Many local business owners are nervous about the reduction in Christmas sales, but one local business expert says that they can do something to get more customers in the door.

“We talk to a lot of local shop owners who are looking for ways to increase holiday traffic,” says a spokesman from FindUsLocal.com, an online local business directory that offers free advertising to local shops and restaurants. “Many of them are still relying on old-school methods of marketing when in reality, those tried and true methods just don’t work anymore.”

He says that today’s shoppers rely on their phones to find local businesses. In fact, he says that about half of all mobile searches are for local shops, service businesses, and restaurants. “If a local shop can’t be found online, chances are, the shoppers are going to find and visit their competitors instead,” he says.

He says the answer lies in local business directories. Because these directories put so much effort into advertising and promotion, the businesses that list on them are more visible than those that don’t. “All it takes to be seen online,” he says, “is to ensure that a local business has a free local business listing.” He says after that, the business owner can sit back and reap the rewards that come from being seen on a reputable business directory.

Christmas is almost here, and most experts agree that the upcoming weeks are the most important shopping days of the season. “If you don’t already have a local business listing, it’s not too late to set it up before the shopping season ends.”

FindUsLocal.com is a local business directory that uses GEO location technology to make each visitor’s experience unique. It strives to be the best free business directory available by consistently advertising, improving the site, and working with small business owners to provide free advertising.

Find Us Local USA Business Directory
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http://www.FindUsLocal.com

+1-805-534-9800
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Arroyo Grande, CA
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