What is Local Search
Over 92% of all consumers now find brick and mortar businesses by using Local Search.The last time you searched for “Restaurant Near Me”, “Family Doctor in Trenton”, and even just a single word or phrase like “Carwash” and “Clothing Store”… the search engine actually recognized the intent of your search, scanned your location, and defaulted to delivering geographically relevant local businesses (map results).
The suggested businesses you see at the top of the list (page 1) have accomplished two major achievements:
(1) They have shown the search engine that they are highly relevant to the keywords you searched
(2) They are the most “trusted” options by both the search engine and other customers