Fact: 92% of all local searches online will eventually convert into a sale offline. Source: Comscore
What are local listings?They’re highlighted in red squares.
You’re likely familiar with Google, but probably not Google Places. Google maps populates business data onto the map from their massive Google places directory.
And the fastest way to get on the top of Google is by using Local Listings. Plain and simple, they look like simple directory looking listings with business name, email, phone, website and location placed on a map. These listings will place you on the top of Google, but you’ll be alongside your competition.
- Fast rankings, sometimes within 2 weeks
- Usually free to post your business to local directories
- Gives your potential customers a chance to read reviews on your business (reviews are more powerful than testimonials)
The 2 most important things with local listings like Google Places is citations and customer reviews. Your ranking within the maps system increases as the same business information is spread across the internet – and that’s what we do.
However, with lots of competition vying for these top spots, it is increasing difficult to compete with other businesses who do local listings. For this reason, it makes sense to hire a company that knows the in’s and out’s of local listings to help you dominate them.