Free SEO tips to rank better!
One of the most popular questions I’m asked by excited, small business website owners is:
How do I rank my website in search engines like yahoo, bing, and google? Of course, I could sit down and go over all the factors and things necessary to run a good campaign, and in some cases I do. But instead, it’s nice to take things in steps.
Start off with the basics and learn from there. SEO (search engine optimization) is a never-ending battle but when fought right can be won!
If you’ve taken a tour of this website or just have a basic understanding of SEO, you already know many factors can help your website ranking. For best results, it’s always good to hire a professional SEO provider but if you’d like to get the ball rolling for free I have some tips below!
So where should we start?
As a small business owner, you most likely have an address and phone number. Let’s start there. We’ll combine your business name to the address and phone number and post it together on high authority websites (websites that have proven to be a leader in their field).
So… What’s that do exactly?
It creates an online citation that helps improve your SEO on your small business website, in turn, making it rank better.
Here’s Moz definition – A local citation is any online mention of the name, address, and phone number for a local business. Citations can occur on local business directories, on websites and apps, and on social platforms. Citations help Internet users to discover local businesses and can also impact local search engine rankings.
So now that you know what an online citation is and how it can help your small business website, you’ll need to put all this information into action!
Below I’ve listed some free websites you can sign up to create brand awareness and citations for your small business website. All you need to do is sign up and fill out the required information.
This simple but powerful method can bring huge results when applied to high authority and popular websites. The ones listed below are a great start and well worth the time it takes to sign up.
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- Google My Business
- Bing Places
- Yellow Pages
- Submit Express
- Super Pages
- EZ Local
- Merchant Circle
- Entire Web
- Insider Pages
- Simply Worthy
- So Much
TIP: Ranking takes time. These websites are a free and good starting point for improving your seo.
Hold up, I have more for you today!
Social media is a powerhouse as we all know. If you didn’t know I’m not sure how you’re even on this page right now. This isn’t for you! Lol.
But here’s the question, are you using social media to your advantage? All it takes is some posts and hello’s to stay active and relevant. So go ahead and sign up for these social media platforms and push your small business website using them. Again these website services are all free and will help improve your SEO and brand awareness.
- Facebook Page for businesses and brands
- Buzzfeed Community
- Yahoo Answers (Level 3 and upwards allows you to post URLs in answers)
One last list for the content heads!
These websites are great for content. You’re able to submit links to the main page as well as individual pages, products, posts, images and so on.
Alright! I hope you found this information to rank your small business website helpful and if not send over a message to ogerek with some suggestions!
Have you signed up for any of the above services? Let me know in the comments!