I have a website, a blog, and an email address. Shouldn't I just hire a SEO company to get noticed online? That is an option, depending on your busi

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I have a website, a blog, and an email address.
Shouldn't I just hire a SEO company to get noticed online?
That is an option, depending on your business, and your expectations, it may or may not be the optimal solution.
You may find that extending your online presence may be inexpensive and more useful.
If your name.com site has a place for purchase, it may be just as effective to create a set of yournamepromote set of blogs, websites, twitter, linkedin, biznik accounts to point to your existing website.

KeyConcept

Building Your Web Presence

Increasing Your Web Presence

All Things Google require a Google Account
Your Google Account user name will also be your Gmail address.
With everyone on Gmail, it is unlikely that yourname@gmail.com is available (although, I just setup a client with a 6 letter gmail account)
I am designing a database so that all the following steps can be documented - no losing passwords or usernames.
Save the data and pictures used at each step - you will need them tor the next step

Create a Google Account
Google Account Setup

Create a Google Personal Profile
Personal Profile Setup . . . . . . . . . . About Google Profiles

Create a Google Local Business Profile
Claim Your Business Profile . . . . . . . . . About Google Business Profile

Create a Google Blog
Create Google Blog . . . . . . . . . . . . . About Blogs

Create a Google Website
Create Google Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . About Google Sites

Create a Picasa Account For your photos and images
Create Picasa Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . About Picasa

GoogYaBing

Create a Wix website - a free flash website
WIX
Create a Webs website - a free website
WEBS

Why Do This?
Free, Easy, and will have links to your main website

Create a Yahoo Local Business Listing
Create Yahoo Local Listing . . . . . . . . . . About Yahoo Local Listings

Create a Flickr Account For your photos and images
Create Flickr Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .About Flickr
Also allows / requires a Yahoo Account to be setup.

Create a Bing Local Business Listing Requires a live.com or hotmail.com email account
Create Bing Local Listing . . . . . . . . . . . . About Bing Local Listings

Create a Wordpress Blog
Create Wordpress Blog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . About Wordpress Blogs

Create a Posterous Account
Posterous Account Signup . . . . . . . . . . . About Posterous
Get More Out Of Posterous
Used to send Blog entries to multiple blogs with just one email.

Create a Tumblr Account
Tumblr Account Signup . . . . . . . . . . . About Tumblr
Used to send Blog entries to multiple blogs with just one email.

Create a Madmimi Account
Create Madmimi Account . . . . . . . . . .. . . About Madmimi
Used to send this fancy HTML email.

Create a Facebook Account
Create Facebook Account . . . . . . . . . .. . . About Facebook

Create a Linkedin Account
Create Linkdedin Account . . . . . . . . . .. . . About Linkedin

Create a Biznik Account
Create Biznik Account . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .. . .About Biznik

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Local Search Engines & Providers
Because People Under 40 Don’t Use the Yellow Pages Book Anymore.

4 Elements of a Successful Business Web Presence
"What’s the most important piece of your business’s web presence?"

These are the basics and a very good start.
These are the FIRST steps to doing online promotion.
These are FREE setups and can be done with some time and data gathering.
One of the first things to do is gather your contact email addresses.
If you would like to know more, contact me

Some things depend
If you are an artist, photographer, sculptor, or videographer you will add items.
If you are a restaurant owner, you will add different things (yelp, for instance)
You may need to narrowly focus your efforts, looking for return on investment.
You may need to use niche marketing if you are a physical therapist or musician.

My Experiences
I approached the tests I performed with skepticism. I am continuing to be surprised on the results of my promotion tests. If you search for "david anders Seattle" or "computer guy Seattle", I will usually be on the first page. Obviously, this is variable on the search terms and location and your competitors and your name and your business name. I am often swamped without the Seattle term, because there is a popular actor that took the same name.
A Google Search for "david anders seattle" Here
A Google Search for "computer guy seattle" Here

If you know someone interested in this information, forward it to them with this link. FORWARD
(their email addresses are not saved and are deleted after use)
You can view this document on a webpage HERE

David Anders The Computer Guy, Seattle
Seattle On-Site Computer Help . . . . . . . . Problem Solving
206 286-8438 . . . . . WebPresenceSeattle@gmail.com

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