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Accounting & Book Keeping Services

I would just like to say: "Yes, it worked for me." 2005 was my first year advertising with both Yell.com and Yellow Pages and I have found it to be a cheap and successful way of advertising my business. More...
I would recommend it to anyone considering this form of advertising. For both Yell.com and Yellow Pages, I received a steady stream of new contacts during the past year, not just from potential clients, but also from suppliers and service providers who could help my business. In fact, I was even turning clients away! I had previously advertised in the local newspaper and found that this was very expensive for a small number of short lines, with no success at all, so you can imagine how pleased I have been by the response with Yell. Thank you for providing an excellent service.

Enhanced Listing
A Richardson Book Keeping Services, Alyson Richardson
Houghton-Le-Spring

Audiovisual Services

I always felt that Yell.com was an ideal source for people searching for a product or service online but I never imagined that we would receive such a high response in such a short period of time. More...
Yell.com has enabled us to reach customers who might otherwise have never come across the Music Room, and now 90 per cent of all new business comes through the service. Advertising on Yell.com has really helped us to build our corporate events service and has brought in some very important pieces of business. The range of classifications and regional search criteria on Yell.com are very impressive.

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Music Room Solutions Ltd, Mr G Gapper London

Bailiffs

I thought it was an opportune moment to let you know that to date we are very satisfied with our enhanced presence on the Yell.com site. More...
As you know, I was initially sceptical regarding advertising, however I can confidently say that we have monitored the increase in traffic to our website and note, via independent statistical reports, that Yell.com is responsible for a significant portion of this increase, consistently rating in the top three referrers. I can confirm that it was directly responsible for new business acquired in a commercial sector that we have been targeting for some period of time.

As we monitor our efforts, we remain convinced more and more that people search for and conduct business via their workstations. We have made the business decision to increase our coverage and investment in Yell.com with the intent to maintain this route as one of our focused marketing tools.

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Bristow & Sutor, Mr J Bird
Redditch

Bar Code Products & Services

Yell.com, in our first year of advertising, increased the amount of new customers by 20 per cent. More...
It has also proven to be an extremely efficient and cost-effective method of marketing.

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A1 Datatech Ltd, Laura Devlin
Belfast

Bar Fixtures & Fittings

Since we upgraded to Yell.com priority advertising, our online enquiries have increased 200 per cent. We couldn't be happier with the service. More...

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Harringtons (Nottm.) Ltd, Gemma Burton
Nottingham

Car Hire - Chauffeur Driven

Our consultant told us about Yell.com and 118 24 7, which we subscribed to. These products proved to be invaluable to our business. More...
I also took out Coverage Plus on Yell.com, which proved to be outstanding, and allowed us to gain new clients from out of Stafford.

We would highly recommend all of Yell's products to other advertisers because this has generated something in the region of 85 per cent of all our enquiries this year.

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Kingdom Finance—Inc Limo It (AM), Steve Simister
Stafford

Ceilings - Suspended

We are a well established company and people are aware of who we are and what we do. More and more people are using the Internet to find us, so we have invested money into Yell.com making it easier for people to locate us and find what they are looking for, even if they are from outside our area. More...
We have, without a doubt, found that new enquiries are coming from further afield due to Yell.com, which is having a dramatic effect on our enquiry level, taking us to a bigger market place. We would recommend Yell's products to anyone.

Enhanced Listing
C F Ceilings Ltd, Marion Young
Whitehaven

Designers - Advertising & Graphic

We currently have two products with Yell Ltd—Yellow Pages and Yell.com. Both have been extremely successful in advertising our products and services. More...
90 per cent of new business comes from both Yellow Pages and Yell.com. We monitor our advertising closely so we know where our budget is most effective. Yell.com has brought in new enquiries for us from different areas, which have proved very successful. We now advertise all our classification from Yellow Pages on Yell.com. We would definitely recommend these products to people setting up in business or more established business people wanting more enquiries.

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The Firpress Group, Mrs K Black
Workington
Within the first month we had about 12 enquiries, which resulted in four meetings! It was instant and we've had regular calls ever since—that's unheard of really. It's paid for itself very quickly. More...

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Cream Design, Helen Waring & Nicola Adams
Reading
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Dressmakers

Yell.com is about a thousand times better than any other search engine. If I searched on Google for something technical, I would get a million responses. More...
Even if I narrowed it down to something even more technical, I would still get a quarter of a million, half of which are the same. How useful is that? You can go on to Yell.com, and because you can search in defined areas, you automatically get the businesses you need. On all other search engines it takes a lot of effort. On Yell.com you might have a few pages that come up but it's all relevant. It's really wonderful; people do like it.

