Take advantage of the services offered by Google. Get yourself listed in your local business directory for Google. There are ways to do this in the web. Over the years, people have used maps as a method of finding things. With modern innovations, this was transitioned to Google maps or Google listings. It is actually a way of promoting your business online.
What does it take to be in top rank of Google search engines? Luck. This may be a factor but not the main one. And one which you cannot depend upon. This is the part of optimisation which we cannot rely upon. To be heard and visible, one has to be popular.
Go local first. You know your business well. So promote it first in your local area. How to do this? Google has its ways on how to have your website promoted. One way of ranking your website is through citation sources. Simply put, it is a link from an authoritative site which mentions your website. So the more mentions or citations you have the more popular your website will be. Thus, helping it rank in search engines. With search engine optimisation, the goal is to let your website be known and heard. Letting customers know about your website. With citation one good thing is it drives traffic directly to your website. The reason why, it is coming from an authorized site. That is why most customers would not question anything about it. Whether out of curiosity or they really want to know about the website does not matter. What matters most is the traffic it gains. The more traffic your website has, the more popular it is. Spams cannot be avoided. This is one risk that you have to take especially for those which are mostly visited. Risks which are worth taking. Google ranking is based on popularity. You will definitely find your website in Google first pages once you are as popular as Google itself or close to.
Since we are working on local business directory, here are some few sources on how you could build your links or connections.
Social Media. Years before, it used to be friendster. It was popular, but not as popular as today’s social media network. To start with there is face book, twitter, linked in to mention only a few. These are just a few which abounds the World Wide Web. It was just for communication purposes before. Nowadays, if you really need to sell. Post it on face book. With billions of followers worldwide. Can you question its credibility? Who can?
Mention your affiliates. It pays to have some credentials mentioned. Like some affiliations that your website has. Being a member of a social club, being awarded citations in your field of business. Things like these have a positive effect on your website.
Proper classification in directory listings. Correct classification will help when customers are looking for you in the local directory listings.
Local blogging. Blogs boosts your websites. Build connections locally and see what it does to your website.
Be consistent. Customers will surely notice if you are not consistent in your website. Having the same trend, same texture. Your website is as good as it gets. You are the one that makes your website. No matter how good your product is or your services. But without proper handling, it will not work.
Make your website be heard locally first. Be in your local business directory.