3 Proven Local SEO Strategies To Build Your Offline Business

Local SEO is turning out to be hot and happening nowadays, especially with the location based marketing catching up. In this article, we will analyze three local SEO ideas that give great results so you can ensure your business ranks highly in the SERPs for the keyword of your choice.

Your profile, for your offline business, is really very important to have, and you should make one at Google, Yahoo, and Bing. The first thing is registering and creating your profile, but before it gets listed they’ll need to verify your offline business address by phone or mail. This is really a very easy process that is fairly quick to do, but still you would be surprised at the number of businesses that have no idea about making a profile. This is the kind of thing that helps you, and that’s the way a lot of online promotions are – a series of small steps that add up. Never make the mistake of mistreating your customers because you have to treat them properly in absolutely every way. While this isn’t any new, earth shattering information, it helps you even more now that there are social media and review sites where the customers have the space to speak their mind. The news will spread fast, whether it is good or bad. This is why you should treat your customers really well so that there is no chance of them bad mouthing you. To keep your clients very happy you need to try and over-deliver. You will be successful with this technique if you try to do the most you can. Local search relies on information about a business gathered from a variety of sites and the profile of the business. So, if someone has a negative experience with your business, there is a possibility that they will contact you by posting a negative review online.

You need to ensure that you are also building lots of backlinks to your site from other websites. This is one factor that can really help in SEO because when you get local sites to link you, you give the search engines a good enough reason to rank you high. They see you as an important site for that particular keyword in that specific location. So it just makes sense to acquire backlinks from all those sites that you think are reputed and belong to the same location. Additionally, ensure that the server that is providing hosting for your website is located in the same area. This is one thing that can be extremely helpful to SEO but lots of people fail to realize it.

It really all depends on where you are, but if the traffic justifies it then you should use local SEO. There’s nothing magical or tough about doing this, and you can do it if you take the time to learn more. You will also notice that once you have everything in place, then sometimes traffic can increase a lot and very quickly. You can paint yourself in a corner if you suddenly start getting a lot of inquiries and extra business. And the best part about this traffic is that it converts really well because of the location.

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Historic Shipwrecks of the Dominican Republic and Haiti

Almost 400 described shipwrecks in this book, lot of them laden with unimaginable treasures, many with exact location, history, photos, maps and drawings, do not cover only Spanish shipwrecks of the Colonial Era, thought they form a major part of the content of the book, but also English, French, Dutch, Portuguese and apart from that historically documented lost pirate ships as well.

Dozens of maps with locations of the shipwrecks, over 50 photos and many drawings give to the reader more detailed view and information about all these, and sometimes long forgotten shipwrecks still lying on the bottom of crystal clear waters around the Hispaniola Island, which was for many decades the most important base of the Conquer of the New World.

  • Their location and provenance
  • Listing hundreds of shipwrecks
  • Hundert seventy nine pages
  • Dozens of photos, maps and drawings
  • Personally signed by author
  • Perfect gift for historians, divers or tourists

About author of the book: Dr. Lubos Kordac

Historical shipwreck researcher living over 10 years in the Dominican Republic and closely working with ONPCS, Ministry of Culture of DR, Museo de Atarazanas, author of the book “Hidden and Lost Treasures in the Dominican Republic” and new ” Historic shipwrecks Caribbean “, PADI divemaster with over 1,200 dives.

Aside from work with government institutions and Dominican museums, Lubos is a consulting partner with salvage companies from the United States working in the Dominican Republic. Well educated, he holds a degree in Economics with a major in foreign trade and tourism. He is fluent in Czech, Slovak, Spanish, English and German.

The Lure and Lore of Shipwreck Treasure Stories

Shipwreck treasure stories are among the most popular collateral literature that circulates through the hobby of coin collecting. Awash in drama, these blue water tales of loss and recovery can keep you up at night with visions of sea-salvaged gold and silver snatched from the sunken hulks of a bygone era.

Or, you may coolly jot yourself a note to drop by the table of the treasure coin and artifacts dealer at the next coin show.

