The local business game is changing, and MDI Digital is here to help you keep up. Gone are the times where proximity determined where people spent their money, and word-of- mouth referrals have taken on a whole new dimension. According to Forbes, 91% of adults use search engines to find information on the internet, and a staggering 90% of consumers read an online review before even visiting a business. This is where Local Listing Management comes in. You need to be seen by consumers, and what they see needs to be positive. Local Listing Management is the technique used to make a business “show up” to that 91% of adults using search engines to find local businesses. It is our job to ensure that your business is seen. There are several ways we can work to improve your Local Listing Management:
Search engines want to authenticate your business website’s identity through the information provided on your site’s pages. Your name,
location, and contact information clearly stated on every page looks credible to search engines.
Forbes cited research published by Harvard in 2016 that stated. “Every one star increase in a Yelp rating means a 5-9% increase in revenue”, and Yelp is only one online review platform! To improve Local Listing Management and get your business seen, it is imperative to have a positive presence on every local business platform consumers are using. This includes social media (hello facebook reviews) as well as yelp, yahoo local, google, and many others.
Feeling overwhelmed? You don’t have to. Contact MDI Digital, and get your business seen.