Have you ever searched for a local business or shop online? You are not alone, there are plenty of others out there looking closer to home for what they want. Appearing for these queries requires local search optimization, and it’s vitally important to the success of your business. Location, Location, Location It doesn’t matter where you’re based, you need to be found in the search engines if people are searching for products and services in your area. Even though the global village is getting bigger, many people still want the convenience of getting their goods and services locally. Being Found by on Local Google Searches For most local searches, Google now shows map listings with (usually) at least 3 businesses listed. Obviously, placement in this list is highly coveted and the strategies that I use to rank businesses well in local results are the subject of this article. Take Ownership…    read more