SEO tips and tricks for local pet businesses

Today we are sharing one of our top tips for localized pet businesses to get higher ranking results on Internet searches.

Have you ever noticed that when you perform a search for a local business in Google, Yahoo, Bing or other larger search engines, you see a few pinned local searches at the top of your search results?

Take 'pet sitter atlanta' for example as a basic search. The first search results you see are several paid search links, but the next results you see are search results from Google Places.

According to Google...
"Each business listing on Google is in fact a giant 'cluster' of information that we get from a few different places: Yellow Pages, for example, as well as other third-party providers. However, the basic information that you submit through Google Places is the information that we trust the most. This means that it will appear instead of any basic information that we get from anywhere else."
One of the best ways for local pet businesses to get noticed through search engines is to add a listing on Google Places (Yahoo! Local and Bing Local, as well). It's very easy to do and can help your effort to be on the front page of Google for search terms related to your local pet business.

All you have to do it go to the following sites and complete the process of adding a page. Be sure and pay particular attention to completing the entire page, along with appropriate categories and key words that are specific to your pet business and location. You can also add photos, videos and more; all items that will round out and create a page that represents the differentiation for your pet business.
Another avenue for increasing your Google, Yahoo! and Bing search results, while increasing your opportunity to be higher up in these search engine results is to add yourself to other directories like Yelp, Merchant Circle, Kudzu and more. It is known that Google also pulls information from these other sites to add to the Google Places experience for users.

Don't be shy about asking current customers to review your business on these sites as well, as it can add to the experience that current and potential customers see about your business.

For more information, feel free to contact us to help with additional ways for you to market your pet business, get noticed, increase sales and your customer base.

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