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Pros & Cons Of Advertising On Process Server Directories - Published By Internet Advertising News

Who is the The National Process Server & Private Investigator Registry?

Can I submit jobs via electronic data transfer directly to process servers listed on your registry?

Where is your registry advertised?


Why should I advertise advertise on your registry instead of on other
directories or search engines
?

How much does it cost to advertise on your registry?

How many business leads can I expect to receive each month?

Where will my listing be positioned if someone conducts a search for a
Process Server or Private Investigator in my city, state or country
?

If there are many process servers and private investigators that appear on a
listing page, how can I be sure that my listing will be reviewed
?

How can I increase my ability to generate more leads?

Why doesn't your Registry charge "monthly fees" like some of the other directories?

What are the requirements for listing my company on this web site?



Who is the National Professional Process Server Registry?
The National Professional Process Server & Private Investigator Registry is operated by the National Professional Process Server Network (NPPSN), provider of Member Services to Professional Process Servers and Private Investigators to assist with new business development and management. We have been doing this for many years, and our parent company is also the developer of the popular Case Manager Process Server Software. See FAQS about NPPSN Member Services.

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Can I submit jobs via electronic data transfer directly to process servers
listed on your registry?
 
Yes. Just click on the SUBMIT A JOB link displayed to the right of any listing, and you will be directed to a
JOB SUBMISSION form
that enables you to SUBMIT JOBS & DOCUMENTS directly to the process server or private investigator you selected, via a secure electronic data transfer.   On the form, you enter all information about the job you want completed, and you can also upload any documents you wish to submit in connection with the job you are submitting. Once you complete the form, you just click on the SUBMIT JOB button, and the job information, including all contact information and documents are immediately sent to the selected process server or private investigator for processing.   All information and documents are submitted via a secure data transfer process.

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Where is the National Professional Process Server Registry Advertised?
The National Professional Process Server & Private Investigator Registry, is advertised on numerous search engines and through mailings to attorneys and other legal professionals in the USA and Overseas.
Click on the below links to see some of the search results on popular search engines:

Yahoo   Msn   Google   Alta Vista
Search results vary with keywords, day of week, time of day, and various other criteria. One of our sales reps can give you more information about this, if desired.

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Why should I advertise on the National Professional Process Server
Registry instead of on other directories or on search engines?

Registering your firm with the National Professional Process Server & Private Investigator Registry allows you to take advantage of our online advertising and other marketing directed to attorneys, process servers, and others seeking the services of process servers and private investigators. Advertising on our registry is not a replacement for other advertising you may wish to conduct, just a sensible, supplemental, low cost investment in attracting new business without having to pay monthly advertising rates

 As you are aware, search engine advertising can be effective, and the cost is determined by the number of people who actually "click" on your listing.   Advertising on other directories can also assist you in developing new business, and our advice would be to advertise anywhere that you can to increase business leads, provided that the costs are not prohibitive.   Some directories charge flat rates, some charge monthly fees that can exceed $150 a month.   You can do the math to see how many leads you have gotten as a result of this advertising, and if it's worth the investment. The bottom line is "keep doing what works".

As stated above, our Registry is advertised on the Google Network (MSN, Yahoo, Alta Vista) and other search engines to increase site traffic.  As traffic increases, your listing will have the opportunity of being viewed by more potential clients each year.

Our other marketing programs, including direct mailings to attorneys and others, along with our useful free content, will drive significant traffic to our Process Server Registry and promote return visitors who will be able to visit the site for purposes of accessing content, and locating process servers and private investigators.

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"LOCAL" CITY/STATE OR REGION LISTING (USA & Canada) - $25.00 per city
Search can only be done by selecting: Your Zip or postal code, or
combination of your City/Region and
State, Province, or Territory.
Listing will not appear if only state is searched.

Limitation: This search is limited to the city, region, province or zip where your business is located.

STATE-WIDE LISTING                                  RECOMMENDED FOR OPTIMUM VISIBILITY
$75 Yr. per 1 State
(includes a Statewide listing plus a local listing for all cities)
Period Of Listing: Full 12 months
Search can only be done by selecting: Your State alone, or your City AND State, or your zip code.
Limitation:
This search provides much enhanced exposure by allowing you to list Statewide so that
when that State is searched, your listing weill appear regardless of the City entered.
Suitable For:   Process Servers and P.I.'s who serve papers in all cities in various States.

COUNTRY-WIDE LISTING (USA & OTHER COUNTRIES) - $200 Per Year
Period Of Listing: Full 12 months per 50 States or any Foreign Country (including all cities)
Search can only be done by selecting: Your Country, or any city in the USA or other Country
you list in, or your zip or postal code.
Limitation:  This search provides the greatest amount of exposure. When a search is conducted
by any State or Country you list in, your company information will appear, regardless of what city is entered.
Suitable For:   Process Servers and P.I.'s who serve papers in all cities in all USA States or Countries.

MULTIPLE OFFICE LISTINGS – NO COST
Whichever listing you choose, you can list each of your office locations within the description area of
your listings, including office name, address, city/region, state,/province/territory, country, zip/postal code,
phone, fax, email address, web site address, contact name. This is at no added cost.

TO PURCHASE ANY OF THE ABOVE PAID LISTINGS YOU MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:

Click on our REGISTRATION LINK on the home page

Complete all requested information, submit your listing, and make payment by credit card.

Your listing will appear on our site within 24-48 hours of approval.

