Applegate has been at the forefront of online marketing for over 14 years and has continually pushed forward with innovative advertising and marketing solutions for all your company requirements.
Applegate’s continued success is based on an extremely satisfied client portfolio who stay with us year on year and actively promote their company on the directory.
We would like to thank all our customers and below are a few words from a selection of happy clients that are using the Applegate Business Directory.
30-05-2013 We have been very impressed with the professionalism showed by Applegate with regards to setting up our company profile and taking on our product data. We were able to prepare our product information offline using Excel spreadsheets and Applegate organised the data take-on. Any errors which were mainly due to us were sorted out promptly. We were especially impressed with our contact who kept us up to date with the progress reports all the way through. We have also began to see referrals coming through from Applegate using Google Analytics software on our website.
Dele Oyebande (IT Manager)
29-05-2013 Having been recommended the service by a client who as a result of advertising with Applegate has and more enquiries which in turn have lead to more business, I was interested in looking into seeing if this could work for us, even though our business is very different from theirs.
Having signed up to Applegate I was impressed with their attention to detail and I am still impressed with how they work with me to achieve my objectives, mainly being increased traffic to our website through Google.
Having had the service for almost a year I can confirm that the investment has been very worthwhile and I will be renewing as a result. Our company has found that traffic has increased 2 fold and we now appear for almost all key words at the top of almost all search engines.
Jonathan S Goulstine, Managing Director
21-05-2013 We started using Applegate in 2012 and have noticed a significant increase in site interaction, traffic and clickthroughs. To get the most out of the Applegate Directory, it is worth spending some time writing good quality and relevant content. However, the results will be worth it.
We began to notice improvements to our site hit rate within just a few weeks. Unlike other directory companies, Applegate keep us informed of progress and analytics with monthly follow up calls.
Another benefit of the Applegate directory is that we have seen an increase in traffic to specific office furniture products simply by targeting specific geographical locations within our area.
Richard Blandford ¿ SEO Campaign Manager
20-05-2013 Selwood has subscribed to Applegate for several years and has found that as a directory for its plant and pump hire it is proved very productive. Part of this success is down to Applegate’s helpful staff who are in constant contact with us to ensure that our entry is fully up to date and that we take advantage of any innovative new initiatives made by Applegate.
Selwood also commissioned Applegate to produce two videos on the company. These were completed efficiently and very cost effectively.
Peter Manley, Marketing Manager
16-05-2013 I’ve used Applegate for many years now. I’ve tried out many directories but Applegate is the only one I’ve ever stuck with. I’ve found them helpful and innovative, the site is simple and intuitive to use, but the bottom line is that listing with Applegate means we sell more products.
Dennis Ferguson, IT & Marketing Manager.
17-05-2013 Over the last few years, I have had the pleasure of working with Applegate. The quality of their service is matched by the professionalism of the people I have interacted with. The results delivered have been good and I wholeheartedly recommend them.
Bretos Margetis, Director, Vangelis Solutions.
17-05-2013 Just a quick note to thank Applegate for all the work they have done in helping Simmatic grow their web presence and quality of internet enquiry. Our assigned account manager has sort to make the very best of our listing, constantly seeking ways in which to improve our web standing throughout the contracted period . Its really refreshing when David really took the time to genuinely understand our small business including face to face contact as well as regular catch ups making sure we all felt on track. Our experiences with similar listings left us wary and disappointed however Applegate offered a much more comprehensive service and delivered the promise. Sincere thanks from Simmatic !
Dale Simmonds, Marketing Manager.
07-05-2013 I have used Applegate for many years as my number 1 internet advertising partner for V and F Sheet Metal. They have always been happy to help me with supporting my companies growth on the internet. I have found them knowledgeable and up to date with the latest ideas when it comes to being found on Google. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending anyone to give Applegate a try if they need more coverage on the internet.
