Why Choose Elite Trades?
Our aim is to provide a reliable and distinguished service for both advertisers and consumers. We purposely limit our site to just 3 reputable local tradesmen per area. This enables consumers to have peace of mind in knowing that they will find respectable and rated local businesses without being inundated with an endless list of tradesmen, many of whom are not local and sometimes not even currently trading. Elite Trades takes pride in connecting local people to good local trades. One of our main goals is to gain high search visibility across the UK’s main search engine providers. Fundamentally, our technical experts work to continuously improve your businesses rankings and exposure thus increasing your credibility in your local community.
What Does It Cost To Advertise?
We charge a ‘one-off’ set-up administration fee of £30. Our membership fees are £150 per year or £12.50 a month. For a limited time you can SAVE £30 as we are offering to credit the sign-up fee once your membership is complete, meaning that the total cost for the year is only £150+vat. This is one of the best value and most competitive online directories on the market.
Do You Provide Reviews For Your Traders?
In addition to the checks that we carry out ensuring that all advertisers are up to the high standards we expect, we also offer all customers a chance to leave a review and a rating. We know that many review systems can be abused and can prove equally frustrating for both advertisers and consumers. With Elite Trades, in the unlikely event that an advertiser does receive a bad review, they are given the opportunity to respond to and rectify any problem directly with their client. An option is then given to the client to resubmit their review to the satisfaction of both parties. To provide transparency to consumers, if any issues remain unsettled after 14 days, we will be obliged to publish reviews. Elite Trades takes pride in providing a platform to local premium trades and customer reviews are taken seriously. Any advertiser who does not make the grade is removed from membership.
How do I Pay?
We accept all major debit and credit cards securely through Worldpay. For those advertisers who prefer to spread the cost, we also offer the option of paying by monthly direct debit payments for only a small additional administration charge. This is subject to a minimum term contract of 12 months
What Information Will You Publish About My Services?
If you already have a website, our content writers will extract information from it and where necessary, re-write it to optimise search engine effectiveness. We won’t duplicate this information, instead we will ensure that the strong points about your business services are detailed and clear. We will also use your contact details, email address, business name, logo, opening hours and business location on a map. Any affiliations, trade memberships or specialist skills will also be clearly highlighted to help elevate your business.
If you do not have a website, do not worry. One of our content writers will get in touch with you and ask you all about your business. They will then create your page based on all the fantastic information you have provided us.
Will a Listing Help Our Company Website Become More Visible?
In most cases; Yes. You will see improvements in search engine rankings for your own website, simply because of the relevant webpages that we link to your site are extremely good for optimising search engine results. We also offer an SEO report for your website at no cost to you. This is a step by step guide, full of suggestions and recommendations to optimise and ultimately improve your website. Just make sure you ask when you sign up and we will be happy to help.
Do you Provide Free Listings?
We do provide limited free listings which consist of a basic advertisement containing your business contact details only. For information of the availability in your area/trade, please feel free to get in touch with us. Although we are happy to provide free listings, they may be removed at any time and without notice, to make way for our ‘elite’ subscribers with premium listings.