Why Local SEO


Why Local SEO

Search engines (such as Google, Yahoo and bing) and the ever-increasing use of smart phones and in-car navigation units have forever transformed the way we shop and look for local businesses.

 

Is your local business easily found when customers are trying to find you online?

Posted on 5/20/2012 by Troy Peterson

With search engines such as Google, Yahoo and bing, and the ever-increasing use of smart phones and in-car navigation units, we have forever transformed the way we shop and look for local businesses.

According to the latest comScore search report, there were more than searches 18.3 billion search queries in the US in March 2012.  Based on various ‘local intent’ estimates, this means there were over 4.5 billion local search queries in the U.S. in March!

Here’s another impressive number: Local search engines have replaced phone books for at least 54% of Americans searching for local business.

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