If your business has a website and you serve a local market, and you are not in the Google Local listings — what are you doing? You are throwing away traffic.
Local search results are here (have been here for a while) and are only going to become a bigger piece of the pie. If you don’t believe me or are not sure what I am even talking about, let’s do a little experiment. Load up your web browser and do a search for dry cleaners on Google. Dry cleaners serve a very local market. Check out the results below. (note: my ISP actually flows through Atlanta so I have to add the Richmond keyword in to get the same type of results you will see if you are one of my fellow Richmond businesses). Continue reading Local SEO – Ranking in Your Hometown