Importance of Local Business Listing

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  1. biz-ingenious

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    Hi guys,

    This is Vilmos Bond from Charlotte, NC. I am the owner of connectcircle.co This site is all about promoting local business and events among the local community.

    Local Business Listings is a very popular talks among professional business promoter. I would like to discuss with you guys, what you think about getting listed in local search engines. Is it really helpful or not. Lets share your ideas and experience.

    I hope, I will have a good relationship with all of you.

    Look forward to talk with you.

    Cheers,
    Bond
     
  2. altcom

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    People relied Google map and GPS to find nearest business services, without listing in local search your business going to far away from user.
     
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    Basically the local listing strategy is very useful to cater the local business and clients. It provides the local audience intentions towards ones site and promote the visibility for your targeted audience. That is way experts usually say and prefer for go for local business submission because people usually eager to contact to the product or service providers near to them as it really gives them a good chance to communicate them physically or on phone.
     
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    The normal tendency of users are to find people in their own process. When the user searches with the city name, search engines list the local business profile in their area with a map, which helps the user to find the directions and distance of the service provider from their area.
     
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    Optimizing local business listings is a must when it comes to a complete SEO strategy. Google and other search engines have started to target a user’s search results with local listings. Business’s online local listing as part of determining relevance, then it is in your best interest to optimize your local business listing.
     
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    Local business listing helps you in your GEO-targeting campaign. It's some kind of a reminder for Google that you are actually targeting a specific place. In doing so, people who most rely on the internet in finding the nearest business on their community will find you easily.
     
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    Whether you have a website or not your business can still benefit by having a presence online via local listing. Once you have established your business, all you have to do is to ensure that your business is listed in Local directories, and local search results. Local web marketing gives you a resource that's far more reaching than the usual printed ads. Sure, some of your city's residents will still use the Yellow Pages to find a business or service.
     
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    As far as your website is concerned, since you are about the promotion of local businesses and events among local community, being locally targeted even in search engines is a big deal that you have to face.
    Let me explain it in a few words.

    The importance of local business listing on SE's is that, you are very specific to a certai audience and trafficfor your website. Competition rate is decreased while your chance of being found easily becomes higher + conversion can be higher as well.

    Unlike in a not-locally-targeted environment, you may have all the kind of traffic but that does not mean you may also have a high conversion rate. Once you have finally settled and be able to become a competitive business in local listings, then it may become a huge step for you to target larger markets for your business.


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    Mark T
     
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    It is useful only if your business is locally targeted
     
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    Local business listing helps you to get ranking improvement in search engine along with the business improvement in local areas!!!
     
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    Local business listing strategy is very useful in your Local-targeting campaign. Local listing is a way of promoting your business in specific locations. In doing so, people who most rely on the internet in finding the nearest business in their community will find you easily. Local listing play an important role in Local SEO.
     
  12. Chris Knight

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    the most important listing for a local business is Google Business LIsting, when someone types in your business name you want them to see you have a listing with Google, the photos in that listing also give a better feel to the business in question and the the links to your website and phone number are priceless... plus its free.

    There is no harm in getting listings on other local directories, especially if they have a good local folowing.....so check their twitter and facebook pages to how many followers....they are backlinks and can only help your SEO.

    Paid listings are not worth it though, if you do have to pay for a listing then check the Domain Authority (DA) and Page Authority (PA).

    Regards
    Chris
     
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    Yes! check the Domain Authority (DA) and Page Authority (PA).
     
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    Local business listing plays an important role in improving the online presence of your business and also reputation, rankings, and revenue.
     
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    I've had success with both Bing and Google local map listings.
     

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