Promoting Local Businesses
The main reason we launched RelyLocal was to help local businesses compete with big business! With national chains and web-based replacements spending as much as $2 million in marketing every day, it is no wonder that many of our local companies are having trouble connecting with new customers through all of the noise. Especially in this economy, we began to see more and more established businesses slowly disappear while many new local businesses didn't know how to get started and get their name in front of new customers. Budgets are tight and many businesses think that the first cut should always be in advertising.. They are wrong! But don't just take our word for it... "Stopping advertising to save money is like stopping a clock to save time." - Henry Ford
RelyLocal isn't meant to be a full replacement for all of your other marketing efforts, or memberships with business groups. We like to think of ourselves as that one organiztion that every local small & mediaum sized business needs to be a part of to truly be connected to their local community and effect positive change. For more information please visit www.nwmemberportal.com.
Search Engine Results (Organic)
While our #1 goal isn't necessarily to get your business on "page one" at Google (please consider our minimal costs) - it DOES happen all the time! In addition to the new customers you will gain directly from RelyLocal.com, you will also begin to see increased traffic and exposure on many other search engines and directories. With things like meta keywords and even the content on your page becoming less relevant to search engines (because it can be manipulated), your site being featured on trusted sites like RelyLocal.com will help to increase your search engine rankings. We will also consult with you to make sure you are getting the most out of your listings on sites like Google Maps and MSN Local.
If you have been in business long, you realize that without advertising, you'll never survive. You also realize that most advertising is extremely expensive and difficult to justify on your bottom line. We have premium tools for pennies on the dollar, because we utilize member's resources to avoid overhead making your cost super affordable.
Coupons can be very effective. As part of your membership, you choose coupons for customers to print off this website to use at your location.
RelyLocal isn't just about what we can do for you, it's about what we can do together and for your community. At least 90% of money spent with a locally owned business stays in that community. We don't view our business members and web users as clients or customers, we view them as partners. If you are a local business owner who would like to get a feel for RelyLocal please visit www.nwmemberportal.com.