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The resources of e-BC and Small Business BC are probably the most valuable resources you will discover. I have used them for over 6 years and have great results with their courses and their free 1 on 1 consultation. I would credit them with most of online business learning and development experience. I have had great success ranking page 1, position 1,2 and 3 with Google, Yahoo and MSN with the information and systems I learned about here. With over 30 years of marketing, advertising and publishing expereince, it was the addition of the online marketing systems that brought my business to the next level. Darrell Backen
The information provided in this blog is provided by e-BC and Small Business BC with their permission.
Google Maps is one of the most popular online tools for finding local businesses.
Google uses the Yellow Pages database to list companies but there are additional
features that you will want to update to your listing here.
Go to http://maps.google.ca and find “Business Owners: Add/Edit Your Business”. You
will need to create a free google account if you don’t already have one, and once you do
that you can update your listing with google – including logos and company descriptions
– and confirm your listing is correct. This information will not only be available within
Google Maps but throughout the entire Google network.
There are a lot of private online directories out there, and often you have to pay to be
listed. Some of these are more legitimate than others.
Often directories are industry specific. Knowing the readership of these listings is an
important factor in determining if you want to list your business there. Many online
directories are just randomly generated advertisement lists that have very limited use to
internet users and are a waste of time and money for everyone.
What it comes down to is, do your research when advertising/listing your company online
to make sure that your business will profit and not suffer from these services.