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Don’t Get Left Behind in the Local Search Game
Get your local businesses found online by local prospects automatically.
People are searching for every kind of business, right there in your hometown, using the Internet. And, every major search engine is rushing to become the next local phone book. Now is the time to get your business listed and take advantage of the growing numbers of people using local search to find businesses, services and products of all kind.
Statistics show that somewhere in the neighborhood of
69% of households do some kind of search for a
local product or service on a daily basis.
So, the question is, how do they search?
For shoes, they type "Kansas City Shocks" or "Omaha shoes;"
For an accountant, it's "Chicago west suburb accountant;" and
For computer programming, it's "Idaho .Net programmer."
That's the reality of search on the local level. The search engines get it and are rushing in to be the big players in the local directory game to deliver search results all around town instead of just around the world.
Each of the search engines has set-up sub sites that specialize in helping people who are searching on the local level find businesses in their town. So, let's say you type into Google - "remodeling contractor 64114."
You may not have noticed it before, but the first results displayed are actually local directory results complete with a "map it" feature and all. Click on one of the local listings displayed, and you get all of the information that's presented. It's almost like a mini web page for that business.
You need to make sure that when someone
does a search like the ones above that you
show up in those directory listings.
What this means to you and your local business though is that you need to make sure that when someone does a search like the ones above that you show up in those directory listings and in the normal “organic” search results for a local terms.
Here are the major players in local search – you will need to set-up free accounts with each.
Google Local - https://www.google.com/local/add/login?hl=en_US
Yahoo Local - http://listings.local.yahoo.com/
Super Pages - http://www.superpages.com/about/new_chg_listing.html
City Search - https://selfenroll.citysearch.com/
True Local - http://www.truelocal.com/getlisted.aspx
SwitchBoard - http://www.switchboard.com/cobrands/sb/help_yp.asp#YP31
YellowPages.com - http://www.yellowpages.com/sp/contact/update.jsp
Local.com - http://www.local.com/partner.htm
Insider Pages - http://www.insiderpages.com/
Judy’s Book - http://www.judysbook.com/merchant/
In each case, you may have to complete a form and give out details such as store hours, forms of payment and directions. Some of these sites have premium paid listings available as well.
What if I told you there was a way to get your business listed in each of these local search directories by filling out one form AND at the same time have the ability to compete for very important, but highly competitive, local keyword phrases in the result that search engines like Google returns?
Introducing the Duct Tape Marketing
Local Online Profile
A Duct Tape Marketing Local Online Profile gives small business owners a way to easily create a master profile page of information to be used by the search engines, yellow pages and online directories listed above.
Completing this one stop online document also automatically submits this profile to major search engines, local search directories and local phone directories increasing your businesses ability to be found locally.
In addition, because this profile resides on the Duct Tape Marketing site your profile will get found and indexed almost immediately.
Examples of local search engine results by businesses using a Duct Tape Marketing Local Online Profile
An accounting and investment firm – http://profiles.ducttapemarketing.com/wealthadvisor
Google search for “Kansas City CPAs” – rank #4
Google search for “Kansas City Investment Advisors” – rank #1
A computer network services firm - http://profiles.ducttapemarketing.com/networkservices
Google search for “Kansas City computer network service” – rank #5
Google search for “Kansas city network security” – rank #3
Google search for “Kansas city network maintenance” – rank #3
A remodeling contractor - http://profiles.ducttapemarketing.com/remodel
Google search for “Kansas City remodeling contractor” – rank #4
Google search for “Kansas city bath remodeling” – rank #2
Google search for “Kansas City house remodeling” – rank #1
Would showing up in the top 10 on Google for search results like this mean anything to your local business?
How The Local Online Profile Works
For an annual fee of $149 your business receives a customized online profile page (example), submission to the major local search engines and directories and a major boost in search results from residing in the Duct Tape Marketing business directory. (Some sites start seeing results in 4-5 days due to this.)
Click here to submit your basic business details and get started winning the local search game.
John Jantsch is a veteran marketing coach, award winning blogger and author of Duct Tape Marketing - The World's Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide. He is the creator of the Duct Tape Marketing small business marketing system and Duct Tape Marketing Authorized Coach Network. His Duct Tape Marketing Blog was chosen as a Forbes favorite for small business and marketing and is a Harvard Business School featured marketing site.