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|Areas of Expertise||Online Advertising, Web Analytics, Web Project Management|
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ROBO... research online... buy offline
As a business owner you may be startled, surprised or even SHOCKED at what you read below.
One of the largest groups still ignoring online marketing and SEO are smaller, local businesses and professional services. The irony in this is that they may stand to benefit more than half of the people that are marketing their websites online.
More and more people are migrating away from the standard Yellow Pages and searching for businesses online.
Some studies report that up to 70% of shoppers begin on the Internet with their favorite search engine; which happens to be Googlepulling in 30% of all local searches.
73% of activity online is in one way or another “related to local content”. (Google 5/07)
New research by The Kelsey Group and ConStat indicates 70% of U.S. households now use the Internet when shopping locally for products and services.
Findings also suggest the Internet is poised to surpass newspapers as a local shopping information resource.
70 percent of online searchers will use local search to find offline businesses.
The TMPDM-com score study shows 86 percent of online users will be searching for a local business at some point in time... Research by Kelsey Group.
43% of search engine users are seeking a local merchant to buy something offline.
54% of search users have substituted Internet/search for the phone book... Source: comScore Networks.
The Kelsey Group reports that 74 percent of Internet users perform local searches.
55% of all Internet search engine references are for locally sold products and services.
...are you now getting the picture?
Local businesses stand to benefit from the Internet more than ever.
We are here to help you tap into this local search phenomena... before your competitors do.
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