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New Local Business Directory for the Southern Tier: TheLocalStar.biz

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   By Andrew Harris

Getting your business noticed online is more important than ever, and not always easy.  Google and other similar directories only work as well as a business is willing to invest.  Social media is increasingly the same game.  Consumers who turn to search engines and social media to find just local goods and services agree:  The white pages and the yellow pages were easier.

In response to that reality in our digital lives, our partners at Mystic Media Dot Com of Hornell NY have developed a solution that localizes the search.  The site is called TheLocalStar.biz and the goal is to provide a local database of businesses that loosely follows the “white pages/yellow pages” model. 

Just like being listed in the White Pages was free, this site offers a free listing for your business.  We are also offering a modern day “Yellow Pages,” listing service.  Subscribe to the paid service for just over $10 per month and have your business “in the Yellow Pages.”  That offering includes a self-serve(or full service) account with server space for revolving images or ads.  Potential customers will have access to social media accounts, business operating hours, and gallery space for images. 

The Local Star business directory is something you can bookmark and access directly, or you can always find it on Wellsville and Hornell local news sites.  Our news, sports, and culture reporting draws over 150,000 eyeballs per week, often many more.  The vast majority of our site visits come from Allegany and Steuben County.  A recent poll we conducted indicated that nearly thirty percent of our readers do not use social media.  So if you are relying a social media account to attract and inform customers, this provides a low cost way to expand your reach.

Unlike Facebook or Google advertising programs, you can get your business on this directory for a flat fee and update your profile anytime, and as often as you’d like.  If you are a very small, or startup business without a lot of time or money, your listing can act as your company website.  The professionals at Mystic Media have created a very, easy-to-use site that allows you to customize your directory listing.

Please visit the site and to all local business owners:  This directory is free for your basic information; it is only $129 for the annual service with enhanced and interactive directory listings. 

Because we own small businesses also, all paid users enjoy a 30-day trial period.  If you don’t like the service just ask for a full refund. 

TheLocalStar.biz is a new service but is expected to grow quickly by catering to businesses in places like Bath, Bolivar, Corning, Wellsville, Hornell, and Canisteo.  Thousands of potential customers each day will have easy access to the directory via the Wellsville and Hornell Sun.  The internet experts at Mystic Media will be using extensive knowledge and experience to constantly promote and improve the directory.

Questions or concerns, please email us anytime at support@thelocalstar.biz or feel free to call or text our account manager Andrew Harris at 585 610 5258.

Thank you for considering the potential of this new local business directory.  Please share this with the small business owner in your life to help them get listed!

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