SOURCE: Platinum Business Network

December 04, 2006 06:30 ET

New Platinum Business Network Goes Head-to-Head With Yellow Pages

New Service Solves Online Advertising Dilemma: Giving Businesses, and Buyers, More Value and Performance--for Less

ORANGE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 4, 2006 -- With Yellow Pages, Amazon, Craig's List and the proliferation of online directories, businesses face a challenging dilemma: What online advertising venue provides the best bang for the buck?

Bryan Sandberg, CEO of the Platinum Business Network (PBN), introduces a new--and unique--tool that solves this problem for businesses of all sizes. A four-time business entrepreneur, Sandberg said he spent 13 years facing the same challenge and decided to do something about it for businesses worldwide.

Effective immediately, businesses nationwide can join the Platinum Business Network at and benefit from a multi-functional directory listing that, according to Sandberg, surpasses anything else on the Internet. "It's like combining a listing in the Yellow Pages, being a member of a networking organization, Chamber of Commerce and Better Business Bureau -- all in one online package," he said.

For example, a listing in the Platinum Business Network provides typical directory benefits like the business contact name, location, map system for driving directions and a link to the web site. But in addition, PBN members may:

-- Be rated by customers using a 5-star system.

-- Receive testimonials--good or bad.

-- Add business referrals.

-- Own a web page, with photos and other content that can be customized and updated at any time for no additional charge.

-- Make printable coupons, add Powerpoint-type presentations, audio and video commercials, newsletters, fliers

The Platinum Business Network is also reinventing directory Search Engine Optimization (SEO). PBN makes all its members' content into keywords which improves the chances of being found during an online search.

"The Platinum Business Network is ideal for small businesses who want to benefit from having a fully-equipped promotional website but cannot afford one," said Sandberg. "Now they can."

The approximate cost for a business that pays for an online listing with another provider, a chamber membership and a networking group, including breakfast and lunch meetings, can easily exceed $8,000 per year, according to Sandberg. For the official nationwide PBN launch, businesses that join before 2007 can lock in a price of $20 per month. In January 2007, the subscription price will be $49.95 per month.

Based in Orange, California, more information about the Platinum Business Network can be found online at or by calling (714) 282-8802

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