Why Is Local SEO Important?
Local search SEO can work wonders for your business if you show up in Google’s “local pack,” “map pack,” or 3-pack,” as the first 3 spots below the map are commonly called.
Google maps is one of the most effective ways of getting new traffic, phone calls, and people walking into your place. It is so effective that you might see a drastic increase in traffic in a matter of hours after being properly created. We can rank maps like no one can, we can make the impossible, POSSIBLE… Google maps marketing is one of the strongest most amazing ways to generate revenue almost instantly for your business.
According to Google, 4 out of 5 consumers use search engines to research local businesses, like yours.
What’s more, 82% of local searchers will call, visit a store, or make a purchase offline (TMP/comScore). And 61% of local searches result in a purchase (Search Engine Watch) — especially if they find you searching on their mobile phone.
So, you want to do everything you can to rank highly in Google local search. You want to be found right below that map, in the first 3 spots … and you want to outrank you competitors when local customers do a search for your type of business.