Getting Your Business On The Front Page of Google This Week

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Is Your Business Invisible Online?

Let’s face it, unless they already know your company’s name, local buyers of your product or service can’t possibly find you when they are searching for what you do online. Even if you have a web site.

This is a big problem because thousands of local buyers are searching for immediate solutions to their needs everyday on their computers, smartphones and tablet devices.

They’re not finding you so they’re buying from your competitors, costing you thousands in sales every month.

Here’s what you will learn:

How search engines work.

What you’re actually seeing when looking at search results.

And how Google decides whether your site or your competitor’s site is going to appear on the first page.

Then Frank shows you the difference between what you see on a web page versus what Google sees and how that determines who ends up on page one.

Frank talks about the powerful opportunities available when you focus your search optimization efforts on local buyers.

And he does a number of live search demonstrations which prove his techniques work.

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Please Be My Guest at Patch.com’s Main Street U Summit

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Frank Felker Selected As Panelist For Alexandria Online Marketing Summit

Main Street U Summit

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I’m very pleased to announce that Patch.com has asked me to be a panelist discussing online marketing success for small businesses at their inaugural Main Street U Summit, here in Old Town Alexandria, next Thursday November 7, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – and that I can get you into the event at no charge!

Patch.com is a nationwide company with a hyper-local focus. They are basically the online equivalent of the old neighborhood newspaper. From an advertising standpoint, their sole purpose is to connect local consumers with local businesses, which means their business model is directly in alignment with mine.

I have written previously about my positive feelings regarding Patch.com and how I believe every local business should consider adding them to their marketing mix.

In addition to their advertising and content sharing capabilities, Patch.com is also a powerful Local SEO platform. I frequently come across their listings on the front page of local Google search results for a variety of vertical industries.

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Important 2012 Consumer Trends for Restaurants

Monday, February 20th, 2012

In doing some research for an upcoming webinar on Mobile Marketing For Restaurants, I came across this short video from the National Restaurant Association that describes important consumer trends including technology adoption.

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One interesting takeaway: 38%: Percent of adults who said they would be likely to utilize a smartphone app if it was offered by a quickservice restaurant.