Our little experiment with local internet marketing is still slowly moving forward, but it looks like I am going to have to throw some more tools into the fray. Currently for a local search of granite countertops in Calgary I am stuck at spot number 13. I’m also still holding ninth with “granite countertops companies Calgary”
I’ve managed to get some nice quality backlinks lined up, but obviously not enough to help me move up a few notches. Interestingly, if I use some special search tools to get results as if I was searching from some other city or country for granite countertops Calgary, I show up in the 7th position. This just goes to show how much more relevance Google is placing on local search results as I drop five spots.
One of the sticking points I currently have is the lack of what is called deep links. Deep links are links to pages other than the front page of a site and they can go a long way to helping establish relevance on a site. This relates back to why content is king for a site, the more pages of content, the more potential links back to you from other sources.
Since I only have the lead capture page in place currently, there really isn’t anywhere else to link, so my next step will be to put a quick and dirty WordPress blog in place. In a traditional campaign for a local small business in Calgary, this would include information about hours, locations, contact information along with several informative articles about the business’s services or products. It would also be a source to see more of the small business’s videos.
This is the tact I will take here as well. I have a couple other blog sites I need to finalize first and get some more updates and videos on and then I will be able to donate some time back to this venture. So in the meantime watch for more updates, or if you are interested in talking to me about helping you market your small business online locally in Calgary please contact us for a free consultation.