Keywords for Local Business
For those of us that want local business, be absolutely sure to include the name of your city, or the area/suburb of your city, as the central theme for your keyword strategy. Furthermore, it should be the first word in any keyword phrase.
It’s much easier to rank high for a keyword along with your city name than trying to outrank the entire world for that keyword!
Note: Be sure and register your local business address in as many places as you can. Directories are a great place to register. For example, on Google Maps, Yelp, YellowPages, Yahoo Local, Bing, BBB.org, Angies List, Superpages, Citysearch.
Here is a short list of major directories: