According to the ad network Chitika, 43% of overall local query came from Google mobile and PC searches. This is an enormous opportunity for small businesses to take advantage of. The study compared local search volumes on Google, Yahoo! and Bing. Millions of online ad impressions were studied by Chitika (between September 21st and 27th, 2012). 43% is a staggering number, compared to 25% of local searches performed on Yahoo! and Bing.
As a business owner, what does it mean for you? Well, think about this… It is in Google’s best interest to run their local search maps like a well oiled machine. Why? Because they want to remain as the global number 1 search engine! This means, that as a business owner you really need be concerned about how your business is ranking. Especially on Google! Two years ago, 20% of queries related to location, today, late 2012, local queries amount to 43%.
Let’s talk about Google mobile searches….. (Have a look at graph first, please):
50% of mobile searches carry a local intent. As a business owner this should be good news to you– unless, of course, your business does not rank well. Mobile local search volumes across search engines will continue to rise, and at rapid pace! Billions of mobile queries are indexed on a monthly basis.
Bottom line, as a business owner, consider this– local searchers are more likely to convert to clients, especially mobile users! So, unless your website is mobile friendly and your exposure is on the very first page of search engines such as Google, well, then, your business may become obsolete by the year 2014 (unless of course you are lucky enough to rely only on repeat clientele).
At Eco Press (based out of Miami, Fl), we strive to provide our clients with optimal caliber web design, seo and social media marketing services. Our clients’ websites are all mobile friendly, and all rank on the first page of search engines (sometimes multiple times on the same first page). Good seo work, and top ranking takes time.
If you’d like your business to rank high on Google and the like, please contact Eco Press.
Wishing you a great day,
Hi, my name is Anabelle Taub. I am the owner of Eco Press (based out of Aventura, FL), a digital social media marketing and web design boutique. Many of my Miami based clients enjoy top Google, Yahoo! and Bing ranking. Often, potential clients who search out their specific service will find them at least once (in some cases up to five times) on the first page of Google and the like.
If you’re looking for a search engine optimizer to market your business online, here are a couple of tips:
- Never, ever talk to an SEO professional (so to speak) who e-mails you out of the blue.
- No honest SEO professional can GUARANTEE you any type of ranking. If someone makes you a promise that seems too good to be true, run the other way!
- If the SEO professional (so to speak) tells you that they rely on linking your business on hundreds of other websites, this is a NO NO! The web crawlers will detect this and drop you off the face of the search engine world!
- If a search engine professional solicits your business, be sure to read their blog. If they don’t have one, they are not as professional as they claim to be! Read about their philosophy. Do they play it safe, or promise to push the search engines limits? If it’s the latter, run the other way.
If you’re considering several search engine optimizers, call their firms. Are they polite, friendly and professional? Or are they trying to sell you a whole lot of nothing? Ask for references. If they don’t provide references within 24 hours, you should think twice.
Please note: It is totally normal for search engine professionals not to mention the clients they optimize on their websites. After all, no business owner would want people to know that they pay for a service to appear on the first page of search engines.
At Eco Press, my philosophy is as follows: If you pay for my search engine marketing and search engine optimization services for your business (let’s suppose you own a nail salon), I won’t take on another client who owns the same business as yours if they’re located in the same county. If the search engine optimizer can’t guarantee you the same gesture of loyalty, you should reconsider hiring him/her.
If you’d like to speak with me personally about optimizing your business, please call me at: 305-924-7471.
Thanks for stopping by,
Thanks for stopping by. My name is Anabelle Taub. I own Eco Press, a Miami based (well, more specifically, Aventura) digital social media and web design marketing boutique, with an emphasis on green marketing. I specialize in SEO, also known as search engine optimization. If you’re a small business owner, it is imperative that you hire a professional search engine optimizer to ensure that your business is found on the first page of search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing. I happen to know a thing or two (well, maybe more than that), about SEO.
I’d like to explain to you what SEO is, and how important it is. First, I have to emphasize that search engine optimization is a long-term effort. It requires a tremendous amount of ability, work, patience and consistency. Search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing, drive the internet. As a small business owner , you’re probably going to depend largely on search engines to deliver your business’ message to your clients, both present and future. A high placement on search engines can mean a tremendous growth for your business.
SEO is a huge field, with literally thousands of little details that come together to make a successful campaign. If SEO campaigns are not handled in a professional and expert way, your business may be blacklisted for years to come from important search engines such as Google.
If you’re not a professional search engine optimizer, you will have a hard time separating tricks from solid strategies. Using tricks such as adding dozens and dozens of links on a multitude of pages, may get you initial success, but you will run the risk of getting penalized. Such penalties may result in your business being dropped to the fourth or fifth page of search engines. Search engines don’t like to be fooled. The bottom line, if you’re using trickery to gain a high-ranking for whatever it is that you’re trying to sell, the search engine’s programming team will remove you from the rankings.
Many of my clients sought my help after hiring unscrupulous so-called search engine optimizers, only to realize that they threw away hard-earned money, and have been dropped of the face of the search engine pages. I use only ethical, proven and consistent methods to make sure that my clients enjoy top-level ranking. Although I am based out of Miami, quite a few of my clients live in other states, as well as out of the country.
I don’t list these businesses on Eco Press, because most business owners really don’t want to be outed as having a marketing agency optimizing them. Although this is a completely legitimate method in today’s digital marketing world, it is completely understandable that as a business owner you would want your potential clients to be under the impression that your business stands out from the rest. In all honesty, as a search engine optimizer, I have to make this point, in order for your business to benefit from top ranking on the first page of search engines, it must mean that your website, content and marketing ads provide the most up-to-date information. In short, the more relevant your information is, the more it is geared to web surfers who are looking for what it is that you’re selling, the higher your ranking will be on search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing.
If you’re interested in having your business enjoy top search engine ranking, please feel free to call me at: 305.924.7471. During a discreet consultation, I will show you examples of businesses which I’ve optimized, and gotten consistent top ranking results for.
Wishing you a nice day,