Most of you are local or regional. Here are the top 3 ways to market online locally for FREE.
- Local.Google.com which is part of Google Maps. It will say: "Put your business on Google Maps" and "Display your ads on Google Maps"
- Set up your business on Merchant Circle. You are probably already listed on Merchant Circle. (They spam me to start an account because "people are talking about me"). I wouldn't mention it except that it usually shows up on the first page of SERP (search engine results page)*
- Create an account on Yelp
Invite your employees and customers to add reviews and comments as well.
Google is all about key words and phrases, so pick them carefully and enter them in your business description.
Yahoo Local and MSN Live local would also be places to list. Maybe Ask.com has a local site as well.
*Can you tell I reading SEO and SEM blogs and listening to podcasts.