The 30 Day Challenge Starts Today

This post is just for those of you who are Do-It-Yourselfers and/or want to get a better understanding of the ins and outs of Internet Marketing.

Since 2005, one of the true gurus (and we don’t use that term lightly) when it comes to online marketing, Ed Dale, has been running the 30 Day Challenge.

The Challenge is a completely free, 30 day course that takes you through the steps of setting up and running an Internet marketing campaign. The goal is to simply make your first $1 online.

While the focus of The Challenge is not local, the tools and techniques covered can very easily be applied to marketing your local business on the Internet.

I’ve taken part in a number of past Challenges and have always learned a lot and had a ton of fun in the process. And the really cool thing, especially for busy local business owners, is that each day of The Challenge will only take you 30 minutes to complete from watching the training video to completing any actions required.

If you have 30 minutes a day to spare, like to do this sort of thing yourself and would like some top notch training (other than what you’ll find here of course!), I can’t recommend The Challenge highly enough!

The Only Way to Find Truly Accurate Local Keyword Data

When it comes to finding local keyword data, there are a lot of ways you can go about finding the best ones for your business. But there is only one source you can turn to get accurate, reliable data about what local keywords people are typing into Google and how many (if any) are typing them in each month.

In this video, we reveal what that source is and share a real world example of how powerful getting this accurate data can be.

 

The Ninja Keyword Trick for Finding Local Keywords Your Prospects Are Typing Into Google (Even if Google Tells You They’re Not!)

You’ve done your local keyword research and found a keyword that would be awesome for your business.

Problem is, the Google Keyword Tool indicates that keyword gets zero search each month. Bummer? Maybe not.

Especially for relatively low traffic local keywords, the data you get from the keyword tool can be highly inaccurate.

This video shows you a simple, yet powerful, trick you can use to see if people are actually searching for that keyword or not.

How to Use the Google Keyword Tool To Find the Best Local Keywords

So where do you go digging to find the best local keywords for your business?

The place to start (and in some cases, perhaps the only place you need to go) is the Google Keyword Tool. It’s part of the Google AdWords program, but you don’t have to use AdWords to use this awesome tool…for free!

It will help you uncover the best local keywords that your customers are typing into Google to find the products and services you offer.

This video shows you how to make the most of this tool and some tricks to help you find keywords your competitors may be missing!

The 3 Key Uncovering the Golden Local Keywords for Your Business

I won’t make a big stink about it here. But if you’ve been following us at all, you know how important keyword research is to your local search engine marketing efforts.

But when doing your local keyword research, what should you be looking for?

What are the factors that make for the best keywords?

As you’ll see in this short video, there are 3 main factors to be looking for when researching keywords.

Two of them have to do with numbers, or the “science” of keyword research.

The third, and arguably most important, is all about the “art” of keyword research.

Watch the video to see what they are…

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The Big Mistake 97% of Local Business Owners Make When Choosing a Domain

Need to choose a domain name for your local business?

Most business owners will register their company name as their domain name (ie. MyCompany.com). But using that as the main domain name for your website is a big mistake. This short video explains why…

7 Tips for Choosing a Domain Name

Choosing a domain name is no easy task especially since a lot of the good ones are taken. This video takes you through 7 tips to help you find that perfect domain name for your local business.