Local SEO (search engine optimization) that Works and won’t break the Bank
Local SEO Services and Strategies
Local Directories and Listings
97% of customers search for local businesses online. Getting your business listed in the Local directories of Google, Yahoo and Bing is one of the most effective ways of directing free, targetted traffic to your business.
Local SEO (search engine optimization) requires different strategies to gain local market share. Your listing needs to communicate this to the search engines. As Google gets over 82% of local searches, it is important to make sure your listing has the proper keywords and other optimization.
There are 100’s of places online to find local businesses. The local search directories are a huge part of local search optimization.How to submit and get listed with all of these local search engines and directories is critical to your search engine ranking.More
As a local business, the best way to attracting new customers is local directories. But what directories should you be listed in? The answer is Quality Directories that are relevant to your business industry.
Directories serve 2 purposes for Local Businesses:
- To get found by your customers. Searchers look for products and services many different ways, other than direct searches from Google. You want to be listed in these, so your customers can find you.
- Each directory listing counts as a backlink. Backlinks are good, as long as they are quality backlinks.
List of 20 Top Local Business Directories/Listings
8. Angie’s List
9. Merchant Circle
21. Dex Media
One of the most important ranking factor is NAP (Name Address Place) consistency. Most Local SEO experts say it counts for over 50% of the ranking algorithm.
While in principal, it sounds easy to keep the data straight, it isn’t. There are 4 major aggregators of data on the internet. They scraper their data from many sources. This data is sold and used in a multitude of places (Google is a large buyer of data). And then rescraped. If you think the credit bureau are bad, times by 10 and you can imagine the problems. And it’s your problem to fix. Continuous checking and updating NAP can be a full time challenge, especially when you move or add a location. SEO Local Geeks have monitors in place to alert us when information doesn’t match. We relentlessly fix and change to keep the consistency.
If you are interested in which directories your business is listed in, fill out the form and we’ll run a report and send it back to you, Free of Charge.
As of June 2011, only 7% of the Google listings have been claimed. The opportunity to get to the top of Google is now.But to maintain a high ranking requires ongoing techniques and strategies, along with keeping abreast of the continuous changes that occur.
Reviews, Reviews, Reviews
One of the most important factors in one’s ranking on Search Engines is your volume of reviews. The challenge lies not in obtaining hundreds of reviews, but getting the right reviews aggregated for optimal results.
Measure your Results
Local Statistics measure your website’s effectiveness. Find out where you rank with monthly reports. Statistics count your traffic, along with the conversions and sales of your products or services.But the best part…there are specific strategies and tactics to improve your listing performance.
Our dedicated begin by conducting a comprehensive analysis and consultation to understand your business and your goals. With this information, we submit your business to search engines and local directories and also create coupons, add images, and perform many other listing optimization techniques.
We then keep you informed with statistics and reviews to help you understand why customers seek your services and buy from you. Once this initial process is finished, we invite you to become a monthly client so that you can benefit from our continuous efforts to maintain your top ranking. When you subscribe to our ongoing service, we provide you the EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT of us limiting our service to only two other businesses in your category and geographic area. This allows our monthly clients to benefit from continuous top ranking benefits.
Our goal is to become your valued partner and guide you through the ever-changing best practices around internet marketing. We leverage our internet skills, techniques, and resources with your products and services to achieve your business goals. We believe that you reaching your business goals will help us achieve our business goals.
We take pride in our core values:
We are headquartered in Houston, Texas and leverage additional technical resources overseas to help us over deliver at reasonable prices. We are available during normal North American business hours and offer 24/7 email support.