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Get Found By More Local Customers: Here’s 3 Tips For Your Business

3 Ways To Get Your Business Found By More Local Customers

Last Updated on: 23rd April 2024, 06:22 pm


Enhancing your local SEO involves not just maintaining your presence on maps and directories, but also regularly updating your content to stay relevant for local customers. It’s essential to refresh your website and social media profiles with new, engaging content that reflects current trends and community events. This dynamic approach keeps your business relevant in search engine algorithms and more engaging for potential local customers. Furthermore, integrating keywords that are geographically specific can significantly boost your visibility in local searches. These steps are crucial for establishing a strong digital footprint and ensuring that your business stands out in a competitive local market.

1. Get Your Business to the Top of Maps 

When thinking of maps most people think about Google Maps, but they forget about Bing Maps, Apple Maps, and so many others. Today, virtually every app, website, or platform may include maps in some way. A map can not only tell your consumers where you are, it also helps them in finding directions and incorporating your address into their weekly errands. 

2. Be Found in Local Directories 

Local directories are key in any local SEO strategy. They are like an online phonebook. They are a great way for your business to be seen when local customers are searching for what you have to offer and are ready to buy. Be sure to populate as many directories as you can to increase your chances of being found in your local area. 

3. Optimize Your Profiles 

You need to optimize your top three profiles when it comes to search: 

What do we mean by optimizing your profile? Well, it may sound hard but it’s simple:  

  • Stay active, and post more than your competition is 
  • Make sure you include photos to catch the eye of your potential local customers 
  • Generating reviews and replying within 1 day after getting any new reviews 
  • Use Questions and Answers 

Following these steps will ensure you are found ahead of your competition. Simply Be Found makes it super simple to be found by more local customers! 

How Simply Be Found helps Get Your Business Found by More Local Customers 

Getting your local business found by voice search is an important aspect of running a profitable business. Simply Be Found shows you how to optimize your profile for maps and directories with a step-by-step plan in 5-10 minutes a day. Simply Be Found helps you get more market share by helping you make sure your address and operating hours are correct across search engines so potential consumers can find you online.

We help you claim and optimize your Google My Business listing which powers all local business results in Google Assistant. We help you make sure that your business information is updated and consistent, as it will impact your local SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Simply Be Found’s membership also includes providing you with the ability to manage your business and holiday hours in advance, so your local customers always know when to do business with you.

You can also boost your SEO by generating and responding to more reviews to get found by more consumers who are looking for your products and services. As a member of Simply Be Found you will have a well-executed local SEO strategy, to ensure that your potential clients see your business first on local search, directories, maps, and social media when they are searching for your industry type in your local area.

Simply Be Found helps you make sure that the public details about your company are correct on time and consistent across multiple search engines, voice services, maps, apps, and other discovery tools that people use to help them decide where to shop when using Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana. 

About the author:

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Dean Koehler

Dean Koehler stands as a testament to the entrepreneurial spirit, co-founding Simply Be Found and with over 30 years of entrepreneurial business experience. His journey is marked by both successes and failures, each contributing to his profound understanding of the business world. What truly sets Dean apart is his light-hearted and compassionate approach towards everyone he interacts with. His Roots: Dean’s lineage is rich with educators, embedding in him a deep appreciation for the power of storytelling and analogy in teaching. This background has honed his ability to simplify complex concepts, making them relatable and easy to grasp. Love for Reading and Audio Books: An avid reader and now an audio book junkie, Dean immerses himself in a variety of genres. This extensive reading not only fuels his expansive vocabulary but also enriches his perspectives, allowing him to connect with a diverse audience. Unique Communication Style: Dean’s conversations are often peppered with witty one-liners from classics like ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Monty Python.’ These references are not just humorous but also serve as effective tools in making his points more memorable. Creating passion for storytelling; his love for books and movies is an integral part of how he communicates. He skillfully weaves narratives into his teachings, making complex ideas more accessible and engaging, which he skillfully drove his now adult children to exasperation with his comments. Engineering Mindset: With a background in engineering, growing up with a science teacher, and his wife still teaching science, Dean naturally gravitates towards a methodical and analytical approach. He often draws parallels between science experiments and business strategies, demonstrating his knack for innovative problem-solving. If fact he and his wife spend several hours talking about real life situations for science experiments to parallel which creates story for her students. Passion for Storytelling: Dean’s love for books and movies is an integral part of how he communicates. He skillfully weaves narratives into his teachings, making complex ideas more accessible and engaging, which he skillfully drove his now adult children to exasperation with his comments. Dean’s unique blend of experiences and skills makes him an invaluable leader at Simply Be Found. His approachable demeanor and insightful perspectives have been key in guiding the company through the ever-changing landscape of online marketing and business growth. Although he does talk much about it, his academic and professional journey is a complex blend of hands-on experience and formal education, embodying the spirit of dedication and perseverance. His path reflects his commitment to continuous learning and adaptability in the face of evolving industry landscapes. Dean’s career began with a machinist apprenticeship program, a rare and valuable starting point in today’s world. This experience laid the groundwork for his practical understanding of the industry. He furthered his education with an associate degree as an electronics technician, a testament to his technical acumen. Dean didn’t stop there; he pursued a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from Colorado State University, sharpening his skills in corporate leadership, process, and plant engineering roles. Next, earning a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Management from Northern Illinois University marked a significant milestone in his career. Notably, Dean accomplished this while juggling a full-time job and starting a family, showcasing his exceptional time management and dedication. Lastly and what he considers the most important is the School of Hard Knocks: Dean takes immense pride in his experiences outside the classroom. The ‘school of hard knocks’ has been instrumental in teaching him invaluable life skills. These experiences have given him a unique understanding of the challenges faced by small business entrepreneurs, aligning perfectly with his role at Simply Be Found. Dean’s journey, marked by a combination of formal education and real-world experiences, has equipped him with a diverse skill set and an empathetic understanding of the entrepreneurial journey. This makes him not just a leader but a relatable figure for those navigating the complex terrain of small business ownership and online marketing.

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