5 ways to increase traffic to your local business
Posted by: Curtis Stevens on November 24th, 2009

Do you have a local retail store and need more business? With the Internet becoming so big and crowded, how do you generate more business for your retail store from the Internet? Here are some things you can do to help. 1. Create a Google local listing. Find your place of business in their map, create a listing and tie your listing to your location on their maps. That way when people do a search on Google for relevant information that pertains to local businesses, yours will show up. 2. Work on your SEO strategy so you do show up when people search for your company or your products/services. You would be surprised how much business you can drive to your local store from the Internet. If you are not able to get much success from SEO, then try pay per click. However, you will need to have credit card processing capabilities on your site. Send out monthly online press releases to get the word out about your online web site. Lastly, create some social media interaction, like a facebook or twitter account. Twitter has been known to be used by a lot of local food carts that only give out their current location for the day by twitter, which is creating a lot of commotion among twitter fans. They are eating it up!

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