Search engine optimization done right.
For a small business, making an impact on the digital market space can be a daunting task. This is not only because of financial implications but is also due to other factors such as more powerful or financially stable competitors out there in the market. Even though it is true that the initial instinct is more often than not to try and appeal to the largest online audience ; the truth though is that a small business is bound to benefit more from local SEO at the onset before gradually moving to an all encompassing search strategy. Optimizing local search listing is bound to help small businesses significantly increase and improve their online presence with a limited budget.
First it is important to fully appreciate what Local Search Engine Optimization does mean. This is a well thought out and properly executed process of increasing the search ranking of your website by focusing on the location of your business with the main intention of attracting the local clientele. This is can be done in several ways, but it does broadly involve the use of keywords which are geographically related to the location of the business. With some studies showing that at least 43% of clients do search for local, brick and mortar shops online, it does not come as a surprise then to see how important Local SEO has become over the years. There are several benefits of this type of SEO, these include but are not limited to the following;
For any SEO campaign to succeed, whether local or not, it is important to have a website that’s not only user friendly but also appropriately designed. With many business owners opting for responsive design sites, many companies are now trying to ensure that both their site as well as content is not only relevant and current but are also accurate. This does greatly improved the user experience. It thus follows that many users who visit such sites will be happy with the whole experience and would most likely recommend the service or product to other users. For a business, this is very important because it helps build the reputation of the organization.
As marketing too, this type of SEO does ensure that your services and products are availed to the client at the exact moment when he or she is searching for the product or service; this has the advantage of not imposing a message to potential clients. Research has also shown that when information is provided to those who need it when they search for it; the chances of selling the product or service is much higher. This SEO is thus more powerful than many other marketing techniques in this regard.
Because most SEO campaigns are geared towards attaining high search rankings, these campaigns do to a very large extent provide the site with some level of legitimacy. If the leading search engines recognize your site, the client subconsciously attaches this search engine ranking to legitimacy. By buying public approval in this manner, many clients will then go ahead and invest in what they trust; turning into potential or even immediate clients at that moment.
It is also worth mentioning that with responsive design which is quite popular in this type of SEO, the site is readily accessible on both mobile devices such as Smartphones and tablets as well as a PC. This does mean that many more clients will be able to access the site and therefore improve its conversion rates, turning visitors to subscribers, clients and regulars.
Local SEO is a very fertile learning ground for any business which intends to maybe go national if not even global by targeting a much wider online market. Traffic generated by such SEO campaigns are used by tools such as Google Analytics to provide important statistics and data regarding customers, their buying habits, how they search for information , the keywords they use etc. This type of information is a treasure trove for any business that’s keen on growing its footprint. It allows the business to tailor its website content accordingly and also informs the business owners on how and where to advertise products and services. Local SEO is therefore a key stepping stone for any business to extrapolate what has already succeeded for them in a small scale to a much wider market without re-inventing the wheel.
Finally, it is worth noting that contrary to popular belief, it is not expensive to run a local search engine optimization campaign. We offer very affordable and realistic prices without compromising on quality.