That was my thinking too. But I don't want to go somewhere that creates bad feelings!
Brian www.mibservices.co.uk said:
I have a free profile page set up and back linked to my own website for SEO purposes. I wouldnt pay to advertise with them but a free page is still worth setting up as with all the free business indexes on the web. I have had a few enquiries through them and a couple of jobs, but only really worth doing for all the back links to your website imo
We also have a free index page, has generated work, we ask customers to put reviews on it
also they have forums, which are almost as useful as the LJN! LOL
Go for it!
It's a great way of driving extra business and traffic to your website, it's effective in the way they email you when theres a job that suits your demographic.
I think it's great.
I have the reviews I receive from customers embedded on my website.
You can also link the reviews to your facebook page so as soon as you receive a review it's posted on facebook.
The quality of leads is not always the best but the fact you don't have to pay for them is a bonus.
They also send you stickers to put on the van telling people to check out your reviews.
We recently had our website updated and one of the key things they said is to get links into your business - which free index does. The hardest thing is establish a balance between marketing - twitter, facebook, blogs and waffling!I seem to do waffling better than marketing! but then you men would say that's women for you!!
Yeah I use FI, got a fair bit of work through it, good that you can embed the reviews on your website with a widget and the more reviews you get the higher up you appear in their search and as it's free why the heck not...