Local Search Statistics
20% of all monthly searches on Google are for local businesses products and services (Source - Google April 2010). That equates to 17,600,000 searches monthly on Google alone. With Google having a 65.5% market share (Source - comScore May 2011) that means 26,870,000 searches are conducted monthly for local businesses products and services monthly on the major search engines including Google, Bing, Yahoo, Ask and AOL.
Major Search Engines, though, only account for 46% of all searches by consumers for local businesses products and services. 54% of all searches for local businesses products and services are conducted utilizing Local Search directories including as Google, Yahoo Local, Bing Local, SuperPages.com, YellowPages.com, YP.com, Dex Online, TripAdvisor, Facebook , Twitter, Yelp, Foursquare, MerchantCircle, Local.com, Matchpoint, Kudzu and TomTom navigation devices that InteractiveWest manages through a Local Search Distribution Network. These local searches can generate visibility for your business and lead directly to online and offline sales.
Local Search Benefits:
InteractiveWest saves you time and money in managing your business listing across 200 Local Directories and Mobile Local Search Platforms. We estimate it would take several weeks time to submit your business listing information manually to each Local Directory and Mobile Local Search Platform. And unlike printed Yellow Page directories, where you can’t change your advertisement for a year. InteractiveWest is able to change any information about your business such as your business listing at any time.
Claim Your Space in Over 200 Local Directories:
Get your business information submitted to an estimated 200 Local Directories and Mobile Local Search Platforms where 90% of US consumer local searches occur. For a complete list of our Local Search Partners, click here. Gain visibility with over 200 Local Directories and Mobile Local Search Platforms for only $299.00 annual cost.