Citations. A citation is a reference to your business on another website. The more citations you have, the more Google trusts that your business is located there and people are listing it. The best websites to be listed on are ones in similar categories as your own. You should also have a listing on sites such as:
- Yellow Pages
- Yahoo Local
- City Search
It’s important to get listed on all of these sites, and there are tons more like these. You can easily search for sites like these on Google. Most will ask you to upgrade for a premium listing, but this is not necessary.
Reviews. These are not as important as they used to be, but adding a few to your Google listing can only be a good thing. It used to be the more reviews you had the better the rank. Now it’s more about quality, relevant citations. To get reviews, it’s best to provide some incentives for your tenants to review your facility, such as coupons.
Backlinks. Although it’s not the most important part of becoming listed, you do want a few quality backlinks to your website and Google Places or Google Maps page.
Since many business owners do not know a whole lot about SEO, Google has provided a great tool for them to rank well on their site. With no knowledge of SEO or how Google works, you can become more noticed across the Web. By following these simple steps and treating each one of these with importance, your self-storage business should start to move to the top in your customers’ Google searches.
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