Archive for Business Local Listings

Check Your Local Search Rating

So I spent an exciting Saturday night researching new methods for optimizing local search and found a site that gives you a local search ranking! Very exciting stuff for someone who makes his living in local search. has a simple interface that allows you to enter in your business name and your zip code.

So I plugged in my own information “Business Local Listings” and my zip code “33606” and I got the following:

So I only have a 45% ranking because, although I’ve done my Google listing, I haven’t yet sat down to do my Yahoo, MSN Live, or Best of the Web listings. It’ll come as no surprise to a lot of business owners that I neglect my own company to take care of my customers.
You can even drill down further to see exactly what you need to do to increase your ranking, from adding photos to getting citations on other websites to getting reviews. All things that, coincidentally, I can help you with. Surprisingly, there’s no mention of video, and I can’t stress the importance of video enough.
So how do you rank? If you’re not happy, I can help you out with it!

Welcome To The Internet Adventure

Welcome to my Internet Adventure. It’s been an exciting few months for me, full of twists and turns and ups and downs. I have re-invented myself as an internet marketing entrepreneur and I feel like I’ve found what I’m supposed to do. In the process, I’ve had to re-visit skills and experiences that I’ve built over my lifetime. I feel like I’m in a unique position where I’ve had an opportunity put in front of me that was tailor-made… for me! But that’s an entire blog post in and of itself.

My company, Business Local Listings, has had great success, starting in the Tampa Bay market, in placing our customers on the map, the Google Map. I’ve learned quite a bit about the changing faces of the internet in general and Google in particular. Through research and hard work and some old-fashioned trial and error, we’ve figured out what works and what doesn’t to get a company on the local map.

It’s been an adventure. Come share it with me.