If I could only give one piece of advice for a local business owner about getting good exposure on Google, it would be:
Get as many reviews as possible for your Google places listing. It does so much good in so many ways.
First it’s going to help your rankings. Second its going to help your reputation, and those two things will lead to more sales.
Send each client or customer an email which includes your Google places URL. Give basic instructions on how they write a review once they get to your Google listing. Thins like where to click, and how to set up a Google account if they don’t have one.
You can also suggest they review you on other sites using the same methodology. Yahoo, Insider Pages, and yelp are all great sites to get reviews on, and Google places may pick them up.
Make a plane today. Ask for one review a day. Get ranked!
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When we explain SEO, or search engine optimization, to business owners, we explain it in this analogy.
SEO is like a popularity contest back in high school. Every one wants to be liked by Google. So the first thing is Google has to like your looks. In this case, that’s your site. Google like’s sites with good content, easy navigation, and a site that is clear what it’s about.
The second thing Google wants to know is who likes you ( who you hang out with). In this case what other sites like you, and how does Google feel about those sites. If they are popular, your site is going to pick up some popularity points in this contest. A site’s trust is also very important, is Google confident that the site that mentions your site is on the “good” list.
Google also wants you to be popular with sites that are related to you. No one likes a wishy washy site. Are the sites that like you, related to what you are?
And Google knows who likes you (your site) by what other sites link back to you, or give you a mention.
Search engine optimization is so much more than employing the tactics to make your site popular with search engines.
We view it as an over all promotion strategy. It just makes sense that you would want your business listed and mentioned on as many good sites, and sites that are relevant to your business, as possible.
On site SEO is just the practice of making your site usable, and interesting.
Spend a moment viewing the Google video on our search engine optimization page and you will get the best over view of how Google ranks sites I have ever seen, in a few minutes.
In October (around the 16th) Google made some big changes to search engine results.
In a nut shell they no longer serve up the local box, but instead have combined the Google places accounts with the organic results, with a heavy weight on the “local” address where they see a local intent in the search term.
There is a lot of information on blogs and search engine sites about thie, but it just comes down to a local SEO company now must work on both the places optimazation and the organic (on site) work. We have always done both!
It’s never been more important for a local business to be on the first page on search engines.