Local SEO – Google My Business Optimistation
Ranking your local business on google is a must!
This form of local SEO enables your website to jump to the top of Google’s organic search results.
This can be achieved without long term SEO, this is depending on how competitive your market it though.
See the image below – there is NO better way to stand out in the crowded organic search results on google.
Fact of the matter is you NEED to be on the first page of google for your particular type of service of product – 75% of searchers never go past the page of the search results!
Now its never been more important to be in the top three listings with the increase in mobile usage.
What exactly is Local SEO?
Google Local Listings show up in the google search results when you search for something in that town or city. Google will show local listings business that are suitable for that search term.
- Local results appear in more than 90% of search queries
- According to Google, more than 50% of local search clicks result in a sop visit
- More than 90% of your customers search for local services and products online
- More than 80% of consumers trust online reviews
So if you are a local business located and serving a village, town or city , it is ESSENTIAL you are listed in google when someone local searches for your service.
Google now only list three local companies in the box , you need to make sure you are one of the three!
The listing is made up of your business address, telephone number , opening time, a map listing , directions to your business and also star reviews and now more recently any reviews you have on your facebook business page and their star rating!
Google My Business
Your Google business listing is the starting point for any local SEO. Being listed with Google is necessity.
In a lot of cases you business may already be listed on google but you need to claim it in order to optimise the listing.
If your unsure of how to optimise your google business listing we can help. Call us on 01-8256057 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help.