Monday, July 14, 2014

Insider Local SEO Tips

Basic Local SEO

From the first “Don’t Be A Local Search Weakling” to the last “Reputation Management Workout”, this is a simple exercise plan to beef up your local SEO muscles and get strong results. (It’s also reminiscent of the musclebuilding ads in all those comic books you read in junior high school.) Here’s the categories in the guide:
  • Seven site elements for local SEO — tags, meta descriptions, embedded maps, etc.
  • Beef up your citations — different spellings of your business name, address, and phone number will affect your rankings
  • Easy citation workflow — practical suggestions for making it happen right
  • Reputation management workout — how to increase positive reviews

The Reason Why Local SEO Is Important

If you have a business that is open to the public, you want the public to find you so they become loyal customers. You want them to keep coming back and tell their friends good things about your business. If the information about your business is hard to find or incorrect when they look up local options, your business suffers.
Even if you are hiring someone to manage your local SEO and other online matters, you should know why these factors matter to your bottom line. This is basic marketing stuff, because it affects the point of contact between you and potential customers.

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