Search engine optimization (SEO)

A business listing on helps improve your ranking in the major search engines because our business details pages are well optimized for all the major search engines.  You can even add your website address to your business listing to help drive users right to your own website if you have one.  All of this helps you to get found by potential customers.

A quick tip…
Be sure to have relevant location tags and business tags on your listing as these are two of the factors that major search engines use when they’re indexing our site.  The keywords potential customers might use to look for your service will be the keywords that search engines look for so, for example, if you’re a florist you might add “weddings, flowers, floral, celebration” to your business tags.

For most small businesses the concept of search engine optimization (SEO) is a mystery, but it’s a hot topic with many people giving advice on the subject.  Here’s what Wikipedia says about SEO:

“Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume and quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via “natural” (“organic” or “algorithmic”) search results for targeted keywords. Usually, the earlier a site is presented in the search results or the higher it “ranks”, the more searchers will visit that site. SEO can also target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, and industry-specific vertical search engines. SEO can be approached in many ways, but the latest trend is Performance Based SEO.”

See also
Add and update business tags and location tags
Wikipedia on SEO (external link)