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02. Now That You Have Decided To Start An Online Business, Now What? You Need A Niche Of Course!
You Need A Niche Business! Let me explain why, in these times you need to have a business within a narrow and defined niche.:
The fact that you are reading this article suggests you already possess a very important quality necessary in starting an online business, an Interest or desire. Better yet would be a passion! Now lets turn that interest to focus on your choosing the right business to start. I won't be able to ...

03. Example List Of Businesses You Could Start
List of Businesses That You Can Start And Run. This List Includes Both Online And Offline Businesses:
The below list is by no means the definitive list but should be enough, hopefully, to get your imagination going. I wanted to show you this list before proceeding to the next series of article's where we will disover what you need to consider before selecting your niche. A B C D E F G H ...

16. Plan to Maintain Your Web Site for the Long Haul
Discussion On The Importance of Maintaining Your Web Site for the Long Haul:
Once a web site is up and running it is important for you to understand the significance of maintaining it on a regular basis. Experts recommend that the information and style of your web site should be updated often so as to keep your visitors interested. It is also important that your web site i...

04. Consider Your Passions First When Deciding On Your Online Business
Consider What You Love To Do Or Your Passions First When Deciding On Your Online Business:
To help us sort out which niche you should enter, we will need to evaluate what your interests are. I start here because most people would rather do something they enjoy than do something they do not enjoy ,and have to be forced to do. Odds are you will more likely succeed, if you are enjoyi...

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Yellow Pages does it, your local business directory does it and a myriad of local directories do it to great effect, so why don't you do it? Why do you try to dominate page one of Google for a single keyword when realistically, you're not likely to get there for a good year or so?

One can only assume the answer is something to do with vanity, but by taking this route you are missing out on thousands of business opportunities and the obvious wealth that comes with it. You see, many people are quite happy to look for their next product locally and not go nationwide and the number of people doing this is increasing as the web gets ever more confusing.

Although many will buy small items such as books and CDs quite happily over the Internet and put their trust in the mail to deliver on time, there are those that will not be so happy purchasing large items or, in particular, services over such great distances. What's the point of hiring a business consultant from Leeds if your company is based in Suffolk? So web users are getting savvy and using 'local search' and confining their results to the area in which they live.

This isn't even a new phenomena, it's been going on for years and many localized directories have sprung up to take advantage of it. Think of local directory and sites like 'The Best Of' and 'City Local' spring to mind. These have taken over from Yell in the local directory stakes and their search results very often appear very high on Google.

But something's changing. If you're an AdWords user then you will have already noticed that Google gives you the ability to 'draw' the area where you want your adverts to appear - so Google now knows where people are searching from so they can provide the best results for that area.

Users of search though are getting even more savvy and are now starting to add their location to the query. For example, 'SEO Services Birmingham' for West Midlands based companies is now becoming common. It's probably the same for your industry too.

There's also another benefit in that the competition is probably much less than for your product name alone. Concentrate on optimizing for your product in a particular area and you can save money and get a more prominent position in the rankings.

Provided By: Andy Calloway
Andy Calloway is the director of SEO Services at Calloway Green Ltd, a web development and SEO consultancy in the West Midlands, UK. We provide a wide range of SEO services and search engine optimization to businesses of all sizes

We provide Birmingham Search Engine Optimization Services to local companies wishing to promote their brand through the web.
Website Address: www.callowaygreen.com

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