Local SEO

Local SEO

Local SEO

Local SEO

Local Search Engine Optimization

Local search engine optimization is the process of getting your business to show up on the first page of google under the map portion. Now that more and more people are searching from their mobile devices, these local listings get lots of clicks and direct phone calls to your business. Google displays three business listings for local search terms like this:

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local seo

How do you rank on the top three business listings?

First thing you need to do is create a google my business account. There’s a couple things to keep in mind when setting up your account. First thing is to make sure all the information is accurate. This seems pretty self explanatory but its very important, when you add your business to other website directories, you need to make sure all the information is the same and consistent with what you added to Google my business. Second, make sure you choose the right category for your business. Do a quick google search for your keyword and see what category your competitors selected.

Start adding your business to directory websites. Remember to be consistent with what you added to your Google my business account. Double check the most important fields: Name, Address, Phone Number. Here’s a list of the top business directories to get you started.

How to Get legitimate Google Reviews

Google reviews are now a factor for local search results. Here’s an example of a review handout that gets my clients real Google reviews. Contact me if you want me to customize it with your business info, so you can start collecting real google reviews yourself.

What are the ranking factors for local search results?

Local search results are broken down into 8 different factors:

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If your industry is super competitive but you still want to rank on the first page for Local SEO, contact me for a free estimate.

 

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