But be careful. Should you then be impelled to purchase a shipwreck coin, you will risk sinking into the debris field of shipwreck sagas where the winds of enthusiasm can tear the canvas of your budget from the main mast of your bank account!

Shipwreck stories and associated coins have become a major sub-field of coin collecting, with some obvious paths into the hobby of metal detecting. There is a natural synergy between these pastimes, as coin collectors become metal detectorists, and vice versa.

What often happens to those who participate in either or both of these activities is that they become students of sorts, purchasing books and visiting websites that extend their knowledge of the shipwrecks, but also the historical, economic, and social context of these disasters, and as well the science and the legalities involved in the salvage.

Mapping my own interest through the hundreds of documented shipwreck treasure stories bring to mind several recurring themes, exemplified by signature shipwreck coins. For example:

a large silver Dutch ducatoon, dated 1734, from the wreck of the tVliegent Hart;

an oddly shaped silver lump-like coin, called a cob, from the famed Spanish Plate Fleet of 1715;

a sparkling twenty-dollar gold piece from the 1857 sinking of the SS Central America.

As you may have guessed, my interest in this field has grown steadily over the years. Feel free to enjoy yourself there, you may just get your feet wet!

Icebergs, Fires and Shipwrecks – What You Need to Know

According to Wikipedia, “the United Nations estimates that there are more than 3 million shipwrecks lying scattered on the bottom of the seven seas.” It seems that ships not only have to contend with errant icebergs and pirates, they also have to worry about human error, incorrect charts and faulty parts, not to mention inclement weather and dangerous cargo. A life at sea is only for the very brave (or foolhardy), and while shipping can be a lucrative industry, it’s also very unpredictable, so only those with nerves of steel should consider a career with noted shipping agents.

One of the first things that ships’ captains need to worry about is hull integrity. If there are any weaknesses in the hull even the slightest scrape or increase in pressure will cause it to tear or buckle and then the real problems begin. Water flowing into the ship, either slowly or in a cascade, will badly affect the ship’s buoyancy, which puts further strain on the hull and propulsion systems.

All equipment needs to be tip-top shape anyway, but in an emergency, such as a breached hull, fully functioning equipment can make the difference between life and death. All equipment needs to be properly maintained and any damage repaired immediately. Returning to the leaking hull scenario, ship’s pumps are vital, without them a shipwreck is virtually certain.

Bad weather is also a major cause of shipwrecks, particularly the waves that result from high winds. Aside from being terrifying, big waves increase the stress on the ship’s hull and play havoc with navigation. The best that ships can hope to do during a storm is ride it out and keep clear of any rocks or reefs. This is often easier said than done, especially for sailing ships that don’t have motorised navigation systems to help them weather the storm. In an effort not to become another shipwreck statistic, sailing ships are advised to try and find shelter (in a harbour to bay) or position themselves so that they ride with the wind and don’t increase the stress on the rigging or hull by fighting the wind or the waves.

Human error often covered by the umbrella term ‘navigation error’ is one of the most common causes of shipwrecks internationally. Even with the aid of modern hi-tech navigation equipment simple calculation errors or reliance of incorrect or out of date charts can lead to collisions with icebergs (the most famous of all shipwrecks) and reefs or cause the ship to run aground.

Sometimes ships carry dangerous cargo, not anything quite as obvious as explosives (although that is not uncommon) but oil, natural gas and fertilizer are fairly delicate substances and don’t take kindly to unnecessary roughness, which happens when ships battle nature on the sea. As a result, fire is a danger that requires constant vigilance and ships carrying such cargo need to be well equipped to handle anything that could potentially go wrong, including explosions.

Not all shipwrecks are completely preventable, but there are a number of safeguards in place to ensure that the numbers are kept to a minimum. For instance, all captains should be familiar with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, crew should have intimate knowledge of modern navigations systems as well as more traditional tools and, as far as possible, ships should have methods in place that will delay flooding to allow crew and passengers enough time to escape, for example, watertight compartments and pumps. Regular inspection of all equipment and the ship itself will also help to prevent shipwrecks and save lives.

 

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