Facebook Vs Oakhampeople
By omgoakham | Sunday, March 25, 2012, 23:21
Are we honestly expected to believe that Oakhampeople.co.uk really reaches into the heart of Oakham's local online community? How does a company owned by DMGT (Daily Mail and General Trust Plc) really delve deep into Oakham's 10,000 residents with an audience of just over 3,000 a month . Is this really a space to air your views or simply a platform for advertisers to advertise to less that 30% of Oakham and Rutland's population???
I also need to ask…why "Oakhampeople.co.uk", and not Rutland people? How many people do you know in this town that call themselves "Oakhamers"? More like "Rutlanders" I would say. Sounds like another multinational organisation attempting to "connect" with us simple folk and small town businesses in order to capitalise on the smaller oil resources.
I see that looking on the localpeople website that we are not the only town to be stricken by this plague. There seems to be hundreds of these websites out there doing the same thing. Why would anyone bother when we have Facebook, Twitter and even Google? Quality websites with a targeted audience.
Local businesses can use Google places (Google's Directory), Facebook and Twitter to promote their businesses for FREE. Someone told me it costs £1250 a year to advertise on this little site. What a joke! You'd have to be mad when you can get the same exposure for free elsewhere and to a larger audience. I'm a big fan of online, but this is truly horrible and I certainly wouldn't waste my money on it.