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Local search is in a sense a hybrid of social and search. The results are found through search engines but the rankings are influenced by social profiles as well as online citations.  The definition that’s probably the easiest for most people to visualise is: Local Search = What? + Where? In other words, people are searching online with local intent. For example, Chinese restaurant Bristol or plumber Leeds.

Local search results are the modern equivalent of the Yellow Pages. The search results for Local search can appear anywhere from search engine results to mobile maps. Recently it has been estimated that local seach is responsible for nearly half of all local search traffic.

The one of the most important factors affecting your businesses local search result is the amount of citations your business has with local online directories.

As a member of Shout Locally, you can receive a local search ranking report which will show where your business stands.

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