Local Internet Marketing

Local internet marketing has become extremely critical for local business success.

As customers become more and more locally-focused with searches on their smartphones, getting information to them quickly and accurately means making more sales.

What Does Google Think?

According to Google, nearly 33% of mobile searches are related to location.

Additionally, as local internet marketing changes, searches for local places WITHOUT the qualifier “near me” have grown 150%, much faster than searches that include the “near me “ qualifier.

Customers expect immediate, accurate answers from their smartphones. When they ask a question, they want it answered now. 75% of smartphone owners use “search” first to answer their IMMEDIATE needs.

And Guess What?

They act on that information.

Nearly 66% of mobile phone users are more likely to purchase from companies whose mobile sites CUSTOMIZE their information based on the customer’s LOCATION.

Open Now

Search interest in businesses that are “open now” is up over 400% in the past 2 years.

Think about it.

When you're in a strange place and are hungry, you might search for ‘Italian restaurants open now”. Either you dictate the question into the phone and have SIRI (or similar AI) point you in the right direction, or you type it in the search bar. You assume that Google knows which Italian restaurants are closest to your location and are open.

How does Google know this?

You as the business owner have to tell them.

Local Internet Marketing for Small Business

What does this mean for small business?

When marketing their small business on the internet locally, businesses owners need to create and manage online properties that accurately reflect their company.

Website

Your business needs a website that:

• is SEO-optimized, mobile-friendly, load quickly and is locally-focused.

• contains menus, opening hours, contact information, specials, event calendars and directions.

• has personality and shows that business’ connection with the local community.

• is constantly creating new content for their customers to enjoy, whether it be a new recipe book for restaurant customers or local real estate sales statistics for a real estate agent’s customers.

Social Media

Your business social media strategy needs social media profiles that mirror company information and locally promote the business using images, videos and other custom content to improve visibility and brand image.

Some examples are:

• images of houses sold, or staging tips that keep potential real estate clients engaged (if you are a real estate agent).

• cooking videos about how your restaurant prepares its meals and sources local produce, to keep “foodies” engaged (if you are a restaurant).

LOCALSYNC and Local Internet Marketing

At LOCALSYNC, we are focused on getting local customers through your door. Every business is unique and has different needs, so we don’t have specific “plans” for local marketing.

LOCALSYNC Digital Information Management and WordPress Website Development services are a great way to get started with connecting your “brick and mortar” business with your digital business. These two marketing “blocks” form the foundation of your local internet marketing efforts and should be in place before implementing a comprehensive local internet marketing program.

Free Online Tools for Local Businesses.

 

We have developed a suite of free tools to help local businesses market themselves online.

The toolkit includes Website Express, Advertising Intelligence, Social Marketing Express, Listing Builder, Customer Voice, and Reputation Management, all in an easy to use dashboard to manage your digital marketing efforts.

No catch – just a free suite of tools to get you online and to help market your business.

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