Ask any local search authority and you’ll find out that step one online for a small business is claiming your local listing with the major search engines. Without even having a website, your local listing like Google Places can be a great marketing tool for a business.
With all of the new features and changes in the local search scene at Google, they took the time to put together a video explaining local search rankings.
The Local University series continues to pull off great Internet marketing events, with Denver being the latest.
Looking for a local business, service or product starts online for close to 3 out of every 4 consumers. I’m guessing that number reported by a recent Local Search Usage Study isn’t alarming to consumers or business owners these days.
If you are near Minnesota or Colorado you have the opportunity to take in some great search engine optimization and local search knowledge with two great search seminars scheduled. I’m excited to be speaking at both of them and hope you make it out, learn and say hello!
I’m excited to have taken part of an incredible group of local search panelists for David Mihm’s 2010 Local Search Ranking Factors.
I wanted to share one of the local search examples I shared while presenting at Local University earlier this month. A small business can gain a solid edge by ranking well with their local listing as well as their general organic search ranking.