Now if you read any article we have posted here at Rosel Website Sales and Marketing make sure you read this article.
First if you own any type of local business and you want customer's to find you online then you need to know "How Customer's Search For A Local Business".
1. Most customer's looking for a Local Business will use the Internet. In fact a recent survey found that 85% of Consumers Use the Internet to Find Local Businesses. This means the Phone Book is longer the number #1 way a potential customer looks for your business.
2. Then is Google the #1 search engine in the world is where the latest report is that Google online searches are estimated at 900,000,000 per month. This means if your business is not found on Google it needs to be! Now Google is not the only place to list your local business online but it is the #1 place to be listed and the #1 place to be found.
3. So if you own any type of local business that offers any type of service or sales then you need to read the rest so you can find out if and where your business is found online. Now we will take you through the steps as to how someone is most likely going to be looking for your type of business. Keep in mind we are only using Google because once your business is listed with Google many of the other listing area's and search engines online will pickup your information. Read through the example and view our screen shots provided below.
Local Business Search Example:
Let us say that a potential customer is looking for a local auto repair business. that potential customer will type into the Google search box "Auto Repair My City, My State". Then after hitting the search button they will see a list of those "Auto Repair Businesses" located in their city and state. Now some customers will know more about doing a local business search than others. Those potential customer's may not even put the city because Google will know their general location by the IP address their device is connected to. We won't get into that but the bottom line is you can use the same method to see if your business is being found online. If your local business is not being found then you are losing customer's to those businesses that are.
Using the example search below we will now show you a screen shot of a similar search with the results.
AFTER YOU VIEW THE ENLARGED SCREEN SHOTS BELOW USE YOUR BACK BUTTON TO RETURN TO THIS PAGE
CLICK ON THE SCREEN SHOT BELOW TO ENLARGE
SAME SEARCH RESULTS BELOW WE JUST USED THE GOOGLE MAPS RESULTS
CLICK ON THE SCREEN SHOT BELOW TO ENLARGE
The next example below is one of our client's and dear friends located in Florida the "Freedom Auction Company" located in Bradenton, FL. This is a very good example because before we set up their local business with Google Places they were not showing up at all for their business keywords. Freedom Auction Company owns their own website and they already had a few links to it through AuctionZip. The fact that they were not showing up in the Google search results demonstrates that you need more than just a business website. Less than a month ago we began to set up their local business Google Place and as you can see below viewing the current screen shots they are now showing up NUMBER ONE!
Listen by the way if you are ever down in the Bradenton, Sarasota area in Florida check out the Freedom Auction Company. They are good people and it is always fun going to any of their auction events.
The examples shown below show three business keyword searches directly related to their business and in their local area.
SEE THE RESULTS SEARCHING GOOGLE
SEARCHING FOR THE BEST KEYWORDS RELATED TO THEIR BUSINESS TYPE
THIS POTENTIAL CUSTOMER IS SEARCHING FOR LOCAL "AUCTIONS IN BRADENTON, FL
NOW OUR CLIENT IS LISTED IN THE NUMBER ONE POSITION
HERE IS ANOTHER SEARCH RESULT
THIS POTENTIAL CUSTOMER IS SEARCHING FOR LOCAL "AUCTIONEERS IN BRADENTON, FL"
AGAIN OUR CLIENT IS LISTED THE VERY TOP SEARCH RESULT!
OUR LAST SEARCH RESULT FOR THIS CLIENT
THIS POTENTIAL CUSTOMER IS SEARCHING FOR LOCAL "AUCTION HOUSES IN BRADENTON, FL"
AGAIN THEY ARE EVEN THE TOP SEARCH RESULT WITH THIS KEYWORD
Now not every local business we set up will start out in the number one position. However with our knowledge of working with Google all most all of the local businesses we set up get in the top listings. Our client is listed number one for now and we hope to keep them there. Maintaining these top Google result spots requires regular updates and it's worth it! Many local businesses pay to be found at the top in fact we know some that are paying hundreds of dollars per month. Getting those top results means you are going to get more customers! All business owner's know more customers equals more income!
We offer low cost plans starting at only $20 per month for local businesses. if you sign up for our monthly service we set up your Google Place, Bing Portal and Yahoo listings. in addition to that we submit your local business to all the other large "Local Business Directories".
If you mention this article we will do your Google Place Business set up for only $125 and that is way below most other real marketing companies. Please beware of those offers under $100 most of those offers are like everything else "You Get What You Pay For".
Click on our "Contact Us" page today and lets us help grow your Local Business on what your budget can afford.
We will send you a FREE Local Business Report showing you how your business is listed and we will show you what we can do to improve your online presence. Let us help your local business get found online today and quit giving those online customers to your competitors.