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Let's Talk!

This is a place to talk about advertising and marketing, business planning or just ask for help / advice.

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The Best Way to post videos in our forums:

  • Post your video to YouTube 1st and have it linked to your website (This creates a backlink to your website and gives more ways to be found).
  • Now to post in our forum / go to the share button on your YouTube video copy the embed code / now come to our forum type in your text and then click on the {;} above and paste your code. That's it now just add reply.
  • Just a little added feature by putting a link to your business page (in our directory) in your text Too, you are creating more links to your program.
  • You can also do this to Facebook, Twitter, your website, etc and it is creating links to your site that is important. 
  • What you are doing is creating authority / popularity and the more popular you are the better rankings you will get in the search results.
  • Now, all of our pages do get indexed, when you post to a Facebook Page it too will get indexed BUT posting in FB groups it does not. So that being said post it to your FB page 1st then share it to groups for better returns. 
  • An extra little feature, share your post you just made here in our forum to FB page, now think about it, you have text on your post / a link to your business page / a video from Your YouTube account that is linked to your website posted on a FB page now share that to any FB group.
  • That my friends is the way to maximize your post and how much did that cost?
  • make sure we have your business listed and you are a member too. https://thecolonytownguide.com/contact/   
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To post picture in your post / just copy the original picture and paste it into your post! Always remember in your text to make a link to your business page too. Also as a member you may post (text only) on your business page. Again you may share either post to a FB Page then to a group.  

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One more thing, at anytime you may copy the post and directly put into a FB post. To get the link just go to the top of any post on the right side and get the link or share. 

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So you do not think being in directories work or it is a waste of time.

Our Top 10 Pages for the last 7 days!

Old American Golf Club & Grille 

Curb It -TC – curb address painting 

Sun Massage – Asian Massage therapist 

Big E’s Pest & WildLife Management 

Entertainment, Attractions and City Guide! 

Massage Life Center – Massage Therapy 

Relax Foot Spa Massage – Massage Therapy 

HippiChic Mini Cakes 

J & M BBQ – Food Truck and Catering 

Ocha Thai & Asian Fusion 

Are you on this list?

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The primary goal of corporations and businesses is to generate profits, while having a fair price and keeping expenses low and Advertising is one of the major expenses in your business.

So let's talk about Web Visibility and of course it is one of the hottest forms of exposure.

In some respects, Google is now the granddaddy of web directories, so how do you get on the 1st page or on the top of the 1st page when people search for you, your service or products?

Google wants to bring you the very best results when you search, now that being said with billions of websites let's talk about how you get there. Sure Google wants to make money, so their ads (if any) will be 1st / Maps too and then the organic listings

Folks let's look at it this way no matter what anyone says, it is and always will be a popularity contest. The website with the most quality links to them must be really somebody, they have authority or very popular with people so they must have a good website with good information. You can have the very best looking website but if not set up correctly no one will ever know you are out there unless you promote it. 

So you do not think being in local directories work or it is a waste of time!

What are the Pro & Cons about getting your business listed in local directories?

  • Pros:
  • Trust and authority – good directories are human-reviewed and scrutinize every submission
  • Increase Web Visibility, allows you to be found in many more ways.
  • For this reason increase Web Traffic. Posting a link into a business directory will only help to increase traffic to your website.
  • Improve Online Visibility
  • Rank Higher on Search Engines, you see local directories are still one of the best ways for you to be seen in more ways and gives you more backlinks to your site, show you are popular and have more authority. Example of directories: Yelp, Yellow pages, chamber of commerce, social media sites like Facebook Pages (not group pages), not all social media platforms will be indexed they have follow or no-follow embedded into the post.
  • Our Town Guide is designed to be indexed with most search engines and every submission is done one by one by a real person!
  • Cost Effective Advertising - most good directories will have entry level pages for Free and no membership fees. Submit Your Business To Our Directory!

 

  • Cons:
  • However Automatic inclusions are basically spamming - Automatic Inclusions are frown on by search platforms like Google, they are considered spam. This is one of the main reasons why folks will tell you not not to do directories.
  • So many of the directories are not maintained, kept up or lack of contact
  • More serious problems like inconsistent Name, Address, & Phone Number data, duplicate listings, or listings in low-quality directories can have an even more negative effects on a business. Beyond confusing search engines and frustrating potential customers, bad data can damage your overall brand.

Let's Talk About This / post a comment or ask a question below

 

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