How often do you use Google and do you trust the results

In a modern word, life without Google would almost seem impossible.
We rely heavily upon Google for all of the answers and we expect that the information it gives to be upto hair-dressers-kaiapoi-wrong-mapdate and accurate…
That’s what I thought and would expect, until I did a search for “hair dressers in Kaiapoi”

2 of the 3 hairdressers exist, however the addresses for the existing hairdressers are wrong on the attached map.

There at least 7 businesses that are hair related in Kaiapoi yet Google only shows 3…well 2…

This is an example of why I started the Kaiapoi.Info

What frustrates me about Google is that when you specifically ask for ie. “Kaiapoi things to do” the first listing has you going to the Adrenalin forest, Waimak Gorge and Christchurch snow and kiwi tour, none of these are in Kaiapoi… the listing from Google has gone ahead of a local Kaiapoi business, taking business away from the area…

Talking to business owners in Kaiapoi, they feel that the township is not being promoted for what it is… there are many excellent Kaiapoi businesses that are unknown

Setting up Kaiapoi.info I have placed every business large and small, every club and event that I could find…all for FREE

Yes I offer the chance to upgrade your listing, which will place your business above others, but I wouldn’t accept a business from outside of Kaiapoi to be ahead of a local business. I will offer businesses that service Kaiapoi the opportunity to place a listing, but they will be placed in another area, away from local listings.

The issue that people don’t support local businesses, is because it is potentially easier to go to Christchurch or Rangiora….or the businesses are too hard to find…

I hope with what we have done, life in Kaiapoi will be easier to find every Kaiapoi business, big or small…

All I ask  now is Support Local – Shop Local…

Tell your friends and family about the directory, start searching for local businesses and support our local industry and the entire community will thrive by doing so.

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Thank you

Brent

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