Be wary of yell.com

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  1. boarcity

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    or recently theyre now called HIBU . over the years iv had a few run-ins with this mob , you go with them and it will cost you dearly

    its fine to do the free listings with them,do that yes, but they will then hound you and promise you the world if you sign for the upgrades but you will get very little results.

    latest i heard is a reasonably big,well 4 vans, window firm in nearby town went for the full HIBU website package, and it looked very nice .BUT although on the phone seemed reasonable cost,due to salesman trickery was actually mouthwateringly expensive. he had to pull the plug on it and the boss told me it was an absolute rip off
     
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  2. TolishAPurd

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    In this day and age you are probably better just putting your money into google as people usually just scour the net when they want something. So long as you have a user friendly website, getting onto the first page of google is bound to bring in the people. But like your other post said about bookface, I've heard a lot of other people also saying how successful they have been because of it, and that's free.
     
  3. cheapncheerful

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    yeh i only do free listings....oh i love it when they ring me up and half an hour later i tell them to bog off i am not paying for thier company car...:D
     
  4. Smurf

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    Thanks for the headsup in the name change. I've just googled it and found this:rolleyes:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25129629

    Many moons ago when the interweb was in its infancy to be listed in yellow pages was a good idea but now to pay for the pleasure is a waste of money if you ask me.

     
  5. Njones

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    I've heard loads about Hibu - not one bit of it good. Even their premium & highly expensive websites are sub-par if you look closely,.. not optimised for mobile devices & shoddy Google optimisation too,.. total rip-off whatever way you look at it.
     
  6. Aqua-pure Portadown

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    Guys I have an ad with hibu , in the gutter cleaning section but have 6 bullet points ,which includes window cleaning and full PVC cleans it only costs £7 a month and has more than paid for itself :)
     
  7. SPCleaning

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    I don't like it when they ring up and tell you your website is pants and they could do it better. I hold a first page top spot on google, so how can they do that better?
     
  8. Aqua-pure Portadown

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    Well suppose it's different for me ,I don't have a website and just use the ad and facebook for advertising (oh and word of mouth ). :)
     
  9. SPCleaning

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    :D Word of mouth is the most powerful advertising available.
     
  10. daveyboy

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    Word of mouth got me over 150 quid of new work this week..can't beat that and door knocking
     
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