Top Web Directories for Local Businesses

You’ll get a big boost for your business’s visibility if you are listed in a few key places on the web. You don’t even need a website yet. You can get found now.

I know, there are zillions of options for online business listings, with a wide range of prices. Many good ones are free but which ones are worth your time?

Here’s my cheat sheet for you, based on my years of real-life experience with many types of local businesses.

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Search Engines Love Quality Writing

Even though search engines are robots, their “artificial intelligence” programming is so sophisticated that they know if your web content is written well or not. The better your content reads to a human being, the more “points” you get from search engines.

If you write content that gives your visitor something meaningful to them, you will not only be more popular among search engine robots, you’ll gain human followers too.

5 SEO Tips for Video

[updated May 3, 2010]

When it comes to posting video online, there can be search engine optimization (SEO) benefits if you follow certain guidelines. Here are 5 things you should do with your video content to achieve SEO benefits.

As an example, check out this fantastic web video marketing campaign that is getting results. It’s short, simple, entertaining, and gets the point across.

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