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Regional Targeted SEO: Managing Your Business Description

A business description is the foundation of any search marketing strategy. Fjallraven Kanken 16L A good description contains basic information such as business name, address, phone number, fax, email, Web site address and information on what your business is about. Air Jordan 12 (XII) You can also include your business category, a list of products or services, areas served, payment options, and other operational information such as hours of service.

Your business description is the basic information that appears when you search for a local business on a major search engine, a local search or mapping site, a city guide, or an Internet yellow page.

Local marketers should review, enhance and list the company description on the following sites:

  • Local search engines, such as Google Maps, Yahoo Local, MSN Local. Nike Air Max Goedkoop These local engines receive core data from the providers listed above, but most also allow marketers to submit data directly to supplement or enhance a basic listing.
  • National data providers, such as local directories, InfoCanada, and Strategis Canada.
  • YellowPages.ca, Yellow.ca, CanadianBusinessDirectory.ca, CANLINK Directories, Listings Canada, Shopping Canada, as well as city guides such as WelcomeToKelowna. New Balance Pas Chers These sites also depend on the national data providers but allow marketers to submit information directly as well.

It can be difficult to find exactly where and how to verify and update your business profile on all these sites. Maglia Kobe Bryant All this is a lot of work! However, all the time put into these advertising is definitely worthwhile.

Optimizing for Local Searches

As with any SEO effort, basic optimization guidelines also apply to local sites. Scott Kazmir Jersey Local site owners or webmasters must engage in keyword analysis; develop relevant local content; write unique, compelling page titles and meta tags; implement search-friendly navigation; call to action, and build link popularity improving a amount of incoming links to your site (to name just a few critical tasks).

For local Web sites, two of the most important optimization steps you can take are incorporating local search phrases on your site Web pages and properly utilizing contact information throughout the site.

Local keyword research is often less precise than a standard SEO effort. Nike Air Max 2016 Heren This is primarily due to local colloquialisms. Nike Air Jordan Baratas For example, if you own and operate a local shoe store, it’s important to know whether searchers in your part of the country use the term “sneakers”, “runners” or “tennis shoes” more often.

About Carla Reis

Carla Reis is the founder of QVivid Search Marketing (formerly Quest Quality Solutions Inc.), a company specializing in online marketing, search optimization, web design and branding identity. Over the past thirteen years, the company has grown with emerging technologies to help clients across Europe, North and South America stay ahead of trends and maintain a compelling web presence to stand apart from competitors in the online environment. Her expertise in achieving this by subscribing to ethical practises is demonstrated by the number of loyal Qvivid clients have worked with her for more than nine years, practically a lifetime in this sector. As an educator and web marketing specialist, Carla set out to create her own company after a number of years with Enquiro – one of the biggest search engine marketing companies in North America - as their training manager. This provided the ideal foundation for the work QVivid specializes in – creating leading-edge websites and providing search engine marketing, graphics and print design. In addition, she draws upon more than three decades of work experience as a teacher, trainer, web designer, and business development professional. Whether leading her expanding team on marketing projects, or educating clients on new innovations in the digital world, SEO and social media, Carla brings her expertise, enthusiasm and integrity to the table every time. You can find Carla’s on Google+, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Over the past 10 years, Carla has provided advice and help to over 800 business’s owners. She is sort of a Captain Kirk of the Search Engine Marketing.

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