Local Search is boomingLocal search engine traffic is poised to go sky high in 2011. Consumers, weary of the constant bombardment of traditional advertising methods are turning to Google and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to find local businesses and research products. Already in the first week of January, the RelyLocal Wausau directory is seeing a dramatic growth in both pageviews and consumer visits.

The Buy Local movement has seen a big buzz in 2010. As the economy slowly recovers, consumers will continue to search and buy local well into the future. Keeping money local is good for us; according to the Institute of Civic Economics, $68 out of $100 spent in locally owned businesses stays in the local community. The benefits then become exponential as that money gets reinvested over and over in the community.

You can do your part by supporting local businesses. RelyLocal Wausau’s directory connects you to local businesses that support the local economy and promote buying local. Businesses, you can reach out to more consumers and show your support by connecting with your community and listing in the RelyLocal directory. Contact RelyLocal Wausau today for details.