Local Search Solutions
Local Search Solutions
Show Up for Local Searches
Be Found by Local Customers
Drive Local Traffic to Your Store
Local search engine strategies are one of the most important and effective ways for your business to FIND people looking for your product or services.
Focusing on local searches related to your business will help your business profile and/or website to show up when someone types in a related search term into Google (or any other search engine).
Fast Facts about Local Search:
- 93% of all web traffic comes from a search engine, mostly from Google.
- Google handles over 7 billion searches per day
- The average person conducts 3 to 4 searches per day.
- 97% of people learn more about a local company via the internet.
- 46% of the searches on Google have local intent. (Local SEO Stats)
Get started with Local Search Solutions from Smart Girl Digital
If you want to dominate your local market and outpace your competition, you’ll need to have a strong presence in Google.
Implementing a successful SEO strategy or creating effective PPC advertising…or a combination of both will help you show up for those local searches.
Optimizing for Maps & Local Search
Google Maps is one of the best ways for your customers to find you when they are searching for your product or services.
For local businesses wanting to find and attract local clients, having a strong Google My Business profile along with timely and relevant reviews is critical to showing up in the Google 3-Pack.
With local search solutions from the Smart Girl Digital team, we can help you get a jump start on Google.
While ranking organically can take some time, we can help you and your team optimize for local traffic and show up for relevant searches by using our Google Jump Start Program
Google Jump Start Program
✔ On-site SEO Content Strategy
✔ Local Search Optimization
✔ Monthly Google Ads PPC Management
✔ Call Tracking & Google Analytics
✔ Review & Reputation Management
We offer these types of digital marketing services a la carte for businesses not wanting a full service solution. But…before you make a decision, let’s connect on a quick digital discovery session.
Frequently Asked Questions…
SEO is search engine optimization. SEO strategies focus on helping your website rank higher in the organic listings. Organic listings are the “free” results that Google returns when you search something. Google bases the search results on hundreds of factors to determine what is the most relevant to a searcher’s inquiry.
PPC stands for “pay per click” otherwise known as paid ads. Paid ads are the campaigns you set up in Google Ads (formerly known as Google AdWords). Paid ads allow you to tell Google specifically what types of searches you want your ads to show for. Google charges you when someone clicks your ad. Paid ads have a lot of benefits for businesses wanting to be found quickly. However, you can waste a lot of money if you don’t know what you are doing. Smart Girl Digital is Google Ads certified and have been running ads since 2011.
It is really difficult to know how quickly you will start to rank organically in Google. Google uses an algorithm of over 200 data points to quickly determine which sites are the most relevant to a searcher’s inquiry. On average, a smart Google SEO plan is no less than a 12 month investment. However, it does require ongoing maintenance and fresh content.
We do not require you to use Google Ads as part of our Google Jumpstart program.
However, it is highly recommended to help you show up quickly for local searches related to your business. Google Ads gives you many controls over what searches you show and how much you spend. You can always set a monthly budget and the Smart Girl team will manage the ad spend to keep you on budget.
Yes! Creating raving fan reviews for your business is wildly effective at providing social proof about your business. Plus, Google loves fresh user content. So, every time someone leaves you a review on Google, that fresh content helps you show up for future searches related to your business.
Our Raving Fans Review program willhelp you automate asking for and following up with your raving fans so it is easy for them to leave you a review.
Google’s local 3-pack is the top three listings that can show up on Google Maps in a Google search. Being listed in the 3-pack is based on Google’s algorithm. Check out our blog post on this topic for a more in depth explanation.
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