Local Search FAQs

My business already has a listing but I did not create it, who did?
-Google did, Google has robot programs called “spiders” that crawl the internet looking at millions of web-pages and directories. If the Google “spiders” see your businesses information on third party directories like Yellowpages.com and AngiesList.com, Google will automatically create a local listing for your business. Google automatically generated the listing because it is there goal to offer their users the most complete search experience.

I have a new business, when should I start a local search campaign?
-As soon as possible. New businesses have to play catch up with existing competitors in the market. New businesses need to get as much information indexed by search engines as possible. A businesses age plays a role in both local search rankings and your websites SEO rankings.

How many keywords are you attempting to rank my local business listings?
-We do not have a specific number of keyword phrases we focus on targeting. We are targeting search terms in your industry within your designated locations, and trying to rank for as many phrases as possible to increase your exposure in your target markets.

Is the Google listing the only location online potential clients can find me?
-Through our optimization process of submitting your business to other local directories such as yelp, insiderpages and many more potential client searching these directories can also find your service.

How long it will take to rank for a certain keyword phrase?
-We cannot give any guarantees due to the ranking time line is dependent on the search phrase itself, its current placement and the competitiveness of the industry. However, after monitoring a campaign for several weeks we will be able to give realistic estimations. Our local search account managers are dedicated to providing you with honest and realistic timelines.

More Local Search Resources:

Free Online Exposure Analysis
Google Places User Guide Google Places Boost Adds