More customers are actively searching for small businesses online than ever before. Google processes over 3.5 billion search queries per day, over half of which take place on mobile devices. That’s a lot of on-the-go mobile shoppers looking for nearby stores. But that traffic is worthless to businesses that fail to optimize their local search.
Improving your business’ online visibility and placement in search results is one key to attracting more local shoppers to both your website and your small business location. That said, local competition can be fierce. Small businesses that want to connect with local consumers online can’t afford to make marketing mistakes that place them at a disadvantage.
Although there’s no perfect formula for dominating local search, there are certain mistakes that you must stop making to keep from sabotaging your own visibility. Today, we’ll examine the most common mistakes and what can be done to remedy them.
Writing Content For Search Engines, Not Local Customers
Done right, content marketing can be a powerful tool for local businesses. Publishing consistent content allows you to tell your brand story and educate consumers about products, news, and trends, all while establishing your small business as an industry leader. Read more
If you are like most small business owners, undoubtedly, you have a busy schedule. There always seems to be a never-ending list of things to do that will help your company succeed. One of the many items on the list is probably to spend time and attention on your small business’s social media presence. In today’s fast-paced world, social media is of utmost importance to the success of small businesses. Today’s Social Channels are Sales Channels. Read more