Ever hear of small business Saturday? A day in which local customers specifically support local businesses. Like many people, I feel good supporting a local business and participating in my community. It’s a great way to reach your community, but it’s not the only way. In fact, there’s a great way for a local business to increase their online connection to local customers. Local SEO can be an absolute game changer when it comes to running a successful business.
BrightLocal reports that “Local SEO is an effective way to market your business online. It helps businesses promote their products and services to local customers at the exact time they’re looking for them.” And when local customers are looking for you online, you want your products and services coming up, front and center.
The statistics on local SEO shows that traffic increases, both online and in physical stores!
- Displaying reviews on your website can increase the conversion rate by 270%
- 72% of people who conduct a local search will visit a store within 5 miles.
- 88% of people who search for a local business on their mobile phone either call or visit within a day.
BCC Interactive has put together an engaging infographic, showing you many more reasons why local SEO is more important than ever.
15 Reasons Local SEO is More Important