How does a local business directory listing, help your business website to rank fast in Google, and the other main search engines? This and many more similar questions will be answered in this article, so you will need to read it in its entirety.
Local Internet marketing has changed recently since it has become clear that Google and the other main search engines have changed search results to favor local businesses, by presenting local results first.
This presents a golden opportunity for the wise business owner, who acts fast before his competitors, and lists his business in Google places, giving him a chance to get his local business onto the first page of Google.
Having said that, let’s not forget to also list your business in the local free business directories and let´s make a listing in as many as possible, the more the merrier.
The more business directories that you list your business with, the greater the exposure for your local business, and it´s free exposure too.
To take full advantage of this you should link your local listing to your local business website, if you haven’t got one, then you need to get one fast, as local internet marketing is changing as the days go by.
Most local businesses are not prepared for these major changes that are happening, and your business can take advantage of this information, but I cannot stress the importance of this enough, you have the chance to dominate your local area in your trade or service, so act fast.
Your Local listings in Google places and local business directories, as well as your website, should be well optimized for the search engines as well as your prospective visitors, don’t forget these local visitors are targeted traffic who are looking for your business or service and up to 60% of them are likely to buy from you.
Not only do you have to optimize your listings and website, you also have to make your listing as complete as possible, giving as much information as you can, and use photos and videos where possible, to get the most that you can out of them.
This is very time-consuming work, but it’s worth the effort (or money spent getting a professional to do it for you), you will be rewarded for your efforts, with more sales and profit for your local business, but you will need to do this properly.
When this work is completed, provided that it is done correctly, you will soon see the benefits of it in the rankings of your local website (as long as you make sure that your full business address and postcode are on it) you should see that not only do your local listings show up on the first page, one after the other, but also your website should also show up there as well.
It doesn’t take long for the search engines to get the idea that your local listing and your local business website are closely related, usually only a day or two.
By now I think that you should have a good understanding of how you can rank your local business website fast by using Google Places and local business listings in the free business directories, even if you are not sure how to do this yourself yet.
New S.E.O. Website Report by AboutUs.org review
How would you like to be able to see with Google eyes, and be able to understand what your local business website is about? If Google does not understand what it is about, then very likely your potential customers are not even going to get the chance to see it.
Many local business owners nowadays are beginning to understand why it is important to have a business website; however, they tend to know very little about how a website should be set up or the reasons why it is important that the search engines can understand it before they can present it in the local searches.
Now you have the chance to be able to check how your website is seen by the search engines by using the new S.E.O. website report by AboutUs.org.
With the S.E.O. website report, you can now see with Google’s eyes how good your website´s on-page optimization is, the report gets its information about your website, in exactly the same way that Google sees, when they crawl it.
The sad fact is that local business owners tend to use a local website designer, who knows little or next to nothing about S.E.O. (search engine optimization) to set up their local website for them, and then wonder why their website is not being found by their local customers.