4 Tricks to Make Your Blog a Reader’s Magnet

Building a blog can be a daunting task. Even more than that, after building a blog and writing the content, you might feel a little frustrated if you get little to no visitors or engagement on your blog. If this sounds like you, here are 4 tips to not only get people to your blog, but to increase your readership community on the blog itself and help with local search engine marketing: Tell People about a New Post If you use WordPress you can use plugins. If not, you can still use sites like HootSuite to publicize your posts and … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search marketing firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

Learn 5 Keys to Build a Successful Business from Experts

Today’s economy presents many challenges to entrepreneurs who may need guidance from experts. If you run a business or would like to start one, you can learn from the Powerteam Success Workshop that will be held Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Wyndham Irvine-Orange County Airport. This VIP event featuring keynote speaker Bill Walsh, a successful business leader and author, focuses on business growth, public speaking, and masterminds. Guest Speakers of Powerteam Success Workshop Bill Walsh is the CEO and founder or Powerteam International, a venture capital firm that offers business coaching. He has traveled the world to spread his message … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search engine marketing firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

6 Ways to Keep Your Customers Engaged on Facebook

Posting engagements on a Facebook fan page for local internet marketing is almost as important as a business card or a website. However, it might prove to be a little difficult to keep potential customers engaged on Facebook on a regular basis. Here are 6 strategies of local internet marketing that will help to keep your customers engaged on Facebook: Host a Contest: Initially the contest can be about anything but make sure to let everyone join it. Make it relevant to your business and follow local internet marketing trends. Add the Element of Fun: You don’t always have to … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search marketing firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

Enjoy Member Breakfast and Discourse with Jim Turrell

Have you ever wanted to deliver a speech without relying on notes? That’s the specialty of author Dr. Jim Turrell, who will be speaking at the Tustin Chamber’s monthly membership breakfast on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Tustin Ranch Golf Club. The breakfast will begin at 7:30 am and last 90 minutes. Turrell will be discussing techniques he mentions in his book “Speaking from the Heart,” which was published in 1998. Keeping with the spirit of the topic, he will not be using notes. Improvising Instead of Memorizing A major inspiration for Dr. Turrell’s book came from jazz music, which … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search engine optimization firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

What Mobile Strategy Ensures Success of Small Business

Mobile strategy is becoming a natural part of web design as mobile internet is growing by leaps and bounds in popularity. Businesses that rely on local customers can greatly benefit from a local mobile search and by adopting a suitable mobile search marketing strategy. Unfortunately, there are many national websites that are setting bad examples that some small businesses feel compelled to follow. The following concepts will help differentiate between the winning and losing mobile strategies: What Small Businesses Must Avoid Big companies are still playing a numbers game with interruptive marketing that small businesses cannot afford to play. An … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search marketing firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

How to Get Reviews That Counts for Local Businesses

Getting reviews for your business has been a coveted grail for a long time. Small businesses know that reviews not only help to build trust among prospects but can also help your website gain visibility online. For instance, review websites like Yelp and Google Local are great sources of customer referrals. So, how do you go about building the right reviews to your business? Here are some tips that will help you: Build Reviews Naturally Learn from link building tactics and build reviews for your site naturally. Check how other businesses are doing their reviews and get creative. Make sure … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search engine optimization firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

How Google Pigeon Update Tracks Your Local Business

Google Pigeon marked another update to the search engine’s algorithm. Contrary to what you may think, it was coined by Search Engine Land – not Google. This change was rolled out on July 24, 2014, and specifically affects local businesses. The sites that were already well positioned with local keywords will likely benefit more than sites that aren’t yet well positioned. The idea behind the change was to make local search more accurate with an emphasis on the Knowledge Graph. What are the Effects on Local Businesses? In order to make sense of the Google Pigeon update, you must first … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search engine marketing firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

Great Opportunity to Have Your eBusiness Card Made

An electronic card, also known as eCard, creates a talking business card by combining your photo, video and audio. It can be distributed through email, websites, social media pages or any other electronic channel. You can customize your own eCard by attending a 30 minute video session at JDP Photography (14511 Franklin Avenue, Suite 160, Tustin, CA 92780) on August 27, 2014. This event will be held from 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm (PDT), if you purchase a $229 ticket prior to the day of the event. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the fee will be transferred for … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search marketing firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded.

Starting Business in Los Angeles? Learn the Basics

If you run a business in Los Angeles, you can gain insight from leading business professionals at a summer conference called “Small Business Entrepreneurship: Doing Business in Los Angeles” on Saturday, August 23, 2014. The exclusive meeting will be held at the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm (PDT). It’s a free event, which will be hosted by city officials and your local Los Angeles Public Libraryand is part of the “Doing Business in LA” workshop series. What to Expect This workshop is aimed at pre-startup and small business owners who want to … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search engine marketing firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

Learn Expert Tips From Facebook Small Business Team

Are you a small business owner looking to change the way Facebook helps bring in customers and gain exposure as a business? Why not hear advice from the actual Small Business Team from Facebook itself? Now you can when you attend the Facebook Small Business Boost in Los Angeles, California! Boost your small business Social media has become a requirement for any business looking to engage and interact with customers, and grow its internet presence. The biggest social network of all is still Facebook. They have a wealth of information and resources for small business owners to help them boost … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search marketing firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+