Local Search And Reputation in Sarasota, Bradenton Florida,

Local Search And Reputation

85% of consumers use the internet to find local businesses!!!
25% of online business listings are inaccurate
In today’s online driven world it is imperative that businesses utilize the ways in which local consumers search for and determine the place they will spend their money.

        Establishing an identity on sites such as Google Places, Yelp, Merchant Circle and Urban Spoon is essential.  People perform over two billion local searches per month on Google (yes, just Google) and that number does not even include searches from mobile devices or tablets.  As the numbers above describe, people want to buy locally and, at Local Digital First, we aim to help and support local businesses.  We want to help ensure all your listings are current and up-to-date and as a business you are aware of the importance of updating your online profiles frequently.  As your business and community change so should websites and advertisements.  We will strive to help you build and maintain a solid business reputation in the community so as to take advantage of the consumers that live in and spend time around your neighborhood.

*** 82% of local online searchers follow up with an in-store visit ***
*** 50% of mobile device and tablet searches are for local businesses ***

Your business reputation is extremely important

        Reviews on local search sites is an ideal way to get a feel for what people are saying to their friends, family and community about your products and services.  We want everyone to be aware of the good reviews while taking the proper steps to address poor ones.  As much as we don’t like to hear or read bad news about our business, we should want to hear these things so we can take the necessary steps to make sure the same mistake is not made twice.  Poor reviews should be looked at as constructive criticism and not pushed aside or ignored.

*** 63% of individuals said consumer ratings and reviews are important ***

While you may not believe “the customer is always right,” a satisfied customer is more likely to be a repeat customer.