Shop Local Businesses in Tampa

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Why do you need right now?

- Shop Local Businesses was launched
  in December 2007.

- By 2011, the site was growing and
  experiencing thousands of visitors
  every month.

- In 2013, we noticed that the visitor
  count was falling

Because there was a shift taking place. What was that shift? Consumers started using their Smartphone more that their desktop or laptops..

Google announced on June 11, 2013 that “ALL businesses must have mobile websites now to rank well in mobile search!” Why? Because Google research show that 84% of Local searches are from a Smartphone.

So in 2014 we began developing a Mobile Website platform that is 100% Google Compliant Mobile Friendly and would support Digital Coupons and Digital Loyalty System.

According to GoMO by Google…
• More people now use mobile phones than PCs to get
• Mobile searches have grown by 400% since 2010.
• There will be one mobile device for every person on
   earth by 2015.

Users expect their mobile experience to be as good as their desktop experience.
• 71% of users expect a mobile site to load as fast as a
   desktop site.
• 60% of users expect a mobile site to load in 3
   seconds or less.
• 78% will retry a site two times or less if it does not
   load initially.

A bad mobile experience can cost you customers.

• 57% would not recommend a business with a bad
   mobile site.
• 40% have turned to a competitor's site after a bad
  mobile experience.
• 23% of adults have cursed at their phone when a site
  doesn't work.

Customers are connecting with the businesses in their local area on mobile.

• 95% of smartphone users have searched for local
• 61% of users call a business after searching and 59%
   visit the location.
• According to Neilson, 64% of Mobile Restaurant
   Searches convert “immediately or within 1 hour …
   90% convert within the day.”

Apps vs. Mobile Sites

• 81% of users prefer mobile sites to apps for
   researching prices.
• 79% prefer mobile sites for product reviews.
• 63% prefer them for purchasing.
• Many Apps – 22% – are NEVER used more than once.

Businesses like yours can drive purchases with a mobile-specific site…

• 70% of mobile users have compared product prices
   on their phones.
• 65% have read product reviews on their phones.
• 50% of mobile searches lead to purchase.

Does your business have a mobile-specific website? If not, then you're missing an opportunity to reach on-the-go smartphone consumers. A recent Google survey found that 96% of consumers had encountered a site that wasn't designed for mobile. Yet the rewards for building a mobile site can be great: 67% of mobile users say that when they visit a mobile-friendly site, they're more likely to buy a site's product or service.

The priorities of those viewing the internet on a mobile device are very different from when they are looking at the web from a desktop. A mobile user's intention is almost always to do something RIGHT NOW, as opposed to browsing and informing their interests. can help make your business stand out. is a new innovative and affordable business Internet website and search engine directory for local consumers to find local businesses. is listed on the first page of and under neighborhood keywords so that your business has maximum exposure. (90% of the shoppers using the Internet go to either or to find what they are looking for.) offers you, the Local Independent Business Owner, a competitive and affordable avenue to compete for those very important local shopping dollars that you may be losing to the World Wide Web.

Shop Local Businesses (SLB) a division of a Experts On Yourside & Company specializing in driving Local Shoppers to Local Businesses right in your neighborhood.'s goal is to raise awareness of the repercussions of spending money outside of the local community, in particular, on the World Wide Web. Today, computers have made it easy for local consumers to purchase goods and services at the click of a button, but not necessarily knowing geographically where their money is going. is challenging local consumers to get involved by thinking before they spend their mutual dollars outside our local community. As a Local Independent Business Owner, it's wise to place your business in front of LOCAL consumers, who will come back to your place of business over and over again. More and more consumers are using the Internet coupled with the fact that over 85% of the households in the Brandon area are connected to the Internet. The World Wide Web is NOW a formidable competitor, competing with you for the local shopping dollars, removing revenue out of the local area and, in most cases, removing those dollars out of Florida and, in many cases, out of the U.S.

If you need a website, can help. Call our office and we will have one of our Account Executives visit your place of business.
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