How Bizify and Local SEO go hand in hand?
Over the past few months Bizify have been working hard giving our website a facelift, but for many of you, Bizify might still be somewhat of an enigma? So let’s start off by introducing ourselves again as one of the fastest growing online business directories in the North East of England. With thousands of new listings since the turn of the year, you are sure to find what you are looking for when it comes to searching for local companies and services in your area.
The great thing about Bizify is how much it can help you and your business in your attempt to make yourself found on the web. Afterall, we all know how difficult it can be to make yourself the ‘top dogs’. With so many companies and businesses claiming to be the industry leaders it’s sometimes hard to know which one to choose, but with Bizify you get a service a little bit different to that of your conventional and commonly used online directories. The thing that sets us apart from the rest, is our recognition of local businesses. With new added features, Bizify instantly shows you which companies have been getting reviews, which can often be the deciding factor about whether or not you decide to go with them. On top of this, Bizify provides a Business of the Month service which allows us to recognise businesses which have been getting the top searches, the best reviews and offers you as a business the opportunity to promote yourself in a few short sentences for everyone else to see at the top of our home page! Congratulations to Aprils Business of the Month - Meadow Lakes - who you can take a look at here:
Local SEO is an important aspect to any business that wants to be found locally for a specific location. this generally applies to smaller businesses who do a lot of their work in a particular area. There are certain things you can do to help yourself be found on the web and it all starts with your familiar friend, Google. The first thing you need to do is create a Google Places page. Why, you ask? Because Google Places is something that has become a very important factor in determining whether or not you are found in a specific location. When someone searches for a type of company in a particular area, Google will pull your information from Google places and you will be a lot more likely to be found for Printers in Essex, for example.
The next thing you need to do is get as many reviews as you can. If you are lucky your customers will already be giving you lots of friendly and positive reviews but for a lot of you the easiest thing to do is to ask a few regular customers to post as many reviews as they can across the web. This links back to online business directories like ourselves who have our own personal review system to help customers and those searching the web, easily see what other customers make of the service or products you are providing.
The last thing you need to do is build citation links. You may be wondering what citation links are and that’s ok because it’s one of those things that still remains shrouded in mystery for a lot of local or small businesses. Citation, in simple terms, are links back to your website. A way to get your name across the web, to create brand awareness and make yourself found in more places than just search engines and your own website. So do your research and make sure you start building citation links and we can guarantee you will notice changes to the amount of traffic that your website receives, daily, weekly and monthly. For more help with citations, reviews and Google Places make sure you go to:- www.espressowebdesign.co.uk or give Bizify a call on: 01642 442 015.
Bizify would like to say thank you to all the businesses that have listed their company on our directory recently, and well done for taking the next step in making yourself found on the internet.
As a company we recognise that local businesses need help with SEO and know how difficult it can be for those who work in competitive industries. Not only are we your free online business directory, we offer so much more and have a wealth of experience in helping local businesses achieve their aims and goals. From Social Media Management to On Page SEO, Bizify can work with you to help you get to where you want to be..
Thank you for reading our latest blog, and as always feel free to give us a ring for any questions or advice you might have regarding our online directory or SEO in general.