Not found? A Directory listing is the answer

Not Found, is bad for business

Google and other search engines index the Internet continuously. There are a number of reasons why a website is not found in search results.

The majority of website owners visit Google and search for their name or products, and see the results on the top page. Happy they are found. This is possible one of the biggest mistakes any company owner can make.

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We have mentioned many times that search engines understand personal search terms. This means they filter the results to provide what are being searched for. Because this has been done this before. That's what search engines are good at.

The image shows buildings above the cloud line, but the buildings below cannot be seen. It is the same with Search Engines. If a webs…

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Covid in Northamptonshire. Business Solutions

Never stop marketing your business

Sorry, we are closed. If you have recently walked down any local high street or town centre lately, you will have seen Covid in Northamptonshire signs everywhere on doors and windows "Sorry we are closed", and nothing else. What ever the weather, people will go out now it is possible. Time to start promoting again.

Most shops and business premises show they are sorry and have to remain closed due to Covid in Northamptonshire restrictions. This is a huge missed opportunity to market your business. All marketeers are opportunists, so what can you do?

What you don't see is the business website address.

Every business premise should show their website address, and show they are ready to open when possible.

Fresh flowers in the shop windows and pubs, budgerigars in a larg…

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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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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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Is your town centre successful?

Is your town centre dying?

As Brexit takes its toll of businesses of all types and sizes, town centres across the country are facing major stores and small family businesses shutting down and leaving boarded up premises. This starts a change reaction as the number of people making the effort to visit any town centre falls, the shops they wanted to visit have closed or moved away to out of town shopping areas.

Update April 2019

Here is a classic example of what is happening in Northampton and across towns all over Northamptonshire and the country.  Peppertrees is closing. Who will be next, until the town centre is empty?

Brexit and the Internet are partly to blame

Firstly Brexit. It is the uncertainty of the future and how customers are delaying purchases to see what happens after Brexit. No surprise in that. The Internet and online purchases have had a devastating effect on town centres across the country. Companies have failed to addre…

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