Promoting Local Businesses
The main reason we launched RelyLocal in Thurston County was to help the "little guys" (and gals) compete! National chains and web-based replacements spend as much as $2 million in marketing every day. It's no wonder that many of our local companies have trouble connecting with new customers through all of the noise. Especially in this economy, we witnessed more and more established businesses slowly disappearing. Many new local businesses didn't know how to get started, or get their name in front of new customers.
Our web site is a small but integral piece of our entire local marketing solution. You simply choose a category (or multiple) in which to feature your business listing and we'll take care of entering all of your information; company description, logo, location, hours of operation, web address, email - even, photos, banner ads and links to your Blog, Facebook, or Twitter pages! Our first goal is to drive traffic to your business - online or off. As a result, some customers will find what they need about your business directly on our site, while other customers will continue on to your site to get even more information.
Search Engine Results (Organic)
While our #1 goal isn't necessarily to get your business on "page one" at Google (please consider our minimal costs) - it DOES happen all the time! In addition to the new customers you will gain directly from RelyLocalSouthSound.com, you will also begin to see increased traffic and exposure on many other search engines and directories. With things like meta keywords and even the content on your page becoming less relevant to search engines (because it can be manipulated), your site being featured on trusted sites like RelyLocal.com will help to increase your search engine rankings. We will also consult with you to make sure you are getting the most out of your listings on sites like Google Maps and MSN Local.
Let us be your online ambassador - connecting you with our ever-growing network of "Loyal Locals" on Facebook and Instagram. Imagine - the next time you are holding a special event or offering a special promotion, you can reach hundreds (if not thousands) of qualified local customers with your message every time we make a post on your half... Instantly! (Try that with legacy marketing methods!) Plus, we keep things fun - with quizzes, contests, and giveaways designed to increase our fan base, while generating new exposure for your business in new markets!
Your Role - Our Partner!
RelyLocal isn't just about what we can do for you, it's about what you can do for your community. At least 90% of your membership dues stay in the area to help grow our community campaign to reunite local customers with their local businesses. We don't view our business members and web users as clients and customers, we view them as partners! Get involved, make a minimal investment in the South Sound, and you'll receive a lot more in return than just more clicks to your web site. We are here to help!
Your Problems, RelyLocal's Solutions
Problem #1: Sure, most small local businesses can’t afford the thousands of dollars needed each month to advertise with newspapers, coupon packs, billboards, tv, radio - let alone hiring an internet marketing firm or find time to spend on social networking! How can they possibly compete with national chains or established competitors?
Solution: RelyLocal is much more than just another online business directory and community campaign! Think of us as your co-op advertising agency, internet marketing firm, and part time sales staff - repping you in the community all day, every day.
Problem #2: Many businesses already have a good web site, but nobody really uses it. They spend precious time and money for ongoing design, SEO, and expensive advertising that appears to produce no tangible results. Other businesses don't have a web presence at all, but know that they are losing customers as a result.
Solution: If potential customers can’t find your web site or listings, they aren't likely to find your physical location, either. We not only bring you new, highly qualified traffic directly from your listing on RelyLocal.com, but we also feed the search engines and other directories, increasing your overall online exposure and organic (free) rankings.