- Online Local SearchYour Identity Online
- What Is Local Search?Finding Local Customers
- Mobile Local SearchGetting Found On The Go
- Local Search PromotionMaximize Your Results
Establish An Online Presence
Searches done for local businesses from a home or business computer are done through a laptop or PC and usually show results from search engines such as Google Places, Bing Local and Yahoo Local.
Along with these listings are results from other online sources such as review sites and local online directories like Merchant Circle, Insider Pages and Local.com.
Studies show that results from traditional advertising and promotional methods like yellow page and print ads are declining. There is also proof that Local Online Marketing and new marketing methods like SMS, QR Codes and email marketing are on the rise at fantastic rates.
The Results are Simple – If Your Business or Service is not listed in the local search results your are losing business!
What Is Local Search?
Local search is how local businesses and service are found online through search engines, local online directories, review sites, social media sites and classified ad sites.
No Website? No Problem!
When done properly, even without a website, local businesses and services can be found online easily and because an overwhelming majority of businesses fail to list their businesses or services properly or list them at all, we can guarantee a top placement in the local search results or you don’t pay a cent.
Why All Local Businesses Will Need It
The fact is in the coming years if your business is not able to be found online and your business relies on new customers you will be losing business. If you can’t be found online and your competition can how do you expect to compete?
Mobile Local Search
What About Mobile Devices and Cell Phones?
Mobile searches or searches done through cellular phones or other location aware portable electronic devices are designed with local search results in mind. Because of the portable nature of cell phones and other portable electronics along with smaller screen sizes results are usually shown through mobile versions of online sites that put more emphasis on local businesses and services.
Adding your business to mobile listings you grab customers who more then likely are out in your area or heading to your area allowing them to view your business, get directions, and many other possible features.
Most mobile devices come preinstalled or have the ability to easily load applications that are geared towards mobile local search such as Yelp, FourSquare and Facebook Places that make it easy to find nearby businesses and services along with ratings and summaries.
Your Business Needs Local Search Promotion
Local Search Benefits
- + Listings on Multiple Sites
- + Maximized Exposure
- + Improved Rankings
- + Easily Accessible
- + Increased Credibility
You’re Online Now What?
Once your business or service can be found online and is ranked properly through local search it is important to maintain and improve those search results on an ongoing basis. We use a variety of methods to continually improve a business or services ranking on an ongoing basis.
Through the use of QR codes and reviews/citations we can increase awareness of your local business or service. Even if your business does not typically get reviews we have methods of asking for and taking use of client or patron reviews and making them available online.
QR codes, online coupons and SMS campaigns will put your local business or service traffic into overdrive.
Not only are QR codes used, but new features like Facebook Places, or services like Foursquare are integrated in to local search allowing customers to check in and post pictures of your establishment. These are great new ways to allow customers to interact with your business as well as get your name out there to their friends.