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Question What Are Some Tips For Enhancing Local Search? (Posted by: Anonymous )

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If you own a local business, you may be inclined to think that most of your business comes from word-of-mouth or foot traffic. In the past, this was certainly the case. After all, before the Internet came along, local businesses put out ads in local papers and relied on their names getting passed along by happy customers.

Of course, Internet marketing has changed the rules somewhat. Consider this: according to eMarketer, 54% of Americans use the Internet instead of the phone book to find local services, and over 40% of all searches are for local businesses and services. What does this mean for you? It means that your marketing focus should be on online search, and a content marketing strategy that helps you attract and retain customers.

The first page in search results has become valuable real estate for local business owners, so they need to use every tool at their disposal in order to claim their piece of this shrinking turf. Here are some ways to improve your ranking in local search results:

1. Localize your search terms
Add your city or geographical area to your keywords. It’s basic SEO, but it bears repeating. This is the difference between “Heating & cooling” and “Cleveland Ohio heating & cooling”. To keep your content from sounding unnatural or forced, only insert the term once every 100 words or so. Also, put your localized keyword in your titles as often as possible, and bold them. Titles carry more weight with search engines.

Tip: Consider adding content to sites like Flickr, YouTube, and Slideshare and adding localized tags, descriptions, links and file names.

2. Localize your pages
Google’s Matt Cutts recently suggested that local businesses create individual pages for each community they serve. These pages should feature unique content and be optimized for local search. You could also add a sidebar on these pages that includes local events and happenings with neighborhood, school and not-for-profit organizations.

3. Create a profile page on social media
Take advantage of any opportunity to get exposure through local and nationwide social media sites. LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are great places to start, but don’t dismiss local sites such as business portals and community niche sites. Your local Chamber of Commerce may be able to help you find ways to advertise locally. Check out Google Places to purchase tags that will highlight your business and allow you to post coupons and live updates.

4. Directory citations
Local businesses should get listed in business directories. These could be local, or nationwide. For just $30 a year, you can get a Universal Business Listing that sends your information to several high profile sites, including the major search engines, online Yellow Pages and CitySearch.

5. Network for backlinks
Networking is a time-honored way to gain exposure. In online marketing, blogging and social media are two powerful networking tools for local business owners. Use them to connect with other bloggers, guest post for them, and share information. Develop relationships and let them spread the word for you. Join groups and associations through your social media account in order to find others who are interested in your business. This is how you develop valuable backlinks to your site.

Above all, keep creating fresh content for your site, your blogs and your social media accounts. Content gives local business owners a way to tap into their target markets, and demonstrate to their customers what they know. This builds trust, relationships, and the kind of word-of-mouth recommendations that are hard to get with foot traffic.

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great to do this without saying or conjuring for ultimate. i like the paper enchantment.... By Anonymous on 15-05-11 at 11:11am
thanks By Anonymous on 30-05-11 at 09:25am
thank you very much - blessings to you By Anonymous on 15-07-11 at 03:33pm
Candles, a Gargoyle, and the person's initials on a silver ring mounted on top of the candles burning. The hoax was not a hoax it happened to me from a realtors brother who rented our granny cottage. He tried to put a spell on me and my husband of
4 years. The spell worked he then had his sister in a biker group and she and her friend drugged me on a college campus where I was drinking a coke they had spiked from the cafeteria. I was a former Para Legal law school student and she had me drugged then acted out the rest of her performance by having an acting teacher join them and play 70's music in the quad that day and my ex husband sent me home to my parents ranch to recover. later on I found out they filled my husband in on the details and I legally divorced his sorry ass. I lost my homes too because one of the women who placated this scenario owned a film company and bought the judges decision in Orange County to give him everything. What money can't buy these days. I moved on with my life and I always remember the spell the psychological war games the women played on me and I still want to beat them to a pulp. Maybe I'll get a chance yet. They will never know when I will be coming around a corner and they will always be in my memories which I almost did not have anymore because they flew me on
hits on acid and some speed. I will never drink or eat from a cafeteria or restaurant where I can not see the food prepared. And I will never have surgery in this country again they have connections to physicians who take extra body parts unauthorized. One person in their group has been arrested for performing mal practice surgery and taking kidneys and selling them to Indonesia. He drove a Bently and the courts had to sell it to pay his legal team. He's without a license now and the surgeon who performed my hernia surgery botched it for a price from these people. I owe them a punch in the face they'll not recover from. By Vicky on 26-08-11 at 10:51pm
I agree with certains aspects of this, however I do not agree with using "war water" on anyone or any of the other more exotic/black magic/voodoo oils on people. Unless you really want that karma back. Best way is to try to communicate first, salt circle big necessity (whether you have bad or good neighbors),I agree with the candle set up. First and foremost, what you put out into the universe (or to other people) you will get back. So its important for all of us to be aware of our thoughts and actions towards others and also what we resist. Because we attract what we judge and resist in others;) peace out! By Lisa on 12-07-12 at 12:30am

Follow-Up Question Does the paper spell have to be done all in one day or can it be done on different days? (Posted by: Anonymous )

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This depends greatly on the type of spell and the severity of the problem it is being used to solve. For example, legal trouble or problems with a long-term significant other calls for the paper spell to be completed or repeated over a number of days, often a week. This refreshes the spell with new energy during each repetition and increases its chances of success. Smaller spells for single outcomes, such as attracting a lover or clearing up a misunderstanding, should be done at once in one sitting and not repeated for a least a month. This ensures you aren't interfering with the working of the magic you just did.

