Search Engine Optimization

Local search for SMBs

It’s about being there and being found (less about SEO)

For consumers, local search is about finding things we want (need) that are tangible and near by. It’s not about finding sites spread across the vast open web that have the best SEO, the most inbound links, and the highest Google page rank.

Local search is impatient. It’s directional in nature. It’s not exploratory. It’s more about the physical facts, and less about qualitative information.

Therefore, for small business owners, local search is about being there and being found — wherever consumers might be looking.

Imagine yourself as a consumer and you’re late to a dinner party in Leesburg, Virginia. You’re driving around an unfamiliar town looking for a wine store to pick up a nice bottle of French white wine. …read more on Local Search for SMBs: It’s About Being There and Being Found (Less About SEO) | Broadband Evolved, published 1 Feb 2009.

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By | February 9, 2009|Blog, Search Engine Optimization|0 Comments

Best Rank’s list of SEO, SMM & keyword research tools

…a mix of some of the most popular and comprehensive search marketing tools that both Best Rank and other 3rd party websites offer. Each tool is organized into logical sections so that you can understand each main section at a time:

via SEO Tools – Search Engine Optimization – PPC – Keyword Research | Best Rank.

By | January 26, 2009|Blog, Search Engine Optimization|0 Comments

The 6 goals of SEO: choosing the right ones for your business.

“Virtually everyone who’s engaged seriously in the practice of search engine optimization has found it to have surprisingly versatile results. Site owners will often start out optimizing in order to rank for a particular term/phrase that’s relevant to getting customers, only to find that secondary and tertiary benefits from branding to reputation management to raw traffic all have an impact. Today I’d like to cover the different applications of SEO and talk about how to choose the right SEO objectives for your business.” …more on SEOMoz. Photo credit: RellyAB

By | January 15, 2009|Blog, Search Engine Optimization|0 Comments