Why Your Business Website Needs Localised Search Optimisation
Nearly All Consumers (97%) Now Use Online Media to Shop Locally, According to BIA/Kelsey and ConStat.
How about Microsoft telling us that 50% of Mobile searches are for a local company?
With web users becoming more sophisticated and the internet evolving, more and more people are using the internet to locate local businesses that offer products and services. This is true, not only for businesses that sell purely through the internet, but also for those brick and mortar businesses that also advertise online.
The massive size of the internet is probably one of the biggest problems facing local businesses. A local businesses website is often lost deep in the search engines, if it has been indexed at all! The best broad keywords are dominated by large national and international web sites. However, there is a very different approach needed for localised search marketing and this is where local businesses can beat those national and international companies.
Targeting Local Internet Users – Your Customers and Clients
Fact: People are looking for local businesses online. In order to find what they are looking for, people’s search is becoming more and more sophisticated. To get these local searchers, you need a strategy that is optimised for Local Search. Do this and you will get visitors who are seeking exactly what you provide.
To reach these potential customers, you need to first understand how they are trying to find what you offer. Once you know this, you website can be optimised for local search. They are looking for you, you just need to be found.
Common Mistakes For Local Websites
Like many local businesses, you may have got a local web design company to create a website for, or you may have even created a website yourself. Now, that you are on the web, you expect hundreds, if not thousands of people to visit your website. The pound signs start to light up! However, you will become very disappointed when they do not!
The main reason for this happening is that your website has been designed for its looks and not for the search engines and more importantly, the people the website is trying to reach. A poorly search optimised website will not be found, potentially never found by its customers!
We at Blue Square Management, find that most business owners are more concerned with running their business and not their website and its internet marketing strategy. Website promotion requires a very different skill set than many business owners understand or have. The search engines, such as Google, are an ever evolving eternity, and for this reason, many business owners do not know where or how to start getting people to find their website.
Local SEO Brings Local Visitors to Your Site
Using the correct Local SEO (Local SEO London) strategy to your website will put it on the first page of the search engines, and in front of your potential customers. Attracting the right search engine traffic to your website will benefit both you, your business and your customer.
To learn more on how Blue Square Management can help your local business, call us NOW on 01689 602 248 or click here to email us.