Earn More Sales By Increasing Local Traffic To Your Website
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Earn More Sales By Increasing Local Traffic To Your Website

Proven strategies and techniques in gaining more website traffic, inquiries and sales for your local business.
4.5 (2 ratings)
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358 students enrolled
Created by Steve Phillips
Last updated 11/2015
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Utilize several - and simple - techniques and strategies to increase local traffic to their website.
  • Increase search engine rankings in Google.
  • Claim, confirm and optimize business listings in review and mapping websites.
  • Earn higher rankings in Yelp, Google+ Local, Bing Local and other review websites.
  • Write blog posts that will help increase traffic and better search engine rankings.
  • Develop a team of local writers and photographers for your website, blog and social media campaigns.
  • Create and publish easy-to-make videos for your business.
  • Learn how attending conferences and trade shows will increase business.
  • Gain confidence in standard business internet promotional techniques.
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  • Students should have a basic understanding of their website content; online traffic and sales; Yelp and other online review and mapping websites, as well as a general knowledge of social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook.
  • Students do not need to have website design skills, but need to understand the process for making changes to their website (i.e., how to contact their website designer or system administrator).
  • Students might want to have a process in place for setting up and checking an additional e-mail account for marketing tasks and for claiming local business listings because of the amount of additional correspondence this process generates.

*** This course was updated on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 ***

Local businesses need local customers and, every day, people are online looking for florists, plumbers, dentists, lawyers and more.

Can your business be found?

In this course – “Earn More Sales By Increasing Local Traffic To Your Website" – we'll introduce several (and simple) techniques and strategies to help your local business gain more traffic to your website.

This course covers:

  • How to increase LOCAL search engine rankings in Google and other search engines.
  • How to claim, confirm and optimize business listings in Yelp, Google+ and other review and mapping websites. We'll even supply worksheets to help you complete this task!
  • How writing blog posts that will impact search engines and help increase traffic to your website.
  • Reveal a great local SEO tip that almost guarantees a No. 1 ranking in Google on local keywords (top secret tip!).
  • How to develop a great team of local writers and photographers for your website, blog and social media campaigns.
  • How to create and publish simple videos for your business.
  • Learn how attending conferences and trade shows will increase business.
Don't rely on your stale, old website to do the trick. Higher rankings on local keywords against your competitor can be a tough chore, However, we'll reveal the best techniques we used in over 15 years of providing online consulting and search engine optimization for local customers. This course currently contains over 40 lectures and three cheat sheets and worksheets to help you along the way.
Who is the target audience?
  • Small business owners who want to earn more traffic to their website; more leads and more sales.
  • Start-up entrepreneurs planning their local marketing campaign.
  • Local business owners who want to earn higher rankings in Google and other search engines by targeting local keywords.
  • Local business owners who want to learn how to claim, confirm and optimize their business listing in Yelp and other review and business mapping websites.
  • Local business owners who struggle with social media and need to learn more about Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social networks and how to create a social media plan.
  • Partnerships or Mom and Pop businesses looking for ways to segregate marketing tasks between business partners.
  • Entrepreneurs who need to plan a 2016 marketing budget.
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Curriculum For This Course
44 Lectures
There's GOLD in Those Online Business Listings, Review Websites and Map Sites
4 Lectures 23:54

Here we will present a course and section overview on how local businesses can capture more traffic and sales by claiming, confirming and optimizing their listing within review and mapping websites.

Preview 03:07

Here, business owners will learn more about how business listings and review websites work and how to claim ownership of their profiles.

Preview 07:44

Business owners will be able to utilize two attached cheat sheets in learning how to claim their profiles in the Top 25 review and business listing websites.

The Top 25 Free Opportunities That Will Increase Website Traffic and Sales

Learn how to properly optimize your business and review listings which will help you earn more traffic and more sales. Business Profile Worksheet included.

Business Listing Optimization for More Traffic and More Sales!
How To Turn Your Website Into A Traffic Machine!
5 Lectures 39:54

An overview discussion on website content; the BEST SEO tip; implementing improvements to your website and website developers.

Section Introduction

Unfortunately, many business owners treat their website as a brochure. Here, you will learn how your websites needs to be a great resource for current and new customers.

Why Better Content Means More Traffic To Your Business' Website

Learn and use this awesome tip that will “almost” guarantee your website more traffic and higher search engine rankings. This is an ethical tip that is rarely used!

The BEST Local SEO Tip That Will Improve Rankings and Traffic!

Don't let your website become old and stale. Here, we'll cover the basics of website updates and uncover some other website improvement ideas.

Always Be Looking For - And Implementing - Website Improvements For Better SEO

Is your website developer slow or keeping you from making timely and necessary updates to your website? Maybe it's time to look for a new developer!

When It It Time To Fire Your Website Developer?
Your Website Is Your BEST Marketing Tool
7 Lectures 52:54

A section overview discussing on-page SEO factors; content; meta tags; image file-naming conventions and ALT tags and link building.

Section Introduction: Breaking Down The Tech Talk

Begin to properly optimize your website by applying these easy-to-use techniques and tips for better rankings in Google and other search engines.

Easy (and often forgotten) On-Page SEO Factors You Should Implement Now

Content is much more than text. Everything on your website is content including photographs, video, podcasts and more.

Content is Still King (and EVERYTHING is Content)!

Learn how on-page headlines, similar to headlines in a newspaper or a magazine, can play a big role in earning higher rankings in search engines.

Improving and Optimizing Headings In Your Web Pages

Even the smallest and almost forgotten page titles and other tags can make a difference in search engine rankings and more website traffic.

Yes Virginia, Page Titles and Other Meta Data Are Still Worth It

Here, we'll discuss how to properly name and save your image files; how to create and apply ALT tags and how to submit images to Google.

