LocalEdge Reviews

Honest reviews and testimonials from LocalEdge clients.

If you are considering doing business with LocalEdge, be sure to read the customer reviews and testimonials below. LocalEdge, a Hearst Media Services company, continues to provide excellent service and effective products to businesses everywhere. If you would like to learn more about how LocalEdge can help grow your business please visit us at Internetmarketing.localedge.com.

As a brand new company, our initial efforts were spent signingup properties for our rental program. To succeed, we then needed to increase guest awareness for our company and its available properties.

Bringing in new business is difficult as many travelers come to this area year after year and patronize the same rental companies. Your organization has helped us to combat this by creating a unique landing page, developing an aggressive social media campaign and supporting it with search engine marketing & optimization.

Since starting with your organization about 4 months ago, we have seen tremendous improvements in online activity.

Your organization is helping get our name out to people who would have never seen or heard of us otherwise. Many customers who call to ask about a listing or book their reservation do so based on a listing on our new landing page.

Getting guests to think of Vacation Rentals of NW FL every time they travel to our area is the ultimate goal of our company and your organization is doing a great job in helping us get there.



Ben Zeirott, Director of Operations
Escape to Northwest Florida
Product(s) Purchased: Product(s) Purchased: Landing Page | SEO | SEM

After LocalEdge produced and syndicated our Press Release, I was surprised to receive a call the very next day from a local TV reporter!

I was at about 500 Facebook Fans when we asked users for input on a model we were building. Just 2 weeks after the press release our Fans have increased over 65%!



Jeri Toolan, President
TEW Construction

I just wanted to take a moment to express our thanks for your help in getting our website back on track. Most companies view a sales call as an interruption but your visit was especially timely considering that our site had crashed with our previous host provider and the hope of recovering our content was grim, to say the least. We were scratching our heads trying to decide how to start all over again on our website when you walked through the door.

Thankfully, not only are we back online but we are VERY excited about updating and customizing our content. In this day and age of global customers, keeping our content up-to-date and fresh means the difference in attracting prospects or losing them to another company. We believe our user-friendly website is the best tool for getting our message out to the public and we appreciate all of your help in getting us back "on-line" and visible in the marketplace.

You're always welcome to stop by...we are so thankful you did!



Sharon K. Reavis
Lowcountry Monuments LLC

As a small business owner of a shoe repair shop, I was very focused with the day-to-day expenses of our operation. So, when a sales representative from LocalEdge came in to speak with me about marketing my business online, I was fairly reluctant.

I would like to share, after the first year our shop was setup online with a landing page , video and personalized web address...my business has experienced an amazing growth.

Thanks to LocaEdge, customers are able to find me online, my business is growing, and I am able to contribute more into my long-term savings!

No other form of advertising has positively impacted my business like online advertising with LocalEdge.



Jim Wilson, Owner
Bailes Cobbler Shop

We recently met with a LocalEdge sales representative and are glad we did. She taught us about search engine marketing and how we could get better visibility on major search engines. We had tried internet marketing before with AT&T and other companies and were not pleased with the results.

Throughout the LocalEdge representative's two visits, she was very informative and professional. She proposed the right mix of pay- per-click and search engine optimization services.

We are very pleased with our results in the first two and a half months with over 1,033 Landing Page Views , 29 Contact Form Requests filled out and 2 Email Clicks. The response has helped convert online traffic into cash paying customers!

We would recommend LocalEdge to any business looking to increase revenue with online traffic.


Best Regards,
Shane & Sheila Irving
Irving's Used Auto Parts
Product(s) Purchased: Social Media Management | SEO

To Whom it May Concern

March 18, 2009

A LocalEdge multi-media consultant found an ad I was running online with another company that offered Search Engine Marketing. The ad was about roofing, but not commercial roofing, which is all I do. The multi-media consultant pointed this out to me and offered to do an Internet evaluation of my web presence.

