Are you using the world wide web to its full advantage? Potential new clients are searching for financial help everyday. Studies show that 97% of consumers search for local businesses online. Is your firm being found under these local searches?
As mobile continues to dominate the way prospects search for products and services, it is now more important than ever that advisors optimize, and set up a local business listing for the “always on the go” consumer, thereby enabling them to easily find resources wherever they are at any given moment.
The following Info graphic developed by “15miles,” shows the staggering growth of local mobile searches in 2013, with over 35% of mobile apps using Google Maps to search for local businesses in their area.
Here is how to begin with local search engine listings:
Create local listings on other business directories as well:
The following list of business directories are not search engines, but online portals searched everyday by millions to find products and services. Other great advantages to having a listing on these directories is: (1) they provide search engine optimization, as your listing is found in search engine searches; (2) provides high quality backlinks to your website.
Some of the biggest are:
More business directories can be found here: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/10322/The-Ultimate-List-50-Loca…