It's not our work life, it's our life's work.
Localsearch is the brainchild of 4 mates, fed up with vague, out-of-date information on local businesses and communities. Looking for an alternative to broad phone books, they created region-specific directories with actual local relevance—better for local business and users alike.
That was back in 1993.
Fast forward over two decades, add in constant refinement, and today we're a data-rich, local marketing agency, that also happens to make great search products.
In 2016, our 140+ employees and 80+ sales consultants assisted 12 million online search of 1.7 million regional Australian businesses via our mobile app and website. These searches were also backed by our 3 million local phone directories. And the best bit? We're 100% privately (and locally!) owned and growing. Meaning we truly understand—and wholeheartedly support—over 200 regional Aussie towns across QLD, NSW, the NT, and northeast VIC. With more coming.
And then something big happened.
With the fast evolution of technology, in a blink of an eye we found ourselves facing a very different kind of marketing landscape. It presented opportunities aplenty—including products that we knew our clients would benefit from.
So we pushed ourselves towards the digital sphere—we hired experts, upskilled ourselves and cultivated our own digital marketing products we are proud to show off (and that our clients love!). The result is a successful website, innovative mobile app, as well as a full team dedicated to building new websites, and another for marketing websites online via our digital marketing products.
We made it big because we kept it small: we place importance on having Search & Marketing Specialists who live where you do to ensure we stay more human (and less of an “entity”), and we’ve kept our search products localised to your area.
Now, we’re proud to be in a position to give back to the communities who have made our success possible. How? Find out here (and see if you’re eligible for sponsorship!)
- 1993 PDC / Localsearch established
- 1993 First office established, in Rockhampton
- 1994 First ever Localsearch phone book published — Darwin
- 1996 Expanded to Townsville and Sunshine Coast
- 2015 Localsearch went paperless!
- 2016 Localsearch launched its first Google Adwords Campaign for a client
- 2017 Partnership with Local Web Experts to maximise our digital product offering
- 2017 Localsearch earned the Google Premier Partnership Badge