LocalEdge really did their homework, the consultant showed me all the keywords I should have been showing up for but wasn't. The consultant really took the time to find out about my business- what I do, what services I offer, what my goals are... and that was the end of our first meeting. The multi-media consultant made sure LocalEdge could help me before making a recommendation.

At our second meeting, the consultant had a custom-made proposal built just for my business. It all looked like it made sense so I gave the green light. I'm so happy I did because my phone is ringing again! After only one and a half months of advertising, I've closed THREE jobs and have bids out on SIX more. Bottom line - I am real pleased with the way this online campaign is performing. I would recommend LocalEdge for anyone looking to market online.


Sincerely,
Jon Celments
Clements Roofing Systems
Product(s) Purchased: Mobile Website

I wanted to thank you for the digital marketing programs we have running. In the first 2 months of the campaign, my business has received 3 new catering jobs from searches found on mobile devices for a personal or private chef in Destin.

This has resulted in an increase in business of $1,850. I also have two new personal chef services scheduled for next month.

I value the recommendations and support you provide and appreciate the ability to discuss marketing ideas with my Sales Consultant. I have been so pleased with the results that I refer any businesses to contact my rep!

Please keep up the good work!


Respectfully,
Chef Dawnelle
Catering To You-Personal Chef Service
Product(s) Purchased: Mobile Website

Opening a new business hasn't been easy; especially in this economy. It can be extremely difficult to get your name known. However, your company has had a huge impact in directing traffic to the Landing Page I purchased .

Within 5 months my Landing Page has received over 900 views. Additionally, it has directed traffic to my website, compelled visitors to fill out my online contact form and send me e-mails.

Your company also put together a successful Search Engine Optimization program for us. The keywords your company selected boosted us to be ranked number one on major search engines. We have remained consistently high in our ranking since the program's inception.

The customer dashboard made updating or changing my advertising campaign very easy. When I did run into a problem, your Customer Service Department was very attentive and quick to help out.

I hope to continue my success with your company for many years!



John Bolla
Owner, Buffalo Vapor Lounge
Product(s) Purchased: Landing Page | Mobile Website

After starting my business up in 2011, I was getting a good response from the community but I wanted to increase my customer base. I had heard about your company and its success with internet marketing advertising, so I decided to give it a try. I am so glad that I did!

In the first month I gained 20 new customers. I was thrilled with the boost in my sales. My company was appearing on the first page of major search engines. From April to June, my business jumped from number 500 on Yahoo! , all the way up to number one.

Your service is literally a one-stop shop for internet marketing that my business needed. The level of customer support from my sales representative, Katie, tied the knot. I was sold!

I have already recommended your company to others, and plan on doing so in the future for anyone that asks. If someone is having trouble marketing their business online, they should certainly turn to your experts. I am more than happy that I did.

Regards,

Katie Silarek – Owner

To Whom It May Concern;

I have been a loyal advertiser since 1999. As our potential customers are using the internet more and more, I have moved my marketing budget to online programs.

Considering our line of business and the growing popularity of smart phones, I decided to invest in a mobile website. This is the only area that I advertise towing and wrecker services.

With my mobile website I was receiving 2 to 3 calls everyday for towing from new customers! It has been the best beginning of any year I have ever had. In fact, I've considered hiring two additional guys to keep up and I am looking at an additional building!

I highly recommend mobile websites with optimization and pay per click advertising to get results!

Sincerely,

Mike Barnett
Product(s) Purchased: Mobile Website

To Whom It May Concern;

October, 2011

I count on LocalEdge, A Hearst Media Services Company, to help us inform customers about our many product lines, our value and professionalism. They are a resource I trust when it comes to how to best market our company with new opportunities that enhance our advertising portfolio and generate quality leads.

The personal attention to our account and to our specific advertising needs has been very impressive. I always look forward to meeting with my sales representative and reviewing how best to get the word out.

