No matter the size of your company, if you are a brick-and -mortar business you need to take advantage of local listing services so you can stay ahead of your competition.
With all the celebrated changes recently made by Google, the most exciting is their emphasis to help local businesses be found above those in other areas.By taking advantage of the local listings packages (can you say FREE) your relevant information can show up at the top of any searches made by people in your city or town providing information like business name, address, phone number, website URL, email address, and location/directions on the map.
So what do you need to do to take advantage of this opportunity?
1: Make sure you are listed on each search engine's business listing
2: Weekly, or no less than monthly, monitor your listing to make sure all the information is current and correct.
3: Treat it like a mini-site to more effectively connect with local searcherslisting.
4: Rinse and repeat for every search engine local business section (Google, Yahoo, Bing , etc.)
5: Don't forget to include graphics, logos, banners, etc., and take advantage of the listing to offer coupons or specials - you'll be surprised how many people you can bring in from local business listings
And if you are looking for someone to do the work and /or keep it up-to-date for you - that is what we are here for! Our trained SEO team will work with you to make sure your local listings are correct and monitored regularly, so your customers can find you
Remember, local listing is the first step, not the last, in an effective SEO strategy.