20. Hawk updateHawk update Google tightened its proximity filtering for organic ranking. The filtering radius for a same category business has been reduced from 500 feet to 200 feet. Same category businesses at the same address, however, are still filtered. The more exact restrictions may benefit businesses that previously had a higher ranked competitor just down the street, as both businesses may now be able to show up in local results. (Edited, h/t Mike Blumenthal) … [Read more...] about How Do I Rank Higher in Google Local Search? Our Checklist for Local SEO
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Mobile devices, especially smartphones, are slowly dominating and still growing the channels for today’s digital marketing scene. Search engines nowadays do not give priority—and will not rank you highly in their search engine result pages—if you do not have a mobile-friendly website. But don’t forget the search engine ranking position on the desktop, those are two different ranking positions that need different strategies. Google exhibits two ranking positions, one for desktop and one for mobile. … [Read more...] about 6 Local SEO Factors to Pay Attention to This Year
Local SEO Strategies for Citations A local citation is online mention of the name, address, and phone number of your business. You can get local citations on social media platforms, business directories, websites, or apps. Local citations help a business build prominence and relevance. … [Read more...] about 101 Local SEO Strategies to Boost Local Sales in 2019
There was once a time when people wanted to have the name of their business first in the Yellow Pages. This would greatly increase the chances of people contacting them first when searching for a particular service. Not a lot of people still rely on the Yellow Pages anymore. Instead, people enter the type of business they’re looking for into a search engine like Google. Some of the same principles that apply to the YP searches of days gone by also apply to search engine results. … [Read more...] about What Is Citation Building for Local SEO, and Is It Effective?
Enable Messaging Instant messaging has been one of the most important innovations of the past decade, as it allows a faster and more efficient way of communication. One of the most recent Google My Business updates was the ability for users to directly send a message to you. Being able to quickly respond to customer inquiries and concerns has proven to provide a positive impact on businesses, as it improves customer trust and brand image. … [Read more...] about Why It’s Important to keep your Business Website updated for Local SEO