An example of LocalEdge's excellence was in educating me about how to turn our website into a Mobile friendly version, providing our tech‐savvy customers (who own smartphones) with an easy‐to‐use portal directly to our most important product and contact information. I priced what this service would cost using our existing Web Design Company and the savings with LocalEdge were huge.

Doing business with LocalEdge, whether in print or digital media, is always a pleasure and a benefit to our organization.

Sincerely,

Bobby McAfee, Marketing Director
www.cpss.net
Product(s) Purchased: Mobile Website

To Whom It May Concern;

March, 2011

Since our Internet program with LocalEdge has gone live, we have experienced a great deal of traffic from the web. Between our business profile with video and social media management initiative, LocalEdge has helped us gain exposure online.

In fact, we were surprised that when we just opened our business, the phone rang and the caller ment ioned she was from New York City. She worked for Discovery Channel and said they were planning to come into College Station, TX to film at Texas A & M University. They were in need of 20 stones for an experiment.

I asked how they found us and she said she saw our video business profile on Google TM . Their film team flew down that Thursday and picked out the stones. The episode aired in the Spring of 2010. LocalEdge has truly put us on the map!

We are very happy with our company's online products from LocalEdge. They are definitely getting us exposure through major search engines and social networking sites. Currently, we have an average of five deliveries scheduled every day at an average of $150 each and that's not including pick ups. The landscaping season is just starting for our newer company and LocalEdge has helped us get the word out on the Internet.

Thank you,

Nancy & Dan Casey
Aggieland Grass & Stone
www.AggielandGrassStone.com

LocalEdge,

May, 2009

Thank you for stopping in last week and most importantly, for the improvements you've made to my website. I think the video you created is very professional and I'm impressed that you could put it together so well given the time, material and budget that was available to work with.

I look forward to working further with you.

Regards,



Jeffrey Price
Artists' Market Inc.
Product(s) Purchased: Online Video

To Whom It May Concern:

May, 2009

purchased a Pay Per Click program 6 months ago to receive 1200 clicks to my website. My goal was to expose my business on-line in the most economic fashion so that I was paying one flat rate per month. After the initial ramp up, I noticed a substantial increase in the performance of my ad campaign. The response has been overwhelming.

I didn't know a lot about on-line advertising but I knew this was the wave of the future. My rep shared valuable information about on-line advertising. My investment is paying off. I have received over 900 views to my website in the first 5 months, not including the bonus clicks from my optimized business profile.

Sincerely,



Henry Rutledge
Advanced Door Automation Inc.
www.AdvancedDoorNC.com
Product(s) Purchased:Search Engine Marketing

To Whom It May Concern:

March 18, 2009

A LocalEdge multi-media consultant found an ad I was running online with another company that offere d Search Engine Marketing. The ad was about roofing, but not commercial roofing, which is all I do. The multi -media consultant pointed this out to me and offered to do an Internet evaluation of my web presence.

LocalEdge really did their homework, the consultant showed me all the keywords I should have been sh owing up for but wasn't. The consultant really took the time to find out about my business – what I do, what serv ices I offer, what my goals are…and that was the end of our first meeting. The multi-media consultant made sure LocalEd ge could help me before making a recommendation.

At our second meeting, the consultant had a custom-made proposal built just for my business. It all looked like it made sense so I gave the green light. I'm so happy I did because my phone is ringing again! After only one and a half months of advertising, I've closed THREE jobs and have bids out on SIX more. Bottom line – I am rea l pleased with the way this online campaign is performing. I would recommend LocalEdge for anyone looking to marke t online.

Sincerely,



Jon Clements
Clements Roofing Systems
Product(s) Purchased:Pay Per Click

Finally, a company who is just as concerned and diligent about generating leads and tracking results as I am. Over the years, I've given so many advertising and marketing companies money in good faith only to be disappointed with results. My LocalEdge online products I purchased are producing the click through rate and leads I was told to expect. Now it's up to me to convert.

