Internet Marketing Tips For Your Business – Get Your Business Profiles in Key Online Directories
When it comes to the number of ways to use Internet marketing to make your business grow, there are major steps to make this happen so it is profitable for your business.
It is quite important to do this step in order to get the best results.
Get Your Business Profiles in Key Online Directories
When you want increase your Internet web presence, be sure that you have your business profile information listed on the key online directories for your area. There are about 30 of them that are important, and you should be concerned about these directories because they will direct people who are searching for you to your company website.
Some of the more important directories that searchers use frequently are the following: Google Places,Yahoo! Local, Bing Local, Yelp!, Merchant Circle, SuperPages, and 25 more…
Now when you enter all of your business information to each of these directories, it is very time-consuming and very tedious. I can tell you this from experience since I have done this many times for our clients. Fortunately there is now an automated tool that makes this much easier than doing it the way that I used to do it in the past.
Your business information also needs to be added to key online directory profiles systematically over a period of time to get the best results.
It takes the search engines a few weeks to coordinate all of this information from the different directories. If you submit information in error when you submit the information to the directories, it takes even longer and your site may not be listed very highly, if at all in the rankings on the Internet because of incorrect information being listed.
The second important part of getting your business profiles noticed is all about customer reviews.
It’s important to have your customers write reviews for you and post them online in these directories. Then other people can read the good results that they received when doing business with you.
There is one caution about these reviews. Some people can also write negative reviews about your business. This might be good to get you noticed, however you may not want this sort of attention.
The need for the management of reviews that people post about your business has evolved into something known asreputation management for business owners and it is advisable to manage properly what customers are saying about you and your business. There is an option available for you now when you receive a good review or a bad review, you can immediately contact the customer and either congratulate them for writing a good review, or try to handle them about the bad review that they wrote about your business. You don’t have to find out about the review many months later, and after considerable damage could be done to your repetition by that time.
There is also a diagnostic tool can be used to determine the Internet influence and presence of your business online compared to your competitors. This is a quite useful tool because it shows the strong areas and the deficiencies on how a business rates online with all of these key online directories. This Internet influence calculation tool gives a score for the business being tested between zero and 100. The score of your competitor can also be tested, as this is sometimes useful to see where your competitor is deficient in their online web presence.
It also maps out what tasks need to be done to better the Internet web presence score for the business owner.
For more ways Internet marketing can make your business or practice grow, see the resource box at the bottom of this article to get more information.
Finally, the internet marketing scene is constantly changing – so what worked in the past may not work well now. To get the most up to date information on the best way to advertise and market your business, see the resource box at the bottom of this article.
Thank You Business Owners,
Brian B Dawson
Customer Finder™ Marketing