by Wolfgang Bloomfield
How does a local business directory listing, help your local business website to rank fast in Google, and the other main search engines? This and many more similar questions will be answered in this article, so you will need to read it in its entirety.
Local Internet marketing has changed recently since it has become clear that Google and the other main search engines have changed search results to favour local business, by presenting local results first.
This presents a golden opportunity for the wise business owner, who acts fast before his competitors, and lists his business in Google places, giving him a chance to get his business onto the first page of Google.
Having said that, let’s not forget to also list your local business in the free business directories and let´s make a listing in as many as possible, the more the merrier.
The more business directories that you list your local business with, the greater the exposure for your business, and it´s free exposure too.
To take full advantage of this you should link your local listing to your local business website, if you haven’t got one, then you need to get one fast, as local internet marketing is changing as the days go by.
Most businesses are not prepared for these major changes that are happening, and your business can take advantage of this information, but I cannot stress the importance of this enough, you have the chance to dominate your local area in your trade or service, so act fast.
Your Local listings in Google places and business directories as well as your website should be well optimised for the search engines as well as your prospective visitors, don’t forget these local visitors are targeted traffic who are looking for your local business or service and up to 60% of them are likely to buy from you.
Not only do you have to optimise your listings and website, you also have to make your listing as complete as possible, giving as much information as you can, and use photos and videos where possible, to get the most that you can out of them.
This is very time consuming work, but it’s worth the effort (or money spent getting a professional to do it for you), you will be rewarded for your efforts, with more sales and profit for your business, but you will need to do this properly.
When this work is completed, provided that it is done correctly, you will soon see the benefits of it in your rankings of your local website (as long as you make sure that your full business address and post code is on it) you should see that not only do your local listings show up on the first page, one after the other, but also your website should also show up there as well.
It doesn’t take long for the search engines to get the idea that your local listing and your local business website are closely related, usually only a day or two.
By now I think that you should have a good understanding of how you can rank your local business website fast by using Google Places and local business listings in the free business directories, even if you are not sure how to do this yourself yet.
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To your Success,
About the Author
Wolfgang Bloomfield is a full time internet marketer, and he has studied SEO in detail, as this is what makes or breaks any business that is using the Internet. Find out more how he can help to get your local business listed on the first page of Google by visiting his website.
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