Get To The Top Of San Luis Obispo Search Engine Result Pages
When was the last occasion you chose the Yellow Pages to look for local products and services?
When was the last time you used Google to do this search?
Truth is, virtually all people rely on Google to “suggest” local businesses these days. Think about some recent statistics:
- 80% of consumers research the internet right before making a purchasing decision – if you aren’t online, you’re ignoring up to 4 out of every 5 of your potential customers!
- 70% of searchers don’t click past the top 3 links in Google – if you show up in the top three positions, Google is basically recommending your business to searchers who trust Google more than any other website!
- 43% of all searches on Google include a geographic identifier – people in San Luis Obispo use San Luis Obispo in their searches specifically looking for local merchants!
- 25% of all commercial Internet queries are conducted by individuals looking for local merchants – 1/4 of all product and service related searches are local in nature and this total is quickly rising with the explosion of mobile devices
The Truth About San Luis Obispo Search Engine Optimization
Sadly, most online marketers and other San Luis Obispo marketing companies try to sell local businesses services they don’t need. Tricks like this give ethical marketers and the marketing trade a bad name.
But the truth is, search engine optimization (SEO) isn’t for every business and we’re happy to let you know whether or not it will aide your small business right up front. You see, San Luis Obispo search engine optimization is a numbers game. Possessing the #1 spot for your most important keyword is terrific, but if no one is searching for that keyword, it’s not really doing you any good.
It’s like putting up a billboard behind a wall.
For one, San Luis Obispo County is a rather small place, so search engine volume for San Luis Obispo-related keywords is limited. Your business may also have such little competition that you’re automatically in the magical top 3 positions for your key word phrases.
Sometimes, it just works that way. But that’s not to say there isn’t great opportunity for specific types of businesses.
Who Can Gain From San Luis Obispo Search Engine Optimization?
The different types of area companies that can grow the most from San Luis Obispo search engine optimization, ironically, are those who generally use the Yellow Pages. Some of these fields include:
- Mortgage Brokers
- Auto Repair
- Beauty Salons
- Medical Professionals
- Car Dealers
- Carpet Cleaners
- Attorney Services
- Real Estate
- Furniture Shops
The list goes on and on really, but you can see a couple of themes running here: 1) service businesses and 2) high ticket products.
If your business shares one or both of these characteristics, then there’s a great chance you’d benefit from San Luis Obispo search engine optimization services. But there’s actually one rule that you can try out to know for sure.
Want to know what it is?
How To Know If You Need San Luis Obispo Search Engine Optimization
The great thing about this rule is that it helps whether you have a website or not. Here’s what you do:
Do a search on Google for “San Luis Obispo your type of business” and for “your type of business San Luis Obispo.
Does your business show on the front page? If not, you probably should think about hiring a San Luis Obispo search engine optimization expert or at minimum, learn and do the work yourself.
Why?[alert-blue]Not more than 2% of all searchers ever look past the first page.[/alert-blue]
Does your business show up in the top 3 spots? If so, you have a question to ask yourself. How much are the spaces above you worth? Mathematically, the top spot gets 39% of the clicks, the next only 9% and the third spot drops down to 7%. So, the top spot is highly desirable, most notably if you sell high ticket items and/or have a backend mechanism set up to retain customers.
So there you have it. The answer to whether or not you need San Luis Obispo search engine optimization services is easy enough to find on your own. Why buy marketing services you don’t need?
Don’t just trust some sketchy email from some unidentified search engine optimization guru, trust Google! Do your own searches and see where your business stands for a handful of appropriate keyword combinations. Then use the Google Keyword Tool and enter those same keywords to see how much traffic they get.
If people are looking for your keywords and you aren’t current ranking for them, give us a call. Our San Luis Obispo search engine optimization services are fully guaranteed, something our San Luis Obispo marketing competition just can’t offer.
Here’s another tip:
Do a search on Google for “San Luis Obispo search engine optimization” and see what comes up. It stands to reason that the San Luis Obispo marketing companies that actually know SEO would show up at the top right? Odds are are when you make that search, this very blog post pops up first.
If not, whichever company does show up first can probably get the job done for you. Then again, they still won’t guarantee results like our San Luis Obispo search engine optimization services, so do your research![alert-yellow]If you’d like to know more about our risk-free San Luis Obispo search engine optimization services, just give us a call at (805) 456-8636 or fill out this form and we’ll get right back to you. [/alert-yellow]