Google, Bing, Yahoo Local

As I mentioned before having varied citation sources across the web demonstrates your business as a leading authority in your industry, and search engines like Bing, Google and Yahoo consider this when determining local search results.

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I see local businesses marketing all wrong sometimes – getting all caught up in reaching a wider audience or market and overlook a growth market right under their noses — their own local prospects. There are hundreds of people in your geographic area who are seeking a product or service you provide.

Now that we have you listed on the three major search engines you should also consider getting your business listed in the local search directories giving you even more exposure.

A Little History of Business Listings

If you remember the old Yellow Pages Phone Book – it had your basic listing already printed in it. Well the online listing is the same principle.

It’s just that now these listings are in digital format rather than print. The publishers of printed listings provided a bare bones listing free of charge to all businesses in a certain geographic area, but they also sold enhanced listings as advertisements to those businesses that wanted increased visibility.

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Your listing is already there you just have to go in and claim the listing and I can show you how to utilize one service and get everything you need to dominate your local market with your services.

Watch This Video – On The Current State Of Local Marketing.

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Celebrating Three Years

To help celebrate our Third Year in Business I am offering a Free Business Listing to all qualified applicants. Click Heredot com secrets providence

I am also releasing a Series of Articles on Local Internet Marketing and at your leisure you can Read Them Here.
Consider it a How To Guide on Local Internet Marketing without spending a bunch of money..

Dot Com Secrets Providence – We are your Local Internet Marketing and Social Media Consultants. Our concentration is helping the local business owner leverage the internet to help increase sales. By using Local Online Directories along with the integration of Mobile and Social Media Marketing; we are able to help Local Businesses grow with increased exposure.

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Local Marketing vs. Internet Marketing

What is the difference between the two? Several years ago I would say “Nothing Really”, but that is not true today. The two have very different approaches, but use the same concept and strategies and local searches are now Geo-targeted for specific keyword phrases which search your general vicinity based on GPS coordinates.

Local Internet Marketing is drilling down to the local business. Building a solid foundation if you will and building up from there. Most businesses started the other way around – with a website or Facebook Page, but without web presence first and neglecting the customer base right here in our own back yards.

You already know about the GPS built in to every cell phone, tablet and notebook. Well on your desktop your IP address helps give your location and that is why whenever you do a search on your computer, cell phone, tablet or notebook it will give you businesses in your local area or general vicinity.   local marketing

There are 2.6 Billion local searches each month and 30% of those searches contain City, State and Zip Code which gives your location. We call it a citation source which is simply a mention of your business’s information, such as your name, address, and phone number (NAP).

You have New Customers searching the web right now for your products and services, but they can’t find you because you are invisible to the local search your customer is doing. Get Your Business Listing  <<<Click Here Now>>>

Having varied citation sources across the web demonstrates your business as a leading authority in your industry, and search engines like Bing, Google and Yahoo consider this when determining local search results.

If they are your customers now then they would search for your business name or have you saved in their favorites, but your potential new customer is not searching your name because they don’t know you exist; they are searching by topic, product, city or state.

Our team will submit your business information to high quality citation sources relevant to your industry to help improve your local presence for a chosen keyword phrase.

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*You can be on the first page of Google in 60 days based on a selected set of keywords and a Local Directory Package. All based on your individual needs.

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Local Mobile Marketing

The Mobile Market

Last month I wrote about the Mobile Revolution and the role the mobile phone is playing in our society. Mobile Apps are making our phones even smarter allowing us to do our banking, trade stock, record video and instantly upload it to YouTube or Facebook.

Local search along with mobile marketing and social media have consumed our lives and most of our time thanks to Instagram, Twitter, Four Square and Google+.

Fun Facts:

59% access the internet via a mobile device or tablet Mobile Devices

76% take pictures with their phones

34% record video with their phones

And now your customers are uploading these pictures and videos to their social media accounts like Facebook. They’re also sharing this information with other friends on Twitter. This is the  direction your clients are going – this is the direction you should be headed in as well.

After local search the second most popular search engine is YouTube – Google loves video and 86% of online users viewed online video. Do you see the trend?

If cell phones and tablets are used to access the internet 59% of the time then I want my business on the internet. I want those eye balls focused on my products, my services and my business.

DCS Providence can show you how to get listed on over 40 Local Business Directories and we can show you how to stay engaged with your clients to help increase ranking. Local internet marketing and social engagement are very important for your ranking, but when you include local mobile marketing to your email campaign you can dominate your local market. To read more about local directories click here.

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Local Online Directories are the modern equivalent of the Yellow Pages.

As more local consumers turn to the internet to find information about local businesses these directories are seeing a huge growth in users.

Of the thousands of local directories available on the internet only a handful stand out in terms of their large audience size and their importance to Google & your SEO. These directories can be a direct source of new customers but they can also boost your local SEO ranking. Therefore it’s important that your business is listed on all these leading directories and that your business information on them is correct.