What’s the deal with SEO?

By Brooke Tajer on

You've got the perfect business idea and the great new website, but how do you get your name out there so your customers can find you? Check out these blogs for some search engine optimization (SEO) advice:

Mike Blumenthal Blog: Mike is a familiar face at, as they often reference some of the great finds he comes across. If you're a small business owner trying to understand all the changes associated with Google Places, local search, and what bugs are being fixed when, Mike's blog is among the best in the industry to follow and a huge resource. Some say he may even have a secret line to Google because he seems to know things before anyone else.

David Mihm: Known to many for his annual Local Search Rankings Survey, David Mihm is a constant source of expert local search information. He's also known for his events, which bring noted local search experts to various towns across the country to help small business owners learn more about SEO, social media, and how to get their name out there.

Search Engine Land's Locals Category: Search Engine Land is a huge SEO resource for marketers of all levels. However, small business owners will want to pay special attention to the Local Search section which is designed with them specifically in mind. There's great tips and best practices on how to craft an effective listing, how to use social media, and other small business issues. If you're interested in further social media reading or other topics, you'll also be able to find that information in other SEL categories.

This list was originally compiled by Small Business Trends and is proudly shared with our small business readers. PayAnywhere knows the value of SEO and hopes these resources will help you take your business in the right direction.