Oakland, CA (PRWEB) February 17, 2011
Going Local Is The Writing On The Wall
During the ACME Phone Leads launch webinar, Tissa Godavitarne revealed the writing is on the wall and the future of affiliate marketing is working with local businesses! Tissa called attention to the incredible success of Groupon, a website where consumers get to negotiate group discount deals with local businesses on a limited time basis. Consumers can redeem those discount vouchers by printing them or bringing them up on mobile devices and presenting them to local businesses when they visit. An example was given where a local dentist was offering $ 99 teeth whitening service, a 67% discount from its original price of $ 299, which had 357 people bought into the offer.
Tissa Godavitarne also pointed out that Google had made an offer to buy Groupon for $ 6 billion but Groupon rejected the offer. Googles offer to Groupon is a clear indication that its corporate strategy is to promote local businesses.
Googles strategic direction to update its search engine to deliver local search results for local businesses is clear writing on the wall on how big the local business market is going to be in the next couple of years. Following right behind Google and Groupon, ACME Phone Leads is positioned to monetize on this huge local business market using pay-per-call marketing.
The rise of mobile web adoption has opened up a lot of doors for affiliate marketers to promote local businesses using mobile coupons and pay-per-call marketing.
On February 16, 2010, Google EX-CEO Eric Schmidt spoke at the Mobile World Congress on the pace at which mobile web adoption is growing 8X faster than the equivalent point 10 yrs ago for the desktop; that smart phone sales are projected to outperform global PC sales within 3 years and half of new internet connections are from mobile devices. From Googles perspective, there are more searches on mobile than from desktop in emerging countries like Indonesia and South Africa.
The Future of Affiliate Marketing Is Promoting Local Businesses
Tissa is absolutely convinced that working with local businesses is the future of affiliate marketing when he said that there are millions of small local businesses that depend entirely on phone calls to get new customers such as real estate agents, dentist, lawyers, car dealerships, plumbers, insurance agents, florist, the list goes on and on. In so many cases these local businesses are willing to pay you 20, 30 or 40 dollars every time you make their phones ring. Generating phone leads for local businesses is a massive untapped opportunity for affiliates. That’s what this brand new product from ACME Phone Leads is about!”
This couldnt be further from the truth with the phenomenal rate by which mobile and smart phone usage is growing where users could easily call a local business using click-to-call functionality and scanning of QR codes. The return on investment is huge when combining pay-per-call with local lead generation using mobile marketing.
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