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Old 24th September 2010, 03:27 AM   #31
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Default Local Business Internet Advertising

Many businesses who have created an online presence for themselves are quickly realizing that a pretty looking website does not equate to being found among the millions of websites online. Add to that the cost of dealing with designers and developers, and many businesses have no hope of competing in today's Internet savvy communities.

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Old 24th September 2010, 10:02 AM   #32
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Many businesses who have created an online presence for themselves are quickly realizing that a pretty looking website does not equate to being found among the millions of websites online. Add to that the cost of dealing with designers and developers, and many businesses have no hope of competing in today's Internet savvy communities.
Yes they do. If someone can figure out how to run a successful business offline, they can figure out how to do it online as well. Even if you are a traditional Mom and Pop, it's important to have a website. People now routinely go to the internet to look for local businesses. If you're not there, those searchers will find someone who is. Further, local business websites are not in competition with millions of other websites; they're only competing with other local business websites.

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Old 25th September 2010, 04:57 PM   #33
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Default Why not Twitter and security videos

In addition to the great suggestions of YES utilize Google Maps and Yahoo Local, some other ideas could be:

1. Make You Tube videos demonstrating security options for homeowners or apartment dwellers.

2. Sign up for Twitter, but approach it strategically by pinpointing only local twitterers using apps like localtweeps.com.

3. Another suggestion is to target new homeowners or new apartment dwellers. I personally get a list every week of people who have just moved (both into homes and apartments) in my area. If you can find such a list in your town this would also be a great source of leads.




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Old 9th June 2011, 02:52 PM   #34
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Definitely sign up for and claim your Google Place. It is geared toward local SEO and should be very helpful.

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Old 23rd June 2011, 04:01 AM   #35
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As customers go online more regularly to search for information concerning local businesses, online-channels for example local search have come-out as a main marketing site.
Some experts will argue that local-advertising is effective and affordable as a feed in which to promote.
Though, there are small business marketers and caveats must be watchful when going into this region.

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Old 3rd December 2011, 05:39 AM   #36
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Advertise your business in Google places, google map, bing and yahoo local.

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Old 8th December 2011, 09:31 PM   #37
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submit your company details to all yellowpages and phonebooks,even the google maps.and send the messages for the items for sale by some offer and buy sites.
my sister handle a small home office business about the sewing buttons,it means no one will know what we do besides the friends,but she can get about 40K total amount order one month.the most way is by her friends' introduction.

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Old 9th December 2011, 12:51 AM   #38
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Hi Scott. Where do you live? I know here we have an internet version of the local telephone book.

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Old 15th December 2011, 07:25 AM   #39
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if you put your business into local classified websites, it will definately helps you..

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Old 4th January 2012, 07:41 PM   #40
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Here is a list of business websites you should put your company on:
- Yell
- Thomson Local
- Yelp
- Qype

And then ask your previous customers to add their reviews to these websites.

If you are targeting such a small area then it is good to take a domain name with the name of the town in it. For example: electrical-services-london.co.uk or electrics-london.co.uk

Then make sure your meta tags are descriptive and effective

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