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Hello gentlemen,

those whom have advertised through yell.com, have you had a positive response?

They keep calling me but I haven't decided yet so any help would be appreciated?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Cirrus

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1 Job in 18 months - value £200.
 
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simonatlondon

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Thanks for the response.

I take it you don't advertise with them any more?

He quoted me at £47.50 per month. Reckons ill get 5 -8 jobs a month which obviously would more than pay for itself.

Judging by cirruses feedback, its not happening.:(
 
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Cirrus

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Ah sorry, I advertise in the free ads in Yell.com. Can't say as to the fee paying side of things.
 
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PAUL M

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Hello gentlemen,

those whom have advertised through yell.com, have you had a positive response?

They keep calling me but I haven't decided yet so any help would be appreciated?

Thanks in advance.
i was allready in yellow pages and get quite a few inquiries from it, so after much badgering on the part of the yell team i finally crumbled and agreed to try yell .com and i have to say i have had 3 extention jobs from it allready so it has paid for itself and any other jobs i get from it is gravy:D the trouble with the free ads is there are loads:eek: with the paid one you get a enhanced listing,if i type in electrician for my area i am in the the top 8 listings and it covers around 360 post codes within my region.;)
 
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Spudmiester

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Tried it with another business I am involved in and it has been crap so far, 4 months to go though !
 
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EasyFox

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Yes I've just signed for a second year.
Got my first job from the advert 4 days after the book was out & it paid for the advert.
I get 3 or 4 calls a month from the yell.com advert they do tend to be the " I need an electrician now" type calls, but hey you can then charge accordingly.

I knocked the sales bloke down to £21.68 per month (inc vat) for this year, that's for a 45mm (credit card sized) advert with NICEIC DI logo & 12 lines of text.
 
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simonatlondon

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Easyfox, was that advert for the online one or yellow pages? I looked at other sparks ads and they're all text only, didn't see any logos. You hustler you...
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Andy M

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Nearly fell of my chair tonight !! a customer found me on Yell.com!! needless to say it was a poxy job, RCD tripping because customer left extension lead plugged in and outside in a carrier bag!! i couldn't beleive they weren't using a "bag for life" some people just don't care about the environment!!

On a serious note i have been very disappointed with Yell.com, townpages and Rated People. I have had more work from the local parish Mag at £5.00 a month

You live and learn
 
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PAUL M

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I suppose it depends what area you live in,some places (like big cities)are saturated with sparks i guess.
 
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CUDABOY

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poo for me, £175 and nothing, im sticking with local papers etc,shop windows also, yello pages too pushy, plead poverty to the local newspapers, they always cut you a deal!!!
 
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ccrowe

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Joined yell.com at the start of the month. I reckon I'm getting 2 calls a week from it.

Unfortunately, they've all been from Yellow Pages trying to get me to stick an ad in their book.

So, too early to say whether yell.com is any good for business but I'm mightily fed up with them calling me all the time.
 
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CUDABOY

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mine poo, never again, best bet is local papers , plead poverty or say you on a budget and youve spent that qouta elsewhere! /tell them its a new business ask them to do you a special introductory,if they phone you<canvassing>after seeing another advert you have and reakon they can promise loads work tell them to give you a month free and if you do get work from it consider advertising with them!!! be cheeky,these are hard times.....for everyone including these sales peeps!
 
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heathelect

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was in yellow pages for 2 years, never got any calls from customers only people selling tools, materials, insurance etc, dont waste your money use local papers, shops etc regards dave
 
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