Syd Mannion, Photographer
Syd Mannion is established as one of New Zealand’s leading and most versatile advertising photographers. He chooses to advertise with Gopher Online Directory because it is easy to use and effective
"As a source of contacts and general data I am using Gopher as I used to use Yellow Pages. A mini local Google if you will.
I do this because Yellow Pages is slow and manual and oh so last century. Google is good, but it also includes too much irrelevant data from the WWW, whereas data from Gopher is local and guaranteed to be relevant. It is fast, it is accurate. Unlike Yellow Pages (or even Google) Gopher pushes my listing to the front and therefore promotes me and because it also has free listings I know that when I do a search I am also able to get other information on businesses that are not just presented because they have paid to be there.”
Gopher is unique in the way it lists its customer’s information. The team at Gopher can develop a listing page that works well for you. Then businesses can send their clients directly to these listings, which display all contact information effectively.
“Usually, when people ask for my website I used to give them my own URL, but I have recently given them my Gopher listing URL because your graphics team have developed a banner I am very pleased with. Customers go to my Gopher listing, read all about me, see the animated flash banner, and STILL go to my website for more information."
Airflow Airconditioning and Heat Pumps
Airflow Airconditioning and Heat Pumps offer and install heat pumps and air conditioning in the Auckland region. They originally chose to have a listing with Gopher due to its large customer base and because of the phenomenal growth rate Gopher has seen over the past few months. Since listing with Gopher, Airflow say they have already seen an improvement in business. Duncan says,
“By choosing Gopher to compliment our other advertising mediums we aimed to also improve our organic listings on search engines. We have been pleasantly surprised at the additional business that Gopher has provided us with. Our first result was only one day after our listing became live. Already we are comfortable in stating that we will continue with Gopher when it comes time to renew our annual subscription. Follow up contact helping us to maximise our advertorial has been a nice part of the full Gopher package."
Earls Transport and Contracting
Earls Transport and Contracting was formed by Earl and his wife Christine in 2003. Earl chooses to list with Gopher because each business has a chance to have their listing also act as a website. A graphic designer updates the website regularly meaning no hassle for the client. Owner Earl Gardiner says,
“...It’s nice to know that the technical stuff is already been done hence casting a wider net to your customers, since listing with Gopher I have already paid for the cost of it as I have had a job from an Auckland client recently who made contact with me through Gopher. As a result the work is on-going – this is what I signed up for. I am very happy."