Thursday, December 15, 2016

Local Search and NAP (Name Address Phone)

Local search is the use of specialized Internet search engines that allow users to submit geographically constrained searches against a structured database of local business listings. Typical local search queries include not only information about "what" the site visitor is searching for (such as keywords, a business category, or the name of a consumer product) but also "where" information, such as a street address, city name, postal code, or geographic coordinates like latitude and longitude. Examples of local searches include "Chicago hotels", "Chicago restaurants", and "Chicago car rental". Local searches exhibit explicit or implicit local intent. A search that includes a location modifier, such as "Chicago, IL" or "24th Street", is an explicit local search. A search that references a product or service that is typically consumed locally, such as "restaurant" or "hair salon", is an implicit local search.


Local search sites are primarily supported by advertising from businesses that wish to be prominently featured when users search for specific products and services in specific locations. Local search advertising can be highly effective because it allows ads to be targeted very precisely to the search terms and location provided by the user.

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