In today's tough market, it's more important than ever to increase your pipeline of leads. A lot of companies will sell you online advertising and then disappear regardless of whether the advertising yields results. LocalEdge doesn't disappear. They work with you, building and modifying your online campaign until it fits with your goals and generates the maximum exposure and leads your budget can deliver.

Thank you LocalEdge, for the tremendous online products and service.



Brenda Clevenger
Kansas City Condo Source
Product(s) Purchased:Pay Per Click

March , 2011

I started up my company earlier this year and wasn't sure where to turn to promote my business. A co mpetitor of LocalEdge approached me with an opportunity to advertise on an Internet Yellow Page website.

I was skeptical at first since I thought more people would search for my services on major search en gines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. After purchasing the competitor's advertising, I quickly realized they were nonresponsive to my follow up calls and I was not getting results. All I was left with was an expensive bill.

My initial feelings were correct; I needed an advertising campaign that would give me a web presence that could be found on major search engines. I met with a LocalEdge representative who took the time to understand what I wanted to achieve. We decided the best solution was an advertising program that in cluded a website that would be search engine optimized.

The website they created is great! It features an easy-to-remember personalized web address that giv es me an online presence. The SEO has substantially improved my ranking on Google, Yahoo!, and Bing! My websi te also includes an informative montage video as well as a personalized email address giving my busines s the professional look it deserves.

As soon as I could be found on the major search engines with LocalEdge, my phone started ringing. In fact, I was quickly receiving 3 to 5 calls per day based on my program.

Thanks to LocalEdge, I'm now receiving contract bid opportunities that are converting into jobs. I w ould highly recommend the products of LocalEdge to any business owner looking to promote their business o nline.

Sincerely,



Dino Pernell, Sr.
CEO/Owner
Pernell's Electrical Works, LLC
Product(s) Purchased:SEO

To whom It May Concern:

As owner of Greenleaf Landscaping I always want to make sure that I get the best return out of my advertising budget. This year I purchased a media program that included print advertising in both the yellow and white pages, as well as Internet advertising products.

The Internet products I purchased do more than deliver online clicks to my business. I was able to obtain a contract with a National chain for $45,000 from one lead generated by my Internet advertising.

Thanks to my program, this one contract gave me over 10 times the value of my total investment.

Sincerely,



Sean Haentges
S&R Greenleaf Landscaping, Inc.
www.1-800-Landscape.com
Product(s) Purchased: SEM

To whom It May Concern:

June 1, 2009

I have been a direct mail advertiser with LocalEdge for almost a year now. My experience with your company was great because the sales representative was friendly, prompt and knowledgeable.

I have advertised with other direct mail companies before. Not only are their rates 10-20% higher, they also charge extra for graphic design. The rates that LocalEdge offers for their direct mailers are great . Based on my experience, responses from direct mail pieces are tough to beat anywhere in the market. Needless to say, I was extremely pleased when my rep called on me and was happy to see what your company had to offer.

As a result of this direct mail initiative, I experienced a 25% increase in sales over the course of the campaign for the product being promoted. I also saw a definite increase in the brand awareness and acceptance of the product. We've given so many more quotes and done more installations in the months following the campaign that we're now using direct mail to help launch a new product for our company .

I look forward to continuing my partnership with LocalEdge and will be doing business with this comp any in the future. Thanks again for everything.

Regards,



Eric Davenport
President
Kinesis, Inc.
www.kinesis-usa.com
Product(s) Purchased: Direct Mail

I was able to grow my business using Direct Mail. My Multi-Media Consultant helped me choose from a list of options that allowed me to target a specific geographical area and household demographic that best fit my business needs.

I run a snow plowing service during the winter months and it's imperative that I get my advertising out in time for the season. My mail piece went out when I needed it to hit the streets.

From my one mailing of 1,000 postcards, I obtained 20 NEW customers , worth $6,000. I made $6 on every dollar spent using Direct Mail.

Sincerely,


Anthony Muffoletto
Product(s) Purchased: Direct Mail