Ok so I’ve posted before and got some good answers but I’m still a little unclear as I know very little about this. I’ve heard of various way but not quite sure how to implement them.
For example I was told social media marketing, facebook twitter etc. also yahoo answers. How do target only specific cities? Doesn’t really do me any good if people not where i’m operating out of see. How does this social media marketing work?
Some people said blog commenting and article submissions. Does this work quickly and do people really read them and is this a lengthy process? How do I target local customers who have an interest in the service?
I know there are some specific sites that are related to the service I’m offering. They have forums. Is it possible to post without having someone scroll through daily and read all the post? Is there a way to automate it so that is can send a specific response and a link to the site? Can I make it so that it only comments for certain cities?
Any other ways to market locally? This is a service oriented business.
-Sorry there aren’t any shortcut automated ways to sale the services within local market, but there are some tactics which will help you to promote the services effectively.
-Find the effective keywords for your local business
-Place your local business to google and bing maps.
-Place your local business to various local business listing sites like yelp, yellow page etc.
-Create more and more citation to get SEO benefits.
-Yes Needs to work on forums, you will need to invest more time on the beginning but with the time, you will not need much time, 1-2 hours a day will be enough to promote.
-and find niche bloggers, with huge number of followers, and motivate them to post your services oriented articles on their blogs. Article needs to be non professional but effective. Few of these blogs will bring lots of traffics and leads.