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Birmingham, MI 48009

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SmartFinds is a web-marketing agency with over 20+ years experience in the Internet industry. As a full service, broad competency and experience agency we are able to become our client’s strategic partner managing all aspects of the digital presence, technologies and vendors.

Geographic Marketing Local Business Listings Previewed In Google Search Results

Google Places results which provide local business listing results before national results now received the instant preview feature too and are displayed on the first page of the search results. This is a new functionality that will further encourage and require businesses to take control of their Local Business Listings to insure local customers get the geographic marketing information the business wishes to provide.

By | 2017-01-01T11:35:16+00:00 November 23rd, 2011|Geographic Marketing, Google Places for Business, Internet Marketing, Local Business Marketing, Search Engines|Comments Off on Geographic Marketing Local Business Listings Previewed In Google Search Results

Local Business Listing for Small Business Marketing

You really do not need to keep wondering what local business listings are about. Simply put they are the yellow page alternative. A free service by search engine and local listing website directories that allow you to add your business information, products, services, photos, videos, coupons, offers, discounts and promotions. Not only can you update the multiple websites with this information, you can do so 24x7x364 anytime you desire. Certainly not something you will get from the once a year yellow page update. The good news about local business listings is that they show up on the first page of a search engine result based on the search term and the locality. For this reason, optimization a website is not as necessary as having your local listing claimed (required to use the local listing as a local marketing tool) and up-to-date. Local businesses no longer need to wait months to get on the first page of a search engine or understand the intricacies of search engine optimization (seo) of their business website. Research by Kelsey Group shows 70 percent of online searchers will use local search to find offline businesses. The TMPDM study shows 86 percent of online users will [...]

Local Business Listings Are Not About Getting Listed

The local business is already listed with most of the major search engines and local listing websites. If you have a phone number for your business you are already listed with the major websites that focus their attention on the local market. Any one of these websites receives their original data from the phone companies and other public sources. After all, local listings have been on the web for a number of years. There really isn't anything new about this.

Local Business Listing Frustrations Cannot Update Listing

Local Business Listing update frustrations are mounting by many local business owners as they have trouble with all search engines. Business owners are having difficulty updating their local business listings on their own. Here are only a few examples of the problems business owners run into. Reviewing the forums of the major search engines, Google, Yahoo and Bing, you will find many more questions and frustrations.