We are a directory site that hosts listings of small & local businesses. We drive consumers to companies profiles (to either have them find an address, hours, location, or website).
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Consumers looking for specific companies listed in our directory
The original layered document in a vector format. If you do use fonts, we would need to know what foundry they are from so we can edit this at a later date.
As far as ideas, something other than some stock photo of magnifying glass, etc.
This logo must be able to be used on light/white backgrounds. The key element is emphasizing backup portion of our name. As far as size, it needs to look ok in a 200x85 size, and a 300x130 size.
Full name is "SearchAndAdvertising.com"
Maybe incorporate an address bar, or SearchAndAdvertising.com seen through magnifying glass in yellow pages listing... nothing cartoonish.
The rest is up to the talented designer such as yourself.