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    23 August 2011

    GeoSurfThis is a sponsored post, written by me. All opinions and views are 100% my own.

    One of the most significant changes the internet has brought about has been the ability to easily communicate with people around the world instantly. It used to be that pen pals from different countries would write to each other for years and only end up exchanging a few letters. Between the time it took for the mail to arrive and the time and effort of writing, it was difficult to really get to know someone from another country. Of course there was always the telephone, but high international long distance rates made that option cost-prohibitive to most people.

    Then along came the internet, and now you can communicate instantly, almost for free, with people in just about any country in the world. What’s more, this ease of international communication has opened up unforeseen markets for many businesses. No longer is a “local” business relegated to a local client base. Not only can you offer your products and services to anyone around the country – you can now sell globally. What a tremendous opportunity!

    The Downside of International Marketing

    Being able to offer your products and services anywhere is a very good thing, but it does come with its own set of challenges. Aside from currency conversion and shipping issues, the most significant obstacle often has to do with cultural gaps and challenges marketing in an area where you’ve never been and probably will never travel. Each country has its own customs and expectations from merchants, and the idiosyncrasies become even more complex when broken down to the local level within each nation.

    The Answer

    So how is someone interested in maximizing their business through international marketing supposed to make it work effectively? Enter GeoSurf, a straight-forward toolbar that enables users to access premium proxy servers in 80+ global locations, to surf geo-targeted local content from other areas. That means you can now surf the internet, including performing local searches, just as someone from your selected target market would. What does this do for you? For starters, with GeoSurf, you can:

    • Validate and monitor campaigns
    • Identify new leads
    • Discover competing bidders on traffic
    • Track affiliates’ activities
    • Profile competitors
    • Research new geo-targets

     

    GeoSurf.com

    GeoSurf allows you to virtually hop around the world to view web content as it is seen from many locations. Anyone planning or operating campaigns in multiple geographical areas can save time and money by doing all of their research, QA, testing, validating, and monitoring all over the world with GeoSurf.

    For example, if you want to see the kinds of ads and news that someone in India is seeing right now, just choose India from the toolbar’s dropdown, and it’s like you’ve taken a trip to an internet café in Calcutta – without leaving home! Now, that’s pretty cool. And it can make a huge difference in your marketing efforts too.

    Right now, GeoSurf is offering a free trial, so head over to their site and give it a test drive. If you want to offer your products and services globally – and why wouldn’t you? – there’s no question that GeoSurf will make your job easier and more effective!

     

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    5 Responses to How to Surf Locally – Without Being Local

    1. Cooling Towers August 25, 2011 at 1:07 am #

      Nice tool for surf locally. I will try this one and write my comments. Thank you

    2. Ryan August 25, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

      Is GeoSurf the only company that provides this service or are there others? Are there other ways to surf locally?

    3. Kelsey August 31, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

      Good idea. I’ve always wanted a tool that could do this.

    4. transcribe September 27, 2011 at 12:23 am #

      With the advent of Internet and modern technologies, businesses are going global with the option of global customer base. Though it brings more challenges, it has advantages too. It all depends on the business concerned.

    5. Transcription Company December 28, 2011 at 2:00 am #

      The biggest advantage with internet is that it has the ability to communicate easily with people around the world instantly. No longer is a “local” business relegated to a local client base. Not only can you offer your products and services to anyone around the country – you can now sell globally. What a tremendous opportunity!

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