10 Marketing Sites That Improve Local Business Visibility

Online visibility for local businesses can be difficult. With many local businesses offering similar products, it is difficult to stand out among all the competition.

There are many websites that list local businesses to prospective customers. But, there are only a few sites that are powerful enough to increase traffic to your business. About 80% of all internet searches are for local businesses, so it’s important to get on some of those local business search sites.

Here are 10 marketing sites you should consider if you’re aiming to improve local business visibility:

  1. Google AdWordsLocal Business Listing
    This local search marketing tool allows you to set your pay-per-click advertisements to appear when people search particular city, state, or region.

  2. Yahoo Local Listings
    Getting into the Yahoo Local Listings ensures that your company comes up when customers search Yahoo Local.

  3. CitySearch
    This local search marketing site offers companies listings on MSN, Yahoo, Google, and Ask.com.

  4. AskCity
    This service, provided by Ask.com, is a one stop place to make plans. Customers can map a route and make reservations on the fly. Prices vary for advertising on Ask.com.

  5. CityGuide
    This local search marketing site is managed by AOL, which allows you to target consumers specifically by market.

  6. Craigslist
    With 10 million new visitors every day, online classified ads on Craigslist can be very effective in driving traffic.

  7. MerchantCircle.com
    This site is free to use and offers a business listing service that helps you manage your web presence and reputation.

  8. Dotster
    A web domain registration and hosting local search marketing site, Dotster lets you set a monthly budget and makes your ad more visible on several search engines.

  9. Local.com
    Getting a listing on Local.com plugs you in with about 10 million monthly visitors. You can get a basic listing or a pay-per-click option.

  10. Froogle Local
    This is a Google-powered shopping search engine that allows customers to search for products by location.

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search engine marketing firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

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