Not very creative nor intuitive i find it, mostly it’s irrelevant to what users are looking for, it is also targeting RASPF (people searching for specific businesses such as McDonald’s rather than NEDICT (people searching for a business category such as Burger)
We have celebrated 20 proud years of success in Egypt serving both the Egyptian local businesses and the community together. I am very proud of being a part of this. Although i joined Yellow Media back in 2008, i’ve been involved with them back to 2004 when i developed the first fully functional website for the company 8 years ago.
Thanks to Yellow Media family.
Google have officially launched Google AdWords Premier SMB Parntner Program Page in Egypt. It is the first Arabic page that is launched under that section as Egypt Yellow Pages is officially the first partner in Egypt and the Arab world (After Morocco whcih launched their site in French).
Google explains 5 reasons why you should go to Premier SMB Partner than DIY (Do it yourself) approach.
If you have a business in Egypt and you want to advertise it on Google, you should consult Egypt Yellow Pages to help you plan and execute your online marketing new channel.
I can’t believe linkedin is actually down, this is the first time i see it in my life.
They are also displaying an error id… i think that each http request that comes to them is represented by a new error ID..
a few refreshes gives the following:
Error Id: 133596971312596
Error Id: 133596977162041
Error Id: 133596979836852
Error Id: 133596990131215
On average about 1.5 million errors (or requests) in 10 seconds…
that’s 150,000 requests per second… WOW
And now the service is coming back (4:50 PM Cairo time), but the feeds are still not working, you don’t see any feeds or new about your connections, you just see colleagues and alumni filter titles!
Yellow Media – Formerly known as Egypt Yellow Pages and Google Ireland have signed strategic partnership agreement that will make Yellow Media the first Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner in Egypt and the second one in North Africa.
The Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner Program enables strategic relationships between Google and companies that can deliver the power of Google AdWords to their local merchants. Small and medium-sized businesses working with a Premier SMB Partner receive professional, full-service AdWords account management, from account setup and activation to ongoing campaign monitoring and optimization.
The official announcement was made on April 22, 2012 in the Four Seasons Nile Plaza hotel with tens of attendees of technology reporters and journalists from major news papers and online news and technology portals in Egypt.
The event was held by: Marc Lambert – Managing Director of Yellow Media, Ahmed Hafez – Head of Sales in Google Egypt and North Africa, Lars Mourey – Director of Sales & Marketing in Yellow Media, and Mohamed Salah – Director of Digital Media in Yellow Media.
Following the official launch event, a 2 day intensive training course was given to 200+ Yellow Media sales professionals by the Google Egypt team. Wael Fakharany – Regional Manager Egypt, and North Africa – Google gave a very insightful keynote speech about the success story of how he managed to transform Google Egypt from a country office that only had one individual (Wael Himself) to tens of millions of dollars in a few years.
To get a free consultation now, or to sign up for Google AdWords fully managed service by Yellow Media.
We proudly announce that Egypt Yellow Pages is launching Yellow Media brand today and expanding from being a traditional directory services provider to empowering our customers with a proper representation of their business on social, local, and mobile platforms, arming them to not just compete in the online world, but succeed. Solutions for everything their businesses will require for online success in the years to come, which is encompassed in an effective SoLoMo, or social-local-mobile, presence.
The various range of Yellow Media SoLoMo offerings in Egypt include:
- Social exposure over Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+ and Dalili.com.eg (Egypt’s largest businesses and venues review site)
- Local needs through Yellow.com.eg and Offeratak.com (Egypt’s leading daily deal aggregator)
- Mobile platforms coverage though Yellow.com.eg mobile web, iPhone application and Blackberry application (Android and Nokia under development)
Year 2011 is about to end, many Egyptians are happy about the fact that this year is actually coming to an end and full of hope that the coming year will be better for everyone. Let’s take a look together about 2011 and see what Egyptians were looking for on online Egypt Yellow Pages during this year:
Arabic Search on the rise
Arabic continues to grow to reach 59% of the total searches done in 2011, not as fast as you might expect it to happen, that’s only a 4% increase over 2010. See 2010 Zeitgeist>>
One interesting fact is that many people were looking for Tahrir Square after the #Jan25 revolution! Although sounds to me like a Google search rather than a Yellow Pages search, you never know!
Top Categories For 2011
The following are the most searched keywords for 2011
10. Real Estate
You can see that advertising is going up the list while real estate is at the bottom of the top 10 list. This shows how advertising is so important to businesses in Egypt at these tough days. Real estate industry is not living its best days though.
Most popular sectors and industries in Egypt in 2011
1. National Bank Of Egypt
Restaurants and Cafes:
2. burger king
5. Cook door
7. pizza hut
8. la poire
Brands and stores:
7. Egypt Air
8. Mobile Shop
Goodbye 2011, enough is enough… Hopefully 2012 will be a glorious year and won’t see the end of the world according to Mayan calendar time prophecy