A referral is worth 100,000 ads, and FavRav gives conventional word-of-mouth referrals a place to live online
Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) April 13, 2010
FavRav today announced a free facebook application that lets friends refer each other to their favorite local businesses. The application simultaneously creates an opportunity for small businesses to boost their own word-of-mouth advertising. Now dentists, realtors, mechanics, travel agents, hair stylists and thousands of other local vendors finally have an easy and affordable way to let their customers promote them, and maintain a presence in online conversations between Facebook friends.
"In order for any small business to effectively market on social networks they must have credibility and reach." says FavRav Co-Founder, Bill Manos. "A referral is worth 100,000 ads, and FavRav gives conventional word-of-mouth referrals a place to live online, so friends can easily share the local businesses and professionals they themselves trust most."
For local businesses, all that's required is a FavRav profile. They would then ask current customers, clients, or patients to create a referral using the free FavRav app. The end result is an organic, customer generated referral that's posted to that person's Wall and instantly seen within a circle of Facebook friends. The post also contains a link to the company profile which lists contact details and additional company information.
Options for businesses include both a Free and Pro version of a company profile. The Free profile shows basic contact information, while the Pro version offers additional engagement features such as expanded contact options, description of services, picture gallery, and a powerful promotions engine.
More on how FavRav can supercharge referrals and help promote small businesses, can be found at http://www.favrav.com, or to learn more about our Facebook application, go to http://www.facebook.com/FavRav
FavRav is private company founded in 2009, and dedicated to improving the usefulness of Facebook. Quizzes, cows, and virtual beers are great fun, but tapping the power of the social grid and improving peoples' lives is our passion. Every day millions of people are looking for referrals to local service providers they can trust. FavRav is a fun and easy way to help people share and discover the best their communities have to offer with the help of their Facebook friends.