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Article. Top 20 Search Ranking Factors that Applies to Your Local Business

This article covers twenty of the most important local search ranking factors that apply to a website competing in the local market online. If your site is built on a CMS you could take these tips and apply them to your website, or have your developer implement them for you.
Date added: 2015-06-30 Online Ownership

Business Start-Up Map

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Business Start-Up Map
This infographic has proved to be incredibly popular and used to occupy the centre pages of our Start-Up newspapers. Ideal for a visual guide through the start-up process or the larger (A3 and A2)versions can be printed and used as a poster.

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Latest Business Tips

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Define Success
Success isn't all about big houses, flash cars or loads of cash. Success is Something U Can Celebrate Every Single Second.

Believe it, achieve it and celebrate it!
Simon Cox Limited
(27-06-15)

meraki
(v.) to do something with soul, creativity, or love; to put something of yourself into your work. Approach your business with this mindset, full of passion and it can carry you through those (fleeting) moments of self-doubt to reach the success you desire.
Charma Communications
(25-06-15)

It's all about marketing your business
Your marketing budget needs a much bigger investment of time and creativity than it does of cash.

Once your website has been created and launched what do you need to do next? Market it - continuously!

Research shows that you should be investing around 20% of your time – either daily, weekly or monthly in marketing your business. In other words you need to spend quality time working ‘on’ your business and not just in it.

You see working in your business will keep you busy, while working on your business will help you grow it.

You need to be utilising as many ways as possible to be consistently capturing new clients. Here are some of the key things you can do in order to promote your website and ensure that your clients (and potential clients) can find you:

1. Advertise in local magazines
Think about what your clients might read and actively target those publications – directories like The Works and The Limelight Magazine will get you into tens of thousands of local area homes.

2. Write a press release
What’s newsworthy about your business that other people would be interested in?

3. Set up a competition or promotion on your website
What can you offer to generate interest and increase traffic to your website?

4. Build a page on Facebook
Connect with people who would use your products or services.

5. Build a following on Twitter
An easy way to get your name out there!

6. Form strategic alliances
Link up with other local companies offering complementary products or services
Who could you align with that works with the same client group that you do?

7. Write articles
Write up articles and current news about your company for publication on your website and in magazines / newspapers. A great way to promote your own business – after all, who knows how well you do what you do better than you?

8. Join local networking groups
Build relationships with other small business owners, after all there is no better recommendation than a personal recommendation, so get out there and get yourself known!

9. Speak at Networking Meetings
Networking meetings and trade conferences along with other local events about your business to raise your profile.

10. Online directories
Get your website listed on as many online directories as possible (see list below)
An effective, low cost way to actively promote your business


The Amazing Website Company Limited
(24-06-15)

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