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Things you can do NOW to improve your online presence

So – you have a website, but want more exposure? Claiming your free listing on the big websites such as Google and Bing could help you get more customers.

It’s easy to do, and will only take an hour or two for all of them, perhaps less – but it’s important for Local SEO (Search Engine Optimisation).

Your area or regional customers and visitors are most likely your largest and most important audience for your local listings. According to a March 2017 survey… 80 percent of respondents said a search engine is their top choice for finding local businesses in their community

Source: slickplan

Claiming your free business listing will allow potential customers in your local area to find you. They can find out important business information such as directions, photos, opening hours and much more. They may also be able to see and submit reviews, which are vital in turning potential customers into actual customers.

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First step: get your social media names sorted

If you haven’t already done so, you really should be registering all of your social media usernames – read our post on this now.

Second step: claim your free listings

You will need to register with the following pages to claim the essentials:

Depending on your business type, the following may also be worth registering your business to:

Third step: ask your customers to review you

Now that you have the most important online pages for your business set up, you can start by asking your clients to review you. You can invite your regular clients, most recent clients, or even historical clients who have had dealings with you to leave their feedback.

In the case with reviews, every little helps!

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