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Digital Marketing | Online Marketing

Free Philadelphia Internet Advertising | DIY Business Listings

Free Internet Advertising listed below can help local businesses increase visibility online.  Philadelphia business owners often ask “Where are some other areas I can gain exposure online?” Below are several FREE top local business directories…consider these DIY Business Listings!! Many businesses do not realize that the amount of listings and there accuracy will increase the ranking of their website.  It’s a good idea, if you are not already listed, to add your business to these listings. For DIY Business Listings the most important listings are the big search engines Google, Yahoo and BING. The links below will help you to CLAIM your listing as it verifies to the search engines you are a real business and will improve your website rankings. Do not duplicate a listing..if you are already listed just make sure its claimed. Accuracy of your listing is VERY important to make sure it matches up exactly as listed on your website. Once claimed you will have control to edit your Do It Yourself Business Listings.

Most Important – Add your business to the Google My Business formerly Google Places. Google My Business is a dashboard to control your business on Google. Google+ is part of Google My Business but Google+ is the social side of your business on Google. Once Logged in go down on the left to “Info” and make sure you fill out everything completely.

https://www.google.com/business/ 

Add your business to Yahoo Small Business

https://www.yext.com/pl/yahoo-claims/free-claim-checkout.html

Add your business to BING/MSN Map(BING Local Business Listing)

https://www.bingplaces.com/

The next most important places to list your business for FREE are on the Aggregators.  These Aggregators push your data out to a large amount of directories so its very important you are listed here and your information MUST be exactly as listed on your website. Many of the paid placement or paid listing companies use a consensus of this data when pushing you out to the directories. Below are the 3 main aggregators. Each of these are VERY important for the success of you DIY Business Listings. Factual is big one as well but recently stop providing a free listing and makes you use a paid service. Should you need a paid service for all your listings we charge $110/month.

Add your business to Infogroup

https://www.expressupdate.com/search

Add your business to Neustar Localeze

https://www.neustarlocaleze.biz/directory/Search

The following free business directories are many of the very best to use for your business. Quite often these directory listings will get your Philadelphia business listing found on the search engines allowing potential customers another way to find your business. The more places you are on the web this increases your chances of being found. Below are listed many of the more popular directories found to rank well on the search engines and will drive leads. We found many of these also provide an inbound link to your website which can be beneficial for Search Engine Optimization(SEO).

Add your business to YP

http://adsolutions.yp.com/advertise-with-us-page-A

Add your business to Superpages

http://my.dexmedia.com//spportal/quickbpflow.do

Add your business to YELP

https://biz.yelp.com/support/claiming

Add your business to Local.com

https://advertise.local.com/

Add your business to Yellowbot

https://www.yellowbot.com/signin

Add your business to Merchant Circle

http://www.merchantcircle.com/signup/

Add your Business to Philadelphia Marketing Directory

http://www.philadelphia-marketing-directory.com/add.cfm

Add your Business to Angie’s List

https://business.angieslist.com/Registration/SimpleRegistration.aspx

Add your Business to Manta

https://www.manta.com/add-your-company?rl=addacompany-header&add_driver=header&addCompany=1

Add your Business to MapQuest

https://business.mapquest.com/products/business-listing/

Add your Business to LinkedIn

https://business.linkedin.com/marketing-solutions/company-pages

Add your business to Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/creation/

Add your business to Apple Maps

https://mapsconnect.apple.com/

Add your business to the Better Business Bureau

https://www.bbb.org/en/us/get-listed

Now once you have set up your Free Philadelphia Internet Advertising check them out for accuracy at Sweet IQ

Here is a good article by Bill Connard, as it backs this up post “Local Listing Management Priorities: How & Where to Syndicate Local Data”

Sweet IQ also stresses the Importance of Listings and how they help your website to rank higher. Be sure to read the DO’S and DONT’S. https://sweetiq.com/local-search-resources-faqs/

If you need help with your DIY Business Listings or any of your Internet Advertising or Marketing contact:

Brian Brown Digital Marketing Consultant – Over 20 yrs experience.
215-384-4568
150 Monument Rd | Suite 207 | Bala Cynwyd, PA  19004

www.phillyonlinemarketing.com
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Digital Marketing | Pay Per Click Marketing | Re-Targeting

Internet ReMarketing or ReTargeting – A Win Win for your Philadelphia Business

Possibly you noticed about 95% of the people that visit your website never contact you….where did they go?  Chances are many bought from a competitor.  What if you could promote a special offer to these people after they left your website to pull them back to YOUR website?  How mush easier is it to market to people already familiar with your products & services than trying to entice new customers? Watch this 2 minute video, I think it makes a lot of sense for marketing any Philadelphia business.

