Local SEO

What is Local SEO?

Local SEO is a powerful way to tap into customers looking for your product or service within their vicinity. 

It has grown significantly over the last five years, mimicking the rise of smartphone usage, better Internet connectivity and cheaper data plans.

Although it shares similarities with organic SEO, it’s ultimately very different.

Local SEO is focused on providing results that are relevant to a searcher based on their current geographic location.

A Brightlocal survey carried out in 2016 found that 50% of mobile-based local searches resulted in a store visit or action such as an enquiry within 24 hours.

In fact, more than 60% of searchers prefer dealing with local businesses and use this information in decision-making.

Interestingly, an overwhelming 84% of searchers also reportedly trust online reviews from sites such as Google+, Yelp, Urban spoon and Trip Advisor just as much as personal recommendation (or word of mouth).

Unlike Google Adwords however, Local SEO shares characteristics similar to organic or SEO results in that they are completely free, always visible and provide unlimited and good quality visitors to your site.

Local search results in fact rank below the top 3 paid results and ABOVE organic search results within the locality of the searcher.

Consider this localised search for “office supplies” which displays search results nearby.

Anglegton’s Office Supplies in this instance does a great job leveraging off SEO for localised leads/traffic combined with powerful 5 star customer reviews, address information and a local phone number.

Result : Free, high quality inbound leads from ready to purchase customers. 

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The reality is that we exist in a commercial landscape dominated by digital marketing and channels where 92% of searchers will choose a business from the first page of Google.

If you’re site isn’t ranking for Local SEO results, you’re effectively missing out on high quality inbound traffic and leads.

Get in touch with the Lead Agency today and learn how we can help your business get found by local customers. 

Beginners Checklist – 5 Easy to Implement Local SEO Steps

  1. Ensure your Google My Business Profile is optimised and linked to your site. Your NAP on your profile must match your website. Adding geo-tagged images of your business premises, staff and products, opening hours and linking to your other Google profiles (such as Google Plus, Youtube).
  2. Ensure you have a dedicated Contact page on your website which contains your correct business name, street address (as opposed to P O Box), and phone number (or NAP).
  3. When targeting your ads for local consumers, be sure to target your ads by location and to use location extensions. Adwords also enhances your visibility by linked your Display Ad to include location site extensions (addresses and phone number).
  4. Have a happy customer? Ask for reviews actively and respond to negative reviews as quickly as possible to resolve them.
  5. When targeting your ads for local consumers, be sure to target your ads by location and to use location extensions. Adwords also enhances your visibility by linked your Display Ad to include location site extensions (addresses and phone number).

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B2B Marketing Services

At The Lead Agency, we build B2B marketing strategies to concentrate your resources and activities on the opportunities that provide the greatest return on effort and that match the goals of your business. We help identify and cement customer value, create relevant differentiation for your business and  generate interest in your offerings.

Our strategies focus on integrating a range of lead generation and nurturing activities that compliment your existing sales activities to generate new levels of demand and help grow your business.

A good customer value proposition differentiates your product from competitors and provide compelling reasons why a prospect should choose your product or service. A robust value proposition enables you to communicate more effectively and gain a customer’s attention and approval to help build sales faster and more profitably.

Through a detailed methodology that takes into account information and research from customers, staff and senior management, The Lead Agency develops compelling value propositions that become the backbone of successful customer acquisition campaigns.

The Lead Agency specialises in automating B2B marketing conversations: developing targeted and efficient communication strategies to compliment and support your sales division’s efforts to turn browsers and prospects into buyers.

With over 80% of sales in the B2B space occurring after the fifth contact, it’s important to build a consistent and relevant communication platform with your audiences: whether they are prospects, lapsed customers, distribution channels or advocates. The Lead Agency creates a range of communication touchpoints that are relevant to the customer lifecycle and their buying process to help generate more leads and better quality leads.

Managed leads (leads that are nurtured, scored and followed-up on) produce a 20% increase in sales opportunities versus non-nurtured leads according to a 2013 DemandGen Report. Lead nurturing builds relationships with potential clients even if they are not currently looking to buy your product or service. It raises your company’s profile making it more likely that your customer or prospect will choose your product or service when it is time to buy.

At The Lead Agency we enable you to build relationship of trust with your prospects as a strategy to move them further along your sales funnel. We create automated sales and B2B marketing processes to make sure you’re taking advantage of all the leads and prospects in your pipeline and not wasting any potential customers.

Inbound marketing is becoming an increasingly significant part of any marketing strategy. Quality content creation (and curation) is a critical component of successful marketing activities. There are three key concepts:

  • Make it valuable: Your customers and prospects must want to read, share and act on it.
  • Speak to your buyer personas: Your company has a variety of different prospects and it is important to communicate in a relevant way to these different types of prospects. This makes your content more thoughtful, and your readers more engaged.
  • Establish thought leadership: In any space, you need to be the leader in order get the stakeholders on the other end of the table to consider your proposal.

At The Lead Agency we create and publish a range of articles, news items, whitepapers, how-to-guides and other communication tools relevant to your audiences to keep in touch with your customers and prospects with engaging material. We know that it’s critical to plan and generate quality content for a range of marketing mediums: websites, blogs, newsletters and social media channels to ensure that you can continue to regularly communicate with your prospects and customers.

The greatest marketing program in the world is only effective if your sales team have the time and dedication to follow up the enquiries and convert the demand that has been generated into actual sales. If you then take into account that sales already have their own activities, their own pipeline, sales targets to meet and considerable reporting and administration to maintain, then a new marketing campaign is another task that has to be included in the daily routine.

At The Lead Agency, we recognise that sales departments often are already overworked and don’t have the time to make the necessary calls to prospects and customers. However, with a strategic customer and lead management program, we can reduce the number of contacts your sales team need to make to prime a prospect and reduce their administration time, allowing them to focus on sales.

Your marketing collateral are the key communication tools to share information about your business, products or services. They’re a valuable support tool for your sales team and can be a significant component of how your business is perceived by prospects and customers.

6 out of 10 prospective customers have already researched your company and your industry before you speak to them (according to a Google/CEB research study). You can be instantly judged by how professional or unprofessional your materials look. 

At The Lead Agency, we make sure that what your customers and prospects see and read properly reflects your brand, value proposition and what makes you unique. We create and build marketing materials from printed corporate profiles through to websites and email newsletters that make your business communicate the best message possible for your brand.

The Lead Agency tailors B2B marketing strategies to fit your business’s strengths, opportunities and objectives, considering the characteristics that are unique to you such as your industry, your product or service and your target audience.

We have extensive experience in developing marketing strategies for a range of B2B brands across a number of industries including insurance, recruitment and manufacturing. With proven results, we know how to determine the most effective strategies to meet your company’s objectives and ensure significant ROI.

At The Lead Agency we combine marketing strategies with Lead Generation techniques to provide innovative B2B marketing solutions that stand a class apart.