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Local SEO Roundup Post

Local SEO Roundup: Everything You Must know

The below posts will help you dominate local search. Feel free to skip around and take care of these as needed. Some areas may need more work than others for your multi-location website....
Local SEO: Audit Competitors

Local SEO: Audit Competitors

Local SEO Best Practice #18 – Audit Your Competitors Every business wants to know how their competitors doing, and especially, how they are doing in relation to the owner’s business. They may visit the store, inquire among mutual customers, and generally keep an open...
Local SEO: Track, Track, Track

Local SEO: Track, Track, Track

Local SEO Best Practice #17 – Track, Track, Track Once all of the SEO and local SEO work has been done on a website, the last thing a business owner should do is leave it to run on its own and hope for the best. Algorithms for Google and the other search engines are...
Local SEO: Create Social Media Profiles

Local SEO: Create Social Media Profiles

Local SEO Best Practice #16 – Create Social Media Profiles Social media has a huge influence on local SEO for a number of reasons. One is that it lets a business claim more of their business’ name and brand online. There may be lots of “AAA Plumbers” or even “AAA...
Local SEO: Get Positive Online Reviews

Local SEO: Get Positive Online Reviews

Local SEO Best Practice #15 – Get Positive Online Reviews Reviews online today are the driving force behind most of the purchases that are made, both online and in-store. More than ever people are researching products and businesses before they use them, and having no...
Local SEO: Increase Local Citations

Local SEO: Increase Local Citations

Local SEO Best Practice #14 – Increase Local Citations Citations in the local SEO world are any mentions of a local business on other websites. In order to be considered an actual citation however, the name, address and phone number must all be included. This is known...
Local SEO: Use Schema

Local SEO: Use Schema

Local SEO Best Practice #13 – Use Schema Schema.org has revolutionized the way search engines display websites in their results pages. Schema is a markup code that can be placed on any website to allow search engines to give more information to the user. This...
Local SEO: Optimize URL Structure

Local SEO: Optimize URL Structure

Local SEO Best Practice #12 – Optimize URL Structure The URL is the address that can be seen in the browser and it indicates the webpage that a user is visiting. URLs are often overlooked by business owners when performing SEO, but they can be very important. For...
Local SEO: Use headings and sub-headings

Local SEO: Use Headings and Subheadings

Local SEO Best Practice #11 – Use Headings and Subheadings Using headings and sub-headings on a website is another great way to grab the attention of the search engines. These again, give the search engines an indication of the context of the webpage, but it helps if...
Local SEO: Go Mobile

Local SEO: Go Mobile

Local SEO Best Practice #10 – Go Mobile Mobile, mobile, mobile – it can’t be said enough. If business owners want to improve their local SEO, they must ensure that their website is mobile-friendly; there’s just no way around it. In one of their latest updates, Google...
Local SEO: Optimize Anchor Text

Local SEO: Optimize Anchor Text

Local SEO Best Practice #9 – Optimize Anchor Text Anchor text isn’t something that webmasters and business owners have complete control of, but they can optimize it to work in their favor. Anchor text is the text that is used when one website links to another website,...
Local SEO: Optimize Images

Local SEO: Optimize Images

Local SEO Best Practice #8 – Optimize Images Optimizing images is important for a couple of reasons. The first is that image files are by their very nature, much larger than text files and therefore, take much longer to load. However, Google and the other search...
Local SEO: Create great meta descriptions

Local SEO: Great Meta Descriptions

Local SEO Best Practice #7 – Create Great Meta Descriptions After the title tag, the next aspect of any webpage the robots will search through is the meta description. The meta description are the one or two lines that appear underneath a page’s title in the search...
Local SEO: Create great title tags

Local SEO: Great Title Tags

Local SEO Best Practice #6 – Great Title Tags Once all the research has been done, the next steps to improve local SEO actually happen on the page, and it all starts with the title tag. A title tag is the title that’s shown in the search engines as the title of the...
Local SEO: Analyze Keywords

Local SEO: Analyze Keywords

Local SEO Best Practice #5 – Analyzing Keywords Once a list of keywords has been generated, they then need to be analyzed. This isn’t something that all businesses do, but they should, as it will show which keywords are still quite relevant, and which are starting to...
Local SEO: Creating Keywords

Local SEO: Creating Keywords

Local SEO Best Practice #4 – Creating Keywords With a list of generated keywords in hand, any business owner will be well on their way to improving their SEO efforts. However, the keywords provided by the research tools aren’t enough if they don’t include local...
Local SEO: Keyword Research

Local SEO: Keyword Research

Local SEO Best Practice #3 – Keyword Research Keyword research is a huge part of local seo. Once a business appears across all online directories, they will have naturally increased their page ranking for certain keywords. These are the words users enter into search...
Local SEO: Create business listings

Local SEO: Business Listings

Local SEO Best Practice #2 – Business Listings Citations ... Business Listings ... whatever you call them, they are important. They are actually a lot more important than most business owners realize. Google My Business might be the gold standard of local SEO, but you...
Local SEO Best Practice #1: Google My Business

Local SEO: Google My Business

Local SEO Best Practice #1 – Create a Google My Business Listing Google My Business, formerly known as Google Places, has become the starting point for all successful local SEO campaigns. Google My Business is the foundation of local listings and without it, a...
Permalinks Setting

WordPress Tip: Permalinks Setting

Here's a WordPress tip that might seem simple but it is super important for those of you who are DIY WordPress website owners. When you create your WordPress website, one of the first things you should do is consider changing the PERMALINKS setting. In the WordPress...

Black Friday Roundup

There are so many great Black Friday deals floating around in my inbox that I decided to share. Most are business-related but some are not. NOTE: Most of these are not affiliate links. I'm just sharing for the sake of sharing. First, let me tell you about my own Black...

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Local SEO: Use Schema

Local SEO: Use Schema

Local SEO Best Practice #13 – Use Schema Schema.org has revolutionized the way search engines display websites in their results pages. Schema is a markup code that can be placed on any website to allow search engines to give more information to the user. This...

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