Local SEO for Local Businesses
One of the more attractive aspects of building a website for your business and getting online is an immediate global reach. Suddenly, people all over the global, from Poughkeepsie to the Punjab, can see what you’re offering. However, this may not be the best Internet marketing focus if you’re a local business targeting custom in a close geographical area.
If you’re a brick and mortar business with a physical address you need to make sure you’re appearing in searches relating to what your business does and the geographical areas it operates in. It’s imperative that businesses optimize and verify their listings across the web to see the awesome ranking returns offered with integrated local search results. As mobile platforms such as Google’s Android or Microsoft’s WP7 mature, with free GPS navigation apps and map integration, local businesses are being found on the fly like never before.
Mapping Your SEO Success with Local Business Listings
Type in a search that contains [keyword] + location and / or zip code in one of the major search engines such as Google, Yahoo! or Bing and you’ll often a see a map of that location with business listings related to the keyword at the very top of the organic or natural listings.
All three search engines offer these local business listings so potential customers searching for you locally can find your business information quickly and act upon that information easily.
Optimized Local SEO Means Better Organic SEO, Period
Being found for niche local searches is one thing, but what if you’re in a slightly more competitive market in a larger city or located near a large city? That’s why we offer you fully tailored local SEO services that include much, much more than just an optimized Google Places listing.
Our local SEO services include:
Local Keyword Focus
Local Keyword Research
Local Business Listings (Maps)
Local Directory Submissions
Social Media Optimization
Google Analytics Installation
These Local SEO services will ensure you keep ahead of the local competition as well as develop new markets in areas you might want to but aren’t currently targeting. You’ll soon targeting more keywords and establishing your business locally online gathering valuable leads and even more valued customers.
So, if you want to rank well locally, you need to turn to a firm that specializes in local search. Huge plus if it’s an SEO firm that knows what gum bands are and redds up their office ahead of your meeting with them. Hey – we know one of those and highly recommend them! Give them a call at 800.979.3177.