Local SEO is a perfect strategy for small companies for selling their products or services in specific geographical area.
With changing media usage habits, people are spending less time with print publications or in front of the television, instead they are spending more time on Internet. So it is natural that local business should be visible in this medium too. Nearly all consumers now use online media when researching products or services in their local area. According to a consumers survey, 90 percent use search engines, 48 percent use Internet Yellow Pages, 24 percent use vertical sites, and 42 percent use comparison shopping sites.
Also, today’s user friendly local search engines give business listings including company details, addresses, phone number, e-mails, URL, maps, directions and also customers reviews. So drive your sales and Internet traffic through advertising your business in local search engines. The three major search engine players, Google, Yahoo! and Bing also have a significant presence and focus on local search.
Marvist will help you in getting listed in all the major local search sites available on the web. This will help drive relevant traffic to your web site from your neighborhood.
The local sites where we will be doing submissions are
- Google Maps/places
- Yahoo local
- Bing local
- And more.
Advantages of Local Search Submissions:
- Generates more leads from local customers that are more likely to lead to fulfilled sales.
- Local listings give a detailed information to a prospective customer including business description, phone number, email address, maps and business location directions etc.
- The main search engines like Google and Yahoo index the results from these local engines alongside their organic listings.
- Studies found that 83 percent of local search users contacted businesses offline (a six point increase over 2008 results), with 46 percent of consumers making contacts over the phone and 37 percent visiting the businesses in person.
In addition, local search engines have enormous number of visitors per month. So there is a great opportunity to promote your business. Here are some numbers for you to ponder about local search engines:
Insider Pages – receives almost 2.5 million visitors a month.
Judys Book – receives almost 200,000 visitors a month.
Merchant Circle – receives almost 4 million visitors a month.
Yelp.com – receives almost 18 million visitors a month.
If you are keen to expand your local consumer base, our local search submissions service is an ideal solution for you.