Why Local SEO?
Over 80% of Americans today use the Internet to search for products and services from local businesses. Are your potential customers finding you when they search online?
Marketing Puget Sound (MPS) recognizes the earning potential that local search represents for our clients’ local businesses. Most people prefer to buy from local businesses. Buying local is the only practical way for some products and services: car repair, doctor visits, home services, restaurants and other entertainment – the list is nearly endless.
It’s estimated that every month people make over two billion Internet searches for local goods and services. Most people select what they are looking for not by online ads or newspaper ads but through these “organic” search engines. Google, Bing, and Yahoo are popular favorites, as are Yelp and other so-called Internet Yellow Pages. MPS can help you get the best results from each.
We provide effective long-lasting SEO services customized for your business, your market, and your geographical reach. Your company will successfully come up in local search results that match the customers you serve. This enables consumers to find overlooked products and services – to find YOU!
Google Places, Bing Local, and Yelp are some of the resources we use in local search engine optimization. Effective placement on these pages helps you show up in these companies’ “Places pages” and also raises your site in the main search engines’ results. Marketing Puget Soundwill work with you to improve your company’s position in local search engine results as well as your site’s rankings overall.
We start by optimizing your local online profile and keeping it up-to-date with accurate details and information. We’ll do this on Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yelp, Merchant Circle, DexKnows, Insider Pages, SuperPages, and directories specific to your business. We check for changes in how you rank for relevant search terms in your geographical area and we look at the type of reviews your customers are writing about you online. Your business will benefit when we apply geo-targeted criteria that include specific neighborhoods and zip codes.
Our Local SEO Services Include:
- Listing and verifying your business on Google Places, Bing Local, and Yahoo
- Listing your website on relevant local Internet directories & online yellow pages
- Geo-Targeting (Local, Regional, State)
- Targeted marketing via Google AdWords and Google Display Network
- Social media marketing
- Monthly performance reporting and adjustment
We’ll also help you with your website, making sure it is optimized for best results and help you place articles and use social networking to bring more people to your site.