Need Better Local SEO? Here’s Some Help

By Chik Quintans | Blogging

Jun 09
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Improving the quality of your local SEO doesn’t have to be an insurmountable hurdle you’ll never overcome. In fact, a few simple tasks can be carried out that will get you on the right track, at least until the next Google algorithm change!

Let’s take a look at a brief list of 7 handy tips that will definitely improve your local SEO, and in so doing, more than likely help with your local rankings as well.

7 Tips to improve your local SEO!

Be sure and use local keywords – You will have a tough time ranking for local search terms if you aren’t sure what they are for your business and niche. Good keyword research is simply a matter of delving deeply into the keywords the market is searching with, the words your competition is using, and selecting words that lead to outcomes you desire. This can take some time and thought, but it is better done in the beginning than needing to retool later.

Have consistent business information – You’ll need to be sure your critical business info, known as NAP (name address and phone numbers) along with any other important information is the same over all your web and social sites.

Local directories – Make sure you claim any listings you find on local directories, regardless of whether you actually created them or not. Take the time to optimize them to line up with all the rest of yours.

Use Google+ Local pages – Take full advantage of the Google+ local page, and you’ll discover this is a terrific way to engage with people, post content, and respond to reviews and questions in a social way.

Acquire reviews – Getting reviews about your products and services is crucial to your local rankings. The social proof alone, combined with the citations (links) to your site are invaluable.

Get mobilized – Your customers are on the go, and since 95 percent of smartphone users have used their phone to locate local information, you’d be smart to get in on that while the getting’s good. At the very least make sure you have a mobile site that is accessible on all platforms.

Don’t neglect your social media profiles – Make an effort to update your social media profiles to mirror the same information you want displayed for all your other listings. People do find you on these, and they’re also listed in search quite often!

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I hope you found this post helpful to you and your business and would greatly enjoy hearing how you’re going to implement my suggestions above. In addition, I would also like to hear about what is working for you.
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About Chik
Chik Quintans is the founder of UnderGround Marketing Society, LLC {UGMS}, a North Seattle based digital marketing company. UGMS is focused on helping local businesses and/or your sales teams grow their market share through emerging internet based technology. Serving both U.S. and Canadian located businesses, our unique process, R4+encompasses a multi-facetted approach to online marketing. Establishing your business as a local authority via building and marketing your Five Star Reputation, achieving top internetSearch Rankings combined with a broad Social Presence. The result? Your business will attract highly targeted new business.
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Chik Quintans is a Digital Marketing Strategist with a passion for helping sales teams and businesses grow. As the owner of UnderGround Marketing Society LLC, creating a strong online brand and building a broad footprint online for sales teams and businesses are he and his company's areas of focus. Whether that be leveraging marketing channels and approaches such as social media, reputation, search engine optimization (SEO), video marketing and more. Chik Quintans can be reached on LinkedIn where you are invited to connect. https://www.linkedin.com/in/chikquintans