Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) March 23, 2013

Numero Uno Web Solutions (, a fast-growing global Internet marketing firm that caters to small- and mid-sized business-to-consumer companies, recently released a statement reporting on the recent growth of Facebook Pages and its major impact on local small- and mid-sized businesses.

As the experts at Numero Uno Web Solutions explain, Facebook Pages is a feature that allows businesses, organizations, and brands to share their message and stories and connect with people on a global scale. Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) are turning to Pages at an unprecedented rate. Facebook now has a total of 15 million pages run by small businesses globally, a sizeable increase over the 13 million recorded at the end of 2012, note the experts.

Local businesses are playing a key part in Pages growth, with active local pages up 40% in 2012, says Marco Reuter, Business Development Manager at Numero Uno Web Solutions. In addition, the social networks Pages Manager mobile application has attracted more than eight million users since launching in the fourth quarter of last year.

Facebook Pages impressive increase among small- and medium-sized businesses cements its use as a potential SEO [search engine optimization technique that can help local businesses become more discoverable and gain greater exposure on search engines like Google, Reuter observes.

According to the experts at Numero Uno Web Solutions, Google answers approximately 100 billion searches per monthmore than three billion searches a dayand 43% of all Google searches are local. This means the what (business category, brand, product) and where (address, city, province or geographic coordinates) are equally important. Furthermore, 74% of local searches on Google are done on mobile devices.

As the SEO experts conclude, in an effort to drive consumer traffic and increase search engine page results, small- and mid-sized businesses need to claim their online real estate on web sites that promote local information, like Facebook Pages. Doing so is a great way for these businesses to connect with existing and potential customers who are using search engines like Google to find local information.

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