Join representatives from Google and Bing for a 4-hour intensive crash course in Internet marketing, to help you get your business found by local people on the Web.
The folks at GetListed.org have created a nationwide series of SEO seminars that are specifically targeted to small business owners. And we are excited to help bring this event to Cleveland, Ohio, on June 30, 2010.
If you have the kind of business where you get many of your customers locally (within a 50-mile radius), this is an event you won’t want to miss. You’ll learn search engine optimization techniques important to local small businesses that want to increase their chances of getting found online and gaining new customers and clients from the local area.
There’s an impressive line-up of speakers, including representatives from the search engines, so that you can “hear it direct from the horse’s mouth”:
Ryan Hayward – Product Marketing Manager for Google Local Business Center, and has been with Google since 2007. He also worked on Google’s AdWords & AdSense advertising products.
Mikko Ollila – Senior product manager working on Bing Local. He’s responsible for defining the value proposition and driving the business strategy for Local Search.
Mike Blumenthal — Mike specializes in web design and search consulting. Mike presents nationally at search conferences & contributes columns to Search Engine Land, focusing on Google Maps, and Google Local.
Patrick Sexton — Co-founder of GetListed.org, and is a top Google gadget developer. He also helps webmasters learn how to follow the Google Webmaster Guidelines, thereby making websites more Google-friendly.
David Mihm — President and CEO of GetListed.org. He’s one of the top experts in Local Search Engine optimization, and consults with small businesses, helping them create and promote search engine friendly websites.
This is just a partial list of speakers — you’ll hear from others too, including a session on the role of social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook for local businesses.
Here are just some of the seminar topics being presented:
- The ABCs of Local Search
- Ranking Your Business in Local Search Results
- Understanding Your Website Traffic
- Internet Marketing for the Do-It-Yourselfers
Small Business Trends is pleased to offer attendees a special discount. All you have to do is enter the code “smbtrends” at checkout, and you’ll get $50 off the entrance price.
If you’d like to learn how to increase your business’s local visibility online, go to GetListed.org Local University — Northeast Ohio to register.