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Bridal Designer Dressmaker, Philip Sefton
London
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Driving Schools

We have advertised on Yell.com for our driving school, particularly to promote our trailer training. In the first month alone we were able to gain a new customer for our trailer training from Haverfordwest, which is over forty miles from us. More...
This in turn has developed into more work for us, which we feel provides good value.

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1 2 1 School of Motoring, Jason Stevens
Llanelli

Estate Agents

I advertise on Yell.com and have found this to be very successful, especially with people from out of my usual catchment area, which for an estate agent is essential. More...
Overall I am very confident that Yell advertising brings me great value for money and certainly has played a big part in the many successful house sales my company has made to date. I would have no hesitation in recommending Yellow Pages and its portfolio of products to any company wishing to market and grow their business, and would say to them it would be money well spent.

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Goodlife Estate Agents, Susan Spark
Sunderland

Fire Extinguishing Equipment

As you had advised of the possible business opportunities of using Yell.com, I thought you would be pleased to learn of our recent success. More...
Our initial payment for the service has been repaid several times over. Within 2 weeks of our details being available through Yell.com, we received a lead, now confirmed as an order for nearly £13k. As you can imagine, we have been very pleased with this response so far and would certainly recommend the exposure that this service brings. Thank you again for your assistance with our advertising needs.

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FDSA Fire Protection Ltd, Mr M Reed
Harrow

Fireplaces

Yell.com is something we have only recently tried and we will definitely be continuing with this service. I was surprised at the number of people who use the Internet to find someone like us. More...
Not only does it provide customers with our information, but they can also use the map provided to find us.

Enhanced Listing
The Fireplace Centre, Elizabeth Petti
Maryport

Garden Services

We receive calls from all over the country via Yell.com and recently acquired a new monthly contract from UPS Ltd, based in the West Midlands, for their local branch in Eastleigh. More...
Yellow Pages and Yell.com are the only places we advertise. We have tried many other directories and forms of advertising and we truly believe Yell is the only thing that works. We look forward to hearing from you in order to book next year's advert!

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CJ Garden Services, L Hartnell
Southampton

Hairdressers

Thank you for organising the renewal of my advertisement in Yellow Pages and Yell.com. More...
It has generated a lot of business for me in my first year of trading, especially the Web Link on Yell.com. The keyword search is great. The artwork is sharp for the new entry and I look forward to the response this year.

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Hair by Jasper—Yuko System, Jasper Benjamin
Bristol

Hotels & Inns

Since we began advertising on Yell.com with an Enhanced Listing we have increased business by approximately 70 per cent. More...
This is both local and national business. We would recommend Yell.com to any business as it not only works, but is good value for money.

Enhanced Listing
Crown Hotel, Mr M Hampson
Newton Stewart

Mechanics - Mobile

I have advertised on Yell.com for almost 12 months now. Within the first seven days it had paid for itself. More...
It has also resulted in several large contracts coming my way, which has helped my business no end. I have no hesitation recommending Yell.com to any other business.

Enhanced Listing
Barry Walker Motor Engineer, Barry Walker
Redcar

Motorcycle & Scooter Dealers

Yell.com has brought in customers from different areas and we have now added our website to generate even more enquiries. More...
Good service all round and very easy to use even if you're not great with computers.

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Lakeland Motorcycles, Julie Fisher
Workington

New Age & Ethnic Shops

I advertised in Yellow Pages and on Yell.com last year and am very happy to renew my advertising with you again this year. More...
Most of my business comes from recommendations from existing customers, but I have had people who have found me through Yellow Pages and Yell.com and therefore find it worthwhile to my business.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Yellow Pages and Yell.com to other businesses as a way of finding new customers.

Enhanced Listing
The Fifth Element, Mark Simm
Washington

Oil Fuel Distribution & Supplies

We have had banners on Yell.com for over a year now and have found them an effective form of generating enquiries and business. We receive approximately 15 calls a week and in the busier times of the year, up to 30 calls a week from the banners. More...
We are pleased to say the banners on Yell.com paid for themselves within a couple of months. As a direct result of the banners we have on Yell.com, we have many regular customers, including blue chip clients, that have so far contributed to over £250,000 worth of business. We are pleased with our investment and look forward to increased business.

Banner Ad & Web Link
Crown Oil UK Ltd, Matthew Greensmith
Bury

Opticians - Ophthalmic (Optometrists)

We write to thank you for all your help and support over the years and particularly your involvement with the latest advert. We have also registered online with Yell.com and are very impressed with how easy the site is to use. More...
We were able to view our account details and check on our advert, which is an excellent idea for all us busy business types out there. Once again, many thanks for all the time and effort you have spent with us on the advert and we shall definitely look forward to seeing you when our contract is up for renewal.

