Category Archives: Local SEO

6 SEO Tips for Local Businesses

SEOSearch engine optimization is absolutely the key to making sure that your business is going to be noticed online. While good, old fashioned marketing is still important, especially for a local business, as more people rely on the internet it’s important that your page sits near the top of a given search in order to provide maximum visibility. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to make sure that your local business gets put at the top of the search engine results.

1. Make sure that your keywords have local areas in them. When you’re developing your code, make sure that the website meta tags have local keywords associated with them. Don’t just have “pastries” for your doughnut shop, make sure it reads, “Ft. Lee pastries”. Read more...

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Introducing the AddMe Local Business Directory!

As you may know, there has been explosive growth in the local search market. More and more people are using mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, to find local businesses. This means that if your local business doesn’t have an online presence, you’re missing out on a lot of potential customers. Getting your business listed in as many local business directories as possible is a good way to get maximum exposure for your business.

Today, we are proud to announce the launch of the AddMe local business directory. Read more...

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Think Globally, Act Locally: 3 Tips for Local & Global SEO Success

Whether your business is targeting customers just around the block or 12 time zones away, location, language and platform make a major difference for local and international SEO success. Even if your business already has a website that’s optimized for search engine marketing, additional measures are necessary for local and global search success. Both local and international SEO benefit from an effective targeting plan and clear benchmarks for success. However, creating and implementing this targeting plan can be a challenge, especially if your business is just getting started with SEO. Read more...

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Local SEO: The Key to Growth for Small Businesses

The answer to helping smaller businesses rank higher in their specific region is utilizing local SEO as much as possible. While sites like yellowpagesunited.org are great places to stay up to speed on local search news, ensuring that you’re making steps in the right direction is extremely crucial in optimizing growth in small business. By listing in local search engines, small businesses have the opportunity to create an online presence with a small budget, all while increasing their rankings in a specific region. Be sure to keep in mind that local search and local SEO are essentially the same thing, and there is no reason for any local business not to be present in local search engines such as Google+, Yahoo Local, and Bing Local. Read more...

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Local Search Optimization Tips

The number of people browsing the web and searching for information on a mobile device continues to increase over time. Eventually, the majority of cell phone users will be using smart phones. What are these people searching for? Mostly, they are searching for local products and services, which makes sense if you think about it. Mobile Internet use allows people to find answers immediately. Previously, people spent a lot more time planning an outing before leaving the house. Smart phone use has changed our behavior to searching in the here and now. Instead of planning ahead, they simply take out their phone to find a restaurant nearby when they get hungry or a movie theater nearby when they want to be entertained. This means that it’s even more important for local businesses to have a well optimized search presence. You might be right around the corner, but if you don’t show up on our phone, you might as well not even exist. Read more...

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Local Search, The “No Website Option”

As you would all be well aware by now I’m a big fan of local search, What better way to target local business from the web. I also am a big fan of figures so here is one for you:

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