Haywood County’s population is over 60,000, the third-largest in WNC, (Haywood Chamber of Commerce) home to many small businesses (and customers) who thrive on doing business locally and online. The Haywood County Chamber of Commerce works with local businesses by providing a local network and resources to help promote business. Joining the local Chamber has another benefit. It can help improve your business’ SEO for greater visibility online.
Chambers of Commerce are strongly trusted entities by Google and other search engines. These high-quality trust signals to search engines give you a backlink from their website that boosts your search engine indexing (SEO) when your business is added to a Chamber’s website. As a website designer, I recommend all businesses seeking business online join their local Chamber. The cost of joining is more than offset by the greater visibility (and customers) by the boost in SEO.
When you join the Chamber of Commerce you also build your business locally by meeting not only new prospects but friends too. Membership brings online and local creditability, visibility, networking opportunities, referrals, Member-only discounts, events and programs. Business connections can help you meet your neighbors and explore new ideas. The Chamber often refers their members to people seeking services for specific products and services.
So, network and grow – in person and online. Gain creditability with your customers, Google, and the community! Joining the Chamber is good for business & SEO.