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Just listened to a great podcast called seobits from Rebecca Gill. If you are a business owner, you'll want to listen and subscribe to her podcast. Your business needs to own your digital properties: your domain, website, and local business listings. If you have given ownership away to a third-party, you risk losing your domain, website, and local listing if you cancel services with the third party.

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Want to attract local clients to your business? If so, optimizing your business online for local search will help build the authority of your business and this can mean higher rankings in Google Search. Getting your business listed in external directories like Yelp, Manta, and Kudzu is one important ranking factor for local search. This is called citation building, and you can farm this work out or do it yourself if you have the time. Here's a handy Citation Cheat Sheet created by Pigzilla if you are building the citations yourself.

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If you have web hosting from SiteGround, you may be interested to know that they make it easily to install an SSL certificate for your website. SSL establishes an encrypted link between a web server and browser, so all data passed between the two is private. In 2014, Google said they are giving a small rankings boost to sites that are using SSL. If you are considering SSL and have SiteGround, here's a tutorial on how to activate it for your website.

Recently redesigned The Shared Finance Center website. The owner, Scott Brown, provides expert tips to help small businesses grow via his blog. It can be found at http:/ so visit the blog and give it a read. You can subscribe to the blog to get updates automatically delivered to your inbox.
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