Is your Covid-19 website ready?

Marketing a Covid-19 ready website.

During Covid-19, a successful website is vital if a business is to survive. With more time available to people, they go online to find information, make purchases, play games and entertain themselves. If they find your website, do they stay?

As a business manager or owner, you can use this extra time during lockdown on your website. Check your website, do not use Google.

Google understands you very well, and will provide links to things it knows you already like. Try DuckDuckGo. they do not keep the search results. See our more detail page on searching.

If your website is not listed in the first two pages, what should you do?

After you have check your website, you may have noticed out of date information, images not loading, etc. make a list, and have your website suppo…

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Free Directory Listing for your business.

More than 960 pages indexed by Google.

The Northamptonshire Business Directory is a popular website for customers, business owners, and Google. With more than 960 pages indexed and includes every Directory listing, which are free.

Marketing never got easier or cheaper

Every company understands the need to market their business. Many companies websites are so often left to fend for themselves. In the highly competitive market of achieving top page results in search engine results, work must be done.

The British Independent Retailers Association reports that 38% of the money spent locally, stays local. This is good for everybody. Help local companies survive, support local businesses.

A Directory listing can make a big difference

This is a very difficult time for many local businesses due to Covid-19. The lo…

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Local shopping online, during Covid-19

The Covid-19 lockdown across the country has forced people and businesses to make plans, and to be ready for an uncertain future. During the previous lockdown, people & small businesses faced many problems. Tier 2 now, or tier 3 soon. Because local online shopping makes sense.

The locally focused Northamptonshire Business Directory is a local shopping online solution for small businesses & people living in Northamptonshire.

Covid-19. Local online shopping solutions for customers. What can you find?

We have more than 50 categories and growing, ranging from business services, housekeeping services, legal, estate agents, and many more. To find a service or a company in your area, simply use the search facility at the top of every page and enter the name or desired location.

New businesses are joining us on a daily basi…

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Hospitality sector survival & Covid-19.

Today is Small Business Saturday 5th December 2020. How to make your business survive.

This year it is more important than ever to shop locally. The hospitality sector survival is at stake. If you need more reasons, here are Small Business ideas

The whole world is facing the effects of coronavirus. apart from the deaths, it has created many problems, especially for small businesses. Almost every sector in the UK has been closed at sometime. Millions of people have lost their jobs, and once again with the increase in Corona cases, more jobs will go.

According to the Bank of England:

There would be more than 2.6 million unemployed persons in the UK if the Covid-19 Pandemic remains till the middle of 2021.

In this article is about how the hospitality sector survival is good f…

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Time to prune the Northamptonshire Business Directory

Late autumn pruning of the Northamptonshire Directory

The Northamptonshire Business Directory was created in 2014 as a solution to the dominance of large retailers in the town and online. Plus groups of national businesses of all types. The typical town has many of the same companies, and not just in Northamptonshire but across the country. Little space for the small local family business.

To all existing members.

We will be sending an email shortly to all members, requesting confirmation the business is still trading, and we have the right contact details. We understand the Corvid-19 Pandemic has taken a terrible toll on many Northamptonshire business, but we are forced to take this step to make the Directory relevant to local customers.

We have now sent out our newsletter, if you did not receive your copy, maybe it is in your spam folder,…

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Northamptonshire Business Directory is now open again.

We have been undertaking some major restructuring of the Directory, with better search facilities, higher levels of security and increased marketing of all businesses.

The majority of companies now have a website, but are companies ready for the online sales that lockdown customers are making? There are many solutions to making sure that your business is found before your competitors.

Make certain the main company website is operating correctly and any enquiries are actioned quickly. Have the site independently verified. Then build links back to the website. The best way for companies based in the county is to create a free listing in the local Business Directory for Northamptonshire.

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Are you ready for the challenges ahead?

Covid or Brexit, are you prepared?

Nobody could have prepared for the devastating effect that the Corvid Pandemic has had on the UK, and the effect on nearly every type of local business. Customers have disappeared from the high street, and from many business parks. Many purchases are now made online. This loss of normal income is adding to the pressure.

Many local companies have already laid off staff under furlough, and the future is not looking very good. But there are some things that can be done, in the hope that the business can survive.

A business may already have plans or started to make plans for all the changes that will come in just a few months time with, the final departure of the UK from the European Union. But staff cutbacks and reduced financial resources, have added to the pressure.

There are so…

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New version of the popular local Northamptonshire Business Directory coming shortly.

We have been working on a more modern up to date version of the Northampton Business Directory. The Directory started in 2014 and has been through many updates. This all new version will be ready by the end of August.

All existing member information, and listings will remain. One of the challenges has been to improve the Directory, but not lose any existing information. It is expected many companies will take the chance to upgrade their information and provide new images.

Security has been increased, listing made faster, and it is easier to find where customers are located, and travel information.

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Local Services really do matter.

Local Suppliers really do matter. Not just the Business Directory, but local public services as well.

It is a well known fact that local Government services are better for the population than those arranged from central Government. Local people know what is needed and where. An interesting article on Local Government is here. Both Northampton and Northamptonshire are mentioned.

Locally grown vegetables taste better and help local farmers.

That is why a local Business Directory will always be better than national or international Directories if your customers are based within 40 miles. For hotels, restaurants, local facilities, transport, small businesses, this makes sense. See our article on the benefits of using local companies.

Whether the UK stays in the European Union or mak…

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