How to “find it” in the Flathead Valley
Find what you are searching for in the Flathead Valley
The greatest feature of the Internet is also the worst part of the Internet. The Net provides access to the collective knowledge of the entire planet. As empowering as this is, it is also overwhelming in that searching for almost anything can yield thousands or even millions of results.
Finding exactly what you want can often be an exasperating experience. Search engines know that the majority of searches are for local information, so they try to offer local results when you search on an ‘unqualified’ term such as restaurants, hotels, photographers or other broad terms.
Find it fast!
Helping people refine local searches is one of the features of websites like Yelp, FourSquare and local business directories. The mission of the Flathead Guide is twofold. First, we assist local residents and our millions of visitors in finding what they are looking for in the Flathead Valley. Secondly, we offer northwest Montana businesses an ideal local-optimized presentation of their business, which appeals to search engines.
In just the past year, smartphones have become the fastest growing Internet access device and this poses another challenge to Flathead Valley businesses. Now they must have a mobile-friendly presentation to compete in search results initiated from mobile devices.
Once again, the Flathead Guide provides the ideal solution in that every business listing is optimized for smartphones and Tablet PCs. An additional benefit to local businesses is that even if their main website is not mobile-ready, search engines may display their Flathead Guide listing in search results.
If you are a visitor to the Flathead, be sure to bookmark the Flathead Guide on your smartphone or Tablet and use it to “find it” in NW Montana. If you own a business in the Flathead, be sure to add your listing to the Flathead Valley Business Directory and help people find your business.