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Top 5 Websites to Help Your Small Business With SEO & Online Identity Management

  • Posted by Top Affiliate
  • November 24, 2014 8:37 PM HST

Search Engine Optimization (SEO), is among the simplest of tricks (once you get the hang of it) that internet gurus use to get search engines to take notice of their content. In fact, SEO is not only a very important part of managing your online identity, it's also one of the best online marketing strategies for small business. If done correctly, it can even level the playing field when competing with bigger businesses, boost site traffic & increase conversions.

That said, lets consider the top 5 websites that can provide content for search engines to associate with your small business & help you mange your small business' online identity all at the same time:

  • Google PlacesGoogle Places for Business: This one just makes sense. Millions of people everyday use Google to find businesses of all kinds. Why should yours be any different? Create an account with Places for Business, and you can get your business found on & Google Maps, for free.
  • Yelp!: No, this is not a cry for help. Yelp!, is a local business review site with over 102 million unique visitors each month. Helping customers review and connect to local businesses in their area, is what they do. Yelp!, offers both free and paid options when signing up.
  • Citysearch: Similar to Yelp!, Citysearch provides customers with local business listings, but instead of reviews they offer recommendations. They also use a team of experts unique to each of their major cities, called Captains & Scouts, who know their way around, to discover the best businesses in that city each week. Plus, Citysearch is free to join.
  • Power Reviews: They stake their claim as the world's largest social commerce network. Power Reviews, offers insight into customer conversations by providing a simple way for consumers to share their thoughts about various services, brands & products. Even though they don't offer any free options, it's still worth checking out.
  • Bing Places for Business: Previously called 'Bing Business Portal', this site offers a free way for businesses to get found in searches on In order to use their free place, or portal, you'll first have to claim your business on their site.

These are only 5 of the top places online for your business to grab some of that internet limelight. So get to it!