Small Business Mavericks Reveals SEO Secrets

Small Business Owners Learn How to Rank Higher with the Search Engines in New Downloadable E-Book

Minneapolis, MN, August 31, 2007 --( Small Business Mavericks, a division of Melberg Marketing, today announced the latest edition in its Local Small Business Marketing series. The new title, SEO Basics: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started on Your Website Today, by Caroline Melberg and Chris McElroy, is available as a downloadable PDF at for $19.00.

"Whoever said 'build it and they will come' was talking about baseball and mousetraps, not websites," says Small Business Mavericks founder and president Caroline Melberg. "Too many small business owners have designed small business websites, paid for hosting, and waited for customers to show up – because they've assumed once they threw open their virtual doors, everything else would fall into place."

SEO Basics explains how search engine optimization works, and offers simple, easy-to-follow directions about how to choose the sort of keywords and content to put on your site; how to build links to your page from other web pages; and what meta tags are, how to code them, and why meta tags matter so much. The book also explores SEO techniques you don't want to try, and explains why. A few hours invested in this book can mean, for small business owners, the difference between hundreds of hours spent in trial and error trying to get their web site right, and having a site that begins generating revenue right out of the gate.

SEO Basics joins five existing titles in the Local Small Business Marketing series, all still available on the site:
• How to Use E-mail to Skyrocket Your Sales Without Burning a Hole in Your Pocket.
• How to Get Massive Publicity on a Shoestring Budget.
• Small Business Blogging Essentials: How to Use Your Blog as a Marketing Tool.
• PPC Basics: How Pay-Per-Click Advertising Can Put Your Business Into Overdrive
• How to Market Yourself Through Articles, Without all the Fluff

Small Business Mavericks maintains a web site,, that helps owners increase how often their businesses are found on the Internet with a series of free tips, tools, and newsletters. An entire article library offers free explanation and tips on podcasting, mobile search, viral marketing, article marketing, e-mail marketing, blogging and RSS, social bookmarking, maverick copywriting, creative public relations, creating and using E-books, pay-per-call and pay-per-click marketing, web design and search engine optimization.

The site also offers custom-designed services that small business owners use to build striking brands, develop strategic plans, and execute effective tactical programs.

About Small Business Mavericks Headquartered in Wayzata, Minnesota, Small Business Mavericks is the leader in teaching small business owners and managers how to market their businesses on the Internet, think creatively to find new local customers and increase sales. Contact Small Business Mavericks today by calling 952-473-1007, writing or visiting the company's web site at

About Melberg Marketing Headquartered in Wayzata, Minnesota, Melberg Marketing is a full-service virtual, integrated marketing firm dedicated to bringing blue-chip marketing experience to today's small business owners.

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