Changes in Google Places, Your Business & Local Search

Changes in Google Places, Your Business & Local Search

Google are at it again and the effect could alter your position in local search results. They have changed the way Google Places looks. It’s now cleaner and has more emphasis on customer reviews and photos/videos. The ‘Write a Review‘ button is now in red in a prominent position on the page. (Fig 1. Why did I added an arrow to this screen shot? Ed) This demonstrates the importance and weight that Google give to reviews on your Google Places page in local search results. HINT: They want you to get reviews for your business… lots of reviews… the more the better… get the picture? Good read on…

Google Places

If we scroll down the Google Places page a little further we notice another prominent ‘Write a Review‘ button (Fig 3. What do Google want us to do?) but this is where the story takes a sudden twist.

 

The Change in Local Search Listings post Google Places Changes

Google used to pull in reviews from third party review sites like Yelp, Qype and Local.Yahoo and feature them quite heavily. Now they have all gone except for a couple of nondescript links at the foot of the page. (Fig 4. Indicated by my 4th and final arrow ; )

Some say that Google built Google Places scraping review content from third party sites using an unfair advantage but now, as ‘Google Places‘ has enough content of it’s own they can stand alone and no longer need the 3rd party support. Google couldn’t have built this service without the 3rd parties and have now abandoned them. Whether this was ethical or morally right or wrong is another debate but they have now changed their policy.

One other thing to note is that you may have had 100’s of reviews on your Google Places page only to see that number now reduced to just a handful as the 3rd party reviews are no longer being counted. We are still investigating how this has effected rankings and place positions. Also take into consideration that only gmail account holders can write reviews on Google Places.

I’m currently beta testing Google + and wouldn’t be surprised if Google Places features in this new social phenomenon in the near future. So what does all this mean to your business listing on Google Places and your position in Local Search?

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Google Places Should Be the Cornerstone of your Local Search Strategy

At Blend Local Search Marketing we have always treated Google Places as the primary business listing for our clients. Now more than ever, it is essential to claim your Google Places listing and complete all sections fully including photographs, videos, and a comprehensive description of your local business.

Once your Google Places listing is set up correctly, actively encourage your customers to visit the page and write a review. They need a gmail account to do this.

You can even email your Google Places page to your customers. It’s as easy as 1,2,3!

1) Simply click on the ‘More‘ button (Fig 2.) underneath your business address and a small window appears.

2) Click on ‘Send‘ and add an email address and short message.

3) Press send again.

In the same window you will also find a URL link. You can cut and paste this link into the ‘Signature box’ in your email account. Then every time you send an email, you will be actively promoting you Google Places page.

Remember, Google want you to get reviews and will reward you by giving your Google Places page a higher ranking in customer search results. This is a sure fire way of getting a number 1 ranking in Google local search results.

We want you to succeed in your local search marketing efforts. If you want your business to be found for your local search keywords by hungry customers in Google Places we can help you set it up right now so you can benefit immediately.

To see what we do and how we can help you click here. To contact me or one of my associates click here. Alternatively leave a comment below – Perry.

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Blend Local Search Marketing Ltd.
Overseas House, 66-68 High Road, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, WD23 1GG
Tel: +44 203 114 5119

Local Search Marketing starts with Google Places

Local Search Marketing, Your Business and The 2012 London Olympics

Local Search Marketing, Your Business and The 2012 London Olympics

Are You a Winner?

Local Search MarketingBe a winner with Local Search Marketing! There is an amazing, once in a life-time opportunity opening up for London businesses especially if those business are located in the East London boroughs of Hackney, Greenwich, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Waltham Forest.

In case you haven’t heard (where have you been?), the 2012 Olympic Games are being held in London from 27 of July followed by the Paralympics until 9 September.

Thousands of athletes and millions of people will descend on the capital and will need products and services that you can provide as a business owner. So now is the time to make sure your business is ready for this huge influx of people and to ensure that it benefits from this rare opportunity.

Most visitors to London 2012 Olympic Games will be searching on websites for the products and services they will need during their stay long before they get of the plane at Heathrow.

 

Local Search Marketing Winner! Have You Claimed Your Google Place Page?local search marketing

To win the Local Search Marketing game, the first thing to do is to claim your Google Place page and ensure you complete every section. This will include you business name, address and telephone number, a business description, opening hours, payment methods, photos, videos and much more.

This is the single most important thing you can do for your business today, Olympics or no Olympics. Why? Because it can catapult you to page 1 of Google in local search. Do you want to be on page one of Google?

 

Optimize Your Website or Blog with Local Search Marketing Content.

When people search for products and services near the Olympic venues you need to ensure that it is your content that gets seen in the Search Engine Result Pages (SERP’s).

You can do this by making sure you include your location, full address, postcode and phone number in all your posts and pages.

Of course, not everyone speaks English, so why not get some of your web pages translated to one or two other languages. If you have built your blog on WordPress you can easily install a Translation plug-in.

Make it easy for people visiting your site and your business and you will be rewarded especially when you competitors are doing nothing to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

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Sell Your Self and Your Business With Video

Everyone loves video and they are very easy to make and share online. You can record yourself selling the virtues of your business and upload it to Youtube.

If you are not comfortable in front of the camera get a member of staff or a friend to do it for you. Better still if you can speak another language or have family of friends that can, ask them to do this also. Then upload all the videos to Youtube.

Once you have uploaded your video(s) use a title with a local search keyword in it. Also remember to include a link to your website in the description. For more information about optimizing videos on Youtube click here.

 

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

It goes without saying that your website needs to be seen by as many people as possible, so it is essential to ensure every page is optimized for the search engines with your local geo targeted keywords.

Once you’re on-page optimization is complete you can look at off-the-page optimization to help rank your site even higher. This can include many things from online Press Releases, Videos, Social Media and Directories. Consistently building relevant links to your website will ensure it stays at the top of Google for all your keyword search terms.

 

Converting Website Traffic to Paying Customers

It isn’t as simple as having a number one website on Google if people can’t navigate the site, find where you are or even call you. You’re site needs to convert that traffic into customers.

You’re website not only needs to be optimized for the search engine with keywords your prospects use to find you but also optimized for converting them into customers.

*If your business requires people to visit you  (i.e. restaurant, car hire, guest house) can they find you? Do you have a map on your website with your specific location and clear directions?

*Is your address clearly visible? Can people find your phone number? Does anyone pick up the phone when it rings? If not maybe you can hire a Telephone Answering service or use Skype.

*Do you check and respond to emails?

*Do you have an email opt in form on your website? Maybe you could encourage people to opt in by offering them some free advice about the area or service.

If people visit to your site but can’t find a way to contact you, they will move on and once they are off your site you have lost them for good. With just a few tweaks and a little bit of testing you can optimize your conversions and increase your profits.

 

More Local Search Marketing and Social Media Marketing

To compliment your website and dominate your search terms in Google set up a Facebook Fan Page, Youtube Channel and a Twitter account.

These are all great ways to find, engage and socialize with your customers and offer them exclusive deals through each channel.

I would recommend you start to implement some or all of these recommendations today because before we know it, the 2012 Olympic Games will be but a distant memory. One that will leave your business a gold medal winning enterprise for having taken part if you get things moving now!