20-09-2012 AccuScrews have recently entered into a contract with the Applegate directory. In addition to the direct traffic driven from the directory itself, we have also seen huge improvements for our pages in the major search engines. Within just a few weeks, both generic phrases such as 'precision screws' and more specific key words such as 'nylon tip set screws' have gained a substantial boost as a result of the high quality inbound links. I expect this benefit to become even stronger over time as the links and pages bed in. Taking advantage of Applegate's enhanced listing , B2B product and service pages and Hotlinks has provided a good balance of advertising and exposure across our entire range. Our account manager, Paul Harper has been extremely helpful every step of the way and has been key to us getting the most from our package. I am delighted with our choice to advertise with Applegate and would recommend their service to all businesses looking to improve their exposure and increase sales.
Martin Ackroyd | Marketing Director | AccuScrews
25-05-2012 Andy Stewart, Director of Induction Pipe Bending describes how Applegate help keep their website 'top of the tree'.
Andy Stewart, Director of Induction Pipe Bending
02 May 2012 - Since we started our website with Applegate a few years ago the number of dedicated enquiries from prospective clients has increased considerably and we have picked up a number of good customers as a direct result.
Applegate are always coming with new affordable ideas for their clients to promote their businesses and in this day and age it is crucial that we get our message across to the right people and I am confident that with Applegate we are achieving just that.
Guy Paterson, Director C & S Nameplate Co Ltd
01-05-2012 John Telford discusses how Applegate pages help increase the exposure of Smith and Nephew in many different countries and produce double the hits of other referring sites.
John Telford | Head New Business Development & Marketing | Extruded Films
6th January 2012 - PH, I just wanted to confirm to you, that the actions taken last year by yourself and Applegate have driven the number of referrals to double what we get from your next competitor on an equal £ for £ spend. Well done and thanks.
On a personal note thank you again for the insight and advice on the SEO for the site. It started me along a road which has formed the basis for my 2012 strategy.
Look forward to working together on this year’s campaign.
John Telford | Head New Business Development & Marketing | Extruded Films
18 April 2012 - Just wanted to drop you a quick note to express our thanks to you for persuading us to take a home page banner a couple of years ago, we are convinced that the banner was the critical success factor in the dramatic increase in our visitors from Applegate.
As you know, we are in the process of moving almost all our on-line advertising to Applegate as the performance statistics speak for themselves. We put the dramatic growth of our Company down almost totally to the success of our web site, and this success is only achievable if we are found – the strength of Applegate to put us near the top of the search engines is key to this. We also appreciate the personal attention you pay to us, you offer a level of service that is becoming rare in today’s market place.
We are happy for you to supply this as a testimonial, and would also be pleased to speak with any potential Applegate customers that need to hear a success story where Applegate’s role is key.
Dave Chapman, Managing Director
16th February 2012 - We have been with Applegate for several years enjoying what we would describe as a healthy relationship with this helpful service provider.
The account manager is helpful, honest in opinion, so that we know if we are doing something right or could tweak it a bit in order to achieve better results.
The video idea was met with some trepidation but when filming day came it was easy, didn't effect our day to day workings of the machining facilities and was an interesting experience. Bubble Productions are a nice group of people who made it easy and we are very pleased with the resulting video.
We have tried several on-line directory services but Applegate is the only one we have stayed with . . . . what more could you say? Thank you Applegate.
James Harris, jbj Techniques Limited
14th February 2012 - WIKA Instruments Limited have been using Applegate for a few years and we seem to upgrade our package on a yearly basis, as the results we achieve, just keep increasing.
Both our page views and direct links to our website are continually growing, which can only benefit us.
Through Applegate's B2B stock product we have expanded our web presence and increased the visibility of our products on search engines.
We particularly like the option to include unlimited press releases, which surprisingly, includes images which ensures our customers are receiving the most up to date information on our Company.
Applegate are a delight to work with, any questions are immediately responded to, with the upmost courtesy and I would have no hesitation in recommending them.
Tracey Hayes, Marketing Executive, WIKA Instruments Ltd
21st November 2011 - After contacting a few companies to produce an HD video of our products and services, Red Rooster Industrial decided to go ahead with Applegate who offered a very competitive price and excellent submission service.
The film crew were exceptional and made everyone feel at ease during filming resulting in a finished video needing only one amendment which was quickly and professionally dealt with.
We would recommend any company thinking about producing a video to contact Applegate.
