This short book takes you through the 4 steps I used to win this challenge and includes additional bonus tips. If you have a small business that is local search reliant, this is for you.
If you are a webmaster for a small business, this is for you. The steps are very straight-forward and easy to follow. Plus, you can contact, me Jon Loudon, with any questions at JonLoudon.com
What kind of businesses can use this book? Any local service-based business such as: Carpet Cleaning, Window Replacement, Auto Repair, Tool Supplies, Cleaning Services, Beauty Supply, Hair, Nail Salons, Massage, Chiropractor, Physical Therapy, Painters, Contractors, Pool Cleaning, Pest Control, Sporting Goods, Landscaping, Printers, Copy Stores, Pet Stores and more.
Jon Loudon is a long time e-commerce and web specialist with more than 15 years of experience working as a free-lancer as well as in-house web marketer.
He loves the challenge and the payoff of getting good search results whether it be for local business search or for e-commerce companies.
Born in Alaska, he moved to California in 2001 where he had two kids with his wife, Maria. After 12 years in the LA area they now reside in a nice peaceful suburb just outside of Phoenix, AZ.
He can be reached through his website at JonLoudon.com or on twitter @jonloudon
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