More Profiles More SEO

Want to know a secret about SEO? There are so many different profiles online that you can take advantage of to create a backlink to your website. We all know about the Facebook business pages and the Yelp business Pages, those are the obvious ones, but did you know there are literally thousands of other places that you can list your business online?

Each one of these business listing websites, will give you the opportunity to put a backlink to your website. And the way Google works is that they give you more credit for the more links that you have online. They count those backlinks using their spiders and they will rank you accordingly.

Of course there are levels to the value of these back links, and a Yelp profile with 50+ reviews on it is going to have a much more powerful backlink then some random “city web directory” that nobody knows about giving you a back link.

But that doesn’t make it any less of a goal for your business to be able to gain online. What I recommend is that people start at the top with the Google local profile, the Yellow Pages profile, the Yelp profile and Facebook profile and then the lesser known profiles down the road.

Don’t feel like you have to get them all done in one go, that can be intimidating and oftentimes make you want to just give up. Instead try to fill out one profile every week or once a day or whatever you can do in your spare time. Then over a long period of time, like a year or two, you’ll start to notice that all those profiles will add up to a very strong online presence.

What’s so great about this is that it’s all free! All you have to do is take your time to fill out the profile, with the proper information such as business description, hours of operation, service category, and of course the back link to your website.

Ultimately the backlink is what we’re after, here. But it’s always nice, you never know, sometimes you might get business off of one of these profiles. So I highly recommend getting started on this and try to fill out as many as you possibly can.

Over on SkyPoint’s website we have a list of the top 50 free business submission websites that have hyperlinks directly to where you can fill the profiles out. Check that out as a good resource. Also if you need help filling out these profiles, we are available to assist in the process. Fill out the contact form here or call us at 406-208-8733.