Local search marketing tactics for businesses

Local search marketing will help businesses garner attention on a smaller, more intimate level – but it's important to first understand how to garner attention on a local search. Marketers must be aware of how to rank well with local searches, especially if their lead generation strategies target people in a certain geographical location. ClickZ suggests sticking to white-hat SEO while also balancing creativity with analytics-based practices.

Here are a few ways to improve local search for businesses:

1. Create a discussion
Get customers and potential clients talking about the brand's products or services and attract those who may be interested in what working with the company is like.

2. Provide all necessary contact information
Don't skimp on any contact information – provide everything. Make sure there are a multitude of ways for prospects to get in touch with the business.

3. Include social media
Social media is an integral part of any search strategy. More interaction with customers on a social platform means that the brand is legitimate and respected by its clients.

4. Incorporate mobile
Have a mobile-optimized website so anyone, anywhere can look the brand up on the Internet. Offer option for busy people that are looking at the brand on the go as well as those that own a tablet.

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With more than 20 years of hands on marketing strategy and operations experience, Sheila Kloefkorn is dedicated to developing marketing strategies and plans that help clients succeed. Some of the world's largest brands have depended on Sheila for marketing programs that delivered tangible and substantial results. Specialties: B2B marketing, lead generation, lead nurturing, sales strategy, marketing strategy, competitive marketing strategy, social media, search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), mobile marketing,, email marketing, website design, marketing plans.