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Aaron Optometrists, Mr P Frampton
Ashington

Painters & Decorators

I approached Yellow Pages when I decided to start my own business in January 2005. A consultant then contacted me to discuss what kind of advertisement I would like to take. After our discussion, it was recommended that I take out a Quarter Column advert and an Enhanced Listing on Yell.com. More...
My Yell.com listing started straight away and the book came out in June. When I went live on Yell.com I started getting calls straight away.

As my only form of advertising, it was very easy to monitor. I received calls from London and Edinburgh for a variety of work. The online advert had paid for both itself and the book advert, before the book even came out. When the book came out in June I received two calls that week from insurance companies offering me contract work, which I have now started. I have also been receiving about four or five good calls every week for all sizes of jobs.

I am now at the stage where I have taken on another full time employee and I am starting an apprentice in August. Thanks for the great advice. I look forward to arranging my adverts again for next year.

Enhanced Listing
AT William Carson Decorating, William Carson
Glasgow

Playground Equipment

Digley Associates has used Yell.com for the past twelve months and entered into the initial agreement with low expectations due to our somewhat specialist field—inspections of children's external play areas. More...
We have however been contacted by another supplier and have in fact formed another specialist company that specialises in the removal of algae and moss from children's play areas due to us being within Yell.

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Digley Associates Ltd, Mrs D Houghton
Marlborough

Plumbers

In the last year I have been advertising with Yell.com and 118 24 7. I have found this a very good way of advertising my business. More...
I do not advertise anywhere else as I get plenty of phone calls from this. I would recommend any business to take up this service.

Enhanced Listing
A J Plumbing, Arthur Jaggers
Hartlepool

Restaurants

We advertised with Yellow Pages and Yell.com back in November 2005 and we got a great response from it. We are very pleased to say that we had several calls from our advertising with you. More...
We will recommend the service to other restaurateurs and we would like to thank your staff for being so helpful.

Enhanced Listing
Casanova Italian Restaurant, L Montuori
Cardiff

Road Haulage Services

I would recommend everybody to use Yell.com because of the good advertising opportunities. The result I receive from Yell.com is about 60–70 per cent new customers. More...

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Rocargo Ltd, Ben Roest
Carlisle

Sash Windows

Yellow Pages is a constant source of good quality leads for my company and is the only form of advertising that I will invest in along with Yell.com and Yellow Pages 118 24 7. More...
I believe it to be an excellent return on investment and will continue to advertise for many years to come. Yell.com brings in frequent enquiries, and linking my website to it allows my customers to research my products and services fully, resulting in more serious enquiries. I am a very satisfied customer.

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A &J Ralston Ltd, Jardine Ralston
Wishaw

Skip Hire

Last year we began advertising with Yell in their 118 24 7 service and also with Yell.com. We have been very pleased with the results, which were immediately apparent. More...
Indeed, we obtained a contract worth over £15,000 in January and February, which was very welcome during what is normally a quiet period for us.

We have found that companies outside of our area use these services as they obviously do not have local publications to hand. We will continue to advertise using these media and are confident that we will continue to get a good response.

Enhanced Listing
R & S Etherington, Theresa Etherington
Horley

Stonemasons & Drystone Wallers

Being a computer idiot, I was a bit dubious of paying the rate to place a Web Link on Yell.com. However within the past six months, the link has generated £15,000 of stonework for my company. Later on this year we will expand our orders with new Web links. More...

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BJ Gibbs Sculpture Ltd, Brian Gibbs
Wolverhampton

Storage Services

Yellow Pages and Yell.com have proved value for money for our business with a minimum 40 per cent of all enquiries generated coming from this source. More...

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Easystore Self Storage Ltd, B Lains
Cardiff

Timber Merchants

We have now been advertising on Yellow Pages, 118 24 7 and Yell.com for the last six months. We have been very pleased with the services and would like to point out that 30 per cent of our new business has come from Yell.com. More...
We would recommend it to anyone looking to increase their business.

Enhanced Listing
Rose Bank Sawmill, Julie Jefferson
Carlisle

Translators & Interpreters

I should just like to express my delight at the response to our first year with a full banner with Yell.com. The response has been extremely encouraging, particularly in a year when businesses in our sector have experienced a general downturn in trade—but not S R Translations. More...
Most of our new sales are generated by personal recommendation, but increasingly, new clients from both this country and mainland Europe are finding details on the website. It has proven to be both cost-effective and flexible to advertise with Yell.com and it is our intention to maintain our web presence using this excellent media. I can't recommend this form of advertising more highly.

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S R Translations, Mr N Roach
Bordon

Weddings - Capture The Day On Film

In the past year of advertising on Yell.com, the enquiries for my services have doubled. More...
I get on average half a dozen enquiries per day, which is what I used to average per week before I advertised on the Internet. Because of this I have decided to mainly advertise on Yell.com and improve my web presence.

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Natalie Kenworthy Photography, Mrs N Kenworthy
Ruislip


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