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Check Your Local Listings

To have a successful business these days, you have to be on the Internet. Since everyone is using social media and business websites to expand their business, you need to find a way to stand out amongst the crowd and really make an impact. The other option is failure. Due to the large amount of social media business pages, there are also pages set up to review social media pages to see how helpful they are. These pages show up in a search engine whenever someone searches for your business or content. And showing up in search results is what you want.

Be Unique About it

Search engine optimization may take time, but it really loves consistency. Having listing information for your business or content is important, as long as the content is not duplicated word for word. Websites like Facebook and Yelp offer simple information such as business hours, prices, and customer experiences. People can leave reviews both good and bad, as well as rate specific things like food, customer service, etc depending on the business. Additional websites would be YellowPages, Yellowbook and DexKnows, which all should feature your business name, locations, phone, address. Having accurate information helps the search engine connect the dots and rank your pages together. So your business or content will appear higher on the first page of search results that searches without the correct information.

Always Add Content

As important as having consistency is, having new and relevant content is equally important. Continue to update your business social media links with new photos, updates links and new information. Having updated information will help your business bring in new customers that may have not found your pages in the past. Use relevant keywords that are often searched, and make sure you create separate pages if your business or content is available in more than one physical location. Remember to share your links to your business pages through social media, and avoid putting up fake reviews or risk having your account yanked (and SEO ruined).



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By | 2017-04-26T01:08:36+00:00 October 13th, 2014|Education, Experiences, SEO|0 Comments

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