Local Splash Now Provides Geotargeted Domain (URL) for Local Businesses

Geotargeted Domains Improve Search Rankings for Local Businesses

Fountain Valley, California – May 11, 2010. Relevant Ads, a leading local search engine optimization company, announced today that its Local Splash product now includes a free domain name specific to each local business. Called the “Local Splash Geotargeted Landing Page” (GLP), it is a domain name that combines a product or service description with a geographic target area. For example, a plumber in Irvine, CA might get www. PlumberInIrvine.com, and a carpet cleaning company in New York, NY might get www.CarpetCleaningInNewYorkNY.com.

“The product enhancement will allow Local Splash to dramatically improve our offerings for businesses without websites, and those with websites that want their search results boosted,” said David Rodecker, Founder and CTO of Relevant Ads. “It’s an important ‘next step’ in our continued product leadership in the local, organic search field,” added Rodecker.

Because the product/service offering and geographic area are included in the domain name, GLP listings will see significant improvements in their search engine rankings, including the all-important Google Ranking. “Many search engines, including Google, like to see a URL or domain name that exactly matches certain terms in the search query. That’s the main idea behind the Geotargeted Landing Page,” Rodecker says. “And the domain name will also be a good marketing tool.”

Each GLP includes a 4-page website filled with unique, keyword-dense content and professional graphics. Critical information such as company description, product and service information, and a contact page are included, along with integration into sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yelp, and Merchant Circle.

By combining a traditional website with newer, Web 2.0 platforms, the GLP provides businesses with a sure-fire method to improve their search engine ranking and their visibility on the Internet. The GLP is included free in all Local Splash products, which start at $159 per month.

Relevant Ads CEO Steve Yeich is very enthusiastic about the new GLP, saying “Our customers range from national chains and franchises to local attorneys, plumbers, electricians, and other service providers who look to us for their online marketing. This enhancement is the natural next step to establishing or expanding their web presence. We get our clients listed in local search results—maps and local organic results—and now we’ve got another tool to push our client’s even further up in the rankings. It’s technology innovation like this that allows us to offer—and stand behind—the Local Splash performance guarantee. Having the confidence to back our products with a guarantee really sets us apart from other companies in this industry—this is a big reason why so many customers choose us, and stay with us.”

About Relevant Ads

Relevant Ads, Inc., was founded in 2004 with the mission of getting businesses ranked in local search engine results using proprietary, scalable technology solutions. Clients include thousands of local businesses and national chains/franchises that target customers by geographic area. The company is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California. The RelevantAds product—called “Local Splash”—gets businesses ranked on the first page of major search engines like Google, Yahoo! and Bing. Local Splash provides local SEO (map), organic and pay-per-click results. Local Splash is backed by the Local Splash Guarantee which guarantees that a business will be found on the first page of local search results within 6 weeks, and if they are not, they won’t pay until they are on the first page. For more information about Local Splash, the Local Splash Guarantee, and partnering opportunities for resellers and agencies, please visit LocalSplash.com.