Are you being found locally in the search engines? Google, Bing, and Yahoo all list websites tailored to local audiences. Being found locally is essential to your online success.
Also includes other locally based listings that Google identifies as important including online yellow pages, business and merchant related sites, regional directories and more.
It’s not just about getting listed. In point of fact, it has become imperative to be listed correctly. You can out-distance your competition by optimizing your local listing. You need to be listed accurately and offer your potential customers specific and precise information. When searching locally, Google utilizes the 'Local Pack' feature at the top of its search results. The amount of hits to your website and telephone calls will improve mightily if your business is listed prominently in the Google local box at the top of search results.
This is especially important today with the popularity of smart phones.
If someone is searching Google for the type of services/products you offer in your town or locale, and you're not listed, or listed incorrectly, you are losing out on a valuable resource, and potential customers.
Don't be left in the dust!