Google has a HOT new LOCAL keyword research tool that shows detailed keyword analysis by city. Really important stuff inside if you do LOCAL SEO!
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As a small business with a physical location, you've probably heard about
Easy to understand overview of what it takes for a locally focused business to rank in Google search results.
Google's Snack Packs (a.k.a Local Stacks) haven't gotten the best reception in the local business community. Let's take one of these results apart and discover how best to respond to their limitations.
Learn about Google's new Local Stacks - aka Local Snack Packs and how they might affect your biz.
Competition in local search is fierce. While it's typical to do some surface level research on your competitors before entering a market you can go much further down the SEO rabbit hole. In this article we will look at how you can find more competitors, pull their data, and use it to beat them in the search game.
Super, in-depth post on how a locally-focused business can analyze its online competition's marketing and outrank them in search.
With the Local SEO module for the WordPress SEO plugin you'll easily optimize your WordPress blog to perform well in Local Search Results!
If you have a wordpress site, you will want to have this local focused seo plugin from a premier SEO expert.
Wondering how your multi-location business can achieve visibility in local search? Columnist Greg Gifford has the answer.
"While your major product pages should all be internally linked, your local silos are mostly isolated — so each silo only internally links within its own silo."
Anyone can publish indexable information about your business and I'm not suggesting you hide your flaws, I'm suggesting you not let them define your work.
Tip: "Google loves social networks. They love some over others, but claiming, linking to and promoting your company social media profiles is a great start to your reputation offense."
Looking to get on top of Local Search and Mobile? PYB Senior Local Consultant has you covered!
Mobile is having a huge affect on search results. Learn how to make the most of your Google My Business page on mobile.
To rank for your target keywords in local search, the post suggests that you create local content, Get serious about reviews, Work the directories, Take a NAP and Network for links. Good solid advice.
It’s the fact that focusing solely on traditional SEO (technical SEO and the ten blue links) just doesn’t make sense anymore. You need to truly have a grasp on your earned media’s presence in the web as a whole. That means thinking about how your customers experience the web: in different dimensions, like local search, and in different channels, like YouTube or Google Plus.
As local SEO moves beyond traditional SEO, small businesses have to be concerned with their entire digital footprint and user experience, not just their website.
Your business has moved, and now your citation profile is a disaster. Let me guide you through the proper process of managing a citation update.
This local seo pro recommends that you manage your citations as follows in a business move.
Step 1: Create A List of ALL Citations
Step 2: Update Business Information in the Data Aggregators
Step 3: Manually Claim and Update the Top Ten Citations
Step 4: Outsource The Remaining Updates
The Pigeon update dropped its proverbial payload on the UK at the end of 2014. How has Local SEO shaped up in 2015 so far and how can you beat the Pigeon?
Another take on the basics of getting found in local search in 2015.
Managing your online reputation requires monitoring and outreach. Learn how to take back your online reputation after a bad review on Google or Yelp.
Learn how to manage your online reputation, respond to negative reviews and much more.
Quote: "If somebody has a relatively benign statement to make where they bought a product from you and it just didn’t really fit their needs, then that may not require much interaction. If it’s something where they bought your product and a battery exploded and now they’re going to tell everybody and write a blog post about it, then that’s something you may wish to intervene and kind of respond."
Get a website, search engine placement, a Facebook presence, reviews, and more—plus complete set up and ongoing marketing support.
The Yodle.com platform is a turnkey online presence for local businesses who can afford the $250+ per month. They scrape and mock up another version of your existing site, using more local keywords. It has separate seo traffic, integrated database for client phone and email tracking, email templates, social media, reviews and more. An interesting integrated option for local focused business.
Dave Oremland sent me a Washington Post article last week detailing a case where small business owner Colleen Dermott of Dog Tranquility in Burke, VA was suing
Interesting case study on suing over poor reviews. "The problem though is that the business has much, much more to lose and very little to gain. This would appear to me one of those cases where even if the business wins they will lose."
Last week, Google pushed its new, blue mobile local pack (previously seen on Android and Google Now) to the iPhone. As the world and Google goes mobile (and
Learn about various versions of Google's mobile local search results.
The FCC has long had guidelines that require the application of the Truth in Advertising endorsements on the web. Any form of material connection or incenti
No incentives for local reviews. Period.
Learn how to get free advertising on Google by setting up a Google My Business (formerly Google Places) listing.
Learn how to optimize your Google Plus My Business page to get free promotion from Google.
Why does Google show a 4.8 rating when I have all 5-star reviews? It is a question that comes up repeatedly on my blog and in the forums. Google, on its help page says: We calculate an overall rating based on user ratings and a variety of other signals to ensure that the overall score [...]
The answer is that "obviously they are not calculating the average of your Google Review Ratings the way that most people calculate averages." Learn what's up here.
The challenge for most local businesses is ranking in the top spots to be noticed and attract the right customers.
Don't write for search engines, pick long tail keywords and more tips to rank in local search queries.