Don't Forget Image File Names, ALT Tags and Google

Link building takes time, but internal link building not only helps your customers find pages, products and services, but it scores big with Google as well.

Cross Pollinating Your Website For Search Engine Optimization
Putting Your Social Media Efforts Into High Gear!
7 Lectures 38:05

An overview discussion on developing a social media strategy; social conversations, and a closer look at Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

Section Introduction

A simple way to creating a social media plan is to be helpful and informative. Social media isn't about your business. It's about your customers.

Developing A Social Media Strategy Plan

Learn how to be social with your customers online; ask questions; make recommendations; listen to the conversations and more.

How To Engage in Social Conversations

Understanding how Twitter works and how it can be used as an effective tool to earn more traffic to your company's website.

"Tweet" Your Way to More Traffic With Twitter

Your customers – and future customers – are on Facebook, so every business needs to be there. Here are some top tips for businesses on Facebook.

Increasing Your Facebook Fan Base And Get People to LOVE Your Business!

Learn two great tips on how business owners can use LinkedIn as a great connection, networking and marketing tool.

Two Tips to Keep Them Engages in LinkedIn

Google has struggled with creating its own social media network, but should you give up on Google+ and focus on other networks?

Dead or Alive? Is Google+ Still Worth It?
Blog Your Way to More Traffic and Higher Rankings in Google
4 Lectures 19:15

In this section, we'll cover and reveal everything about how and why a blog is necessary for higher rankings in search engines and more traffic to your website.

Section Introduction

You need to blog – and blog often – in order to earn higher rankings in Google and gain more traffic to your website.

Why A Blog Is Extremely Important To You Business

Great blogs attract more customers, but they also attract guest bloggers. Is it a good idea to allow others to write a guest blog for you?

Is Accepting Guest Blogs A Good Idea?

Don't let time or a lack of staff get in the way of creating a great blog for your website. Learn how to find local writers to solve the problem.

No Staff? No Problem!
Implementing Other Ideas That Will Earn More Website Traffic
7 Lectures 33:21

Section overview including how you can be a guest blogger; press releases; conferences and trade shows; public speaking; webinars and more.

Section Introduction

How you can become a popular, local sought-after guest blogger. Guest blogging makes you an instant expert and bring more traffic to your website.

Be Our Guest! Be Our Guest!

Who said press releases are dead? Online news websites crave local news, articles and press releases. This is a huge marketing opportunity that is often ignored.

Press Releases are NOT Dead!

Not only can you learn a lot and make new connections at conferences, but you can use them as a powerful marketing tool.

How Attending Conferences and Trade Shows Will Increase Website Traffic

By speaking to local groups and at local events you'll instantly gain fame but, more importantly, you'll increase traffic to your website.

Increasing Your Website's Traffic By Public Speaking

Attract new customers and more sales by hosting your own webinar. This is a great marketing and traffic tool for your local business.

Make Yourself The Local Expert By Hosting Your Own Webinar

Learn how a simple local sponsorship helped our business gain a ton of publicity from the mayor and local media outlets. You can use this tip, too.

The $50 Trophy Sponsorship: Don't Forget The Little Things
Using Video To Drive More Traffic To Your Website
6 Lectures 24:18

Section overview including how to find great video ideas; how to make a simple video; YouTube; Vimeo, and how to market your video for more traffic to your website and higher rankings in Google.

Section Introduction

Great video ideas are simple to find. Watching YouTube can generate inspiration, but a great place to start is by creating a series of “how to” videos.

How To Find Great Video Ideas

Using a cell phone, we show how easy it is to create, edit and publish a high-definition video. No need for expensive equipment or additional lighting.

Videos Are Easy to Make and Publish

Learn how to create a YouTube Channel for your business and how to optimize your videos for Google and other search engines.

Why YouTube Is A Great Marketing Friend

Vimeo is another online video hosting website giving you an additional opportunity to publish, optimize and share your business videos.

Don't Forget About Vimeo

With your videos complete and hosting in YouTube and Vimeo, now is the time to promote your good work; gain viewers and more traffic to your website.

How To Market Your Videos for More Website Traffic
Conclusion: Earn More Sales By Increasing Local Traffic To Your Website
4 Lectures 09:00

Section overview including how to create a plan of attack for generating more traffic to your website followed by a course review and summary.

Section Introduction

We've covered a lot of ground in this course, now we'll share some general recommendations on where to start in implementing your plan.

Creating Your Plan of Attack To Increase Traffic To Your Website!

Congratulations! You have completed the course. However, we're not finished. More course updates; answers to your questions and “office hours” for you.

Course Summary, Review & Updates

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) never ends - even for a small business with a small website. You can always make improvements and, sometimes, it's the little things that you might miss which can make a big difference in moving up in Google search engine rankings.

In this lecture, we'll review ALL the top SEO tips, tricks and tactics that you shouldn't ignore.

This is a good review checklist. Print it. Add some of steps to your work calendar as a reminder to review and update your website.

Always Look For SEO Improvement Opportunities
About the Instructor
Steve Phillips
3.8 Average rating
45 Reviews
1,981 Students
9 Courses
Digital Consultant / Marketing Coach

I have over 15 years of online reputation management and search engine optimization experience working with a variety of local, national and international businesses in helping them improve their online reputation; earn better customer reviews and obtain higher rankings in Google and other search engines.

Previously, I worked as a self-employed, software consultant and trainer helping law firms and lawyers understand new technology and upgrade their network systems and software programs.

My background also includes 13 years as a newspaper sports writer and news reporter.

I am currently the Vice President of Mountain Woods Media, LLC.