March 2012 Webinar - The Ins and Outs of Local SEO
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Major search engines are placing more and more of an emphasis on localized search results, and often local listings will show over the main company website listing. Recent statistics show that 20% of ...

Major search engines are placing more and more of an emphasis on localized search results, and often local listings will show over the main company website listing. Recent statistics show that 20% of searches are done with local intent, and on mobile that number jumps to 53%. This webinar will go over local SEO best practices on and off your website.

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March 2012 Webinar - The Ins and Outs of Local SEO March 2012 Webinar - The Ins and Outs of Local SEO Presentation Transcript

  • The Ins and Outs ofLocal SEOPresented by:Brooke Snow (@brooke_snow)Account Executive | Marketing SpecialistAnvil Media, Inc.503.595.6050 ext 241brooke@anvilmediainc.com
  • About Anvil MediaAnvil Media, Inc. is a digital marketing agency specializing in search enginemarketing services, including search engine optimization, analytics, pay-per-click management, online reputation management, mobile & social mediamarketing services.
  • Some of Our Clients View slide
  • Anvil Key Differentiators100% of account team Google AdWords & Analyticscertified100% of account team published and spoken in theindustryHigh client & employee retentionFounding member of SEMpdx trade associationSocial Media & PPC Training partner with OMI &WhartonExpertise in technology and entertainmentMajority of clients come from word-of-mouth andreferralsAward winning: PBJ Fastest Growing, Inc 5,000, AMAMAX View slide
  • AgendaI. The Local LandscapeII. Why Local Search MattersIII. Optimizing For LocalIV. Review Monitoring & Management
  • The Local Landscape
  • What is a local listing?
  • Why are local listings used?Read reviews… Get directionsFind a phone number See picturesResearch pricing …andmore!
  • Search Engine Platforms LOCAL
  • Service Platforms
  • Local Based Services (LBS)
  • Then There Are Feeds…
  • Holistic Approach is a Must
  • Why Local Search Matters
  • 20% of all search queries have a local intent
  • Only 5% of those use the cityor state within the search query
  • 70% of online searchers will use local search to find offline businesses Kelsey Group
  • 86% of online users will be searching for a local business at some point in time Kelsey Group
  • 54% of search users have substituted Internet/search for the phone book comScore Group
  • What do these stats mean to you?You could be missing out onup to 20% of your potentialtraffic
  • Reviews Are ImportantConsumers are influenced by user reviews –one bad review can multiply quickly
  • Reviews and Trust
  • Optimizing For Local
  • How do you not get lost in the crowd?
  • Key Steps for Local SEOClaim Optimize Monitor
  • Ranking Factors (Local Listing) 1. Physical Address in City of Search 2. Manually Owner-verified Place Page 3. Proper Category Associations 4. Volume of Traditional Structured Citations 5. Local Area Code Source: http://www.davidmihm.com/local-search-ranking-factors. 26
  • Ranking Factors (Local Listing)
  • Ranking Factors (Local Listing) Google Places Citations http://www.whitespark.ca/local-citation-finde 28
  • Ranking Factors (Website)1. Crawlable Address Matching Place Page Address2. Authority of Website Homepage / PageRank3. Quality of Inbound Links4. Crawlable Phone Number Matching Place Page Phone Number5. City, State in Places Landing Page Title Tag Source: http://www.davidmihm.com/local-search-ranking-factors. 29
  • Additional On-site OptimizationMarkup Location Information On Your Website (schema.org) Event Markup Example 30
  • Additional On-site Optimization Create a KML and Geo-sitemap Easily Create With: http://www.geositemapgenerator.com 31
  • Things to AvoidWhat Not to Do: • Don’t have multiple local business listings with the exact same address – differentiate with suite numbers when possible • Don’t have multiple local business listings with the same phone number • Don’t use a PO Box • Don’t list multiple locations on the same page of your website – give each location its own optimized page and link location listings to that page • Don’t use an 800 number in local business listing (should use local phone number – can include 800 number as an alternate phone number) 32
  • Review Monitoring & Management
  • Respond to the NegativeWhen to Respond You know your company is in the wrong The review is misstating facts You can tell the reviewer is mad at you and not just lifeHow to Respond Be honest & calm Be transparent Offer something for their troubles (25% off their next purchase?) If needed – take the conversation offline
  • Respond to the PositiveWhen to Respond When you get a rave reviewHow to Respond Be gracious and humble Let them know you appreciate their business
  • Tools – SocialMention Search by keyword Set up Alerts Includes blogs, comments, news & more
  • Tools - MonitorThis Search by keyword Searches 25 search engines
  • Tools – Google & Yahoo Alerts Company or industry news directly to your inbox
  • Tools – RSS Feeds Monitor multiple outlets and terms
  • Recap
  • Recap• Be sure to claim and optimize your local profiles• Optimize your website for local SEO• Reviews influence customer behavior significantly• Respond to both negative and positive reviews• There are a TONS of ways to get involved with reviews• Be involved and engaged 41
  • ResourcesArticlesUse Local Listings To Rank Higher in Mobile Searchhttp://www.aboutus.org/Learn/Use-Local-Listings-To-Rank-Higher-in-Mobile-SearchMobile Search: What Every Local Business Needs To Knowhttp://www.aboutus.org/Learn/Mobile-Search:-What-Every-Local-Business-Needs-To-KnowTaking Control of Your Companys Online Reputation, Part 1http://www.emarketingandcommerce.com/article/taking-control-business-s-online-reputation-part-1/1Taking Control of Your Companys Online Reputation, Part 2http://www.emarketingandcommerce.com/article/taking-control-business-online-reputation-part-2/1WhitepapersThe Marketer’s Guide to Location-Based Social Networkinghttp://www.anvilmediainc.com/search-engine-marketing-resources/free-white-papers/location-based-social-networking-whitepaper
  • Q&A and Next Steps Read Anvil’s blog, articles & white papers – http://www.anvilmediainc.com Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Twitter - @anvilmedia Contact us with questions about today’s webinar or Anvil services Nick Footer Business Development Executive Anvil Media, Inc. 310 NE Failing Street Portland, OR 97212 503.595.6050 x228 office 503.481.6629 cell nickf@anvilmediainc.com Twitter: @nickfooter LinkedIn: nickfooter
  • Upcoming Anvil WebinarsApril 18th, 2012 – 10am PSTAdvanced Social MediaMay 16th, 2012 – 10am PSTAdvanced AnalyticsFind Out More and Registerhttp://www.anvilmediainc.com/search-engine-marketing-webinars