78% of local business searches result in a purchase.
Google Maps and Facebook are the top mobile apps for local search.
Searches are pointing to un-branded, empty, local pages with inaccurate information in many cases. On Facebook alone, local pages get 645 million page visits every month.
58% of people searching for local businesses through social networks are more likely to select businesses recommended by a connection.
This represents a huge missed opportunity as local pages are 40X more impactful than corporate (brand) pages in terms of reach and engagement.