John Evans, Sales & Marketing Director, Red Rooster Industrial UK Limited
21st October 2011 - GM, Thank you for your time yesterday, as discussed, Wurth Electronics UK Ltd will be continuing our partnership with Applegate throughout 2012 and I wanted to personally thank you for your ongoing support. The current economic climate has lead to most companies, including ourselves to look at cost saving ideas and of course one such option was to end our account with you.
However, I have been hugely impressed with the way that you have continually made yourself available to discuss new ideas and ways in which we can increase the footfall towards the Wurth pages. You have never failed to come up with the goods for me and in all honesty, it is you we are investing in – not Applegate. I only wish everybody I dealt with was as thorough, professional and as easy to work with as you.
Whatever you are being paid – its not enough!
Liam Carter, Sales Area Manager, Wurth Electronic UK Ltd
13-09-2011, Steve Stockly from Clarydon Electronic Services highlights the ROI and SEO benefits of paid listings with the Applegate Directory.
Steve Stockly, Clarydon Electronic Services
13-09-2011, Darren Hull, Marketing Manager of LineX discusses the effectiveness of using video as a marketing tool.
Darren Hull, LineX
24-08-2011, Ninehundred Communications have used Applegate for several years having started with the basic free listing.
Over the last few years Applegate have offered a range of paid for services that have allowed us to increase our visibility in the Directory and importantly in Google results.
Our Account Manager, LT, offers sound advice on choosing the right service that matches our budget and marketing plans. To us, the Applegate difference is the ongoing support after subscriptions have been paid. This allows us to work with our Account Manager so we get the best out of the service.
Our website analytics prove that Applegate are a consistent referer to our website, generating a significant amount of visitors month after month. Over the last 12 months over 10% of visitors to our Applegate pages clicked through to our website. Operating in a highly competitive market, this significant click through rate provides excellent value.
Alan Nuttall, Ninehundred Communications
16-08-2011 We were extremely pleased with the recent filming of a promotional video which was produced with the aid of Applegate. As well as an extremely useful addition to our Internet marketing abilities, it will also be a valuable tool for our sales team. The video fully shows Sentinel's capabilities and services while enabling potential customers not to have to lose their valuable time travelling to do site visits. The video shoot was quick and unobtrusive, with the film team’s obvious experience and professionalism making the process hardly noticeable amongst the day's normal business activities.
Overall very pleased.
Lee Houghton, Director, Sentinel Plastics Ltd.
05-08-2011 “I must admit to feeling a certain amount of trepidation when I signed up for the Applegate video production…how will it work, how much of our time would it take up, and would we be required to do any ‘acting’ were all questions that ran through my mind – after all, we are a conveyor manufacturer and knew very little about the process.
The initial stage involved completing a questionnaire which was very simple and took about half hour. The producers at Bubble Productions took the questionnaire and combined with information on our web site produced a draft script which was sent to us for approval. A filming date was agreed and on the day Graham starting filming sections of the manufacturing process whilst John did the voice over and agreed the finished result with us there and then. The whole process took just 2 hours and John and Graham completely took over putting us at ease and making it fun; they are very professional and are obviously used to working with ‘amateurs’ like us!!
The draft film came back within a couple of days and we were able to make a few tweaks before it went live; we are all very pleased with the outcome.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Applegate Videos. They have obviously chosen the production team very carefully.
IAN BYTHEWAY FCCA - Financial Director
24-06-2011 - We've advertised with Applegate for a little while now, during that time it has been a useful tool for us and has brought a good number of promising business leads as well as some more general retail work. We were approached last week by our Account Manager PH to add a corporate video to our profile on Applegate, whilst we weren't looking to spend any money on marketing at that time, video was something that had been suggested in the past and we had always felt that it would be an excellent way to demonstrate our product to a larger audience rather than just talking about it. We took a gamble with the Applegate video package and despite our initial hesitancy have to say that the whole experience was extremely professional, in fact we didn't have to do very much, they turned up, filmed the products and process, asked a few questions and created a commentary from it, we did a 30 second interview and that was it. 3 days later our video clip was on their website. The very first day we had a very good enquiry from it, closely followed by a second enquiry the next day, this time from one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world. An opportunity we would never have had if we hadn't had the Applegate video package. This video package is an absolute must for anyone who's serious about bringing in new business. Thank you Applegate!
