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On our Radar this Week: Handy Resources for Local Businesses

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:

Local Insights Digital Report

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:

Top seven categories - Local insights digital report

The report also compares the top mobile and online search cities:

Top Search Cities - Local Insights Report

Top Search Cities - Online - Local Insights Report

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

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July 13, 2012 at 1:17 pm, Local Business Search Listings said:

Well that’s really great and I appreciate it. Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic.

July 17, 2012 at 10:10 am, Victor said:

Keep following this blog and you will learn more about Local Search

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