From the #QueenofLocalSEO

By Bernadette Coleman, Advice Local

Want Something Epic?

Did you know that 50 percent of consumers who conduct a local search on their smartphone visit a store within a day and 34 percent who search via a computer or tablet do the same?

These stats from Think with Google confirm that every local business must have a comprehensive local SEO strategy in place for consumers to continually find them in desktop and mobile search results.

I’m not the only one who feels this is important. Joyce Hawkins, Andrew Shotland and many others are continually testing, exploring and sharing what drives search results, while others like Greg Sterling explore what drives consumers to conduct these searches..

Earlier this week, we launched our newest comprehensive resource on local SEO, the “Epic Guide to Local SEO.” This was created to help you and countless others better understand the importance of local SEO, master each component of an SEO effective strategy, and drive consumers to businesses they represent.

I want to encourage you today to access the interactive version of the guide or download and share the link with your colleagues and friends.

The best gift you can give is that of knowledge. Help us help more local businesses today.

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