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Chad is our business development manager. He will help you survey your business needs, ensuring you are educated on your options before suggesting any solution. Chad also has several certifications through HubSpot to better assist you with your internet and inbound marketing.
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Chances are you have already searched for something on the internet today. Everyone uses Google or other major search engines to find solutions for their problems every single day and businesses cannot forget to optimize their online presence in this day and age. BrightLocal says 46% of searches have a ‘local intent.’ ‘Plumbers near me’ or ‘plumbers in [location]’ are examples of a search with local intent. Even if the user does not include a location, Google uses the location of the searcher to show the most relevant results.
Search engine optimization (SEO) can be intimidating to say the least, but it doesn’t need to be. Today, we will be unpacking what local SEO can do for your company.
Local SEO best serves businesses that have a brick and mortar establishment or serve a specific geographic location. Local SEO consists of customized strategies to best fit your company's needs and goals. With many different price ranges, anywhere from $450 to $3000 per month, there is a solution for every local company.
Local SEO, what exactly does that even mean? Think about this: four out of five consumers will use local searches to purchase goods, services, and products. If you are a local plumber, electrician, or service provider and your small business does not use local search optimization, you are in trouble. You will be losing out on 80% of potential business because you decided to ignore local search engine optimization (SEO).
Quite frankly, your small business existence depends on utilizing local SEO! By not utilizing local SEO tactics, you will become a statistic in the local small business graveyard. Local SEO provides essential tools to rank your small business website high in local search results. Remember, four out of five people conduct local searches to meet their needs and have their services provided for.
Imagine for a moment you just started your own party planning business, and you are trying to find customers who would potentially use your services. Still, you don't know anything about marketing, directories, flywheels, and/or funnels. You do a quick Google search and find a company that you can pay to find some leads for you (a lead generating company). They have a plethora of established leads or potential clients, so they say.
This company may have a website that offers free birthday cake recipes and craft wrapping bows ideas as a downloadable pdf. A prospect may enter their email address to access it and have it emailed to them. By entering their email, they agree (usually in the fine print) to have the email address shared with businesses in their area that offer these services. You are then handed (after paying a price) a lead for someone throwing a birthday party. The email and contact information may also be shared with other like-minded businesses who may be potential partners (craft businesses, entertainment, or bakeshops) or even your biggest competitors.