FREE Local Organic Business Advertising
On Yahoo, Bing and Google Places
One way to get your page up in the Search engines is to optimize it for local searches. If you have ever wondered how your competition shoows up as a local listing and a map this is how you get your self up there too!
Benefits of Local Searches
An excellent benefit of local searches is that you can eliminate a lot of your competition based on your location. Another benefit is that you can provide detailed information about your business to search engines that wouldn’t necessarily be available to searchers otherwise. For example, if you submit your site to Google’s Local Business Center, you can give Google your business’s address and phone number. That way, when a searcher searches for a service your business provides, she’ll see your business on a map, along with your phone number. This makes your business more visible on the Web.
Setting Up Your Site for Local Searches
To set up your site for local searches, go to a search engine’s local area and submit your organization’s name, address, phone number, and website. For Google, go to Google’s Local Business Center at http://www.google.com/local/add/. Yahoo!’s local business center is at http://listings.local.yahoo.com/csubmit/, and the MSN local section is at https://ssl.search.live.com/listings/BusinessSearch.aspx.
Submitting Your Site for Local Searches
If your business provides services to a local area or multiple areas, you may want to include your page in local searches. The only reason you wouldn’t want to submit your site to local search engines is if your business doesn’t provide any type of local services and all of you provide local services.
Another good tip is to have geotags added on your own web site. I am putting them on all of customers sites right now. Search engines will use your latitude and longitude to help local shoppers and also get you added on other pages because you support geo tagging.
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