The world wasn’t always so well connected. Before we all went online, you’d have to check the Yellow Pages for a plumber. You’d have to ask your neighbor who cut hair in town. And contractors had to refer you to other contractors to get a job done. Now, everything can be done online. Search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing!, social media networks like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, consumer forums like Citysearch, Yelp, and Angie's List, and digital maps like Google Maps or Mapquest bring businesses closer to you.
But, did you know that if you use one of these methods to find a business, they probably used SEO to get you there?