Hi all, I've had a good read through this forum since I signed up the other day and found some really interesting stuff. I have a hobby business I have been running quietly for a couple of years - I have a website, social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, all frequently updated) I have also listed it on most of the directory sites - Yelp, Foursquare etc - a bunch of others which I can't remember as I did it a while ago. I've had some good customers and received some nice testimonials. Now I've quit my job (I have also been building up an income from copywriting) and am hoping to make the business a larger part of my income. However I have never received a single enquiry through the site - it has all come from canvassing for business or social media. I would like my site to rank higher on Google when people search for "my niche" + "my county" (I live in the UK so I guess this is the most common way that people search for local services?) I have never got near the top 5 pages on Google. Oddly, one company has been at the top for the whole time - and they aren't even active!It is as if they did some killer SEO a few years ago, and then just closed down the business and left their site online. So much for algorithm changes, I guess? I am not even sure how this has happened. Anyway I'm looking for pointers towards good guides on the basics here - and anyone willing to help me out on a 1-2-1 basis. Thanks.