Jun
05
2012

Get Your dotUS on the Map

Categories: Blog, Kickstart America

With 4th of July right around the corner, it’s time to claim your dotUS and get your small business on the map. Follow these simple tips to help you make your mark online:

    1. 1. Local search
      According to local marketing automation company Balihoo, 97% of consumers search for local businesses online. By having a dotUS domain name, your website will rank higher in local U.S. search results. To increase local traffic to your site, add your dotUS website to free local search listings such as Google Places, Yahoo! Local features, Bing Local Listing Center, yellowpages.com, Localeze and others.
    2. 2. Show your dotUS pride
      Millions of businesses around the world are representing their respective countries with country code-specific domain names: .uk, .jp, .cn, .ca, .ae and the list goes on. While generic domain names originated in the United States, they have spread internationally and are no longer dominated by the American business community. With a dotUS domain name, businesses can take ownership of their U.S. identity and build trust, credibility and value online. You’re also sending a message that you believe in this country and the power of local business.

      Add an official dotUS badge to your website. You can find the code here.

  1. 3. Promote your business on the official dotUS map
    DotUS is rapidly growing all over the country. We’ve recently released an exclusive interactive map to showcase small businesses who are kickstarting America. Join the dotUS community and add your businesses to the map for a chance to be featured in our dotUS blog and social networks. You can view other businesses who have been featured.

dotUS supports American small businesses. We believe that businesses like yours, are the key to kickstarting America and bringing our economy back to what our founding fathers intended. This Independence Day, we encourage you to declare your brand’s dotUS identity and share your American pride across the internet.