Over the next three years, this partnership is designed to drive both growth in existing markets and expansion into new international markets. As Todd Rowe, Google's Head of Global Channel Sales said:
"Since 2004, ReachLocal and Google have worked together to drive the adoption of Google AdWords to small-medium business owners in both domestic and international markets. We believe this partnership will give small-medium busines owners around the world an additional opportunity to use Google AdWords to drive awareness and new business."
ReachLocal CEO and co-founder Zorik Gordon agrees. "International markets now represent more than 20 percent of ReachLocal's business and accelerating our international growth is a strategic priority for us."
ReachSearch, ReachLocal's proprietary search engine marketing solutions, allows small-medium business owners to drive customer leads from Google and other search engines with a scalable, automated and transparented Internet advertising platform. ReachLocal's feet-on-the-street sales force of Internet Marketing Consultants (IMCs) helps educate and support small-medium business owners in their online marketing efforts.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR SMALL-MEDIUM BUSINESS OWNERS?
Google's announcement to designate ReachLocal as their first global premier Google AdWords partner speaks high praise to the quality of work that ReachLocal has been doing for local business owners across the globe.
For those of you who have been concerned about some of the negative comments you have read about ReachLocal, consider this - if ReachLocal were as bad as some of those reviews make us out to be would an Internet giant and the leader in search volume decide to make us their first global premier partner?
This partnership means that you can put faith in ReachLocal's search engine marketing product to bring you more viable leads to your business.