Some of you might be wondering why we’ve created another local directory when a few already exist. Well simply because we wanted to produce something that takes full advantage of cutting edge internet technology and create a resource that is fully comprehensive in both breadth and depth. Some local directories have a lot of information about just a few places, and some have more listings but little information; and some are the product of big companies such as Yell who don’t really understand the local market.
Our aim is to produce a rich local resource that visitors will find helpful and which local residents will use to find everything in one place. To this end we have specialised software that searches the internet to find all the information it can about local businesses and organisations. So nothing is used that isn’t already out there, but now this information is appearing as part of a cohesive system that is entirely free. Businesses and organisations are being contacted by email (where applicable) and encouraged to claim their listing and edit their details as required.
It’s no exaggeration to say that we offer far more than is usual in a commercial directory for free, but that’s because we are a local family and want to see the continuing advancement of the Lochaber region. Of course running such a site takes time and effort and we have bills to pay, so we do encourage Listers to consider signing up for one or our two reasonably priced listing enhancement packages. Again, to suit the local environment, our pricing structure is more realistic and generous in content than those of other directories.
Having spent many months in research and preparation we decided to launch when we reached 1,000 listings. We have now achieved this and officially launched the site. Over the next few months we will be adding a lot more categories including medical, legal and financial services. Plumbers, electricians etc are in the pipeline and the search continues for local shops and organisations. So if you have suggestions for both individual businesses or organisations, or a new category or sub-category, then please do contact us.
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