However, remember that building up a strong Internet and social media presence is a Marathon not a race. It takes time to grow and nurture online relationships but when done correctly will pay dividends for a long, long time.

Blend Local Search Marketing can set up and manage all your social media channels and implement proven winning Internet marketing strategies that will get you more customers and more profits. Contact us today to discover how we can help you.

To your gold medal local search marketing success,

Local Search Marketing

How to Tweet to The Number One Spot

How to Tweet to The Number One Spot

Here is a screen shot of BlendLSM (that’s Blend Local Search Marketing on twitter). We made the number 1 position for the keyword ‘Namecheap’. Namecheap for those who don’t know are a domain name company, a very good one in our books, but this is irrelevant in this post. But if you want to take advantage of their huge discounts, click here! : )

I received an email from Namecheap informing me of their huge price reductions, up to 59% off domain names. I tweeted this out to our followers on twitter as I thought it was relevant to them and hey, we all like to save a few dollars, right! (and make a few affiliate commissions lol)

As you can see in the screen shot, BlendLSM achieved a number 1 position for the keyword Namecheap with a single tweet. Out of interest, my business partner Lee sent me this screen shot from Oslo, Norway, I’m in Bangkok Thailand.

So What Does This Mean?

So it seems that Google are placing some weight to real time searches. What the recency v’s relevancy ratio’s are is anybodies guess. How long it stayed there at number 1 is unknown too. ( I wasn’t going to sit up all night refreshing the page)

I tried to repeat the listing later and only managed a number 10 spot on page 1 (still incredible) but again how long it stayed there is still open to question. This screen shot was taken from a computer in Bangkok.

It does seem that twitter conversations predict Google searches and influence the traditional news media. Remember how stories of the tsunami in Japan spread across the world – twitter or the demise of Osama bin Laden was revealed to the world more than an hour before President Obama’s address from the White house – twitter.

So What Can We Take From This?

While we can’t predict the news it demonstrates that Google are putting huge emphasis on breaking stories. So keep tweeting regularly, always put your keywords in your tweets and look our for breaking stories either from world/local news or a hot new offer from your favorite band or brand. By making your tweet relevant to these breaking stories you could expose your twitter to millions of potential new followers.

If you’ve achieved a number 1 listing in Google for a big keyword using twitter, why not share your story with us too. Your comments are always welcome. Perry.

Using Twitter for Local Search Marketing

Using Twitter For Local Search Marketing To Drive More Traffic To Your Website

Twitter is one of the fastest growing website on the planet and certainly one that is getting lots of media attention at the moment as it breaks news stories that spread like a virus at lightening speed around the globe. Twitter at last has come of age, but how can it help you and your business?

Most people carry smart phones and they are never more than 3 feet away from them. Many of these phone have the twitter app built in. If you have a twitter following you can message them several times a day straight to their phones that are in their hands. No waiting for them to get to a PC or open and read your email.

If you engage your followers correctly you can use this phenomenon to your advantage and drive your targeted followers to your website, offers and promotions or your local followers directly to your retail outlet.

Of course it takes time to build a list of targeted followers, send tweets and manage your social media effectively while running your business. That’s where we can help you…

* We Set-up and Manage Your Twitter Account With Your Brand Identity.

* Build a List of Targeted Followers

* We Set-up Follow Lists Targeting:

Your keywords

Geolocators (Local Search)

Followers of your competitors

Followed by you competitors

 

* We manage your:

Thank you messages

Replies

Retweets

New follows

Unfollows

 

* We Tweet:

Your 140 character or less messages:

4-8 times a day

Include a trackable link to your website in each tweet

Promote your products and service, videos, website, Facebook Page etc.

Engage followers with loyalty promotions

Broaden Tweets with industry news and local interest stories.

Your RSS Feed

 

This proven winning strategy builds a targeted list of followers at a rate of 100’s of people a month who are happy to receive your tweets and engage with you. “Perry has managed to reveal the true commercial value of Twitter to someone who really only ever used it to find out what Lisa Snowdon was having for breakfast….. Miraculous!!!” Read Will’s full testimonials here.

Blend Local Search Marketing will help you get new targeted customers for pennies on the pound who are hungry for your products and services. Contact us today to get started now!

Blend Local Search Marketing News

Blend Local Search Marketing News

Today – Monday 2 May Blend Local Search Marketing launch their new look website and officially welcome their new Director to the company.

 

Local Search Marketing

Perry Stevens – Founder

Perry Stevens, founder of Blend Local Search Marketing has now taken up residence in Bangkok, Thailand and has assumed the position of Chief Operations Director of the company. Perry’s new role will allow him and his team to focus on all clients local search marketing, social media, video production and SEO from their new South East Asian base in one of the world’s most vibrant capital cities.

Blend Local Search Marketing – New Look Website

The new look website consolidates the key principals that Blend Local Search Marketing passionately believe in, what they can do for customers and what the customer can expect to achieve by investing in their Profit Systems for their businesses.

In a little over 18 months Blend Local Search Marketing have built a proven track record of what works, not only to get you to the top of Google in local search but to also dominate the search engines and convert new traffic to customers. All their clients without exception are not only bucking the economic downturn but actually achieving month on month growth, making bigger profits and employing new staff. That’s something we are immensely proud off.

Local Search Marketing Goes Global

Blend Local Search Marketing are now servicing clients on three continents with their local search and SEO tactics, proving that local really is the new global!

Feel free to look around the new look site, there’s a wealth of information in our blog that you can take and implement for your company benefit. Better still allow us to show you how we can help you achieve online success, convert more customers and bank bigger profits using proven local search marketing strategies.

You can contact Perry or Lee at Blend Local Search Marketing here.

Blend Local Search Marketing Ltd.
Overseas House, 66-68 High Road, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, WD23 1GG
Tel: +44 203 114 5119

 

Local Search Marketing

Find Me A Local Contractor!

Are you a local tradesman or home improvement contractor?

Do you want local targeted work request for your services?

Do you want to save on marketing budgets and reduce your advertising costs?

 

Blend Local Search Marketing has teamed up with Service Magic to offer local home improvement contractors the opportunity to receive up to date work requests in their local area.

The benefits to you…

* You get a company that has been matching customers with businesses since 1998. The majority of which are private individuals and homeowners. However architects, shop owners, companies and public sector organisations also use the service to find local contractors.

* You only get work request tailored to your trade and location as specified in your profile.

* Total flexibility of how many work requests you accept.

* Make major savings in your marketing budget.

* 100% Free to register

* No commissions to pay.

Here is a list of Local tradesmen and home improvement contractors who can register to this service for free:

 

 

Heating – Ventilation – Air conditioning

Air conditioning, Ventilation, Boiler, Solar water heater, Geothermal heating (heat pump), Electric heating

Windows – Blinds – Doors

Windows (uPVC frame), Windows (timber frame), Awnings – Sunshades, Blinds, Shutters, Electric garage door

Kitchen – Bathroom – Bedroom

Kitchen fitting, Bathroom fitting, Bedroom fitting, Wardrobe fitting, Kitchen unit

Conversion – Extension

Home extension, Loft Conversion, Conservatory, Basement conversion

Refurbishment – Improvement

Home refurbishment / improvement, Shop refurbishment / improvement, , Office refurbishment / improvement

Painting – Decorating – Plastering

Painting (interior), Painting (varied), Painting (external walls), Suspended ceilings, Plastering

Electricity – Wiring

Electrical work, IT and network cabling, Solar panels

Flooring (carpet, tile, laminate, etc.)

