Leicester, United Kingdom (PressExposure) September 07, 2009 -- Most businesses now have a website but the problem they are facing is how to get found on the internet. Sure they can be found for their business name, but this will only attract punters that already know about them. Businesses also need to be found for the words and phrases that potential customers will use when searching for their products or services.
When they finally awaken to this fact, they now have a number of choices:
1) Start optimising their website like mad and hope that the search engines pay notice
2) Pay an "expert" a fortune in the hope that if they throw enough money at the problem, they will get found.
Now there is another more affordable way.
CityLocal helps promote small businesses on the internet for a small monthly fee and in most cases there are no contracts to sign. Businesses that advertise in their business directory can cancel at any time... simple! They are having huge success rate in getting businesses found for localised searches.
Often, customers are finding that it is not just their CityLocal listing that appears high on the search engines. Having a link in their business directory seems to be aiding their own website and helping to push it higher as well, for their search terms.
So if your business does a lot of business locally and you want to get found for local search phrases like "Southampton Florist", then you should consider giving CityLocal a call on 08448 844 815. They might be able to get you found for a low monthly fee.
Alternatively, if all you want is a basic listing, you can add your business for free by going to: http://www.citylocal.co.uk/All/add-your-business-in-All/
Businesses need to wake up to the fact that a huge percentage of searches are local searches. If they are not getting found for their local keywords and phrases, they are losing a potential source of much needed revenue.