Allentown, PA (PressExposure) August 10, 2012 -- Allentown SEO and online marketing company IdeaOverTen has announced the launch of two new local marketing directories for businesses in New York City and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Becoming a member of the New York City Business Network ([http://www.newyorkcitybusinessnetworkcom]) or the Lehigh Valley Business Network (http://www.lehighvalleybusinessnetwork.com) is free.
Staying true to its roots in small business marketing, IdeaOverTen has launched two new local business networking sites/directories for business owners in New York City and Lehigh Valley, PA. The New York City Business Network and the Lehigh Valley Business Network are designed to help local businesses grow by connecting them with other business owners in the area as well as with qualified customers searching for the products and services they offer.
Founder and owner of IdeaOverTen Ed Kundahl said, "The Yellow Pages have become obsolete. Most consumers are using the Internet to find local businesses and service providers. In order to generate leads in this day and age, businesses need to rank on the first page of major search engines like Google and Bing for their target keywords. Many businesses pay SEO companies thousands of dollars each month to do this, but if you're listed in our local business directories, you can get better results... for free."
The Lehigh Valley Business Network and the New York City Business Network enable thousands of local businesses to connect with one another and link their business information to achieve maximum search engine visibility. When businesses sign up for one of the networks, they receive an optimized web page that features the following information:
Years in business
Special discounts available
Reviews from customers
Members are also listed in their respective industry networks. http://www.AttorneyBusinessNetwork.com, Each member's listing is accessible to millions of online consumers. Once consumers choose which company they want to do business with, they can contact the business directly - there is no middleman.
A basic membership on the New York City Business Network or the Lehigh Valley Business Network is free, but by upgrading to a premium membership, businesses can experience additional benefits. For example, premium members can earn a recurring monthly income by getting other business owners to join the network.
There are over 400 business categories each on the New York City Business Network and the Lehigh Valley Business Network. A maximum of three companies are listed per business category for every zip code. When a business joins one of the networks, it is automatically introduced via email to all other businesses listed in the same zip code. Members are also given access to a referral management system that makes it easy for them to send and receive referrals. By bringing up to 1,200 business owners together, the directories serve as powerful local business referral networks.