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Follow-Up Question for the paper spell, what if there is more than one person living at the house, do you write all their names on the paper? (Posted by: Anonymous )

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Do the paper spell in the way that makes the most sense for you. If you want to target everyone living in the house at once, try writing all of the names of the same sheet of paper. Writing their names on separate pieces of paper will allow to affect some of them without involving the rest. Consider who is causing the trouble before you add everyone's name. It is not fair to target people that are innocent in the situation.
You can also simply address the entire house with a name, such as "The Yellow House and Its Residents". This works better if you are not sure who lives in the house or their names. Just be sure to avoid being negative or aggressive during your spell or it may backfire.

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Follow-Up Question Hi I am here to ask for help! I am not wiccan and have no powers but could any of you experienced practitioners please help me out of the kindness of your hearts. Many years ago a bad spell was cast on me (what wiccans would call a hex) seeked help to remove it and ended up at an African Native Sangoma/ witch doctor who claimed to do good things and could help me! He lied, robbed me of all my money did some bad things to me with detrimental consequences and sent bad demonic spirits after me. Its been 8 years now & he won't stop! I am being haunted by demonic spirits all the time till this day! I don't see him or hav contact with him but I know it is him and he appears at my bedside some nights. He is pure evil and there is no way of getting rid of him! I hav tried many things which have all failed! An advisor said he is obsessed with me and also wants me to come back to him so he can get more money from me! I hav read about a binding& banishing spell that wiccans can do to stop this sort of thing and to stop people who use their powers and energies to harm others like he is doing! My question is will any of you here of the wiccan faith please help me and do a binding & banishing spell for me, as cannot perform it for myself because I am not trained in this field and iv heard if you are not trained that you should try it yourself because you can do more harm than good! I also read that this kind of spell is normally only used as a very last resort but believe me this is my very last resort! Nothing else has helped and its my only option unfortunately! He doesn want to leave me alone in peace and the demonic hauntings are really bad:( please someone help me I am very very desperate. I would greatly appreciate, Blessesed Be. (Posted by: Anonymous )

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There are many simple banishing and protection measures that you can take to protect yourself. Many people involved in magical and spiritual practices believe that working with someone as you did with the Sangoma creates a sort of bond or cord between the two of you. Taking steps to sever that connection is the first step. If you want to seek out the help of a professional for that process, I recommend looking for an energy healer that advertises cord cutting or cord removal services. Many people find that a few sessions are needed for noticeable results.

Removing the cords will help break the link between you and your tormentor, but it won't offer any protection against him from attacking you again. I recommend looking into Hoodoo protection methods. There are many powders, bath products and charms you can use to create a protective bubble around yourself. These items come with prayers and chants to help activate their power. You don't have to have any training or innate power to use Hoodoo items if you purchase them from a reliable source. Investing in an Uncrossing ritual from a trained expert could also help protect you against the unwanted intrusions.

I would be wary of hiring another Sangoma or professional from any tradition if you had such a bad experience in the past. I recommend speaking with an energy healer first and giving them only basic information. After you go through a cord removal session, look for someone offering spiritual or spell services that does not advertise hex breaking. Many psychics and other professionals prey on people who believe they are cursed when they are simply experiencing a run of bad luck. Going to another worker that wants to use your fears against you will only cause you to repeat the initial experience.

There are quite a few organizations that screen spiritual healers before allowing them to join. Searching for a healer that is part of one of these groups can help you avoid charlatans in the future. It may seem hard, but try to ignore the efforts of the person who is bothering you. Focusing on the fear and disruption only lends him more power over you in the long run. Invest in some protective items and use them on a daily basis to reaffirm your ability to protect yourself from anything that tries to bother you, especially when you are trying to sleep.

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Follow-Up Question Could the elements spell work on an annoying tenant in the building I rent my cafe in. He hasn't moved in to the space yet but he comes into my shop all the time. He is an arrogant know it all, prejudice and mean. I don't want him moving his shop right next door to me. His wife has an office in the building and he is there a lot that's how i know he's such an awful person. Please help.

I think i remember a spell that involves a blue bolt on the forehead do you know this spell.

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The elements spell is more tailored for a problem neighbor that is already entrenched in your area. If you are worried about this man renting an empty space, I would focus more on making the rental space unappealing to him. If you have access to the space in any way, consider using protective charms or symbols on it. You can draw them on the walls, doors or windows with plain water with a bit of sea salt mixed into it. Pick symbols that have personal meaning to you for a spell that links back to your personal power.

All of your basic banishing spells will work to keep him away from your area as well. However, this becomes more complicated when you consider that his wife works in your building. You could use a banishing spell to remove her as well, but you didn't mention having any issues with her as a neighbor. I would be careful to focus on a spell that is targeted directly at him to minimize effects on others. Be aware that any work done against him may still end up affecting his wife because they are so closely connected.

