Why do you need the Flathead Business Directory?
The Flathead Business Directory is a dynamic online tool that provides benefit to all who use it. Your particular need depends upon who you are. As an example, if you are trying to find a business or get local information, the Flathead Guide is a smartphone-optimized directory that is developing new information every day.
If you are a business that has a listing in the Business Directory, you have a stand-alone mini website working for you 24 x 7 x 365. Your listing includes a Google map to your location, a photo slideshow of your products or services, all your contact information (‘Tap to Call and email functionality), links to all your social sites and fully editable text, images and video capability. Essentially, you have an additional mobile-friendly website promoting your business.
Why is this important?
Local residents and the millions of visitors to the Flathead Valley use their smartphones to search for local information. In the very near future, smartphones will become the number one access device to the Internet and they require mobile-friendly presentations. Few people will take the time to scroll left to right and up and down to browse a website. Seriously, have you viewed your regular website from a smartphone?
The Flathead Business Directory delivers!
Search engines are now displaying search results depending on the device used to search. This means that if you search from your desktop PC or your smartphone, you will get different results. When available, mobile-friendly results will be displayed for smartphone searches. So, if your primary website is not mobile-ready, your listing in the Flathead Guide could be turning up in search results. Talk about cheap insurance.
As you know, it takes time to gain rank in the search engines. Unless promoted properly, many websites never gain page one results for any keyword phrase. Obviously, no website can rank well for every keyword. One of our primary keyword phrases is “Flathead Business Directory” and out of 147,000 results, we hold six positions on page one of Google. Our mission is to promote all listed businesses so that our members are listing on page one for their keyword terms.