Good products and services are no longer enough to make your local business successful - you also need a website. This may be somewhat obvious, but what may not be so obvious is that having an average website is not enough either. Your local business site needs to be well-designed, properly optimized and user-friendly. An ordinary one won't cut the cheese.
And while it's easy easily find generic web design best practices, there are specific features that local business need to keep in mind.
Recently, the experts of the leading web design company WebAlive combined their expertise with real market data to examine for what works best for local business, producing this infographic that visually presents all the must-have features for a successful local business site.
The graphic also contains practical on-site SEO tips and a list of things to avoid.
Whether you have a custom-built site or one based on a popular CMS, make sure you've implemented these must-have features for your local business site.
This post originally appeared on Irfan Ahmad's blog