promote and run a successful online business.

It’ll also give me an opportunity to sound off about poor quality websites, the overall failure of the business community to really utilize the web as a business tool and other pet hates.

Enjoy!

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