Darren Hull - Marketing Manager
10-03-2011 - “Working with Applegate has helped us to obtain a steady increase in the flow of relevant traffic and good enquiries via our website”.
Anne Bellagha - Marketing & Sales Manager, British Rema Processing Ltd
25-02-2011 - As a supplier and manufacturer of quality stainless steel products it was important for our Company to look for the same values when deciding where to place our marketing. In a competitive marketplace it is all about attracting quality traffic to our website which results in meaningful enquiries, and ultimately new business. With Applegate as our preferred online marketing partner, we have enjoyed all of this, and continue to further our growth and development. I have no hesitation in recommending Applegate, as they have the right tools and experience to get the job done, and will always assist me with recommendations and advice to gain the best return on my investment
Sarah Avent, MD, Yateson Stainless
27-01-2011 - I have been a customer of Applegate for many years starting with my previous Company in 2003.
In September 2010, on my recommendation, Hantarex signed up for the Mercury/Hotlink Package in the All Industry sector. Our web site hit rate doubled in the first month and has continued at this increased level ever since.
With the new Mercury/Hotlink system it is so easy to update, replacing or improving text all the time and this makes it a very useful marketing tool. The hotlink ensures that we are normally in the first two names on Google, which has never been achieved before.
Finally I would just like to thank AS, our Account Manager at Applegate for her help, support and encouragement over the past 5 months. She always said that once we got our site running we would see the benefit and she is absolutely correct.
We will definitely be renewing this year and I am hoping to recommend a few new companies to your excellent service.
Steve Brown ¿ Sales & Marketing Manager
26-01-2011 - PH, Thanks for the call yesterday and giving me an update. I have been looking back over the last 2 months stats that I have had since coming on board and I can safely say that advertising with Applegate has been an excellent success so far. We have directly linked 3 very good conversions that came from yourselves, one being from a major car manufacturer that will generate in the region of 30k-40k of sales in the coming 12 months. The quality of visitor is also excellent judging by the time spent on our site, the number of products viewed and also enquired about. In the coming months we will be looking at the B2B Stock and look forward to increasing our exposure even more. As a relatively new company your help was invaluable to us and we are looking forward to carrying on the good work that yourself and Applegate have done for us so far.
Steve Holt - DAN Packaging
11-01-2011 - In the past year, Penatube's presence on the Applegate site has generated in excess of 8000 sales of the Penatube Hanging Bin Divider Range. Exemplary account management by MG has ensured that Penatube has the correct package to promote our products on both the Applegate site and the wider internet. Applegate goes further than most directories; as well as a standard listing the B2B stock and Hotlink products allow Penatube's individual products to be searched for and found; resulting in a higher demand for our items. The recent launch of the new look site is an added example of Applegate striving to enhance the fantastic service they already offer.
Gerald Pearse, Managing Director
09-06-2010 - GR, I would like to formally thank you for all of your outstanding advice and for taking the time to think about how Applegate would work for KitDeals.com and our future plans.
You have been an excellent account manger so far and I look forward to continuing our working relationship. I appreciate your attention to detail and the regular check up phone calls.
Thank you GR
Simon Griffith - Director.
KD, just to say thanks for your excellent service over the years. You have always been personable and efficient and Applegate has helped to keep us visible on the net at a reasonable cost.
Heather Browne Director
Our team wish to thank KD for all his help and advice in setting up all our company details and products within the Applegate directory.
Our range of hydraulic systems, hydraulic components and security posts have been actively promoted over the several years we have been associated with Applegate, and we shall continue to market our products in the knowledge that our turnover has certainly been enhanced by our inclusion in the directory. Thank you KD.
P. A. Clare - Director Retford Fluid Power Ltd
I would just like to thank you, KD, for all your (and Applegate's) hard work. We certainly feel that we are well taken care of and that you "go the extra mile" for your clients! I can honestly say that our listing on Applegate has generated a constant stream of leads and traffic. We always see Applegate within the top 20 referrers to our site on Google Analytics.
Thanks again and all the best for the New Year!
