I’ve ran a local web design and search engine optimization company for 15 years. The more the internet becomes the default place to look for businesses and services, the more important it will be for proper search engine optimization (SEO). Every business, even global businesses, should do local SEO. More and more people don’t just type the keyword they are looking for. Instead, they type the keyword and their city or zip code.
Local SEO is less expensive than global SEO so it is a more affordable option for local businesses, especially businesses that depend on clients that live close by. I have repeatedly tried to get restaurant owners to think very locally when it comes to their SEO. In cases like that, don’t stop with the city. We helped one restaurant get onto page one for the street where they were located and that alone resulted in a 15% increase in lunch business.