Guide to local on-line advertising

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With a few here asking about how to promote their business of late, thought I,d repeat a list
of places to promote your business. Some of which are free and target local customers.
Feel free to add any that you recommend

Google+
: Google's local results are often presented on Google's first page for local search queries

Bing Places: Bing's local results are often presented on Bing's first results page for local search queries

Yahoo Local : can improve your rankings in Yahoo's search results

Foursquare : can deliver more visitors to your website

Yelp : Yelp's local listings are displayed on many other websites.

Citysearch/Citygrid : listings are displayed on many other websites.

Superpages : is a website that can help you to get additional local visitors.

HotFrog : is a popular business directory

BestOfTheWeb : offers popular local search pages. Claim your listing

InsiderPages : can help you to get more local customers.

Local.com : is a popular local search site.

MojoPages : specialized in local search.

Manta.com : is a small business directory.

MacRea's Blue Book : is an industrial directory.

DexKnows.com is a local search engine.

Apple Maps : is used on iPhones and other Apple products.

Scoot.co.uk : a local business directory for the UK.

Yell.com is a yellow pages directory for the UK.

ThomsonLocal : is a local business directory.

FreeIndex : is a local directory for the UK.
 
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Include some sites in your online business listing:
1. Google My Business
2. MerchantCircle
3. Yellow Pages
4. Superpages.com
5. Yellowbook
6. Manta
7. MapQuest
 
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I am so happy to read this wonderful guide on online advertising. I also want to grow my sales and I think that online social media platforms will be best for my custom T shirt making business. In fact, I am interested in using business texting service as well. If you have some more options, please let me know.
 
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Truly great list! good job, I hope I had something like this on-hand when just first starting out haha