Neil Stickland Web Marketing Manager
"Applegate play a key role in promoting our business online and continually channel a high number of web referrals to us. Their service levels are excellent and the team are always on hand to suggest new ways of obtaining those all important sales leads. From personal experience, I always log on to Applegate when looking for company information as I know it is the most comprehensive directory on the web."
Lee Weston - Sales & Marketing Coordinator
"Since being in the Applegate directory our web sales have certainly increased - in fact we are finding we are too busy to be able to chat to KD+ who has always been very helpful to us. We would certainly recommend Applegate to increase your website business."
I would like to thank KD for his most helpful and patient service in optimising our Applegate Directory listing and the gentle reminders to make the most of the service we are paying for.
I have been monitoring enquiries and traffic from Applegate to our website and how the return has more than paid for the service.
I would be happy to recommend Applegate to other companies, however I feel this is not necessary as it is one of the most well-respected names in the sector.
Joe Best - Marketing Coordinator
When we were approached by Applegate a couple of years ago, we were very sceptical about using their services. Two years on, we are absolutely delighted by the results and service we have received. KD has been our contact throughout and has given us valuable advice in the optimisation of our entry and setting up a Hotlink. The results speak for themselves and we will be investing further this year in further Hotlinks. Thank you KD for all your help.
John Yates - Managing Director
We had always been pleased with the results obtained from our entry in the Applegate Directory, but wanted to improve our profile. Following the expert advice and guidance from our account manager KD, we decided to upgrade our entry to `Diamond` plus `Hotlink`.
This resulted in a significant and sustained increase in our Web site traffic and sales inquiries.
The Applegate Directory has proved to be a very useful marketing tool.
Michael Flowith - General Manager
I am extremely happy with both the service I receive from Applegate, the ever helpful KD, and the level of business leads that it brings. Applegate manage the happy medium of helpfully suggesting new and better ways of displaying our page without ever becoming too pushy. Their intention is "what is good for the customer is ultimately good for us" and this is very healthy. We have obtained very high search engine rankings via Applegate and this combines well with our own website. We will continue to use Applegate and I would certainly recommend them as a method of promoting your company, products and services.
Neil Woods - General Manager
Just a quick note to say how the Applegate link is working for us. We are experiencing a steady flow of new enquiries, not all from your hotlink, but certainly a good proportion. I have added the second hotlink to our site now and will review this monthly.
Keep up the good work KD, between walking on the beach and going surfing!
Phil Carr - General Manager
2007 has started brilliantly, the fact that this is our second testimonial comes from the incredible performance of our Applegate listing and the expert advice and assistance from DB. We have experienced a huge jump in our Applegate page views and our search engine listings, this has greatly contributed to our best January ever.
James Butcher - Business Development Manager
"Since advertising with Applegate, we are extremely pleased with the success of our investment. As a result, we have received enquiries from business customers who have placed orders with us and who have continued to do so.
We are now placing most of our advertising spend with Applegate. Due to Applegate's circulation, we are ranking very effectively in the search engines for our hotlink and specific searches for our brand names we supply for.
Thank you to our Account Manager KD for his help and support."
Philip Andrews, Director
Solent Plastics was hoping to attract business enquiries through advertising on Applegate and that is exactly what we have got. The past few months have seen an increasing stream of high quality enquiries and sales, with the past month being extremely successful. From the first contact, DB has done an amazing job in setting up our presence and advising on the benefits of a hotlink, which gave almost immediate results on search engines. The service after signing up has been just as good, with regular conversations with DB over results, and future ideas. I can't recommend Applegate highly enough.
James Butcher - Business Development Manager
"Applegate Directory was recommended to me by a colleague as a cost effective advertising medium that would quickly get us qualified leads and good website search engine optimisation. The Applegate staff gave our company good advertising advice right from the start and support beyond our expectations. We decided to upgrade our advertising with Applegate to a hotlink and within a month we were on page one of pretty much every major search engine. We will be increasing our advertising spend with Applegate again once our new catalogue is finished and we have no reservations about it being money well spent."