A mirror spell could cause him to lose interest in the shop he wants to rent. Set up a small hand mirror, then wash it with a mixture of water and sea salt. Dry it and sprinkle a layer of salt over it until you can't see the surface. Set a photo of the man or any item that is tied to him on top of the mirror. Cover the photo or item in a layer of salt, then set three black candles around the mirror. Leave this spell in a hidden spot of your shop and burn the candles for seven days. Try to time it so the candles burn down to stubs by the end of the seven days. This will help reflect his energies and lock them in with the salt. If you can, bury the entire set of items somewhere far away from your home and your business.

If you can't do such a complicated working, just focus on repelling him without any other emotions in your mind. A simple mantra of "Go away and never return" can help push him away without causing any obvious hard feelings. Every time you see him, visualize him leaving and never coming back to the building.

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Follow-Up Question I actually recently did a binding spell on a bad neighbor with hateful energy, just to prevent him from sending any energy into my apt. It came to my attention roughly 5 days later that a for rent sign is up in front of his building! My concern now is that, given the type of person he is, that something as bad or worse might come and take over the apartment after he goes. What should I do to draw good new neighbors to the apt? Thanks in advance for any advice you can give! (Posted by: K )

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Now that you have gotten rid of your unwanted neighbor, it's time to switch from a focus on banishing to the concept of drawing. Many popular spells are designed to draw something to the caster. Nearly all love, prosperity and luck workings feature techniques that bring desired energy or items according to the request. Designing a powerful drawing spell is fairly simple, but you do need to be very specific and careful in your wording. Mistakes in your work will lead to new neighbors that could be just as bad as the tenant that departed.

Start by determining what characteristics an ideal neighbor would have. Consider how friendly you want someone to be towards you, as well as how much noise is acceptable from their apartment. If you don't want to live next door to a dog or crying infant, note these things on a piece of paper. Try to create a complete image in your mind of the person who would work best living nearby. Write out a good list of at least 10 traits. Don't write any of them in the negative. Use terms like quiet and friendly rather than specifying a tenant that is not noisy or not unfriendly.

Use a clean sheet of copy paper or a page from a sketchbook to create a rough outline of a human. If you aren't great at drawing, you can print a basic shape out and trace it onto your paper. Make it large enough to write all of the positive traits you listed inside the outline. List them in any order, just make sure that all of your desired characteristics are inside the body. If you want to use any sympathetic herbs to boost the power of the spell, fold the paper in half and sprinkle a bit in the fold. A bit of cinnamon and basil can boost your luck for attracting a great neighbor without requiring you to purchase any unusual or rare ingredients.

You can keep this outline and use it as a focus point, but it may work better if you hide it somewhere on the empty property. Bury it in the soil next to the door or slip it between two pieces of siding. This will help draw healthy and stable tenants to the property and can discourage others from wanting to rent it. By creating this simple sigil, you effectively program the rental building to accept only a certain type of energy.

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Follow-Up Question my neighbor is buying up homes around me and building tiny one room shacks on them worse linking 3 places per lot on one tiny cesspool. Code police must be bought off, calling them amounts to no action. Any spell suggestions to stop this activity? You can imagine what type of person is moving in with no tv, no heat, no a.c. No cooking or refrigeration and only a toilet a sink and bed. Would be grateful for any help, se are seniors and can't afford to move. (Posted by: lili )

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Dealing with a declining neighborhood can be very upsetting. It's unfortunate that your local code enforcement officers are turning a blind eye, but magic has historically been used by people in situations where other options are not available. This sounds like a sticky situation, so it will be a little complicated to do any magic to affect the situation. However, careful foresight and some investigation will help you deal with this problem on a magical level.

First, consider your own morals and ethics when it comes to magic. If you are concerned about not doing any harm to anyone, your options will be very limited. Many people follow a code of conduct that prevents them from affecting someone else directly. In this case, you should look into protective spells for yourself and work to raise the energy of the area. Spells that help you catch the ear of a public official could also help without doing any damage to your neighbor or the people moving into these shacks. Look into Hoodoo spells for winning attention or legal battles to help convince the code officials to act. Candle spells and honey jars can increase attention for the issue from someone who can take action.

A binding may work best on your neighbor if you are willing to take direct action. Making a poppet is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to bind the ill-will of another. You will need to collect some kind of personal item from your neighbor to include in the poppet. This small cloth doll needs a lock of hair, a photo or a signature from the target to connect to them. You fill the rest of the space with powerful herbs and other materials that are designed to stop his actions. Unlike the voodoo doll commonly seen in horror movies, a binding poppet won't necessarily cause any harm to your neighbor. It is strictly designed to limit his actions and stop him from continuing to set up these shacks in your neighborhood. Once you have completed your poppet, wrap it in rope or wire. Pay special attention to binding the doll's hands for an effective binding. The doll can be buried or kept. If you choose to keep the poppet around, don't dispose of it until the neighbor moves away or you will lose the binding effect and allow him to restart his building plans.

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