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How many business leads do your project I'll receive each month by
advertising on the National Professional Process Server & P.I. Registry?


The number of leads you will receive will depend on various things, such as how many cities you are listed in and/or whether or not you are listed in just one city, Statewide or Countrywide.  The more exposure you have, the more leads you can potentially generate.   The choice for broadening your listing exposure is yours to make, and whatever you elect to do, the cost is "fixed" and "low", as you can see by the costs shown above.  Also, keep in mind that when an attorney or other visitor reviews listings, they might tend to "select" a company that has a web site detailing all services provided.

Thus, if you do not have a web site, it would be beneficial if you would either have one created, or detail all services you provide in the "Description" area of your listing, where you should list information such as the length of time you have been in business, all services you provide, and professional memberships.  Other factors that can contribute to the ultimate selection process can be "how professional your web site is", so if it is "homespun" you might want to consider investing a small amount of money to have it upgraded.

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Where will my listing be positioned when an attorney or other visitor conducts a search for a Process Server or Private Investigator in my city/region, state or country?
If there are numerous listings on a page when a search is submitted, how can I be sure that someone will select my listing to view?

When a visitor to the registry conducts a search by "State, City, Country, Zip Code etc., a list of process servers and/or P.I.'s in the geographic search area appears.  The search results include the display of three distinct sections on the same listings page:  Servers who provide service throughout the USA, Statewide and/or Countrywide service, Servers who provide service limited to a specific city, and "Featured Servers".

All of the listings in these sections "rotate" as the number of listings in any geographic area increases to the point where searching on added pages is necessary.  This rotation also applies to the "Preferred Servers" section, where all listings have the opportunity of being displayed as visitors refresh the page and as new visitors arrive at the page. This insures that all listings will have good visibility during the 12 month listing period.

We recognize that many searches will result in numerous listings appearing on a single page, but we ask you to keep this in mind....our log files reveal that when an attorney or other party visits our registry and searches for a process server for a particular area, they do not simply click on ONE listing....they click on many, and sometimes all of them. The reason for this is that they came to the registry to find what they consider to be a Server who is established, reliable, and who provides the services they require.  They cannot determine this unless they click on many listings and compare companies.

IMPORTANT: If you only register for a listing in your own city, or if you register for a listing in your own city plus a few other cities in your state or foreign country (available by quote), be aware that a majority of visitors to the site simply conduct a search by choosing a State or Country, and very often they do not enter a city. In this case, only the listings of those companies that purchased a STATEWIDE listing at a rate of $75 (per year), or COUNTRYWIDE LISTING would appear when the search was conducted, and companies or individuals (Agents) that only paid for a listing in their own city or additional cities, would not appear.

Thus, we recommend that if you serve papers in various different cities within your state or country, you should register for a STATEWIDE OR COUNTRYWIDE LISTING to insure that your firm appears whenever a search is conducted by your State or Country.

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How can I increase my ability to generate more leads?
Simply stated, if your listing appears only in a single city, region, state or country, you would be wise to list your firm in additional cities, regions, states or countries so that there are more opportunities for visitors to view your listing and select your firm.  The cost for multiple listings is "low" and at a fixed "annual cost", with no monthly fees to pay.   If you need help in making listing decisions, send us an email and we'll be happy to discuss your goals and the nominal costs involved.

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Why we charge low "annual rates" instead of monthly fees?
We do not charge monthly fees for any type of listings, as we recognize that the more listings that are added to a particular city, state or country would tend to reduce the number of leads that any process server or private investigator might achieve.

As an example, if we were to charge you $150 per month for a listing, and you received 50 leads, your cost per lead would be $7.50 per lead. However, if you only received 4 leads in a particular month due to a greater number of listings in your area, then your cost per lead would be $37.50.

By maintaining a low annual rate for all listings, process servers and private investigators can develop leads at a very modest average cost per lead over the course of a year. For instance, if you purchased a STATEWIDE LISTING for $75 and only received 4 leads per month during a 12 month period (48 leads), your cost per lead would only be $1.56 ($75 divided by 48 leads).   If you only received 10 leads during an entire year, your cost per lead would have been $7.50 per lead ($75 divided by 10 leads).   However you look at it, you can make a very low annual investment to develop some new business, and that makes good sense.

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Can anyone advertise on the National Professional Process Server & P.I. Registry,

or are there qualifications?


In order to advertise on the National Professional Process Server Registry, you and/or your company must be an active process server or process serving agency or private investigator or PI agency that has been in business for a minimum of one year. You must also have a web site that fully describes your services.  If your web site is less than 1 year old, or you have not been in business for at least 1 year, your registration will be rejected without explanation.

If you do not belong to an association such as NAPPS, or state association, then we reserve the right to require that you supply 3 references from attorney clients that you have served process for at least 6 months.

If we cannot locate comprehensive information about you or your company by conducting an internet search, your registration will be rejected. If your company is filed as an LLC or Corporation, then we will contact the Secretary of State in your area, or conduct an internet search to confirm that the nature of business you conduct is listed in your filing with the Secretary of State as a "process server" or "private investigator".  If your Secretary Of State Filing does not indicate the nature of your business, we reserve the right to reject your registration.  If a process server license is required in your state, we reserve the right to require that you submit a copy of your license. We reserve the right to reject any registration without explanation, and will refund in full any monies you paid to register with us.

Advertisers are restricted from contacting companies listed on our registry for the purpose of selling them commercial services. 

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