Trevor Heyworth - Manager
Before joining Spiroflow I found the Applegate Directory a very useful way of identifying suppliers. Since joining Spiroflow, I am consistently impressed with the number of times they have high search engine rankings for the products we offer, often higher than our own, And, lastly, when I've had occasion to renew our listings or have had questions as to how we can better use their site, their service has been exemplary. Nothing I've thrown at them so far has been too much trouble.
Keith Simpson Marketing Manager Spiroflow Ltd
IT Cleaning Ltd were approached by Applegate as we had a free listing with them. The account manager explained that we had a listing with Applegate that was attracting a reasonable amount of interest. However, we could increase our website traffic exponentially if we would pay for key words etc. At first I was dubious as we had a successful campaign running with Google Adwords. The account manager persisted and during a number of phone calls he patiently explained why Applegate would be a better vehicle for us than adwords.
Eventually I felt that what I was being told and shown would work for IT Cleaning Ltd. So we parted with the cash and took the plunge. I can honestly say the results have been great, making this probably the second best business decision I have made to date, the first being, starting IT Cleaning Ltd.
We have seen a big jump in website hits with a corresponding increase in enquiries. Based on the last three months our average enquiry rate has increased by 70% on the previous 3 months. This has led to us increasing turnover and the initial annual investment has now been covered. Our accounts manager has been very professional going out of his way to learn about and understand our business. This has ensured that all of the advice he has given has been what is best for IT Cleaning Ltd and our mission. I feel that we have started what will be a long and mutually profitable relationship with Applegate, which is entirely down to the professionalism of the accounts manager and Applegate's ability to deliver.
I would recommend Applegate to any company looking to increase its website exposé with a view to increasing enquiry levels.
Stephen Yates MA, DipM, DMS, MCIM. Managing Director
In the last 18 months since Litre Meter have increased their presence with Applegate direct referrals to our web site have risen to on average 150 per month this is four times better than any of the other online directories and magazine site that Litre Meter have a listing with. We have found the staff to be professional and progressive offering new ways to increase your profile while keeping expenditure low.
Matthew Armstrong - Sales & Marketing Director
After being on the Applegate directory for one month we noticed a good increase in traffic to our site as well as some good enquiries which turned into orders. Due to the specialised nature of our business it is hard to get the right type of traffic to our site, this is made easy by Applegate's comprehensive directory structure that allows you to give the information you want to the people you want. Applegate have always been very professional and helpful dealing with any request and provide an extremely professional and cost effective advertising solution.
We are featured on a lot of other websites but without a doubt this one is the best! Having signed up a few months ago for the "All Industry" we already have received an impressive number of hits our own website from Applegate. One of the first orders to be received directly from the Applegate Website was from Greece - we do not normally supply to export so this was a nice surprise and a high value order as well. On the strength of this success we have agreed to be included in the "Engineering" website and look forward to many more orders in the future. Thanks Applegate
Ron Lewingdon Managing Director
Just a brief note to say how delighted, but not surprised, we are with the additional traffic and click-thrus that have been generated by our enhanced listing with Applegate. Winners make commitments. losers make promises. You've certainly delivered for us. Thanks a lot.
Having formed IMPress Sensors & Systems Ltd in January 2002, I was looking for the most cost effective and most popular way to promote my business on the web. Applegate is the only directory that offers such a widely visited site that's easy to navigate round at a cost that is very affordable to new businesses. As a result of the directory, enquiries have been received which have resulted in orders and therefore paid for the advertising costs several times over. I shall be continuing to use it both as an advertising tool and for a company search facility. Well done Applegate!
Sam Drury - Director
Applegate has been our best source of new enquiries since we registered. Excellent service and results.
Peter Vernon - Managing Director
Over many years in the business of manufacturing rubber mouldings we have tried a variety of types of advertising to promote interest in our company. Without a word of exaggeration I can state quite categorically that nothing has generated enquiries for our product as successfully as the Applegate Directory. We now spend our entire advertising budget with what we consider to be the premier directory for our type of business
Roger Nelson - Managing Director
As a direct result of being enhanced in Applegate an international company allied to the railway industry approached us to supply new tooling for them. This summer the initial order was placed. It is estimated to be £60,000 per year. As a consequence of our high standard of service they have now moved other moulding tool business from their regular suppliers to us