Wood flooring / Parquet, Laminate flooring, Tiling / Tile

Other jobs

Architect (residential), Interior design (residential), Project manager, Scaffolding, Lightning protection, Swimming pool

Alarm – Security

Intruder alarm, CCTV, Intercom system, Fire / Smoke alarm, Alarm monitoring / Security

New build (house, block, garage, etc.)

Build a house, Build a timber frame house, Build a garage, Build a housing block (apartments, flats, etc.), Build an office block

Brickwork – Roofing – Demolition

Roofing (tiles, slate, zinc,…), Fascia / Soffit, Flat roof waterproofing, Brickwork / Masonry work, Roof work (repair, insulate, replace, clean, etc.)

Survey – EPC – Pest control

Asbestos survey, Homebuyer survey, Quantity surveyor

Patio – Drive – Paving

Paving, Drive laying, Garden decking, Patio

Plumbing – Drains

Plumbing, Drains, Septic tank, Utilities connections

Garden – Landscaping – Fencing

Gate automation, Tree surgery, Gate and electric gate, Fencing

Insulation – Dampness – Humidity

Damp proofing, Roof and loft insulation, Dampness / Humidity treatment

 

Remember it’s absolutely FREE to register and start receiving work request. You have nothing to loose and no commissions to pay.

If after the trial period you wish to order customer contact details they are offered to you from £5 to £29 each dependent on the different type of work request.

Local trade and contract professionals register here (Coming Soon). This registration form is for companies and trades people only.

ServiceMagic is an operating business of IAC

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Blend Local Search Marketing Website Design

Web Design, Build and Manage

If you don’t currently have a website or any internet presence at all, this doesn’t mean you can’t make use of Local Search Marketing and all the benefits it brings to your business. Blend can register, host, design and build a blog or website for you in five working days.

We build unique bespoke blogs and websites using WordPress, a state-of-the-art publishing platform. This kind of website is loved by Google and has a great focus on aesthetics, web standards, SEO and usability.

In fact this Blend Local Search Marketing website is built on the same WordPress platform. At the foot of this page are links to other sites we have built or manage for clients.

Your *bespoke website will consist of the following elements:

  • Up to 5 Pages
  • Up to 10 Blog Posts per Month
  • Choice of Design
  • Unlimited Images and Videos
  • POP 3 Email Account
  • Monthly Site Updates, Reports and Analytics
  • Free .com .net or co.uk Domain Name
  • Free Hosting
  • We will advise you on additional widgets, plugins, affiliate links, online stores, Google maps, videos and auto-responders to maximise the potential of your unique website.

Exclusivity

To ensure the highest calibre of service to our clients, Blend Local Search Marketing will not take on a potential new customer if the work they undertake presents a potential conflict of interest with an existing Blend Local Search Marketing client.

 

Advice and Support

We want to see our customers business thrive and we are happy to act as consultants and ensure that our clients have a clear understanding of the methods which they can utilise online to increase traffic, convert and create more revenue and/or reduce costs. We provide ongoing support and advice by email, IM, Skype and telephone.

We host our websites and highly recommend Hostgator for all your web hosting needs. They have excellent customer service and excellent products and are a carbon neutral company.

Fees

Blend Local Search Marketing can produce your bespoke website in 5 days for a one off set up fee. We can also manage all the SEO on a rolling monthly subscription to ensure it consistently ranks high in Search Engine Result Pages (SERP’s) if you wish. (Show some love to your website and Google will show it some love back with higher rankings!)

 

Here are some examples of Sites Designed, Built and Managed by Blend Local Search Marketing

Wedding Dress Emporium

Green Web Hosting Reviews

Raw Talent Classified

Perry’s Aquatic Centre

Love Fancy Dress Hire

Stop Smoking Inside Man

Orthodontist London

Please leave your comments or questions if you would like to know more about the Blend Local Search Marketing Website Design Service for your business or brand. Click here.

 

Blend Local Search Marketing Ltd.
Overseas House, 66-68 High Road, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, WD23 1GG
Tel: +44 203 114 5119

Blend Custom Fan Pages

Facebook, Facebook, Facebook! There’s no getting away from it. It’s everywhere and permeates just about every aspect of our lives.

It’s a great way to stay in touch with family and friends (the average Facebook user has 130 friends). As I travel around a lot, it has certainly made my world a smaller place. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like I’m away at all, as I’m in constant contact with my closest friends.

Another great thing about Facebook is the opportunity it opens up to Internet Marketers and just about anyone who wants to promote their business, products or services online.

Facebook is a high impact, low cost viral marketing medium that can’t be ignored!

Every band, brand or business should have a Facebook page, AKA landing page, business page and fan page (different to a Facebook Profile).

A Facebook Page allows you to promote your business through the Like button. When people ‘Like’ your page your posts are published on their wall. Friends can see these posts and may have similar interests so ‘Like‘ your page to. This is what’s known as Viral Marketing.

To establish your brand on Facebook you will need a Custom Fan Page. A Custom Fan Page is a page designed on iFrame and looks more like a regular website. They can include video, an opt-in box and a whole lot more.

A well designed Custom Fan Page will increase your ‘Likes’, drive more traffic to your website, build your list, engage viewers with video and even allow you to sell your products or services straight from Facebook.

Blend Custom Fan Page Gallery

We are launching a design service that will get your Custom Fan Pages built and live on Facebook easily and stress free.

Click here to ‘LikeBlend Custom Fan Pages Facebook Page.

 

 

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Blend Local Search Marketing Ltd.
Overseas House, 66-68 High Road, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, WD23 1GG
Tel: +44 203 114 5119

Easily Host and Install a WordPress Blog

Hosting and Installing a WordPress Blog

I am fortunate enough to be able to do a lot of of traveling and I also spend a considerable amount of time online but it always surprises me when I find a business that doesn’t have a website. After all, online is where customers are searching for products and services and a website is your shop window to the world.

I, like most people, ran a company many years ago and I wanted to get my business seen online and needed a website building. I didn’t know anything about DNS, HTML, PHP, CSS, Style Sheets and all the other coding scripts and tech babble so I bought ‘Building a Website for Dummies’.

I struggled to get my head around the simplest of ideas and I could see this was going to take a forever to figure out and build a functional and good looking website. Time I didn’t have as I was running a business. I wasn’t a designer or a coder.

A long story short, a friend built me a  websites instead. All well and good but I often wanted to change or add new content to my site. This was expensive and I couldn’t always get hold of him so the updates were not very timely.

This I found very frustrating but made me determined to find a solution to my problem. I knew there was a way of being in control of my own site and business. What I needed was to have the ability to update my website as often as I wanted and do so without breaking the bank. That’s when I discovered WordPress. If you’ve had similar experiences read on…

The perfect fusion between, design, functionality and SEO.

WordPress is an open source web blog, meaning literally thousands of people and companies contribute to developing the style and functionality of the code and do so continually.

