Hello, this is my first post. I'm glad to be here.
I have this dilemma:
I want to start a new web design website that offers a service but I can't decide whether I should make it strictly local business or try to go directly for global (world).
It's a big issue for me because I'm new to SEO and Web Marketing
(I've spent my time designing and developing)
On one side if I keep it local my domain name will contain the town name and that will somewhat limit my global opportunities.
On the other side if I present myself as a global company, the local folks will be less likely to do business with me.
I've thought of doing 2 clone websites (2 domains) and just brand them differently but I hear google doesn't like that... nor will I be able to market two, quite as well, as just one.
I've also taught of going with a global one and adding "We are located..."
But my biggest concern is SEO and Marketing.
If I SEO for local folks : ex. (Savannah Web Design) I believe I'll have better chance of getting higher in the SERPs and thus more client.
If I optimize a global one ex (Affordable web design) then I may not be able to get anything since there are a lot more companies, globally as compared to locally.
Also, I don't want to get stuck in this town. I want to move out pretty soon.
Any advice/suggestion is welcome:)