Where’s Your Map Listing? Are the customers closest to you able to find your business online? Does your business show up in the mobile maps? The Yellow Pages are dead. conservative estimates figure over 70% of all internet searches begin with local intent. Meaning if your online local business listing is not showing up in the search engine results of the major search engines then you are missing valuable business.
Now is the time to claim and own your business online. You don’t need a website, although it does help, but you need to validate and take ownership of your online listings. Almost every business in the United States has their business name listed online and your address and phone number may be listed as well.
If your searched for your business in Google will your business be one of these 7 listings?
Ask yourself these Questions:
Is the business information right?
Is your business listing in not only Google but Yahoo and Bing too?
Do they match and say the same thing about your business?
Is your business in Yelp, kudzu or other local directories?
Do all your online Yellow page directories match?
Do you have reviews?
Is your business listed in the Mobile Maps?
Has your site been Geo Targeted & Tagged?
If your business does not satisfy these basic questions your are losing valuable customers who are searching for your products or services.
There are over 46 million iPhones worldwide and the millions more of other mobile web devices where users use the mobile web to search for business close to where they are working, shopping or playing.