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How do I place small business services in specific locations like cities Atlanta, New York, Houston, Chicago in my website so that search engines see me available there.

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The purpose is to identify for me the cities that I would like to market my consulting services to. I already have clients in many of the listed cities and I wanted to make sure future potential customers are aware that I travel to their cities. So I wanted to make sure that the names of the cities I traveled to were listed in and on my site.However I do not know if that means I need to embed those names of cities visually or hidden so that the search engines can find us. .

To clarify one I am very new to the website marketing arena.
We work with products that interface with a multitude of applications. We work with Crystal Reports and it comes bundled with hundreds of applications. What I do not know is if I need to post those names on every page or just one. If we work with Crystal Reports for QuickBooks, Crystal Reports For PeachTree, Crystal Reports For Salesforce etc and we have (or will have soon) pages that show each individual product we support. Then since we work in the cities listed below in the excel file those  do we need to cities on each individual page. Then how do we do that. Can we hid them in the source code on each page or do we need to find a place on each pages showing the cities that we travel to?

The following is a short list of cities that I travel to.
Top100Cities.xlsx
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kuzmanovicb earned 2000 total points
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"we have (or will have soon) pages that show each individual product we support" - its a good starting point.

Q:since we work in the cities listed below in the excel file those  do we need to cities on each individual page.
A: One page can get a good rank for only a few keyword, so if You want to try to rank for more than You need lots of unique pages.

Q:how do we do that.

1. Perhaps You could have like 100 nicely organized additional pages that will have title, <h1> and in content something like:
Crystal Reports for QuickBooks PeachTree Salesforce, Stockton, California
Crystal Reports for QuickBooks PeachTree Salesforce, Houston, Texas

2. Than You need to make additional menu on homepage that would group and organize that 100 pages into California, Texas, Colorado, Florida... and call it My recent work, Our Work Locations or something like that.

3. Menu link California would lead to new Page California that will have list of the links to California city pages that You made in step 1. Titles and h1 could be something like: Crystal Reports for QuickBooks PeachTree Salesforce in California

4. It is very important that city pages have differences in content area so they are not considered as duplicates to search engines and that could be challenging but doable.

5. Don hide pages in the code, lead visitors coming from index page to use that menu to find their location and the ones coming from organic search will land on the pages  they search for.

Best Regards,
Bojan Kuzmanovic
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I think I am getting this thank you. Finally.
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