SEO tips for local business

SEO for Local

local seo

As the owner or operator of a small business, you want to make sure that you are doing everything you can to get ahead of your competitors. You want to be the go-to business in your local community whenever someone wants to buy what you are selling. One of the best ways that you can get your business to be locally is Google My Business. This is a listing that small businesses can use so as to be found faster. What many business owners don’t know is that filling out and submitting your form is not enough; you have to get a thorough listing that has all your details.

Google My Business was designed to help users find businesses and learn about them at a glance. If you just post your name and address it is not enough. Make sure to fill out the whole form if you are going to take advantage of Google My Business. You can take pictures of your employees at work, patrons who come in to buy – it can be anything really so long as it provides information that could be useful to users when they are trying to find you.

Google My Business

There are other SEO tips that you can use to improve online sales:

•    Be careful when choosing an SEO agency. I have talked with the fellow at Green Genie SEO( Sounds like a cleaner I know… but the guy knows his shit and is in the Toronto market where I reside) This is his website! And this is a Vimeo video by him entitled Oshawa SEO Expert. Oh… and don’t forget his Green Genie SEO Yelp page.There are many of them and when you interview them they will all claim that they are the best at what they do. The best way to narrow the list down is to ask for portfolios of every SEO company that you interview. Check whether they have worked with businesses like yours earlier and whether those businesses are well ranked locally. You can do further checking by contacting a few of the businesses in the portfolio – when you call, ask them if they were pleased with the results and whether they would hire the same agency again.

 


•    If an SEO company ( example locally http://greengenieseo.com/ottawa-seo) says that they will give you ranking in a short time they are lying to you. Ranking in the search engines takes time, at best a few months. Be very clear that you don’t want them to use black hat methods – this can lead to Google getting rid of your website.

•    As as an SEO practitioner, remember that content is king. You have to develop content that is interesting and informative. Make sure that you change it on a regular basis – Google likes websites that have fresh content.

These tips should help you dominate local SEO.

A Few Great Attractions of Ottawa

Casino du Lac-Leamy

The magic of dazzling entertainment!
The Casino du Lac-Leamy is an ultramodern resort complex surrounded by dancing fountains and a beautiful lake, basking in the glow of Canada’s Capital.

Just five minutes from Ottawa

Open from 9 am to 4 am, 7 days a week

More than 60 gaming tables and
1,800 slot machines

Restaurants and bars to suit every taste

Spectacular shows at Le Théâtre du Casino (matinées and evenings)

The warm hospitality and exceptional comfort on site at the Hilton Lac-Leamy!

The Canadian Museum of Nature

The Canadian Museum of Nature is Canada’s foremost natural history and natural sciences museum. Our gothic castle is home to world-class exhibitions that feature the full spectrum of Canada’s natural treasures. Located at 240 McLeod Street at Metcalfe, Ottawa.

Special Exhibition:

Great Asian Dinosaurs! Unique Fossils from Russia’s National Collection
October 3 to January 5
A spectacular exhibition of more than 60 Asian and Russian fossils. Thirty-three complete skeletons are on display from the vaults of Moscow’s Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Rideau Centre

Rideau Centre is one of Canada’s most popular shopping destinations, with over 180 of the biggest names in fashion, beauty and entertainment plus great dining, cinemas and a fitness center all in the heart of downtown Ottawa, Canada’s Capital.

From fashion presentations, each Spring and Fall, to festivals, live entertainment, community activities not to mention our regular Sale EventsRideau Centre is bursting with excitement all year ’round. Come for the events, then stay for the shopping (or vice versa)!

Le Théâtre du Casino

Le Théâtre du Casino is a magnificent world-class performance hall with more than 1000 oversized seats providing great comfort in an intimate setting. You will never sit more than 25 meters from the stage. The venue can accommodate full-scale musical revues as well as spectacular solo performances. Enjoy a great variety of entertainers, in matinée and evening shows, with something to please every taste.

Canada Aviation Museum

Long considered one of the finest aviation museums in the world, the Canada Aviation Museum is a must-see attraction for every visitor to Canada’s Capital region. Located only ten minutes from Parliament Hill, the Museum presents the complete story of Canada’s aviation heritage from the pioneer era to the jet age.

Rideau Hall

Come home to Rideau Hall, where every Governor General has worked and lived since Confederation in 1867. Located on scenic Sussex Drive, Rideau Hall is open to the public year-round for tours of the residence, gardens, and art collection, family activities, and special events.

Coming From Sao Paulo

The first morning in Sao Paulo, Brazil, bought about a very welcome sight – the hostel’s free breakfast consisted of fresh fruit, ice-cold juice, and even biscuits! After the very bland food Tom and I had gotten used to eating at the monkey sanctuary where we’d just spent a week volunteering, it suddenly felt like we were being fed like Kings and Queens!

During breakfast, we began chatting to a fellow English backpacker; she’d been in Sao Paulo for a few days and was heading to Rio for the carnival that night where she was going to work as a face painter. She advised Tom and I of the main attractions in Sao Paulo and pointed them all out to us on her pocket map.