Local search growth continues to explode. 2-1/2 years ago I looked at the Top 76 Most Searched for Local Businesses. Just like my last analysis, I checked the cities of Atlanta, Denver, Miami, Minneapolis, Phoenix and Portland to see which businesses or services were being searched for. The total daily searches for all cities combined are shown next to the keyword phrase.
The methodology was simple; I used my keyword research tool, Market Samurai and searched on each city name separately. Each search would come up with over 700 results. I then selected phrases that indicated a search for a local service or company. I then tabulated the results. These are searches that are paired with the city name.
What are the major shifts since I did this over 2 years ago?
- The sheer num...