One of the most powerful ways to get your business in front of those people who are searching might surprise you – because not only is it powerful and effective – but it’s also free.
Imagine – local business advertising that is effective AND free.
That’s right – one of the most powerful and effective local business advertising tools ever created is free of charge.
This powerful free form of local business advertising is known as local search – and if you’ve ever searched for a doctor, a lawyer or any other product or service that can be purchased locally – you have probably seen a local search box like the one below:
You might not be aware that your business even has an online local search listing – but if you’ve had a yellow page listing for your business then chances are your business has one of these local search listings as well.
While there are literally hundreds of web sites offering one version or another of these local search listings – there are only a handful which you need to invest your time an energy into claiming and managing.
That’s right – while this effective and powerful form of local business advertising is free – you must take action to put it to work for your business. You have to claim this free and powerful advertising so you can put it to work for your business.
These local search listings are often features front and center when a prospective client or customer does a search online for the products and services you offer. The map showing these providers often takes up nearly a third of the screen – meaning these search results DOMINATE the page and are featured in a prominent position.
What makes this an urgent task is because it’s something offered for free that is very valuable – and because claiming it is ridiculously easy to do – you need to claim your listing before someone else does.
Who else would want to jump your claim to your your local business listing? Well, spammers for one. These local search listings provide a link to a web site – and spammers would LOVE to own that link.
Another possibility is your competitors may want to claim your listing. After all, once you’ve claimed your listing you can change EVERYTHING including the link to the web site, the phone and even the physical address associated with that business name.
It’s essential that you claim your local search listings and we’ve created an easy to use guide to walk you through the process. It’s the Business Owner’s Guide to Local Search and in you’ll learn which listings you need to claim and most importantly – active links to take you DIRECTLY to where you need to go.