Bridgend SEO: When someone search’s locally, for a search term related to your business or industry, does your business show up on page 1 of a Google search? Or even better, does it show up in the all important ‘maps’ box at the top of page 1?
According to Google, by 2021 mobile search will account for over $1.4 Trillion dollars of new sales around the world. The sad fact is if you are not working on your local search engine positioning now, you will miss out on that wind fall whilst others working in the same industry as you, clean up.
- 86% of people look up the location of a business on Google Maps
- 72% of consumers, who search for local businesses, end up visiting a store within 5 miles
- Among consumers, 12% search for a local business on a daily basis. This is a slight increase from 2016, where 11% searched for local businesses daily.
So all the signs are pointing towards the importance of local search and a website that is fully responsive, for use by a mobile or tablet. And regardless of whether you sell online, on the high street, or both.
Appearing on page 1 of a google search has never been more important. Its the difference (as the graphic above pays witness), between succeeding spectacularly or failing dismally.
Don’t leave it to chance. Make sure you’re INDEXD.