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Why The Search Engines Are Giving Away Top Advertising Spots To Senior Living and Senior Care Businesses



According to search Engine Land, 43% of searches have a local intent on Google. This means people are using the major search engines to find local businesses and more information locally.

This is huge and the major search engines have been taking action on this recently.

Mobile searches are even higher. 50% of searches have local intent.

This is important because in senior living and senior care, everything is local. Unless you’re a luxury destination CCRC, your market is mostly local.

Especially when our prospects search for us online.

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How Dinner With My Sister in Brooklyn Can Help You Get More Reviews From Seniors.



My sister lives in Brooklyn NY. She lives in Williamsburg, an up and coming area. I went to visit her recently and we decided to explore a new part of town.

It was a beautiful day, so we decided to go on a long bike ride to explore new areas.

After a couple hours and going down many side streets we were a little lost and tired. If you know anything about my sister, she’s terrible with directions. And if you confront her about it, she turns into a fire breathing dragon.

I didn’t want to get her too worked up so, as it wouldn’t help anything, we decided it would be good to grab a bite to eat.

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How Buying on Amazon.com Teaches Us A Powerful Lesson When Marketing To Seniors and Adult Children.



We now live in a world where prospects are seeing Peer Reviews of Your Community BEFORE you even get to present them your message, BEFORE they see your website, and BEFORE they come in for a tour.

Have you ever purchased something from Amazon before…?

Now has your purchase decision been by reading reviews beforehand…?

Reviews are extremely powerful. Like testimonials, they let your prospects peer into what life is actually like at your community or your agency. And this is before even seeing your sales messages.

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4 Components To Get Your Community A Top Free Local Search Listing



The original article is one I wrote for RetirementHomes.com. You can find it here http://www.retirementhomes.com/library/4-components-to-getting-your-community-a-top-free-local-search-listing/

According to Chitika, 24% of searches have a local intent on Google search results. This means people are using the major search engines to find local businesses and more information locally. This is huge and the search engines have been taking action.

In our market, everything is local. Especially online.

The typical way a prospect searches is “the service they’re looking for + the town they’re looking for it in”.

Why this really matters, is major search engines are giving away their top advertising spots to local businesses. There is a service for local businesses called Google Places. Google Places are the local business results with the pushpin markers on the search results. These listings are free to the local businesses that take advantage and verify their listing.

These listings are displayed to prospects who are early in the research phases. They’re not yet looking for a specific community. For example, a listing will be displayed when someone types “assisted living Springfield MA”. This is where’s it’s critical to get your community in front of them.

If you do a search for Google places you’ll find where you can claim your community’s listing. To find Yahoo, and Bing’s services, just go to the respected search engines and type in “add local business listings to (insert search engine’s name)” and you’ll find the appropriate places.

When filling out the listings there’s 4 critical elements you need to have in order to achieve a top listing.

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2 Ways To Get Your Senior Living Community On The First Page Of Google’s Search Results



Have you ever had a conversation with an internet marketing company that went like this? "Well there's a number or complex technical factors that go into Search Engine Optimization including keyword density, meta data, link analysis, and latent semantic indexing."

After that conversation, you say to yourself, "They must know what they are doing because this just seems way too complicated and time consuming." 

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