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Old 8th February 2007, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default 13 Ways To Promote Your Local Business For Free

Michael Gray, aka Graywolf, has a really good blog post about getting free local exposure. You'll have to read Michael's post to get the details but here are the 13 ways he suggests:

1. Google Local
2. Google Coupons
3. Google Base
4. Yahoo Local
5. Get Reviews
6. YellowPages.com
7. Press Releases
8. Free Blog Promotion Tools
9. Free Directory Advertising
10. Create a Lens at Squidoo
11. LinkedIn
12. Email Signatures
13. Syndicate Your Content and Ideas

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Old 10th February 2007, 12:13 PM   #2
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Thanks for the post link, it is a very informative article.

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Old 21st June 2007, 12:52 AM   #3
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which one is the most effective ?

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I'm not sure I would provide a blanket statement that one is most effective. I think because of the local nature of the promotion you have to realize that the potential audience is smaller and thus comes along less expectations. Doing one alone, isn't going to rattle your business. Doing all of them, may provide increased exposure over time versus if you don't.

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Old 22nd June 2007, 01:36 PM   #5
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While these are all great simply because they are free to use. I wonder if the general public knows about these ones

1. Google Local
2. Google Coupons
3. Google Base
4. Yahoo Local
10. Create a Lens at Squidoo
11. LinkedIn

Even I hadn't heard of a couple of these. Could be because I'm in Australia. Does Google local work in my area?

I'm definitely going to look into everything here I'm not already using. But I'd say that unless you are targeting the tech community. The pay off for most is minimal right now. But they may take off in the future…

…So if it's not too much work get into them now.

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Crimson Fox,

LinkedIn does not work for general exposure IMHO. It is ideal for networking (kind of like facebook or myspace for grown-ups )

Others like LinkedIn include:

RYZE
XING
Ecademy

I agree with your comment about the payoff not being instant. But then again, neither is good SEO!

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good ideas and the ones I don't use i'll be starting to use very soon. Thanks for the ideas and the blog.

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This was quite helpful for me. Thanks!

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5. Get Reviews
7. Press Releases
13. Syndicate Your Content and Ideas
These three methods we have not heard. Who has used them?

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Great post Robert!! Thanks!

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