Commerce, Mich. (PRWEB) December 3, 2007
With local search and online yellow page directories increasing in popularity over traditional telephone books, more companies are integrating local search in their marketing strategy. Smart Link Solutions is now offering a local submit SEO service to answer the growing need for local search options.
"We do a lot for SEO clients, and we've seen local search market growing significantly," said Jim Riggs, president of Smart Link Solutions (http://www.smartlinksolutions.com). "We were looking for a solution to help clients locally."
Instead of picking up a phone book when they need to find a local product or service, many people are turning to search engines for local services.
An online survey conducted by TMP Directional Media showed that in the first quarter of 2007 local search business grew 20 percent. Local search showed a 40 percent increase in growth over general searches on sites like Google, Yahoo and MSN.
According to Riggs, local searches generally involve the service name and the name of the city. Online searches are translating into offline profits for local businesses. The same study also showed that 82 percent of online searchers eventually contacted a business offline.
"This is something that businesses need to consider," Riggs said. "I think more and more searches are being done that way. Google is starting to recognize it more, and Yahoo has a local search engine specifically for local businesses and information."
Smart Link Solutions has a specialized profile that showcases company information in a search-engine friendly light, with keyword rich descriptions. The directory also gets indexed organically in major search engines like Google, Yahoo and AOL. It's also less expensive than comparable services, like Yellowpages.com.
"When you do a listing in Yellowpages.com, it only shows up on Yellowpages.com," said Riggs. "Plus, your competitors show up in the listing right underneath you.
"Our listings get a more organic placement in the search engines. One of our heating and cooling guys had been in the Smart Link directory for three weeks, and landed three jobs from it."
Riggs also said that Smart Link clients were getting between 50 and 1700 hits a month from their directory listings.
"Anyone with a local business or a local presence needs to be able to be found," Riggs said. "That's where we come in, to help people find the local businesses they need."
For more information about the local submit SEO service, visit Smart Link Solutions online at http://www.smartlinksolutions.com
Smart Link Solutions offers a variety of excellent, innovative marketing and communications services to businesses that are looking to grow. We are dedicated to helping our clients rise above their competition and increase their bottom line. Established for over ten years, we have continually added the most economical and up-to-date marketing techniques to help our clients keep up with the latest trends, all with proven results. Please visit http://www.smartlinksolutions.com for all of your marketing needs.
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