April 20, 2011
local SEO, I asked my Twitter followers the following:
++Got any local SEO tips?++
Here's how they responded:
cyandle: Making sure you have your full address and contact info listed throughout your website.
SEOMalc: Make a point of promoting your location-based services throughout your website and within your local niches. Don't go generic.
mackenzieniall: Citations Citations Citations :)
ToddHeim: Make sure your business directory listings have accurate information and are in the right categories.
WissamDandan: Consistency of the NAP (name, address, phone), BLVD means Boulevard – no abbreviations, add address on Contact Us page.
Volacci: Making sure the local listings are 100% complete or as close to 100% as possible.
funnykat: Citations, Google Places, websites: Make sure all addresses match.
MaryBowling: Optimize your website for keywords and geographic terms. Sounds simple but so many people miss the mark.
creativeonion: Setting up a company profile on LinkedIn! (Which has seen a boost since Panda.)
Jimbeetle: Local means offline eyeballs so make sure domain name is on *every* surface company controls.
supernaut76: Use @edmontonSEO's local citation finder - very actionable.
nickleroy: Claim your local business listing on all three major search engines. (Google, Bing & Yahoo)
mercylivi: Incorporate local search phrases into the content.
ultimasurf: Get your business listed in Google Places, local address at your website, & host your website locally work for me.
Webprotech: Have a 100% complete verified listing and instead of testimonials ask satisfied customers to post genuine reviews on Google.
niftymarketing: Tips on local title tags here.
marcusbowlerhat: Links from local directories and business forums--only the cream of the crop obviously.
Jill's Response: @creativeonion, that's great, I have never thought of using LinkedIn that way, thanks! I also like @WissamDandan's tips because I hadn't heard those before. And @jimbeetle's answer is one that seems so obvious, yet is missed by so many local companies. @supernaut76, nice find with that local citation finder, I gave it a quick look and it appears to be helpful @niftymarketing, thanks for sharing that article, it's also very helpful.
Thanks all for your participation!
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