Whether your website is in Cork or other in Ireland the statistics are the same, 20% of all Google searches now include a location.
This means that when people are searching for something they include a location 20% of the time.
Google maps are displayed for 1 in 13 searches … thats nearly 8%
Local SEO is therefore crucial in the success of your website.
What should you do?
- I would highly recommend all businesses get listed with a business listing on Google Maps or Google Places, you should also get a business listing with Yahoo and Bing.
- To optimize a site and it’s landing page for local searches you should include the business name and location in the page Title tags of the relevant pages; include the address, name and phone number in plain text; make the business contact information available on the site.
- Get a facebook business page, get listed on local directories or local blogs.
If you would like to get further information on how to go about completing your own SEO or having it done for you just give us a call on 087 748 80 80