Understand the Power of Local Search Marketing


There is a huge opportunity available to you if you want  to build an Internet home business.  I have said it before, but it is certainly worth repeating: “you can have the greatest Internet home business out there, but you have to learn how to advertise, market and promote that business.”  And, there is a ton of information out there on the Internet on how to do this.  Some of this information is free and some comes at a price.

But, when the major search engines (Google, Yahoo and Bing) offer you a free opportunity to advertise your Internet home business… do not look these gift horses in the mouth.  Take advantage of it!

75 percent of Google searches are for local search or content.  This means that if someone searches on a keyword that is relevant to your Internet home business, you have the opportunity to have your business come up on the first page of the search.  You have people in your local area that you market to.

Google now knows where people are searching from.  They do not even have to enter a ‘keyword plus a city’ or a ‘long tailed keyword string.  That means that your local listing is optimized for generic keywords.  You know, the ones that are really tough to rank for.

Here are the links you need:

Google: http://places.google.com/business

Yahoo: http://listings.local.yahoo.com

Bing: http://ssl.bing.com/listings/BusinessSearch.aspx


  1. Great video series. I thought I knew a lot about WordPress and which plugins to use to get started. However, I learned an awful lot from your free video series.

    I would highly recommend them to everyone!

  2. What do you think? Thanks Rick, great information. good to meet you over at empowered tribe in fb.

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