Hi Everyone, I'm feel like I'm starting SEO all over again, well almost. My mom is great, I mean GREAT at tailoring clothes and I want to help her get out of her dead-end 9-5 job. She's starting to get older and I know that if I can get her the customers that she can do the work, I'll just be the business mind. I'm good at doing micro-niche sites and I know how to rank them but when it comes to local SEO I don't know where to start, so please don't blast me for "not using the search button". I'm guessing when it comes to local there are a few different ways I need to approach my SEO strategy. First and foremost the competition is HORRIBLE! I mean, the sites look like they were made pre-2000. Flashing banners, live glittery backgrounds and crap. But these are business with real earnings and real customers. I've looked at all their sites and studied what I could from them and honestly the connection to why they are number 1 is why I'm here. Say I want to rank for "Window Cleaning Service (my state abbrev.)" Google shows zero [exact] searches a month but when I search "Window Cleaning Service" big G shows 1,300 [exact] searches/month with 720 being local. So if I base my link-building strategy on "Window Cleaning Service" will big G show my business to people when their location is detected (when they are searching) therefore I don't need to worry about ranking with my states abbrev. in it? Basically I guess in a nutshell how should I approach KW research when it's a local term in a *very* specific niche where adding state abbrev. bring in zero [exact] searches? I really hope this makes sense and please ask me questions if it would better help you to help me. I really want to get my mom out of her crappy job so I can stop listening to her complain about this-and-that.