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Why is Local SEO Important?

If you are a local business looking for more phone calls, more emails, more feet in your store, SEO is the answer!

Local SEO Services over the last few years has seen considerable growth, especially with smartphones becoming more and more popular! Local SEO has some similarities with organic SEO, but really is very different, because of that is is very important to choose the right Local SEO Agency in Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa, like LSA

Local SEO are the focus point of Google when a customer searches for a product or service based on their current location. If I were to search for “best restaurant” on my phone now, I would get local relevant results that are the nearest to me.

Research shows in 2018 that around 60% of mobile queries had “local intent” and according to Fresh Egg in 2017 four out of 5 people uses smartphones to look up local information. Two in three people would then visit a store or business which of course results in a sale.

Recently Google has made public that in the US around 95% of cellphone users look up local information before visiting a business (that is also why good reviews are extremely important)

For Google to make this work, you as a business owner need to know what is expected of you from your website and Google My Business Listing as more and more searches become local!

When working with LSa as your SEO Agency you know you are in good hands

Google My Business

Your first option when starting Local SEO is to claim your GMB Listing!

Read more to learn how to claim your GMB. Go ahead an claim your GMB page or create a new one, but make sure you contact information like name, address, phone number are completed, as well as your business hours, services, images and description (there are also of course allot more to GMB to help you get ranked)

By giving Google Category information it provides Google with more info needed, so please make sure your listing are completely filled out as this creates a better local signal when doing SEO Marketing

GMB are probably the easiest way to quickly show up in local search results and the Map pack. Most SEO Companies (not specializing in Local SEO) tend to skip this important step, especially when doing SEO Marketing for your business. I have been an SEO Consultant for years now and get really good SEO Marketing Results. SEO should be seen as an investment in your business, hence you should make sure to choose the correct SEO Packages when first starting off to help you with your SEO Rankings.

SEO Marketing through LSA a Local SEO Agency is a great investment in your Local Business

Go ahead, send me an email or give me a call to see how I can help you get ranked in Google!

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