17 Neat Local SEO / Local Search Tips, Tricks, and Tools

On June 22nd, 2011, wrote:

It’s great to drive traffic – online and offline – from all corners of the world. But if you’re a smart marketer, you’ll realize you don’t have to be so international – at least not when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO). Thanks to local search, businesses don’t have to squander resources on attracting customers and visitors that are beyond their geographic reach anyway. One can instead focus on catering to the heart of the locals. Want to find out how? Here’s a list of 17 great local SEO and local search tips, tricks, and tools to help you get started. Claim. Claim your local listing on Google Places. While you’re at it, go to Bing Local and Yahoo Local and claim your listings there, too. Apply best practices. Read our guide on Google Places to put yourself closer to the center of the map. Submit your info to the online yellow pages. Sign up in online directories and – Read the full article

Web Design Company in Chicago

On August 22nd, 2010, wrote:

Web design is more than just creativity, it’s usability. Understanding your visitors and how they use your website will lead to increased conversions. For each new website, our team of graphic designers, SEO consultants and marketing specialists work together on strategy, design, usability, and goals. _ Over 180 million people in the U.S. prefer to use the internet to find information about local business and about half of those who conduct a local search end up making a purchase.1_ Web Design Vision Our dynamic team of web designers is as creative, driven, and skilled as any in the industry. We have the tools, techniques, and technologies in place to come up with the freshest – “awesomest” – designs. What sets us apart from the rest, however, is our experience in working together with businesses, brands, and clients who, like you, want to be found and chosen by the people who matter. And this experience enables us to design websites that – Read the full article

Coming in 2009 from Lakeshore Branding

On January 2nd, 2009, wrote:

We have many great new features and functions planned for 2009. Stay tuned for more updates along the way, but here is a sneak peak of things to come: Search & Internet Marketing , SEO & SEM Workshops in Chicago (http://www.lakeshorebranding.com/classes/) Videos (http://www.vimeo.com/lsb) & (http://www.youtube.com/lakeshorebranding) Online tools for small business marketing Many more articles and tutorials