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Stay in Front of Your Customers With Local Search Marketing Services

Getting in front of your customers - where they work, live, play and socialize - is a core part of making any local business visible. Milestone local search strategies make your business listings and information accessible across the search ecosystem, social media, and all relevant channels and devices.
 
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The 5 pillars of Local Marketing

The 5 pillars of local search marketing

Milestone's local marketing is focused on 5 crucial elements to ensure your business information is always where it matters most . . . in front of your consumers:
  • On-page local search engine
  • Reviews
  • Quality local links and citations
  • Enhanced local search engine profiles
  • Enhanced profiles on local & hyperlocal directories
Milestone Local Search Marketing Solutions

Get Found, Powered by Milestone Local

Milestone local search marketing solutions ensure your business information is accurate across the local-search ecosystem as search engines pull updates from third-party data.Milestone ensures your business data is always present and up to date.
 
We monitor your data to spot and eliminate duplicate listings and correct them. Our plans cover a broad scope of services, depending on how many channels you wish to monitor. We always ensure your business is accurately represented on the most impactful local search engines that consumers use.
 
Key directories include: Google Maps, Bing Maps, Apple Maps, Here Maps, OpenStreetMaps, and Navmii, as well as data amplifiers that power major channels such as Amazon, Facebook, Uber, InfoUSA, Localeze, Factual, andAcxiom.
  • Internet Yellow Pages such as yp.com
  • Business Directories such as Best of the Web search
  • Local Directories such as the Chamber of Commerce
  • Travel, banking and retail industry specific directories

The Milestone Local SEO Strategy Difference

Milestone local search solutions are unique in an industry awash with automated updates and programmatic monitoring. Each Milestone client benefits form a unique combination of automated and manual solutions:

  • cleanse-data-before-publishing

    Cleanse data before publishing

    Your data in the right format, manually validated against authoritative sources
  • enhanced-listings

    Enhanced listings

    Extra fields to push enhanced metrics for richer search saturation and better user experience
  • quality-distribution-partners

    Quality distribution partners

    Data is sent to partners and channels that matter
  • duplicate-bad-listing-deletion

    Duplicate & bad listing deletion

    Eliminate duplicate listings, often requiring phone calls with Google, Bing, etc.
  • multiple-outlets-in-one-location

    Multiple outlets in one location

    Easy data verification for multiple outlets in same location
  • never-worry-about-listings

    Never worry about listings

    Services to clean, enhance, and maintain listings and software so your listings are up to date
Ask our experts
  • What is local optimization?

    According to Google, 46% of all searches carried out online have local intent, and based on research conducted by Nectafy, 88% of local business searches carried out by mobile users result in them either making a call or visiting the store within the next 24 hours. Local optimization basically ensures that your local business is visible for ‘near me’ searches. After all, Chat Meter reported that ‘near me’ searches have grown exponentially by 900% over the last couple of years.

    Being visible for local searches is the first step, but capturing the shelf space on SERPs for local queries is the goal for any business and is the ticket to drive sales. Talking about local optimization, businesses have to keep in mind the following to boost their visibility online:

    • UNAP Consistency

      For the search engine to list your business as a trustworthy source, ensuring that your URL, Name, Address and Phone Number (UNAP) is verified and consistent across all local directories is required. Having UNAP inconsistencies will not just frustrate customers but the search engine will choose not to display your business as a result as there will be no clarity on the exact details of the business.
    • Google My Business (GMB) is a must

      For any business that wishes to have visibility on search, GMB is ground zero. GMB allows the business to list all the possible details of the business and this will be displayed as a rich result (in the Knowledge Panel or Local 3-Pack) for relevant ‘near me’ searches.
    • Manage reviews effectively

      97% of customers read a review of the product or service before making an online purchase decision and managing reviews effectively is crucial for any local business. This means that your business needs to respond to reviews whether positive or negative. While having honest reviews on your listing will prompt customers to make a buy, it also instills confidence in the search engine that your business is trustworthy, which will help improve its ranking on search.
    • Have local-flavored content with relevant schema markup

      Having relevant local-flavored content with relevant schema markup will increase the relevance of your business to be displayed for ‘near me’ searches.

      Having key tools to optimize your business locally is necessary and could prove to be an uphill task for any business, especially ones with multiple locations. Milestone Local and Reviews modules help businesses manage their UNAP consistency across hundreds of local directories as well as manage reviews effectively for multiple locations. Businesses can also make use of our FAQ Manager to respond to GMB reviews or create local-flavored content while our Schema Manager tool will ensure that the search engine has a clear context of the content to display it as a relevant result for local searches.

  • What is local SEO?

    Local Search Engine Optimization is basically optimizing your local business to be visible as a search result for local and ‘near me’ searches or queries online. To display the most relevant result to the query, the search engine takes into consideration the proximity of the business, relevance of the business to the search query, the prominence or reputation of the business online (through reviews and ratings, inbound links, social media presence) and the details of a business’s Google My Business (GMB) listing. Ensuring that the business’s Website URL, Name, Address, Phone Number (UNAP) are consistent across all local directories, the business has a GMB listing, its reviews are managed effectively, and the business website has relevant local-flavored content (geo-targeting) with schema markup is all part of local SEO.
  • Does local SEO work?

    Absolutely, for a local business to be visible online it needs to have a well-oiled local SEO strategy. With relevance an important aspect for a business or a website to rank on search, especially after Google’s BERT algorithm, ensuring that your business is optimized for local and ‘near me’ searches is necessary. Increased visibility on search for relevant queries ensures a higher click-through of a business website which improves the chances of sales and overall revenue for any local business. After all, most searchers rely on Page 1 results to make a buying decision, and choose businesses with good ratings, reviews and those that are trustworthy. In addition, local SEO gives potential customers all the required details of the business – directions (proximity), hours of service, facilities, etc.
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