Monthly Archives: July 2012

Online Business Directories: A Good Source of Free Advertising?

When it comes to using local business advertising, online business directories provide an excellent source of free advertising. As you have probably noticed, there is an increase in local searches. Today major search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing are initiating and accelerating this trend by providing specific pages featuring only local search results placed above the organic listings. In addition, search engines also have an algorithm exclusively for local results. All this spells opportunity for a business to get a continual stream of free traffic. How To Set Up Local Search Engine Optimization The best way to get started … Continue reading

Optimize Images on Your Website for Local Search

Many businesses forget how many searches are specific to localities, and therefore neglect local search SEO in their marketing plan. Even the businesses that use local search marketing services often neglect to optimize their website images for their local business listing. Truth is, if businesses want a successful local Internet marketing campaign, image optimization must be an integral facet of their strategy. Include Keywords in Your Image File Names The first step to optimizing your images for local search SEO is to include your keywords and, if possible, locations – cities, states, provinces, etc. – when you name the image … Continue reading