- By Mohannad B.
This week we want to highlight three great finds in the Local Search biosphere.
The Local Business Reviews Ecosystem
There is a sort of brotherhood in local search. So many Internet Yellow Pages share reviews with other sites. The ecosystem that Phil from Local Visibility System mapped out for major US sites is a handy resource to see what sites you should focus on for getting reviews.
Check it out:
The Local Insights Digital Report report made by YP answers some questions that local businesses have, like “What are searchers searching for?” and “Where are these searches happening?”
There is a table on the report that is very relevant for local businesses: Top Search Categories.
Here we are presenting the Top 7:
The report also compares the top mobile and online search cities:
If you or your clients fits in one of these categories or have locations in these cities, having a local presence is a MUST and you should spend time optimizing your local listings.
The Essential Local Search Resources
Whitespark published a list of local essential resources that will make your work easier since you now know that local search is becoming very important for most businesses.
You will notice that Sweet IQ is listed as an all-in-one platform. Wouldn’t it be Smart & Simple to manage all of your reviews and local listings in one spot? Take a look at the Sweet IQ Platform