"Data shows that consumers want to shop locally, but local businesses need an online presence. Local SEO is critical for businesses if they want to stay competitive and increase revenue."
Hackettstown, New Jersey (PRWEB) April 03, 2013
Bearcat Media, a New Jersey SEO Company, has recently started offering local SEO services. This service will allow businesses to rank higher in search engine results when a local user searches for the type of product or service they sell.
Although a lot of businesses may already be aware of search engine optimization services in order to improve their ranking on search engines, many are still not fully aware of the advantages local SEO provides. Businesses may often think global and even act global, but geography is one of the most vital aspects to drive and attract sales. Local SEO is a great catalyst for businesses to pop up first on search engine results within their own locality.
According to the CEO of Bearcat Media (http://bearcatmediaseo.com), Rick Magennis, "We are aware that a great majority of companies, large and small, are scrambling to get SEO services to increase their search engine rankings. However, they often fail to address the needs of consumers within their region, whether it be their state, city, or town. With our Local SEO services, any business regardless of its size can appear on the first page of Google, Yahoo, and Bing.”
Research indicates that 43% of Google Searches have local intent. From this 43%, 86% eventually convert into a visit to the physical location or at least a phone call. This means that almost half of consumers look for businesses that are in close proximity. For example, if a consumer is looking for a car repair shop or a dentist, they are most likely to be looking for someone within their locality so that they don't have to travel too far. Local SEO gives small and medium businesses that reach they need to penetrate the local market.
Rick Magennis says, "Data shows that consumers want to shop locally, but local businesses need an online presence. Local SEO is critical for businesses if they want to stay competitive and increase revenue." He realizes that in order to become a global entity, a business has to first cater to its local community.
The NPD Group recently conducted research that showed 97% of internet users within the United States use the internet to research and purchase products. Around 50% of this group conducted research online and then went to buy the product or service at the brick and mortar store. According to the Kelsey Group, 74% of internet users go for local stores when purchasing a product or service. Even Google itself discovered that 73% of all online activity is to find local content.
Bearcat Media understands the importance of Local SEO, which is why it has gone beyond providing this service. The company has also published helpful articles that businesses can use to improve operations. These articles include: "Does SEO Really Work For Small Businesses?", "3 Reasons Your Business Needs a Blog", and “Top 3 Reasons a Marketing Company is Cost Effective".
About the Company
Bearcat Media is an innovative SEO Company that provides SEO, link building, content marketing, and now, local SEO services. The company believes in staying ahead of the curve by being original and pioneering new methods to reach people across the world. Bearcat Media helps drive relevant traffic through the use of the latest tools and technology. To learn more about Bearcat Media and the services they provide please visit their website http://www.bearcatmediaseo.com.