Local SEO is a type of online marketing that helps businesses increase search engine traffic based on map placement for geographic related keywords. While there is some similarity between tactics used for general SEO versus Local SEO, the local algorithm for ranking is different from the general search algorithm. Local SEO results are the fastest way for local businesses to get placement in search engine results page. Local SEO works best for businesses that have established local operations in one or more locations. National companies without local addresses cannot create local business profiles.
Mobile phone applications like Google Maps use the same ranking methods and database of business information used by the local results section of the SERP (search engine results page.) This is important for many local businesses because the number of local searches for retail and service businesses from mobile phones continues to grow each year.
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Finally, with search engines like Google adding social media services, Google has integrated their local search into Google+ Local. The merger of local and social will continue so it is important that businesses establish their local presence on websites like Google, Yahoo, Bing, Yelp and others.
Good local rankings come from claiming profiles on the primary local sites, enhancing those profiles, and updating them with reviews and specials as well as building citations from your website and other directories. With this in mind, the bullets below summarize our process for optimizing your website’s rankings:
Verify and Enhance Profiles - Celebrations Local SEO team helps verify your profile on Google My Business. Google requires a postcard address verification. Our software lets you know when those cards will arrive and provides a way for you to give us the verification information. Once your listing is verified, we use content from your website and onboarding questionnaire to add photos, videos and other business information.
Build Citations - Celebration Web Design submits your business NAP (Name Address Phone) using a Yext Power Listing. Yext Power Listing provides you instant listings on 70+ business directories. These business listings build credibility for your local listing. One of the most important citations for your business profiles is your website. We provide specific local seo recommendations for your website.
Offers - Most of the local sites allow you to periodically update an offer or special. If you provide us with offer information, we'll help keep your local listings updated with the new information.