No 2 WordPress’s are ever be the same as there are thousands of designs, widgets, plugins and themes to mix and match. They are totally customizable and incredibly search engine and design friendly. They really are the perfect fusion between, design, functionality and SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

You can have a free WordPress and host it on their platform or a self hosting wordpress giving you unlimited functionality. To self host your WordPress (it’s what I would recommend) all you need to do is purchase a domain name from a domain name company like Namecheap. (more about domain names and web hosting in future posts) Once you have your domain name for example: www.mywordpress.com you need to host it somewhere. Never purchase a domain name and host it with the same company. It’s like having all your eggs in one basket!

I highly recommend Hostgator as the hosting company for your domain. They have round the clock customer service that is second to none and dozens of fantastic training videos. So if you want to learn how to carry out just about any task on your website by literally watching over someone’s shoulder, you can start/pause and teach yourself very easily using these video tutorials. Hostgator are also committed to providing greener solutions for their servers. With their certified Renewable Energy Credits (REC’s) in wind power, HostGator is not just neutralizing their environmental impact, they’re actually reversing it. So by hosting your website with them you’ll be making a positive impact on the environment too.

green web hostingYou will need to point the DNS (Domain Name Servers) to your servers and wait for it to propergate. When this is done (it can take a few minutes or up to a day) look for the Fantastico DeLuxe logo or Hostgator’s WordPress Quickinstall in your control panel. Click on one of the logos and follow the easy instruction and in less than a minute you will have a live WordPress blog style website. Now all you need to do is customize it for your business and optimize it for the search engines. (More about how to do this in future posts)

It really is that easy, I mean if I can do it just about anybody can! And as I say, there are excellent training videos showing you how to do it, each and every simple step of the way.

If you would like help building or designing a WordPress Website or you require some assistance purchasing a domain name and hosting, contact Perry at Blend Local Search Marketing. I’m always happy to help!

We are always interested in what you have to say, so please leave your comments and questions below.

Important Note: I like to be open and transparent so I want to make you aware that if you click on some of the links in this article you will be taken to third party sites where if you buy a product or service I may be paid an affiliate fee. I only recommend products and services that I am happy to use myself and be associated with so you can be sure of the same level of service.

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Blend Local Search Marketing Ltd.
Overseas House, 66-68 High Road, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, WD23 1GG
Tel: +44 203 114 5119

Using the Google Keyword Tool for Research

Google Keyword Research

In this post we are going to be looking at how Google can help you get your website ranking high in search engine result pages (SERP’s). Of course we can discuss ‘Competitor Analysis’ and ‘Reverse Engineering’ but that is a another post entirely. Today we are going to look at the benefits of using targeted keywords and how to find the very ones your prospects are typing into search engines to find you.

Click here to go directly to Google Keyword Tool

Google are the biggest search engine in the world with over 60% of the market share. They also provide email services such as gmail, social networks like buzz, local search profiles – Google Places and analyitics tools to track the traffic on your website or blog.

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They also have what is known as Adwords – Google Keyword Tool that allow you so view and analyize data to find the volumes, cost and location of keywords or tags that people use to search for anything and everything online.

As we know, next no-one uses Yellow Pages anymore and besides you would never get this kind of analyitical information from thumbing through the big yellow book. (80% of searches are now done online)

The Keyword Tool is an invaluable tool when setting up a website, starting a PPC (pay per click) Adwords campaign or snooping on your competitors. And the best thing is… it’s free.

There are other similar tools out there, some free and some you have to pay a monthly service or buy some software. It’s good to use 2 or 3 of these to dig deep and crunch the data when you start to get more serious about your Internet Marketing. For now however, Google Keyword Tool is a great place to start.

With the Google Keyword Tool you can set up your website or campaign using the correct keywords to attract the maximum amount of organic traffic for your service or offer. It also shows other relevant keywords that you may want to use but never even thought about.

You can check out Google Keyword Tools here.

Alternatively, if you want a website building and optimizing with the correct keywords and keyword phrases to attract tons of free organic traffic by the search engines contact Perry at Blend Local Search Marketing. I’M Always happy to help!

Blend Local Search Marketing Ltd.
Overseas House, 66-68 High Road, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, WD23 1GG
Tel: +44 203 114 5119

Take Action – Your Local Search Marketing in 2011

Local Search Marketing in 2011

Blend Local Search Marketing have just returned to the UK after a after a 2 month trip to S/E Asia, in the main, Thailand, the beautiful land of smiles. While there Blend provided consultancy and Internet marketing training to a multi-award winning 5 star hotel, resort and spa in the region and other local businesses such as restaurants, bars and online retailers.

Local Search Marketing

Vitanart Vathanakul and Perry Stevens – Royal Cliff Hotels Group

While there we observed businesses facing the same problems in two very different economic climates. As the UK, Europe and the USA struggle with their heavy burden of debt, the East is absolutely booming, so much so that you can almost feel it in the air.

Global/Local Search Marketing

The common problem businesses face in both climates is visibility, and now days that means online with local search marketing. Everyone knows they need a website but it’s still surprising that even in 2011 there are still hundreds and thousands of businesses without one.

Most businesses also know they need a Facebook page, Twitter and Google Places but don’t know how or have the time to get themselves established online or even know what to do with them if they already have them.

Record Growth

Blend Local Search Marketing celebrated their first year in business at the beginning of February and now service clients on 3 continents. All our clients without exception have reported steady growth, more customers and increased profits in the short time we have implemented and managed their Internet marketing strategies. Some have experienced growth as much as 30%, others have had record sales month on month. Not bad at all in the current climate!

Listening to the radio, watching TV or reading the papers and all we hear are stories of doom and gloom so it’s inspiring to hear success stories such as these across many different industries. It’s inspiring but not surprising because our clients are smart! They knew where their prospects and potential customers were and took action to reach them… and that was online!

 

Local Search Marketing – Taking Action

Google Adwords are getting more expensive and who can afford to throw money at this advertising medium month after month when Google can pull the plug on your account without warning like it did to 40,0000 accounts last year. Over night your whole advertising and marketing strategy has disappeared along with you potential new customers and leads.

Blend Local Search Marketing have a proven track record of getting their clients on page 1 of Google for their chosen keywords and with multiply listings that have the added benefit of knocking your competition off the page and can demonstrate this in real time searches.

Blend Local Search Marketing can help your business get more customers, increase profits and help you produce record sales in 3 steps.

* Firstly by analyzing your competitors.

* Secondly by implementing a winning and proven Internet marketing strategy.

* Thirdly, maintaining, building and broadening your Internet marketing across the net.

Your investment will last for years to come and will only grow bigger and stronger with time.  You see Google love history and relevancy and that is exactly what our online marketing strategies are built on.

To hire Perry for Internet marketing consultancy, speaking engagements or staff training days click here.

To get your business or brand visible online and to discuss your Internet marketing needs and strategies Contact Blend Local Search Marketing click here.

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Youtube and Internet Video Marketing SEO 101

Marketing Your Videos With SEO

 

Internet Video Marketing

Internet Video Marketing

 

Google love Internet video marketing! They own Youtube and Google Video. Google bot crawls video hosting sites hundreds of times an hour so if you set up your new videos correctly, you can have them indexed and get a high rank on SERP’s in a matter of hours. Follow the guide lines below for the best results…

Video SEO 101 – To increase the performance of your Internet videos and to give them the best chance of being viewed online, follow and implement the following internet video marketing strategy 6 simple but effective steps.

