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					WHAT IS BUZZTOWN?




    It’s a social network AND an online local directory

•    Social networks are a great way for people to stay in touch,
          communities of common interest & backgrounds


    •   Online directories provide the most relevant up-to-date
                  information about local businesses
WHAT MAKES BUZZTOWN UNIQUE?


•   Our social network is a “local-interest based” social network
    • It’s relevant, timely information that has to do with your real
      life
    • Tell BuzzTown what you are interested in and where you
      live and BuzzTown will introduce you to
      •   Current friends
      •   New friends with similar interests
      •   Events that would interest you
      •   Groups that would interest you
      •   Businesses that would interest you
      •   Local photos, videos, things to do
      •   What’s hot and happening
WHAT MAKES BUZZTOWN UNIQUE?


•   Our directory is a community built directory
    • Consumers rate and review local businesses
    • Local businesses control their information and choose
      what they would like to share


•   Results are based on relevancy
    • The more a business is liked and the more they have to
      share with the community – the higher they rank
BACKGROUND INFORMATION

•   We built BuzzTown to provide consumers with one resource
    to find out relevant and timely information about local
    businesses
•   We provide local businesses with a inexpensive and effective
    marketing tool to attract new customers and invite their
    current customers back in.
•   BuzzTown’s business directory is provided by Directory Plus
    and is updated every year
•   BuzzTown launched in February 2009
•   BuzzTown has a strong emphasis on local, we have a local
    staff, local programmers, local marketing, local phone
    numbers
WHAT CAN PEOPLE DO ON BUZZTOWN?


•   Write reviews
•   Comment on articles
•   Join groups of interest
•   Find out about local events
•   Connect with local friends
•   Get recommendations for products or services they need
•   Get answers to their questions
•   Get information on their favorite businesses
•   Share photos & videos
BUZZTOWN IS FOR BUSINESSES


•   BuzzTown provides businesses with a quick and easy web
    presence that they are fully in control of
•   BuzzTown has a built-in audience of consumers
•   BuzzTown provides 13 social marketing tools proven to
    attract and engage customers
•   BuzzTown uses the most effective form of advertising as a
    foundation – word-of-mouth
•   BuzzTown provides local phone support
BUZZTOWN ALSO PROVIDES EDUCATION


•   BuzzTown University is free local internet marketing
    education
•   We teach businesses how to market their business on-line
•   2 classes every month
•   Join BuzzTown University to find out about upcoming classes
HOW IS BUZZTOWN DOING?


•   15,000 unique visitors this month
    •   Currently growing 50% a month
•   1,000,000+ pages of information
•   1680 social users
    •   Currently growing 40% a month
•   330 business subscriptions
    •   40-60 new businesses join every month
•   Rank in the top 2% of all websites in the U.S.
•   3000 local business reviews
•   Currently operate in 2 Markets
    •   Opening 3+ more this year

				
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