In addition to the Rim Country’s leading Web site, www.Payson.com, which last year garnered 3.5 million page views from 342,921 unique visitors, the Payson Roundup introduces a new Web site to the Rim Country.
PaysonMarketPlace.com is an online search tool that gives consumers detailed information about businesses in the Rim Country simply by typing in a search term or browsing a category. Every active business in Rim Country will have a free Web page in the directory.
“Consumers will be able to toss all those yellow page books away,” said Roundup publisher, John Naughton. “Unlike those ‘books’ that are out of date for a year the moment they are printed, one of the great advantages of Marketplace is the owner of the business will have complete control of each listing. Closed for a special holiday? They will be able to change hours, address or add a Web site link at any time they choose.”
The site allows residents to read reviews, get up-to-date information on local businesses and gives owners a way to promote their business.
“A lot of databases online just pull information that is often old or inaccurate,” said Roundup digital media consultant Pia Wyer. “Every business in Rim Country is represented with a free listing that includes its name, location, map and phone number.
Owners can enhance their listing with photos, business description, Web address, coupons, calendar of events, videos, news and more.
“There are a lot of different options and the user-friendly site makes it easy to get started,” added Bobby Davis, Roundup advertising director. “This site makes business information accessible so Valley residents can check where to get breakfast, check out a boutique or antique store before hitting the road.”
In addition, the site links directly with social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. The mobile friendly site means information is easily accessible anywhere and at anytime.
Claiming a listing is easy, Wyer said. Simply search for your business and then click “Is this your business?” Add your contact information and Wyer will call to confirm the information.
“This is a great way to promote your business at a fraction of the cost of all those yellow paged books, added Davis.
“A lot of times, people drive through the community and don’t see those smaller businesses tucked away, but this gets your name out there,” Wyer said.
Customers can directly access the site from a link on www.payson.com or directly at www.paysonmarketplace.com.
In addition, the first 200 businesses that log on and claim their business will be entered into a drawing for two first-class tickets on the Grand Canyon Railway.
For more information on how to get started with your company, contact Davis at (928) 474-5251, ext. 105, or Wyer at (928) 474-5251, ext. 119.