If your wondering who the handsome guy on the left is, that’s me. My name is Andrew Uhacz and I am an online marketing expert and founder of AimNear.com, a free and useful resource for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of search engine optimization, local Internet marketing and other helpful tips related to eCommerce.
Everyday there are thousands of new businesses starting up and with so many businesses out there it’s crucial to separate your business from the rest. The best way to do this is to create a presence online. Many small businesses overlook the power of a free Google Places local business listing. Google is the new Yellow Pages. About 80% of all searches are made through Google and now with their increasingly popularity of Google Places and Maps, businesses can now be found on Google based on a specific location or business category.
Here’s where I come in. It is my passion to help local businesses rank near the top in Google search engine results. I aim to target local customers and nearby cities where you conduct business. So, whether you have people come to your place of business or travel to your customers a Google Places listing can help you increase your market exposure by 50% or more than traditional marketing methods. The best part is this service is completely free. Now you can have your business placed on Google search results for free. With a Google Places page, customers can find you by keywords related to your business, city, zip code and even product specific information.
The following screen capture below is an example of how your business could look on Google’s Search results page. If you had a #1 ranking you would come up underneath any paid ads and a map marker with your company name would be on the right column. These results are based on a geographical location, so if someone searches for “pizza” in Vancouver, WA 98684 they most likely wouldn’t get any listing for pizza companies in Vancouver, BC. Google usually shows the top 3-5 ranked listings after that just has a link to more results near Vancouver, WA. So you want to rank at least in the top 3 to guarantee your actually getting noticed in the search results. It’ s tough work in some markets but possible to acquire a top position.
Local Business Internet Marketing and Local Business Listings will help increase traffic to your business locally. Target customers in nearby areas by focusing on the physical location of your business in relationship to your customers and by specific keywords and custom categories that are relevant to your business and industry.
Start seeing results in your first week
Having a local listing is just the beginning, with my knowledge of the web and experience with local online marketing I can create an online presence for your business. Soon nearby customers to will be able to find your business on search engine results on their desktop computer, laptop or cellular device (smart phone, iPad and other Internet capable mobile devices).
Local Business Internet Marketing is best done through a local small business listing. By simply adding your local business listing to directories in your area you business will start attracting more customers to visit the physical location of your business and also increase you potential of sales calls on a local level.
Generate More Leads
Soon with your new business listing, local customers will actually call you when they need your services. No more cold calling or frustrating telemarketing.
Get More Visitors
Almost immediately after your business listing is live local customers will find your location on the map and on search engine results.
Your business listing will also be able to be seen by smart phones, iPad users and other mobile devices.
Target Local Markets
If you’re not able to find your business for a particular keyword I will research and analyze why other businesses show up in front of your business. I will continue marketing your company and optimizing your local business listing until it’s 100% optimized. I’ve never had an unsatisfied customer and plan to keep it that way. Just check out the Aim Near reviews on my Google Places business listing to read recent customer testimonials.