2,300,000+ vacationers, 91,000+ local consumers
ready-to-buy and searching for your
How will they find your business?
NOTE: In less than 2 minutes, discover how your business listing in the official Flathead Valley Business Directory™ can
help find new customers for you, make your phone ring more often and help your website rank higher in search results...all for only $4 per month!
Advertising is not enough; today we must market effectively online!
You spend a lot of time creating your advertising messages, and a lot of money on ad campaigns. It is a fact of life that people don’t read the newspaper like they used to or use the Yellow Pages anymore; they find everything they need on their smartphones or Tablet PCs. The Flathead Guide can help you capture those searches for only $4 per month. Read on to discover all the details...
The benefits are HUGE! Unlike an ad in conventional print media (a one-shot deal), your listing in the Flathead Guide works for you 24x7x365. Plus, your link from the Flathead Guide can actually help your main website rank higher in search results. The single biggest thing you can do to grow your brick and mortar business is to increase traffic to your website and make it perform better in search. Your future customers will check you out online first ~ BEFORE ~ they consider visiting your store. That's where we can help!
You advertise to find more customers
You want to reach more local buyers
You need to attract more of the
millions of visitors to the Flathead
People search online when they need to solve a problem or want to buy something.
Today they are searching for your business from their smartphones.
To capture these searches you need strong local links
pointing to your website. Nothing is better than having a mobile-friendly, search engine optimized listing in the Flathead Valley Business Directory™, the Flathead Guide.
The Flathead Valley Business Directory™ is a #1 Promotional Value!
Welcome to the 'Flathead Guide'
The Flathead Guide is the official Flathead Valley Business Directory™. Maybe you have seen
us on Facebook or heard about us on the radio, but you're still not sure how the Flathead Guide can benefit your business. You have questions - this page explains everything.
What exactly is the Flathead Guide?
The Flathead Guide is a smartphone-optimized digital directory for all businesses in the Flathead Valley – and especially those who cater to the millions of visitors we see every year. The Flathead Guide
could become one of your best sources of new business!
Smartphones and Tablet PCs are the new Internet access devices (and will
soon surpass desktops and laptops) and your customers are searching for your products and services.
Plus, those millions of visitors to the Flathead... they are not dragging their laptops with them when they visit; they
now rely on their mobile devices.
Why list your business in the Flathead Guide?
Because you do business here in the Flathead!
- 94% of smartphone users search for
- 66% access the internet at least once daily from their smartphone
- You have a limited ad budget
- You don’t have time to play the social media game
- You are tired of empty promises by advertising sales people
- You don’t know who you can trust, or what is real and what is hype
You want more ready-to-buy customers
You already have a local customer base and like the rest of us, you are always trying to attract new business. Millions of visitors and hundreds of thousands of people in northwest Montana shop and do business in the Flathead Valley - and they are using their smartphones more than ever.
We can help you attract more ready-to-buy customers!
- EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, if you advertise offline, be aware that 66% of Americans have performed a search on their mobile after seeing or hearing an offline ad (newspaper, radio, television, magazines, etc.).
- Usage of QR Codes is increasing daily. You’re seeing them everywhere; newspaper ads, in magazines, outdoor billboards, brochures, business cards and virtually all print media are using ‘QR Codes’.
- Do it for the link! Strong 'LOCAL' backlinks pointing to your primary website are one of the best things you can do to boost your site in search results. Over time, it can mean the difference between being on page one of Google or page 120 -
and NOBODY goes past page one.
The Flathead Guide is not advertising
Advertising and promotion are necessary to build your brand and create
top-of-mind awareness, but today
the world revolves around search. The
is about "Search Marketing". If you want to capture people’s attention
you must be positioned better than your competitors in search results. The
Flathead Guide is a tactical online marketing component for
2015 and beyond.
The problem with advertising is that you pay for a one-shot
advertising campaign and who reads a two-day old newspaper? Whereas your
Flathead Guide listing works for you 24 x 7 x 365 and it
costs less than a fast food lunch.
Top 10 Reasons why the Flathead Guide is so valuable for your marketing efforts
- It’s like having an additional stand-alone, mobile-friendly mini website for your business
- 100% Search Engine Optimized
- Hyper-Local to the Flathead area (unlike other resources like
- You can features photos and videos in your business listing
- Include links to all your social sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- A Google map provides directions to your location
- Your personal Control Panel – login anytime and update your listing, add coupons, special deals
- Heavily promoted on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and other online and offline resources
- Promoted in local print advertising
- In 2013, more people bought a smartphone than a PC
Mobile is the new Internet access device.
Join other businesses like yours that see the value of being listed in the Flathead Guide!
Local companies you do business with, your friends and your competitors are listing with the Flathead Guide every day.
Here are just a few of our 'Featured Listings':
Read what 'real' customers are saying about the Flathead Guide (see
How much does it cost to be listed?
Hold on to your hat…a basic listing is only $4.00 per month (paid annually). You read that right, for about the cost of a gallon of gas
each month, your company can be listed on the Flathead’s premier smartphone optimized business
directory, the Flathead Guide – FOR ONE WHOLE YEAR! Plus, for a few dollars more you can choose to ‘feature’ your listing in your business category and on the home page.
Click here to add
your business to the Flathead Guide. Or...
Check out our "Done 4 U" offer
You're busy, and you're not an SEO expert - (but
He will create and optimize your listing for
The Flathead Guide is now in our second year, and we want to
maximize our growth.
The faster we grow it, the better we
perform in search results - and that benefits you!
We will create your listing for you, optimize it for search and add the information that mobile visitors want to see - for a one-time fee of only $̶16̶5̶.̶0̶0̶
FREE. All you need to do is open an account and add a few bits of information,
We will create your account, SEO your listing and when
all is completed, send you an invoice for your annual $4 mo. listing.
Click here to send us your email
Your Flathead Guide listing is an essential piece of your marketing mix
The Flathead Guide is an "authority website", meaning that search engines place value on our links pointing to other sites (your listing). In addition to
receiving Google's PR3 ranking, we have achieved
- YouTube Channel with
over 620,000+ video views
- Pinterest Followers 1,800+ (one of the largest NW Montana Pinterest boards)
- Facebook Fans
(and counting more every day)
over 800+ (mostly local) followers
- Our network of related social sites drive significant traffic to the
So, who created the Flathead Guide, and why should you trust me?
The Flathead Valley Business Directory™, DBA the Flathead Guide (Montana ID# A212832), was created and is maintained by
Tom Heatherington, owner of The Webunet Group in Kalispell. My
company has been publishing and marketing online since 1993. My family
lives here in the Flathead; this is our home and like you, our workplace. Learn more about the Webunet Group. The
Flathead Guide is a Vietnam Veteran-Owned business.
Webunet is a consulting firm to small business specializing in SEO, SEM, SMM and online
marketing. Our mission is to help our clients get more targeted buyers to their website. We focus on SEO best practices, creative copywriting and keyword utilization, video production,
mobile web and content related link building. If you need help marketing your website,