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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All customer reviews deserve to get a response. You might thank the customer and say you hope to see them again in your store if they sent a positive review. If the review is negative, apologize for their bad encounter then send a private message to discuss the matter further. You can also ask your customers to place reviews on your site after purchase. You may ask them either in person, contact them through phone or email, or put a link to your review page on your website. Remember, you should respond to the review professionally. … [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
It was simple to get a company’s name first in the Yellow Pages because it was all in alphabetical order. Some companies would even pay more for conspicuous ads that would move their company closer to the front of the book. Unfortunately, this rule doesn’t apply to search engines, as results are displayed by relevancy. So how does a company get their name first in search engine results? Through a process known as Search Engine Optimization (SEO). … [Read more...] about What Is Citation Building for Local SEO, and Is It Effective?
Regularly update your website A study conducted by Blue Fountain recently has shown that customers would think of a brandless when its website has not been updated. Personally, I’ve seen numerous cases of this in the past when looking for brands and products. Going to a website of a brand that you want to inquire or make a purchase and seeing that products and key information is outdated or missing will surely hurt your traffic. … [Read more...] about Why It’s Important to keep your Business Website updated for Local SEO