Regional Search Engine results
Hello, I'd like to able to write information about local companies, somewhere online that allows search engines to find this info regionally and not by popularity.
For instance if someone in a city in Bolivia wanted to find frames, the search engine should find the nearest business that provides frames. Not a framing store in the US.
How do you write info so that it is found regionally by search engines?
Depending upon what you want to do, one can create a "one-site" approach, or a "multi-site" approach.
For instance, if you wanted your content to be optimized best for Bolivia so that it would likely rank better when searched in the Bolivian version of Google (http://www.google.com.bo/) you might want to have a site that uses the Bolivian top-level domain suffix: ".BO".
Using country-specific domains is a strong signal that content is more relevant to the people in that country.
Unfortunately, that approach is going to be much more complicated if you're trying to do content for many dozens of countries.
If, due to the complexity involved in creating multiple country domains, you need to use just one site, then making each webpage "sing" to the search engines for that country/region/city becomes of highest importance. To do that you would include the city and country names in multiple places throughout the page, and you might consider adding a geotag into the page which contains coordinates for the country's centroid.
Thanks for the reply, it was very informative. My next question would be if it is necessary to set up and buy a website, local or not. Is there a place where I can write useful information in a quicker and inexpensive manner?
It depends upon the information you're writing. Your description is too vague to really provide an answer. Please describe more fully what you're proposing to do.
Yes it is.
Well, I'd like to upload to a site of my own or a free blog (this is the part I don't know), information about local companies such as the services they offer and their addresses. I want to upload this info so that they are found first on google.com.bo.
Is this possible? If so, how?
Could you tell me where I can write info so that when the exact words are searched in google, the link to my post shows up?
Nobody is going to do your homework for you.
Most likely, you would want a .bo domain name that matches the topic you write about. From there on it will be an uphill struggle to get recognized as "the" source of information on your topic. It will take time, effort, and unique content.
As long as you understand those principles, you'll find threads here on WebmasterWorld that will help you understand what to do next. There is no set script...