Thursday, December 29, 2011

5 Quick Tips to Optimizing Your Businesses Local Presence

1. Google Places is a MUST

Make Sure you have a Google Places Account - Be sure to use your correct business name and be sure to complete all applicable sections of the profile including business web address, Photos, Categories and Descriptions. If there is already a profile, claim and optimize it with the most up to date information.

2. Gain Local Citations

Do a Search in Google for your Main Business Phone # Go through any online listings with local directories such as Yelp  and Claim and Optimize each by adding Info such as a Logo and business web address. Make sure all information matches exactly the info in your Google Places page.

There are paid options for some online directories, but a free listing is good for a business starting out.

A Few More to Check Out...
Service Magic
Yellow Pages
Merchant Circle
Angie's List

3. Sign Up For Yahoo Local

Sign up for Yahoo Local once again mathing the info used in your Google Places Account

4. Sign Up For Bing Local

Sign Up for Bing once again mathing the info used in your Google Places Account.

5. Help Associate Your Brand

From your websites Contact Us page link to your Google Places account

This is just a few quick steps to optimizing your local web presence in Search Engines.

is an SEO Consultant and Web Strategist with Twenty Seven Reasons Internet Marketing Life - Top Stories