Posts Tagged ‘Google’

Article on Local Business SEO in Coffs Harbour newspaper

I wrote an article for the ETC Business Club’s ‘Doing Business’ column about getting your local business online for free. It was published in today’s Coffs Coast Advocate (Friday 29 May 2009). You can read it here:

Get your biz online for free - newspaper article 2009

The article is an abridged version of my earlier blog post for Local Business to Get more exposure in Google for free, with the addition of some tips on using Twitter as part of your company’s marketing communications strategy.

Say what you like and think what you will about Twitter – it can be a really useful tool for local businesses if used right. It’s not difficult and doesn’t have to take up much time at all.

If you have any questions or would like my help in getting your business effective exposure online and making it more successful, check out some other pages on my SEO & copywriting website or get in touch with me, Micky Stuivenberg of Triple W Communications Pty Ltd.

Local Businesses: Get more exposure in Google for free

Is your small business easy to find in Google? No, I don’t mean by typing in your exact business name, that’s easy.

Does your business come up on the first search results page when you type in the kinds of products or services you offer, perhaps in combination with the town or city you’re located in or your service area?

Not only are more people going online (via computer, tablet or smartphone) to search for certain products, services, shops and restaurants, Google is also increasingly moving towards a more locally oriented search engine.

You may have noticed getting more and more search results targeted at your local area, often even without entering your location in the search box. Google seems to recognise that many people are actually searching for a business or service in their local area.

What do people type into the search box?