When you want to get a bid on a home improvement project or you need to find someone to fix your furnace what’s your first step?
If you’re like me you’ll go online and do a quick search to see what businesses are close. Then you read the reviews to see what others are saying.
Maybe you don’t do it exactly like that but I hope you get the point of this simple example. Which is, people that are interested in solving a problem go online to not only find businesses but read reviews to see if they’re worth a crap.
That alone is reason enough to get all your clients listed in the Top 15 Online Directories. But if you need even more reasons check out these 10 stats we compiled for our new infographic that comes with our new PLR product.
10 Key Reasons Why You Need to Get Your Clients Listed in the Top Online Directories
- Searches within local directories account for a whopping 10 billion of the searches that are made every month. (GetListed.org)
- When looking for a local offline business, 70 per cent of online users will use local directories to find them. (Kelsey Group)
- Google+ is the second-largest social networking site in the world. While it’s still behind Facebook – the largest networking site – it surpassed Twitter in January 2013. (omaginarium.com)
- At the end of May 2013, Google+ Business had 500 million users. 235 million of those were active in any given month. (omaginarium.com)
- 90 per cent of users on Yelp say that if a business has a positive review, they are more likely to buy from them. (mashable.com)
- 72 per cent of users say that they treat positive reviews just as they would getting a personal recommendation from a friend or family member. (mashable.com)
- Despite that, there are still 87 per cent of small businesses that don’t use review sites such as Google+ Business or Yelp. (mashable.com)
- Approximately 45 per cent of users say that when they perform a local search, they are doing so with the intention of making a purchase. (internetworldstats.com)
- Half of the users looking for an online purchase do not start their search with a search engine, but rather through a local directory. (AT&T Small Business Technology Poll 2013 – yola.com)
- 88 per cent of customers who look for a local business through their smartphone call or visit that business within 24 hours. (Google Mobile Movement Study – yola.com)
If you want this infographic you can get it as part of our Top Online Directories PLR Package.
just got your TOD package, from the first glance, great stuff!
Got a question – about clients posting reviews from the business owned tablet: Those review come from the same IP address. Is that not a problem?
I suspect – and hope – that this is taken care of by the fact they have an account with a directory and they have to log in with their info to be able to post the review in the first place, so that should make the IP address where it’s coming from irrelevant.
But I wanted to make sure that’s the case – don’t want to upset the directories … 🙂
Great question. I’m not an expert in this area but from what I understand its always best to have the review posted from the customers IP address. However, I do not know of any cases where a business is penalized from having multiple reviews from the same IP address. The key however, is to make sure they are NOT posting fake reviews. That’s the fast lane to trouble!