 

1.     Always use your keywords in your Youtube video titles. Research the keywords your customers are using. i.e. Cambodian Beach Safari

2.     The first and last thing in your internet video description should be your website URL. Ideally link it to the page the video refers to instead of your home page. This reduces the journey time for a customer and avoids page bounce or ‘drop offs’.

a.     Don’t forget to have the http:// in front of your web address as this makes it open to click through. Eg. http://www.hanuman.travel/

b.     You can also use a URL shortening service so you can track the links and click through rates to see which of your internet video marketing strategies are performing best for you. Try bit.ly

3.     In your unique description write 300 – 400 words and include your keywords and phrases at between 1-3%. This will give the search engines lots of information to deliver in search queries. Split your paragraphs up (white space) so it’s easier to read.

4.     End your description with a 2nd clickable link to your website.

5.     Youtube call keywords ‘tags’. Use 5 long tail keywords (2 to 5 words phrases) that your customers would use to find you instead of broad terms like ‘holidays, Vacation etc. Try using Google’s Keyword tool to find good keywords and alternative keywords with search figures to give you an idea of how many people are using them in searches. Separate each tag with a comma. Eg. Cambodia adventure holiday, Cambodia travel, holidays in Cambodia, Cambodia adventure travel, adventure Cambodia.

This is called ‘targeted keywords’. In the sales funnel the customer has already made a number of decisions about their intent. You are capturing then at the end of the sales cycle when they are most likely to spend money. Lower traffic but higher conversions!

Also I would recommend that your Internet video marketing strategy consists of your own Youtube channel to host your videos and allow viewers to leave comments. Assign someone in your team to regularly check and edit all your social media and answer any questions and comments.

6. Subscribe to other Youtube channels and become ‘Friends ‘ with them, ask them to sub back and become friends too. This will help raise your profile and get your videos seen. Use the ‘Bulletin’ feature to send a message to your subscribers when you upload a new video to get your videos seen

I hope you found this helpful. If you take action and make these small changes you’ll get big results.

Take Your Internet Video Marketing to the Highest Level with the Blend Video Strategy

* We produce 1 HD video with a ‘call to action’ – Include your keywords in the title, detailed description & 5 tags + 2 links. (We can also work with your existing videos)
* Uploaded to 20 video hosts sites including: Youtube, Vimeo & Google Video
* Bookmark each video 20 times including: Digg, Dropjack & Stumleupon
* Submit each video to 10 RSS feeds
Video SEOThis strategy creates over 600 relevant links back to your website so you will notice them popping up in organic search results resulting in less competitors on the page and infinitely more chances of being found online.

It also provides an endless flow of Google ‘juice’ back to your website helping it to rank higher in SERP’s (Search Engine Result Pages)

Example: Google the Keyword – ‘Orthodontist Specialist Manhattan Beach’ and view the organic listings for Beach Braces. Next hit the ‘Video’ tab on the left and see how Beach Braces dominate this keyword. This is just one video and one keyword! We have produced over 20 videos in 5 months for Dr. Panucci and Beach Braces and focus on over 20 keywords.

Uploading your video to 20 video channels, bookmarking them all and submitting them to RSS feed takes time and can be a hassle. Allow Blend Local Search Marketing to take all the stress and worry out of Internet video marketing for you and your business. We have a tried and tested Internet video marketing strategy and a dedicated team that get proven results waiting to help you. Contact Blend Local Seach Marketing today to get your business seen by thousands of new customers in 2011 and beyond.

Internet Video Marketing

Blend Local Search Marketing Ltd.
Overseas House, 66-68 High Road, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, WD23 1GG
Tel: +44 203 114 5119

 

Happy New Year from Blend Local Search Marketing

I would like to take this opportunity to personally wish all our clients, subscribers and visitors to this blog a very happy and prosperous new year.

Last year was a great year for Blend Local Search Marketing as we grew steadily throughout the year and can now boast of a client base on three continents, Europe, North America and South East Asia. The former is where I am writing this post from this morning – the beautiful and rugged island archipelago Koh Chang in Thailand.

Perry – Koh Chang Thailand 2011

Blend have worked closely with our clients throughout the year and share in their success when they tell us they have more new customers, more sales and profits than the previous year. Not bad at all considering the state of the world economy! We promise our clients new and old, to continue to innovate and reach more customers online with our Internet marketing strategies throughout 2011 and beyond.

Feel free to contact us if you would like more information or help with marketing your business online, staff training, local search marketing and search engine optimization etc.

Here’s to your success in 2011

Perry Stevens – Head of Internet Marketing – Blend Local Search Marketing.

PS. We all know Google loves video sharing sites, after all they own Youtube and Google Video, but did you know that Google bots crawl video sites hundreds of times and hour? Did you also know that Google will list your new video in search engine result pages (SERP’s) in less than an hour and rank it very high?

And did you also know Google will list the same video more than once in SERP’s as long as it is posted to other video hosting sites like Daily Motion or social networking sites like Facebook

I will be posting a blog tomorrow that will help you with your Internet video marketing. Implement the strategy on all your new and old videos and be ahead of 99% of the others who don’t do it and reap the results – more listings on SERP’s, more traffic to your website and more customers finding your business over your competition.

Blend Local Search Marketing Ltd.
Overseas House, 66-68 High Road, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, WD23 1GG
Tel: +44 203 114 5119

Is Facebook Working for You ‘Like’ You Know it Should?

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Facebook – it’s a Phenomenon!

Is Facebook Working for You ‘Like’ You Know it Should?

If Not You Are Missing Out On What the High-Impact, Low-Cost Viral Marketing Tool Can Do For You!


Whenever someone interacts with your page, Facebook automatically notifies that person’s friends through their ‘news feed’. The average Facebook user has around 150 friends. That means that the more people who interact with your page, the more people will find out about you from their friends, virally and for free… It’s like ‘word of mouth’ but online and better!

Facebook Has Turned Business on it’s Head


Are you leveraging this unstoppable power to reach more customers, skyrocket sales and produce more profit?

The key to marketing success on Facebook is to offer high value content that encourages positive dialogue and enthusiastic interactions between your friends and customers. These ‘brand advocates‘ will promote your brand to their friends and so on…

 

 

 

Do you want your company page to look just like every other?


Or do you want it to stand out from the crowd, reinforce your brand and provide more information for your customer with a higher ROI?


5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Custom Landing Page on Facebook:

1. Drive more traffic to your website

2. Generate leads and build your email list

3. Sell more products/services

4. Announce special offers

5. Announce upcoming events

 

And 5 more:

6. Share photos and videos

7. Get feedback from customers

8. Chat & engage with customers

9. Improve your relationships with your customers

10. Improved Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

 

Get Your Brand, Message, Product or Service to More People Faster and Cheaper Than Ever Before!

Blend Custom Landing Pages Accelerate Your Success by Growing Your Business Virally on Facebook.

 

Your Custom Landing Page on Facebook will include a video, opt-in box, photo, links and description for only – *£497

Include a second custom page for only – *£297

Search online and and see similar products for twice the price!

*This is a time sensitive offer and only available on orders before 31 December 2010. Order Now to avoid disappointment!

