I often get asked questions on how a local business can get their name out on the internet. This is a good question and I will be answering that very question in this blog post.
One of the best ways, in my opinion, to get your business noticed very quickly is to use business citations. This is a great way for customers to find you when they search for business citation sites. A few just to name are Yelp, Manta, Merchant Circle, and Hot Frog.
All of them are easy to get listings on and you will just need to enter your basic business information to get started. I’ve seen clients get calls almost immediately just by adding their business to local citation sites. Ken from the Chicago SEO Scholar states “citations are critical for improving Google My Business rankings” so if you are not in the three-pack then try creating citations for your business.
How to Create Citations
So there are basically two ways to create a local listing. You can either do them manually or have a company like Bright Local or Yext create them for you. Bright Local and Yext cost around $3 for each citation they create, so a good campaign will cost you about $200 to get a good amount of listings.
So there you go. Now go create some local citations for your business. I will create a list of local citation websites below for you.
For starters my name is Janet and I am creating this SEO blog to help others with digital marketing. I currently work for a marketing agency in downtown Chicago and I get questions all the time from people about what is working best in the digital land of marketing and local SEO. I just decided a blog would be the easiest way for me to share the information I get asked on a regular basis.
So if you have any questions related to digital marketing feel free to contact me and if it is a common question I get asked I will create a blog post about it.
Janet is a Chicago native from the Hyde Park area. Born and raised in South Side Chicago, she wants to help build businesses by implementing search engine optimization (SEO) best practices. Digital marketing is the field she studied in her undergraduate years at the University of Chicago and she wants to give back to her community.