How To Advertise Your Business Locally

Last Update: December 13, 2017

Why You Should Optimize Your Meta Tags And Title Tag For Search Engine Optimization

Hi Folks

I recently published a blog on keywords and where to and how to use them.

It seems not everyone who read the blog understood the How To part, especially when promoting their home business locally.

With your Meta and Title Tags you must make it crystal clear what product or service you are offering locally.

Title and meta tags need to give prospective customers a clear understanding of what your service is all about, encouraging them to click on your website. They are a vital part of local SEO.

Lets take plumbers as an example: (always a good idea to include a map for reference)

As we are now into the winter weather sooner or later there are sure to be a few burst pipes. This being so and you are based in Fairfax, Washington DC you must get your SEO right for a plumber in Fairfax, Washington DC. Some of the keywords you could use for the page’s various meta and title tags might look like this:

Experienced Plumber Fairfax, Washington DC.

Emergency Plumber Fairfax, Washington DC.

Fairfax, Washington DC Experienced Plumber.

Two things you’ll notice:

• First, the name of the city district and service is in the tags.

• Second, notice how grammatically incorrect these lines are? It doesn’t matter. When it comes to keywords in your local SEO, it’s OK to leave prepositions, such as “in,” out because Google will fill the gap. However, there are two more important reasons why you might write the local SEO meta tags and title tags like this:

1. Optimized title and meta tags can be no more than 50 and 160 characters respectively. This means you need to make every single word count. Missing prepositions like “in” are ok.

2. Do your keyword research. Keywords like “experienced plumber in Fairfax, Washington” are just as popular as “experienced plumber Fairfax, Washington.” Don’t worry about perfect grammar. A title and meta tag are there to point people in the right direction. As long as pertinent information is in there.

When it comes to optimizing your meta tags and title tags, stick to within the recommended character amount. Above all, be specific and to-the-point.

You should include these three things in your title and meta tags:

The name of the city and service

The name of the business

Compelling words that grab attention, such as - trusted - leading - experienced.

One last piece of advice -

Once you start to optimize your meta tags and title tags with the right keywords, make sure you track those local rankings.

There you go folks another explanation on the How To use of your keywords if you're advertising your product or service within your own area, town or city.

Any other tips and advice will be welcome so please leave them via a comment below.

Enjoy your day and be successful.

Robert Allan

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MMarcus Premium
This is great information Robert. I'll certainly keep that in mind when optimizing my local businesses' SEO. Do you have any local businesses you work with?
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Marcus and thank you for reading my blog.
A lot of advertising locally is common sense.
You want people to find you and choose nobody else but you.
No I don't do local advertising now although I used to create mini sites for local business about 15 years ago.
I had reasonable success.
Robert
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MMarcus Premium
That's great Robert. Kinda like what I'm trying to do now. Check your inbox. I got some questions about it for you
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Robert-A Premium
Ok will have a looksee later.
Have a great Tuesday.
Robert
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JulietAA Premium
Thanks Robert
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Juliet and hope you went away with a tip or two.
Thank you for reading my blog and have a great Saturday.
Robert
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giftyafd Premium
Thanks Robert. These issues are Always confusing. Thanks for clearing my doubts. Blessings!
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Gifty and how are you this fine evening?
Well I hope and going great guns with your own online enterprise.
I used to do a lot of local marketing and found always found it easier to do my advertising off-line through newspaper and magazine Ads.
I used to hand out flyers on the street as well as put them up in public buildings such as local council and libraries.
But the internet is here now so best to use it lol.
Hope you're having a great day/evening.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and leave a comment.
Robert
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suzzziq Premium
This was extremely helpful, Robert! This is one of the things I'm not very good at remembering to do. Thank you:)
Blessings:)
Suzi
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Robert-A Premium
Hi Suzi and how are you today dear lady, well I hope and going great guns with your own online efforts.
I'm always happy to point people in the right direction even though some of the time they are sure to veer off in another one lol.
You stick to my blogs and you wont go far wrong Suzi.
Hope you're having a great day so far.
Robert
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suzzziq Premium
Thank you, Robert:) I'm just now getting back in the groove after a 7 month break! I think I've forgotten a majority of what I knew. So, I'm starting over:). Thanks so much for your help:)
Blessings:)
Suzi
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Suzi and you take care and look up my blogs for the right direction.
Have a great Thursday.
Robert
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suzzziq Premium
Thank you, Robert:)
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accad Premium
Yes, Robert, that's what I learned in using the Yoast.
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Robert-A Premium
Hi JImmy and thank you for your comment.
I don't use Yoast myself but if you say it works for you then that is excellent.
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog and hope you followed the last link.
Have a great day.
Robert
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IfeomaChinae Premium
Thanks for the information.
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Robert-A Premium
Hi Ifeoma and thank you for reading my blog.
Hope you went away with a good idea on how to promote and advertise your business in your local area.
Thank you for your comment and have a great Wednesday.
Robert
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