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Small business tips in Ocala Florida – Business Directory

11 Dec

Here are some small business tips for website ranking in Ocala Florida or any other city for that matter.

I often have people ask me “how can I increase my website ranking”.

It may surprise you that there are many free options out there in internet land that will improve your website ranking for free.  Yes free!

I know that sounds to good to be true, but this time it really is. It may require a little elbow grease, but anything worth having is worth working for.

Have you ever gone on line looking for a local business and found lots of sites that just list businesses like you are looking for?  You likely haven’t paid attention, but many websites are looking for and have perhaps even listed information about your small business tips business directorybusiness for free.

There are two reasons for this.  Websites like yellow pages, city search and many others, make their money and improve their web presence by grabbing your info and putting it on their website.

This may or may not be a problem for many small businesses and I will tell you why.

Free is good, but only if they get it right.

If they get it wrong, you are losing business and that affects your bottom line.  People might be calling the wrong number and going to the wrong location.  For every day this happens and you don’t fix it, you are leaving money on the table.

I can’t tell you how many times this happens and when the business owner is informed of what is going on, the common answer is “I just don’t understand that internet stuff”.

This is a deadly attitude that could eventually put them out of business.

Many small business owners in Ocala and other parts of the country are looking for help, but are refusing to keep up with technology.  I’ll bet these people are not still watching a black and white TV.

If this describes you, it is in your best interest to get with the program and increase your bottom line, for FREE.

Here is a list of common websites that might have your information.  I would suggest you check them out and see if you are listed.  If you are not, take the time to put your information on these sites.

Be sure to include a link to your website when you list your information.  This will allow others to find you and will send some important google juice in your direction.

This is one of the most important small business tips that you can implement.

  1. Bing
  2. Yahoo
  3. Yelp
  4. Merchant Circle
  5. LinkedIn
  7. White Pages
  8. Super Media
  9. Yellowbook
  10. CitySearch
  11. MapQuest
  12. Biznik
  14. Foursquare
  15. Thinklocal
  16. CitySlick
  17. USYellowPages
  18. Outside In
  19. Dex
  20. BizJournals
  21. JustClickLocal
  22. Discover Our Town
  23. Metrobot
  24. Best Deals On
  25. Twibs
  26. LocalEze
  27. Kudzu
  28. CityVoter
  29. Manta
  30. ZipWeb
  31. USCityNet
  32. Local Site Submit
  33. InfoUsa
  34. Acxiom
  35. Infignos
  37. Genie Knows
  38. Mojo Pages
  39. Brown Book
  40. Magic Yellow
  41. TeleAtlas
  42. Navteq
  43. Judysbook

For every individual directory that you submit to, it is another chance to get found online.  It is so important to make sure you’re listed in every directory possible.

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P.S. – If you are looking for some small business tips that might help you please feel free to contact me at 352-299-7419.

Micheline Clawson Micheline Marketing

Micheline Clawson