Local Business Listings

Each of the major search engines offers local business listings that appear next to maps at the top of the page on many locally targeted searches. Businesses may either submit new requests or claim existing local business listings if the search engines have already added the company to the results, and for service area-based businesses, this can be one of the most crucial pieces of the SEO strategy. Having a website is not required for having a local business listing, though it can increase the effectiveness of the listing.