 

  • Drive More Traffic To Your Website
  • Build Your Email List
  • Wow Clients with Video
  • Sell Products on Facebook
  • Turn visitors to Fans and Fans into Long Standing Customers

‘Like’ it or not, your customers are talking about you. Don’t you want to lead the conversation? Get Facebook working for you ‘Like you know it should! Contact Blend here and remember our unbeatable price offer is guaranteed on orders before 31 December 2010. Don’t miss out!

 

Blend Local Search Marketing Ltd.
Overseas House, 66-68 High Road, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, WD23 1GG
Tel: +44 203 114 5119

Buying and Hosting Your Domain Name

10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Internet Marketing

No 2. Hostgator

Before you even start to build your own website there are two things you will need. The first is a domain name and the second is a website hosting company.

A good place to purchase your domain name from is Namecheap. You can get all your .com’s, .nets and .co.uk’s  there. Always remember to have you keyword in your domain title i.e. LibertiesRestaurant.com, RoyalCliffBeachResort.com or BlendLocalSearchMarketing.com.

Namecheap also offer a free Whoisguard. Did you know that when you register your domain, your name, address and phone number are readily made available to anyone that requests it via a whois search? Whoisguard privacy protection allows you to keep your information private, as it should be. Don’t let spammers and telemarketers compromise your privacy. Get Whoisguard protected free with Namecheap.

Before you purchase  your domain, Google ‘Namecheap discount code’. Use this code if applicable to save a few dollars on your purchase. Once you have purchased your new domain name, you need to host it somewhere. Never host your domain where you bought it. (Never keep all your eggs in one basket!)

HostGator is one of the world’s top 10 largest web-hosting companies with more than 2,500,000 hosted domains around the globe. They have over 400 employees to provide you with superior around the clock support. They are the perfect choice whether you are looking for business, personal, or even Fortune 500 hosting.

Hostgators web hosting plans come with a 45-day money back guarantee, 99.9% uptime guarantee and are fully guaranteed by the owner himself.

From experience I can tell you they have unparalleled telephone support and 500+ ‘how to’ and training videos, over 600 articles and an active forum.

Did you know servers use a huge amount of energy? Hostgator shared servers are all wind powered and they purchase certified renewable energy credits so they are actually reversing the environmental impact the amount of electricity used on powering and cooling their servers. So by hosting your domain on Hostgator you will not only have the assurance of top quality hosting and customer service but you’ll also be doing your bit for the environment.

Why not let Blend Local Search Marketing take the hassle out of registering ane hosting your domain? We can build you a custom WordPress website and host it on hostgator for you. Contact Perry now for a no obligation quote.

 

Blend Local Search Marketing Ltd.
Overseas House, 66-68 High Road, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, WD23 1GG
Tel: +44 203 114 5119

 

Internet Marketing For Your Business

 

Blend Local Search Marketing is for key stake holders, policy makers and business owners who understand a fundamental shift is taking place in how businesses communicate with customers and vice-versa.

We’ll set up and manage you Internet marketing strategy and the local & social media platforms that are having a major impact on business communications, practices and processes for your company.

We will show you how these tools should be utilised effectively, how you can employ strategies within your company to increase profitability, sustain reputation and empower your employees to be brand ambassadors.

What Do We Do?

* We Market Your Business on the Internet

* We Advice and Implement Your Social Media Strategies for You

What Exactly Does this Mean for You?

* More Customers

* More Sales

* More Profits

How Do we Do This?

* Getting You Google Page 1 Rankings and Multiple Listings

* Leveraging Social Media Platforms to Get You Huge Online Visibility

* Video Marketing

Get Your Business Seen Online Now!

Contact: Blend Local Search Marketing

For Case Studies, Online Results and Customer Testimonials

Perry: T: +44(0)207 231 2432 M +66(0)888 862 641 Skype: PerryTheImp

eMail: blendenquire@gmail.com www.BlendLocalSearchMarketing.com Twitter

 

How to Create a Beautiful Website

10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Internet Marketing

No1. WORDPRESS

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Several years ago I set up a production company, IMP Film Co. and I, like most people wanted to get my business seen online and so needed a website building. I didn’t know anything about HTML, PHP, CSS, Flash and all the other coding scripts so I bought The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Creating a Website

Even struggling to get my head around the simplest applications, I could see this was going to take a long time to get to know and master and finally build a functional and good looking website.

So I enlisted the help of a friend who builds sites instead. He built my first website and charged me a fare price. My only trouble is I’m always looking  to change things around or I wanted new content such as videos and photos uploading to the site. Each time I had to ask my friend, book in some time and several weeks later I would get the desired results.

I found all the waiting around very frustrating but knew there must be a better way of being in control of my own site and business and have the ability to update it as often as I wished. That’s when I discovered… WordPress.

WordPress is an open source web blog, meaning literally hundreds if not thousands of people contribute to developing the style and functionality of the code and continue to do so.

No two WordPress blogs need ever be the same as there are thousands of designs, widgets and themes to mix and match around. They are totally customizable and incredibly search engine and design friendly. It’s the perfect fusion between, design, functionality and SEO.

You can have a free wordpress and host it on their platform or a self hosting wordpress giving you unlimited functionality. To self host your wordpress (it’s what I would recommend) all you need to do is purchase a domain name from a domain name company such as Namecheap. (more about domain names and web hosting in future posts) Once you have your domain name for example: mydomainname.com you need to host it somewhere. Never purchase a domain name and host it with the same company.

I highly recommend Hostgator as a hosting company for your domain. (More about web hosting in future posts) They have 24/7 customer service that is second to none and fantastic training videos. So if you want to learn how to carry out any task by watching over someone’s shoulder, you can start/pause and teach yourself.

You will need to point the DNS (Domain Name Servers) to your host servers and wait for it to propergate. When this is done (can take 20 minutes or up to a day) look for the Fantastico DeLuxe logo in your control panel. Click on this logo and follow the easy instruction and in 30 seconds you will have a live WordPress blog style website.

It really is that easy, I mean if I can do it just about anybody can! And as I say there are excellent videos showing you each simple step.

If you would like help building or designing a wordpress blog or you require some assistance purchasing a domain name and hosting, contact Perry at Blend Local Search Marketing.

 

 

 

I’ll follow you, if you follow me!

IM always happy to help!

 

 

 

 

Blend Local Search Marketing Ltd.
Overseas House, 66-68 High Road, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, WD23 1GG
Tel: +44 203 114 5119

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Subscribe to the Blend Members Market Area for Free and receive invaluable and exclusive videos, articles, resources, tools, hints, tips, reviews, events and contacts to help your business promote itself online.

The information is also suitable for newbies to online promotion a seasoned Internet Marketing professionals.

Subscriptions will always be free, we will never charge you a penny… ever! You have my personal guarantee –

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* Do you want to have a website built without getting ripped off?

* Are you serious about getting more traffic to your website and turning them into customers?

* Do you want to discover how video marketing can allow prospects to know, like and trust you?

If the answer to these questions is yes than you are in the right place.

* Who doesn’t want a fully functional website for their business that doesn’t break the bank?

* Who doesn’t want more targeted traffic to their website with a accountable ROI?

