How to Claim & Set Up Local Profiles: From Google+ to Yelp

Claiming and setting up local profiles as part of your branding and marketing activity can provide some value to improving your search engine ranking (SEO).  There are several websites that will display information about your company when you perform a search for your business.  Some of these web search services (Google obviously is most important today) are more important than others, but the more you can get your business listed on the World Wide Web the greater chance of improving your search ranking.

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Do you need a maintenance agreement?

Things to consider:

  • Don't want your site hacked
  • Want your site backed up in case it needs to be restored
  • Need photos uploaded on a regular basis?
  • Need frequent changes to content? (Content changes can help with search engine ranking)
  • Create polls?
  • Add new pages (example: are you blogging)?
  • Need to keep a calendar?
  • Need advice on keywords and how to use them?
  • Manage eCommerce products?
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Hosting Your Website

Your website must be hosted on a web server that is connected to the Internet. There are many hosting service providers that provide and manage a server specifically for hosting websites.  Many clients have heard of Go Daddy, especially if they have watched the Super Bowl in years past. Go Daddy is probably the best known of all the hosting services.  However, as with many large corporations, the best known does not always equal the best quality.

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