Hello. I’d like to tell you a little about Keeping It Local. I’m Cathy and I’ve created this online business directory to give small businesses across North Wales a search engine friendly platform to list on.

As a fellow small business, I know that your marketing budgets are likely to be tight or non-existent. And that it is the first expense to go in difficult times. Keeping It Local is a pocket-friendly way to list and promote your business online, helping you to make sure you list in relevant online searches.

Covid-19 and multiple lockdowns have turbo-charged people’s reliance on online tools to find things. Undoubtedly, this dynamic is here to stay. Keeping It Local helps your customers, present and future, to find, buy and use your products and services. Listings are supported by social media updates. Combined, they direct customers to use local services and to shop locally. 

Having an online presence

The digital revolution is racing along and now customers use online services to such an extent that it is simply a must, as a small business owner, to have some sort of online presence. And when customers can’t find your business online, they go elsewhere. It is that simple.

  • If your business doesn’t list when someone searches on, for example, Google, then they won’t find you
  • If you run your local business just through social media, this won’t help you to list well on search engines
  • Furthermore, you may not know that the algorithms behind platforms such as Facebook and Instagram control who sees your messages. This means that if you only use social media and don’t have your own web page or website, you will only reach a limited audience

Using local businesses and services generates such positive benefits to our local economy and communities. Covid-19 has fundamentally changed the way we are living and being able to shop locally has for many, become a lifeline.

Easy to join and affordable, Keeping It Local will help your business to list on key search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo and Duck Duck Go. When you list your business with us,  you’ll also get great value for money and plenty of free quality advice. No matter how small your business is, you’ll see great results – over 75% of businesses on the platform list organically on the first page of Google.

A little more about Keeping It Local – I run it as part of ItsLello, a local digital marketing and copywriting business based in Llanfairfechan. Owned by Cathy who loves doing good business well and has worked in the digital sector for more than 24 years. She has developed this online business community with the help of Fl1Digital to support fellow North Wales businesses.

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