Big News for Mom & Pops: Local Bend Launches Service to Improve Search Rankings for Northwest Small Businesses

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Local Bend launches new service to help local small businesses in the northwest improve their search engine rankings.

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The #1 search result in Google receives well over 50% of clicks by users that have searched for that term.

Local Bend, a local search engine marketing company based in Bend, OR, understands the growing trend of users turning to the likes of Google, Yahoo, and Bing before they make purchases out in the real world. Studies vary, but numbers indicate that 40% of all internet users, with some estimates rising as high as 50-60%, will conduct an online search for items with a local qualifier.

“People want to kick the tires a little before they put their money into a product or service,” says Ernie Lindsey, founder of Local Bend. “They’re looking for information and reviews they can trust, from local peers that have had positive or negative experiences. Plus, having a website that ranks high in search engine results provides an added sense of authority to most users.”

Test cases indicate that the #1 search result in Google receives well over 50% of clicks by users that have searched for that term.

Local Bend aims to help small business in the northwest grab a good portion of that traffic.

Lindsey says, “Corporate giants have tens of millions of dollars to spend on their advertising budgets, which creates an unfair advantage for your local carpet cleaner that’s just trying to make a living. The good news is, local keywords are a lot easier to rank for in organic search results, which helps small businesses attract customers, increase their leads, and reduce their advertising budget.”

Local Bend has identified a need for an affordable search engine optimization service for small businesses in the northwest. Top search engine optimization companies can charge $1000s of dollars a month for their services, an amount that small business owners typically can’t afford. At the same time, they often don’t understand the specifics of SEO or the importance of making a good impression online. They just want to know how to get business.

Lindsey finally adds, “We want to improve on the buy local, sell local experience, especially in the northwest areas where we shop ourselves. We offer two pricing plans that are well within the budgets of most local entrepreneurs and we’ll work closely with our customers to create an improvement in their search rankings. After their initial consultation, which typically lasts less than an hour, we take care of the rest. No special skills required.”

Local Bend offers a free consultation, and a free 30-day trial with their quarterly plan. Contact them today to get started improving your local search rankings, boost your web traffic, and outrank the competition.


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