I read a great article today over at Convert Offline, It’s No Secret Link Building In Local Search Is Different. Tim talks about link building for the local business.
I have talked about this subject a while back at Building small business websites for today. In that post I link to a couple of articles I wrote on the subject.
“In the same way that the best links for traditional websites are those that help with traffic, the best links for a local service business are those that provide help with conversions.” I could not agree more.
Make sure you read the comments too. Earlpearl said, “My experience is that it is tough to get local links and requires lots of consistent effort..” Yes link building is not always easy and will take some time but it will be worth your time.
A few places to look for potential local links are Merchant Circle, ShowMeLocal, MojoPages, Localguides, etc-directories where you can search by location.