Sunday, May 27, 2007

List Your Business Locally Online

In this world of instant access through online search tools, it is vital to list your business locally online. As gas prices continue to skyrocket, consumers will be less and less likely to travel a great distance or to pay for someone to travel to them and will instead be relying more and more on local services and doing more of their local shopping online before making a decision or stepping foot out the door to meet with someone. Aside from making it easy for someone to choose your services before meeting with you, you should also make it easy for them to FIND your business online (and your website)!! Search engines realize that they are taking the place of local directories, and they are changing their listings to reflect local directory access first when a city and state are listed in combination with any other search terms. If you haven't already done so, set up a FREE business listing with the top search engines! Here are some links to help you get started:

Google Local Business Listings
http://www.google.com/local/add/businessCenter

Yahoo Local Business Listings
http://listings.local.yahoo.com

1 comment:

  1. I spent an hour trying to find a way to submit to google earlier today, and then I saw your link to this post in an OSP post. Thanks Anne!

    Lynn

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