Local Internet Advertising can offer many advantages, especially to small businesses. It allows a variety of different kinds of businesses to present their services and products to a targeted audience in a creative, compact, graphical, and easily accessible format. By making use of Local Internet Advertising, a company places themselves readily in the mind of the local community in a way that lets them express pictorially or textually just what they want to convey. This can be done in a compact non-invasive and unimposing way too. For instance, many local companies now take advantage of advertising on the website of other local companies that elicit high traffic, such as internet service providers, computer or electronics stores, and newspapers. They make use of small, rectangular, graphical ads that present a picture of their business, the name of it, and any contact information they care to display. These ads, placed on the home page of a high traffic site, allow a high amount of exposure. The graphical ads can also present a sequence of pictures showing the various products or services a company offers. For instance, a marina, that sells boats, can show photos of several of them in turn in one of these little pictorial ads. The old saying that a picture speaks volumes was never truer than with this use of Local Internet Advertising. These ads can be clicked and allows the viewer to go to the companys own website. Text ads may allow very good exposure as well and at an even lower cost. Also, even if a local business does not have a website, Local Internet Advertising allows them excellent exposure of their business at potentially a fraction of the cost of other means of advertising or for a potentially longer period of time.