SEO vs Local SEO

by Gilberto Cintron Viral, Local, Social & Mobile Marketing Expert
Are you an offline marketer? 

If you are, you are helping offline businesses get online, or helping them to use online tools to drive traffic to their site with the ultimate goal of getting new Gilberto Cintron, Viral, Local, Social & Mobile Marketingcustomers. Do you realize that people got rich helping local business get ranked high in the search engine? The problem was that these rankings where for Arizona or Georgia, or maybe even Australia yet the business was a local dentist in Hoboken, NJ. No one was focusing on what we today call Local SEO (local search engine optimization). 

What good is it to be ranked number one in Italy if your business is a hair salon in Harlem? None, what so ever. The goal must be to master local SEO, for yourself or your clients. Unless you are an international conglomerate, you should be focusing in the micro, IE, locally. And there are so many tools and services that can make this a snitch. Its just that many do not think outside of the box so they repeat what they have been doing all the while expecting different results. 

Local SEO uses the same basic principal s of SEO. Targeted words throughout your pages, long tail key works, anchor text links, correctly using the H tags, (H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, H7) making sure to include an alt title within your images, etc. The only difference, and it is a big difference, is that you narrow the optimization down. Whereas before one may have worked to rank for "Dentist" today you would try to rank for "New York Dentist" or even better for "Queens New York City Dentist".

As I stated above, with so many tools available there is no reason why you can not help a local business rank high in his/her neighborhood and capitalize on foot traffic. After all, 90% of all humans carry a computer with them these days, they are called mobile devices. Be it a mobile phone, or some type of tablet, just about everyone have one of these.The next question is are your sites mobile optimized?

I'll leave that for my next article. Time for me to go to my local store and get some donuts. I received a txt message that the local shop is having a 2 for 1 sale. See you next time.

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About Gilberto Cintron Senior     Viral, Local, Social & Mobile Marketing Expert

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Joseph Botelho Magnate I   Investing One Gram at a Time
Good to see you back my friend, yep he is a close friend from a social media site, we may just bring back we created together, Yea Gilbert understands this, what he writes and teaches with his writing and hands on understanding all of features that will enhance your over all man all l can say...let's
Feb 22nd 2012 19:22   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, sci-fi writer
Hey Gilberto, long time no see :)
Feb 22nd 2012 20:40   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, sci-fi writer
Awesome article, Gilberto, what you call the big difference has been an eye opener for me, thanks for sharing :)
Feb 22nd 2012 22:42   
Sean North Professional   Business
great article Gilberto, having been working with Small offline craft businesses online and being a champion of shop local here in the UK for many years I can attest to the power of seo localisation and have used it for many years very successfully
Feb 23rd 2012 02:13   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, sci-fi writer
Sean, the champion of the North :) I'm just teasing you, my friend
Feb 23rd 2012 06:47   
Gilberto Cintron Senior   Viral, Local, Social & Mobile Marketing Expert
Thank you all for your comments. Joe, Phillippe, good to see you guys still around. I will become more active on Apsense again. Phillipe, call me when you get a moment.

Feb 23rd 2012 09:30   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, sci-fi writer
I sure will, Gilberto :)
Feb 23rd 2012 09:58   
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