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Digital Marketing | Online Marketing

Choosing an Internet Marketing company for your Local Philadelphia business.

While there are many factors that can influece your decision when choosing an internet marketing company to handle your philadelphia internet advertising.  I could spend quite some time elaborating. I think this brief blog article spells it out pretty well.  Remember to ask your rep how many campaigns have they run, how many years experince and what type of retention rate do they have in keeping thier accounts.

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Digital Marketing | Online Marketing

Google Adwords – Philadelphia Internet Advertising

I regularly read the latest articles on how to improve your Google adwords campaigns for local Philadelphia based businesses. I personally am running over 50 of them now. Over the years I have learned many techniques on how to improve results for Google Adwords. I’m not ready to spill all my secrets but here are several good articles I’ve collected for improving Google Adwords.

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Online Marketing

What Local Philadelphia Businesses Should Know About Marketing on the Internet

Every single medium, from TV, radio, newspaper, magazines and the YellowPages have lost a lot of ground to the Internet in recent years. People are spending a lot of their time online, instead of those other options. If Philadelphia local businesses want to survive, let alone, to thrive, the owners are going to have to focus on marketing on the Internet.

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Digital Marketing | Online Marketing | Search Engine Marketing | Search Engine Optimization

Philadelphia Small Businesses Are Discovering Local Online Marketing

When is the last time you picked up the Yellow Pages to find a local Philadelphia business? If you’re like most people, it was probably years ago. Now think about the last time you used Google to help you do the same thing. It was probably a matter of days. Local online marketing is the future of small business. In fact, it’s not just the future; it’s the present.

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Digital Marketing | Search Engine Optimization | Web Design

Philadelphia Businesses Need to Optimize Their Web Pages for Top Rankings

I read this article today and it reminded me of my previous posts helping Philadelphia business owners get more sales leads. This article by Gareth Owen sums up some of the exact same things I have been preaching to local Philadelphia Business owners. I recently helped a salon owner optimize his web pages and they have seen 3 times the new customer leads over this same period last year.  THATS HUGE!!

10 Elements of a Perfectly Optimized Page

Brian Brown
Digital Marketing Consultant
215-384-4568
Email: [email protected]
150 Monument Rd | Suite 207 | Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

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Search Engine Optimization

Title Tags and Meta Tags – Is Your Philadelphia Area Website Set Up Correctly?

I can’t tell you how many times Philadelphia area businesses want to meet with me because they are not getting much results from their website. Then I see whoever created the website simply did not set up the tags or did them wrong. These Philadelphia businesses could be getting hundreds even thousands of more hits to their website if they just had their tags set up correctly(unique tags per each page of their website). This article I read this morning will help those type of clients. Learn how to write effective Title Tags and Meta Tags as both are 2 of the most important factors for top SEO rankings on the search engines.

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Social Media

Philadelphia Small Business Marketing on Facebook

I have recommended many of my clients to get active on Facebook…some do some don’t.  For those of you that understand the value of communicating and interacting with your local customer base this article has some great ideas for Facebook marketing.

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Online Marketing | Search Engine Marketing | Search Engine Optimization

More Metatag Help for Local Philadelphia Businesses

I have done several posts about the importance and value of meta tags. However, I still see clients regularly with wrong meta tags or typically they use the same tag on every page of their website.  I read this good article below that I feel can help local Philadelphia business owners have a better understanding about meta tags to gain better rankings and more sales.  While the article points out that meta tags are not the one key to top rankings they due stress there importance and how to best use them. Be sure each page of your website has a unique Title Tag and Meta Tags. Remember each word in your tags MUST match words that are listed on the web page exactly.

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