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Local Internet Marketing For Small Business - Where You At
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Local internet marketing for the small business is crucial in driving traffic through your doors. Your small business needs to keep an upper hand on the competition. There are a lot of free tools that can give you that extra stream of customers. Advertising cost have sky rocketed. If you are a little internet savvy you can get your local small business found on the search engines of google, bing, and yahoo to name just a few. Here are just a few tips to get you moving in the right direction that .

Create a website or blog. Local internet marketing for small business starts with your small business being able to be found online from customers that want your product, service, or advise. Have it Mobile Ready. More customers these days are searching for you with their mobile devices. They do not leave home without their cell phone.

Blogspot is one of the many places you will have a good place to start building your blog for your small business. All you need is a gmail and you are ready to get started. It might take you a little time. If you do not have the time hire someone to do the work for you. It will be cheaper that a big advertising bill down the road.

The next step in local internet marketing for small business is for you to get listed in google places. Formally google maps. This is a very easy and simple process. This will get you found online for the local search engines. It does not matter if your a locksmith, restaurant, retail store, tire store, sports bar, or a specialty shop. Someone is looking for a business just like yours. Say for example you serve the Best burger in town, tell the public. Maybe you have the best looking suits for men, let them know. Maybe your small business will change a tire for someone stranded on the road, be prepared, so that person can find you. So this is your chance to grab those customers. You can include a lot of your business information like, hours of operation, photos, reviews, videos, products or services you perform, and coupons just to name a few. Take advantage of this. You can reap big rewards.

There are many things you can do for local internet marketing for small business. Like article writing, seo techniques, video advertising, and you probably got a few ideas of your own. The big thing is for you to be found in your local market. That way when a customer wants to eat that big juicy steak, she and her family will know where to go. Maybe a wedding is going on and the whole family of women needs their hair done. Can you be found online? I'm from out of town and need to know where to get my suit dry cleaned.

You can see the advantage that your business would have. Google places will give you that exposure you need. Local internet marketing for small business has its advantages. Getting more customers and putting more money in the cash register. Leave suggestions for other small businesses trying to get found in their local markets.


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That's great Rose. The more places where someone can find you the better chance of you picking up more customers. You become more known and your brand gets more attention. Thanks for sharing.

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  about 5 years ago

Thanks for the ideas about Yahoo and Bing. I am listed on Google Places but forgot about those others.

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  about 5 years ago

Looks like a great way to get exposure to your local business. Great Info for the small business owner.

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  about 5 years ago
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