Bobbie Grennier does Google Search Marketing, My Business/Places Optimization, Google+ Local SEO. Google Local Pro offers Advanced My Business Consulting and Santa Cruz Web Designer, Local SEO, Internet Marketing.
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Google Local Pro offers Advanced Places Consulting and Reputation Marketing. Bringing you better SEO Ranking and Placement for your local page and search engine listing.
The Yellow Pages still exist, that’s true, but it’s no longer the number one go to for people looking for local businesses to fulfill their needs. In today’s Market, that resource is Google Local Places and if you’re a small or big business owner, you need to not only be listed in the 7-10 Google Local listings for your keywords… you actually need to dominate the listing.
Getting listed in the Local results isn’t all that hard, getting into the top 7 is a little harder depending on the competition in your market, but getting to dominate Google’s listings is the real changer. Domination means your business will thrive, and that means Google Local optimization is a game changer for you.
60% of your consumers are spending a majority of their media time online. That means that not only do you need a website for your business, but must now engage in reaching your future clients in the same places that they frequent socially and through search (like Google, Bing, Yahoo). The Yellow Pages aren’t going to cut it anymore.
Even more pressing, by the end of 2013 70%+ of your consumers will be searching for your business using a handheld device, whether it be a smart phone or a tablet. No one is carrying around the Yellow Pages book, but a majority have a smart phone. Your website better be mobile-friendly.
The other way your business is seen, is through Google Maps. Google Map Search is also dominating the landscape and Google is taking every opportunity to promote Local businesses like yours along with their mapping results. That means your Google Plus account is vial to the success and exposure your business will receive on Google’s list of services.
When you’re ready to take the next step to getting highly targeted consumers for your business, contact me… your Google Local Pro.
97% of consumers search for local businesses online.