Why market local when the internet is global
In an increasingly global society consumers love the idea of buying local, whether that local produce from the market or local services – it’s nice to feel like you are investing in your local area and giving something back.
Whilst it is true that the internet is global and marketing your products on a global basis is no harder than marketing locally, there are some obstacles, language being one and the market elsewhere being another.
Obviously marketing your services on a local basis makes sense in some circumstances, especially when the service you provide is one that necessitates visiting the client or the client visiting you. Anyone searching for a plumber on the internet is going to search for one that is local to them, a plumbing company on the other side of the world is of little use.
Marketing products is a little different, after all you can ship things all over the world relatively quickly and with little hassle, however marketing locally is still a good option. The extra work and complications involved, especially if you are a smaller company, may simply not be worth the added complications that marketing globally will bring.
How to do it
A great digital marketing company knows how to optimise your website for local marketing, ensuring that when people in your vicinity search for a product and/or service like yours, your website is one of the first they’ll see.