What you need to know about local listings

How are potential customers finding you these days? Are they using telephone books and newspapers? Are they searching the streets, hunting for your particular business or service?

Today’s potential customers and clients are going to the major search engines, like Google, and typing in “exactly” what they are looking for.

Try it for yourself! Type “mexican restaurant huntsville” in Google and check out what appears first. As an example, let’s pretend you own a Mexican restaurant in Huntsville, Alabama. There are about 108,000 results for this particular search. So now your thinking…”Wow, if my business type has that many results, what are the chances of actually getting my business listed and seen?

Yet where do people actually look? They see all the regular search listings, then they see this pretty map that makes it so much easier to find where they want to actually go.

Well, you can easily look up your own business by using Google maps and zooming in on your business. That’s easy enough, but wait…how are potential customers going to find you?

Why does Google maps exist? Because people are lazy, they don’t really want to go through a ton of search results to find what they want. And Google wants to help them find what they want right in the search results.

So with Google maps you are actually getting more competition since Google is now listing EVERY single one of those other businesses. Your competition is so much broader than you’d actually want to think. You are now competing against the entire city and surrounding areas to get in the “top 7 ” of your local Google Places listing.

We work with local businesses, like yours, and get them on the first page of Google and other major search engines. People are searching on the web for certain services or looking for people to do work for them. We can optimize your website to be listed on the first page for certain keywords that people search for everyday. If you don’t have a website, we can build a search engine optimized website for you.

This is what we do…getting you, one of those little red dots on the map, on the first page of those listings.

Want to Learn More About How We Can Help You Get Customers? Call us at 256-513-9736 or Contact Us for a FREE Consultation.

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