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8 Reasons Why A Local SEO Strategy Matters

Google’s own data tells us that 46% of searches now contain some sort of ‘local intent’. This might be a phrase such as ‘best Italian restaurant near me’ or ‘electricians in Yorkshire’. Phrases like these suggest that the user is searching for specific, locative information about a service or product – this is distinct from a search like ‘best women’s shoes’ or ‘how to fix a broken plate’ which do not have ‘local intent’.