Phoenix, AZ (PressExposure) April 05, 2011 -- Local GoldMine a Local Internet Marketing company announces Local SEO for the little guy! In today's struggling economy many small business owners are looking into the benefits of local Internet Marketing. Unfortunately, many small business owners are also falling prey to unscrupulous Local Internet marketing consultants that do not have their best interests at heart. The truth is, local search is so new that many local SEO companies are new to the industry and do not have the skills or knowledge to take their local business to the top of Google.
Another major problem for the really small businesses is that many local Internet marketing companies are not interested in taking on clients that do not have huge marketing budgets, leaving most small businesses with no where to turn. The fact is, most local businesses do not need to pay thousands of dollars for SEO to rank high in a local market for the right keywords.
Phoenix based Local Internet Marketing company Local GoldMine is filling that void nicely. With over 15 years of search engine marketing experience they have a solid knowledge of what it takes to achieve top Google rankings in local markets and want the really small businesses turned down or over priced by SEO companies to receive the same quality SEO the big guys are getting.
Local Goldmine Founder and 15 year search engine marketing specialist Jeffrey Taylor explains, "We talk with small business owners everyday, and it seems that if they don't have a huge budget, nobody wants to help them. This is a shame because in most cases they do not need a lot of local SEO to reach page 1 of the Google local results. It is usually as simple as redesigning their website, optimizing their local business listings, and building a solid local presence in their market area."
When asked why so many SEO companies are charging such high rates to small local businesses, Taylor responded, "Local Internet Marketing is a new thing for most SEO Companies and I think they believe they can charge the rates they have charged for years to big companies that needed a national or global presence. The truth is, local Internet marketing does not require as much SEO as a national or global business does, yet the rates have remained the same."
Taylor goes on to say, "Local Goldmine always provides a Free Analysis of a business owners website and analyse their current local Internet presence before we even talk about strategy and cost. The truth is, it is hard to put a price on local Internet marketing until we fully understand our client and his local market. This means looking at his current online presence, the best keywords for his business, and the level of competition for those keywords."
As most traditional advertising mediums like the Yellow Pages fail to deliver customers the way they used to, many small business owners must explore local Internet marketing if they want to survive in this online world. The business owners that try to do online marketing themselves often give up in vain when their efforts fail to get the results they hoped for. In most cases they end up with a poorly designed website, and a Google Places page that doesn't reach that highly coveted page 1 ranking. Even worse, they often target the wrong keywords and fail to attract their best customers.
Local Goldmine has developed a system that works with business owners to assess their needs before offering any SEO solutions. Every local business is different and every local market has a different level of competition.
Taylor explains, "Every local business has different needs and is unique in what they do. I can't for the life of me understand how some local Internet marketing companies can offer one size fits all packages." He continues, "Sure, many of the SEO services we provide to small businesses are basically the same. On page optimization of websites is a standard procedure, but back linking strategies need to be tailored to fit the client based on the level of competition in their local market."
Phoenix business owner Jonathan Baturow of Buzz Boyz Barber Shop is extremely happy with his relationship with Local GoldMine. "I didn't think I could afford local Internet marketing because mostcompanies I called quoted me huge prices and left me confused about what they were going to do for me. Local GoldMine sat with me, did a situation analysis, and gave me a custom made program that fit my budget. Several months later, my website and local business listing were showing up on page 1 of Google. The best part is, I could see the results. My phone is ringing and my business is growing. Now we are talking to them about building a Facebook Fan Page. It is really exciting."
Small business owners that feel like they are being priced out of local Internet marketing can turn to a SEO company that wants to help and will work within the budget of the business owner.
Jeffrey Taylor says, "We have packages designed to help small businesses on tight budgets get in the local Internet game and compete for the top keywords. But, it must be understood that in highly competitive markets it cost more to achieve top rankings. That is why we offer small businesses easy to handle payment plans. Our goal is to help them attract more customers and stay in business for a long long time."
Local Goldmine provides a comprehensive Local Internet Marketing services [http://www.localgoldmine.com/localsearchservices.htm]. They use multiple online marketing strategies designed to increase the small business owners search engine rankings, drive traffic to their business, and create a direct line to new customers. They offer local businesses complete local internet marketing services regardless of their budget.