* Why wouldn’t you want to know the simple video marketing strategy that will have prospects buying from you so you don’t have to sell?

 

All this and more, much more will be free and available for our members but first of all…

I would also like to take this opportunity to give you my Skype name, which is PerrytheImp. I know a lot of marketeers charge a fortune for 1-2-1 calls but, for now I’m happy to help you with your Internet Marketing for free.

So if you have a question about Video Marketing, Local Search, Directory Marketing, SEO, Article Marketing, Link Building, Banner Ads, Web Design & Build, Domain Names & Web Hosting, Press Releases, Blogs, Social Media, Social Bookmarking, WordPress or even recommendations to great hotels and beaches in Thailand… Skype me!

You can also email at blendlsm@googlemail.com or leave a comment in the members area.

Looking forward to speaking with you soon and remember don’t hesitate to contact me if you have a question or query.

IM always happy to help!

Perry ; )

 

 

 

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Tel: +44 203 114 5119

Social Media Leadership

Social Media Leadership Seminar

a seminar and networking event being held in London on Wednesday 6 October for local businesses.

Social Media Local Busineses

Anyone who runs a business in London and has 5 – 250 staff members will have the opportunity to discover the Free government grant under the Train to Gain scheme at this event.

So what is it all about?

More and more individuals and companies start to use the Internet daily, so the pool of customers grows. Social Media like Facebook, Twitter and Youtube are the new wave of Internet enabled technology that can transform the way you engage with your customers.

The Social Media Leadership event provides an opportunity for you to be informed about social media tools and learn about how they can help grow and transform your business.

The Social Media Leadership event will include:

* A full day of seminars given by social media experts with a range of experience and clients

* Discussions about leading social media platforms including Twitter, YouTube and Facebook

* Social media trends and proven strategies for your business

* Tips on measuring social media success and engagement

* Advice on managing your organisation through the changes brought about by social media

The advantages of catering to an online community are very apparent. Few companies know where to start, how to appeal to an audience professionally or how to measure the returns on any social media investment. The Social Media Leadership event on 6th October was created to provide you with just the toolkit you need to get trained and responsive to the new challenges.

Perry Stevens Blend Local Search Marketing founderPerry from Blend Local Search Marketing will be taking to the stage to start the afternoons proceeding off with Video Marketing 101.

After the event there is also an open Networking event in the ground level bar. Everyone is welcome to attend. Remember to bring along plenty of business cards!

Return to this blog for more updates and insights on all the speakers or visit the official Social Media Leadership website to purchace tickets. Your comments and questions are welcome.

Social Media Leadership

Contemporary Urban Centre, 73-81 Southwark Bridge Road London SE1 ONQ

Wednesday 6th October

Seminar: 9.00 – 17.00

Networking (open to all) 5.30 – 21.00

Social Media Leadership on Youtube

Social Media Leadership on Facebook

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Tel: +44 203 114 5119

 

Local or Social… It’s a Media Revolution

Local or Social… it’s a Media Revolution

Social Media is having a massive impact on the way we connect with others, market our businesses and sell to local and global markets. But like all things there is a right way and a wrong way to do things. It’s not called Social Media for nothing… and that’s where some people get it wrong.

Social is as social does. It does exactly what it says on the tin! It’s social, it’s not called selling media. The first rule of social media is that you never sell anything. The second rule of social media is you never sell anything and the third rule… you get the picture.

Social media is a way of connecting, networking, sharing, engaging, highlighting, informing and influencing. It’s all these things and a whole lot more but never selling. Well, not in the old way!

Imagine if you will a long lost friend contacts you and invites you over for dinner. You accept and a few days later your friend is seating you at his table. You make small talk over the starters and before the main course arrives he tries to sell you an insurance policy, gets you to buy into a dodgy business venture or offers you a once in a life time opportunity to join a MLM scheme. How uncomfortable is the rest of the dinner going to be?

It’s the same with social media. It doesn’t matter if it’s Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Youtube or any other network, never ever sell on these platforms. Instead engage and build relationships, pass on sound advice, jokes, news and videos of cats up trees. Be active and post comments, reply to comments, give things away for free, start groups and fan pages, subscribe to other channels and support your online friends.

Those in your social network will know what you do if you have completed your profile correctly and when the time is right they will approach to buy from you so you never have to sell to them.

Most people do business with others within a 20 mile radius of their place of work or home. Social media allows you to broaden your social circle and reach more people. It also allows you to reach your friends friends. Friends talk so good recommendations are very important in social media. After all who would you rather do business with, a stranger or a friend or of a friend?

Be Local, Be Social, Blend

If you would like more information about any of the issues in this article please leave a comment below. We promise never to try and sell you insurance, a dodgy business venture or MLM.

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Tel: +44 203 114 5119

 

Explosive Internet Video Marketing

Video Marketing

 

Video marketing is quite simply the most influential form of marketing there is available to us today. What’s more, video can generate immense amounts of traffic to your website and that is all free traffic! People are naturally drawn to and will always watch videos whether they are on television, ipad, smart phone, airplane or on the Internet. So why not give them what they want?

Marketing using the power of video is a highly efficient communication tool and the competition out there is much less than standard website search engine rankings.

Videos can take many forms and as with all business decisions it is best to have a clear strategy and achievable objective before you start to implement video  marketing into your overall marketing mix.

A video can be as simple as a talking head or vox pop, a Powerpoint Presentation, a mini series, a vlog, product or service announcement, an EPK (Electronic Press Kit), a showreel, a teaser trailer, Property Video, How To Video or a full blown production depending on your business, objectives and budget.

Uploading your videos to Youtube and dozens of other diverse video hosting sites such as Revver, Daily Motion and Yahoo Video will broaden your influence on the Internet. One of the main benefits of video marketing above all other forms of Internet marketing is the viral effect. It’s very easy to send someone a video, link it to your and anybodies Facebook page and even twitter it to literally hundreds of other social networking sites.

To ensure you get the most from your video marketing it is important to set up the video with an appropriate title, description, links, keywords or tags, and submit it to a suitable category. For maximum results we also bookmark videos on a minimum of 20 social bookmarking sites and submit them to 10 RSS feeds.

Search engines such as Google, Yahoo! And Bing give more weight to website pages containing video than text alone. They also have the power to keep people on your page longer. When 8 seconds is the average time for someone to land on a page before leaving, video can keep them there a lot longer, 3 to 5 minutes is not uncommon.

Video Marketing Advantages

* The most effective way to immediately drive traffic to your website.

* An excellent strategy to build relevant and quality back links to your

website.

*Increase your Google ranking quickly for highly competitive keywords.

* More listings on SERP (Search Engine Result Pages)

* An estimated 90% of people would rather watch a video than read.

* Allows people to get to know, like and trust you.

* The viral effect

Just 4 examples of videos we have produced.

Video Baby Monitor Reviews

How to Cure Phyto Plankton

IMP Film Co. Showreel

How Long Will it Take to complete Orthodontic Treatment?

Below is a screen grab of one of our clients videos dominating is SERP.

Video Marketing

Discover how Internet video Marketing can increase traffic to your website, position you as the go-to expert in your field, allow customers to know, like and trust you, dominate SERP for multiple keywords and distribute your business or brand all over the net. Contact Blend here Now!

