Have you seen the new Facebook functionality to search for local businesses or services? This is a really interesting development by Facebook and something all local businesses need to be aware of.
A list of pages near the town is returned ranked by the best reviews and ratings as well as your previous interactions with the page or your friend’s interaction with the page.
The results display businesses’ contact information, hours and excerpts of reviews. A map is also shown to indicate where businesses are located.
This is a search that I did for hair salons in my hometown. I actually use a different hairdresser – who might miss out if this search facility becomes widely used!
Local business owners should act now: