Optimization for Service Area Businesses

Optimization for Service Area Businesses


In this webinar we explored the main issues which Service Area Businesses (SABs) face with local search and how these can be overcome.

SABs often struggle to gain prominence in local search due to their lack of a physical location, or their reluctance to promote their location. Google+ comes up short when catering to the needs of SABs so just what can they do to gain traction in local SERPs and start winning new customers?

We were joined by 2 people who had all (well most!) of the answers!

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Our Expert Panelists

Matthew Hunt

Matthew Hunt runs successful Toronto-based local consultancy ‘Small Business Online Coach’ and handles search marketing for many SABs across a number of different sectors. Matt is a highly knowledgeable & engaging speaker and is a regular commentator on industry developments. He also contributes to the annual Local Search Ranking Factors Survey.

Thomas Ballantyne

Thomas Ballantyne is Marketing Director of Bulwark Pest Control, a highly successful Pest Control business operating in 13 metropolitan areas across the US. Thomas has over 8 years experience of marketing an SAB business and is a regular speaker at search events and a contributor to the Local Ranking Factors Survey.

Ross Marchant
About the author
Ross is the former Marketing Manager for BrightLocal. With 9+ years SEO and content experience, Ross spearheaded the marketing and CRM initiatives which focus heavily on creating useful and informative content. Ross coordinated the research program at BrightLocal which delivers unique insights into both the SEO industry and local consumer behaviours.