                               

 

Blend Local Search Marketing Ltd.
Overseas House, 66-68 High Road, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, WD23 1GG
Tel: +44 203 114 5119

Marketing Round Our Way

So the Yellow Pages has a new look!

I received a letter this morning from Yell informing me that the famous Yellow Pages directory has been redesigned to make it better.

business citations

Apparently they’ve split it into two distinct sections. Business paying advertisers will now appear at the front and general free listings are now in alphabetical order at the back. This means paid for ads will stand out.

Apparently their research suggests that the changes could increase usage by up to 12%. Their research as far as I could ascertain was in two small areas back in 2009.

Now I would suggest this research is already out of date. How have they’ve bucked the trend from online searches back to paper when all other research in this area points to online searches still growing at huge monthly increments and the traditional methods trailing off and bottoming out?

The compact size maybe easier to fit in the letter box but it’s just as easy as it ever was to drop in the recycling facility.

 

Congratulations to Wampit! local business directories

Meanwhile the online business directory Wampit celebrates it’s first year with 350,000 business listings and 60,000 unique monthly visitors to it’s site.

Business Advertising on the Wampit UK business directory.

 

Home Based Business Opportunities

And finally if you are looking for opportunities to start a home based business or How To Make Money from home, check out the Cambridge Business Academy for advice and a wealth of resources.

The Blend Article Marketing Service also has had a great first week since launch. You can find easy to use Article, Link Building and Banner Adverting solutions here. Try it for Free and guage how well it works for your own SEO efforts.

Link Market – Free Link Exchange, Link Building and Link Trade Directory
Have you ever tried to exchange links, link building, or trade links? Was it hard? Use link market instead; – it is easy to use, free and very smart. It will save you hours of work.

 

Blend Local Search Marketing Ltd.
Overseas House, 66-68 High Road, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, WD23 1GG
Tel: +44 203 114 5119

Easy Back Links and Banners Solutions

SEO – it’s all about Back Links!

Is your website going no where? No inbound back links? No Traffic? No sales? We have a few select tailored solutions that can help you right now! Stop trading links with other sites and put your link building efforts on auto-pilot with us!

We’ve made it affordable, quick and easy for you to get all the back links you need to boost your website and Page Rank.

• Effortlessly Build Tens Of Thousands Of Inbound Back Links Over Time

• Put Your Search Engine Optimization Link Building Efforts On Auto-Pilot

• Increase Your Ranking & Link Popularity Quickly

Why is Link Building Important?

The most important source of traffic you have to your website comes directly from search engines like Google, Yahoo! and Bing. Visitors that find your website via the search engines are more likely to purchase your product or service and best of all – organic traffic costs you nothing.

Our link building solutions are tailored to quickly and effectively put your link building efforts on autopilot. For start-ups and newly developed sites our packages can quickly and effectively establish your site within the search engines by providing thousands of inbound back links to your page and ongoing efforts to increase your Page Rank over time. This results in better Page Rank, search engine ranking, and content relevance for your site. Best of all – its very affordable for the small business budget!

Blend Article Marketing Services have 4 inexpensive solutions that are guaranteed to establish your site with the search engines, increase your Page Rank, provide 1000’s of relevant inbound back links and bring floods of traffic to your website.

We invite you to check them out…

Back Links

Homepage Network Wide Link Building

“Do You Need Fast Indexing, Ranking & SEO Results?” This is a powerful solution that will bring you a boost in Page Rank and results!

If you need a powerful link campaign that will instantly get your site indexed and positions moving then this is a powerful solution for you. Our Homepage Link Building package will place your website link on the homepage of over 6000 domains across our content network. Within weeks you will see a vast increase in your search engine positions, link popularity, and visitor count from targeted keyword phrases that count.

 

Article Network Wide Link Building

Increase your inbound link volume with our article network wide back links! This will give you THOUSANDS of content rich pages pointing to your website.

If your site is newly developed and you need to increase your indexed pages and link count, our Article Network Wide link building can provide you with the inbound links required to jump start your search engine optimization efforts. This will create you hundreds of inbound links on each of our 6ooo+ domains – leaving you with tens of thousands of links.

 

Long Term Back Links Building

Auto pilot your long-term link building efforts with ease! This method will allow you to submit your website ONCE to our network and never have to resubmit it.

Although we recommend this option for all of our customers – we especially want to invite those working on a low or start-up budget. This option provides you with a simple yet effective Long Term link building effort. This product will continue to build links to your website indefinably as our network grows and builds the foundation of your search engine optimization efforts.

 

Network Banner Ads & Back Links

Increase your inbound links while also advertising your website to the tens of thousands of weekly visitors to our network.

For our clients that love banners we also offer a banner placement that act as static links across the network of our article pages. Your ad will appear in rotation on a domain, and stay on that domain, for a pre-defined duration of time. Not only will this build you inbound links but bring you qualified visitors to your website as well.

All of our banners are static links as we do not use java code or other scripts to plant them on the domain so you can be assured that these links will count as inbound links to your website.

NB. The Back Links Service Have Now Been Discontinued in this format.

Back Links

Blend Local Search Marketing Ltd.
Overseas House, 66-68 High Road, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, WD23 1GG
Tel: +44 203 114 5119

Article Writing Service

Don’t Have Time to Write Articles and/or Press Releases?

That’s OK, we can write them for you. We’ve made submitting articles to our privately owned domains simplicity itself. You can get started straight away for FREE here – Blend Article Marketing Service. (Discontinued)

Of course you may not want to write an article or press release if you are pushed for time, don’t like writing or would rather pay a professional to do it for you.

Introducing our 10X10 Article Writing and Submission Service.

“There’s no better proven way to put your search engine optimization and link building efforts on auto-pilot and as well as attract thousands of visitors to your website every month than article marketing”.

Before we start to research and write your articles we firstly need to get some information from you such as topic, category, keywords and your website URL. Armed with this information our team of professional writers can then write a series of eye-catching articles for you.

Each unique, 400 – 500 word, well researched article is content rich and contains the optimum keywords and phrase density favoured by the search engines.

We ensure each article title is highly relevant to your industry to attract targeted and lucrative visitors to the article pages, and finally to your website. We also include 2 one way links pointing back to your website, one at the top and one at the bottom of the article, so readers can fast track over to your website or landing page.

We then release one article per month for 10 12 months* into our privately owned article network. Each article is syndicated across our network at a rate of 10-20 sites a day. The links generated are STATIC one-way content rich inbound links to your website and will boost your search engine ranking safely and consistently over time.

We understand advanced search engine optimization tactics and have designed our technology to meet new rules and the ever-changing formulas of Google and other major search engines. You can be assured that our article marketing submission service and technology always has your best interest at heart.

Summary

*12 articles for the price of 10

*400 words per article

*Unique content – well researched

*Keyword optimized

*Submitted to our privately owned domains over a year (1 per month)

* Thousands of quality, static, one way, permanent back links

Price: A one off investment of £347

 

Discover more about our article marketing submission service. Click here – Article Marketing.

Start submitting your own articles and press releases right now. Click here – Blend Article Marketing Service.

Your comments and questions are welcome.

 

Blend Local Search Marketing Ltd.
Overseas House, 66-68 High Road, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, WD23 1GG
Tel: +44 203 114 5119