Google is set on helping out small businesses with Local SEO. Google recently announced through its Google Small Business handle on Twitter and Facebook that they are rolling out a brand new tool – Local Opportunity Finder.
The Idea Behind Google’s Local Opportunity Finder
Local Opportunity Finder is designed to help small businesses understand how Local SEO can help them and discover how people nearby generally search for businesses like theirs. Simply put, the tool analyzes what, where, and how people from a specific area are inclined to search for a particular type of business.
When a business name is entered on Local Opportunity Finder, the tool breaks down all the information necessary to improve its online presence into the following categories:
- Business Profile – A brief overview of the number of searches made per week for businesses like theirs in that region.
- Summary – Steps that the company can take to improve its presence on Google Search and Maps.
It sure looks like Local Opportunity Finder could be a huge help for small businesses when it comes to understanding what they need to do to bring their Local SEO strategies to fruition. However, it seems that as of now, only businesses in the US have access to this new tool developed by Google.