10 Tips for Local SEO - Search Marketing Illinois


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10 Tips for Local SEO - Search Marketing Illinois

  1. 1. 10 SEO Tips for Your Local Business
  2. 2. Tip #1Claim Your Business on LocalDirectories and Review Sites  Claim Your Business on Local Directories and Review Sites  Google+ Local  Yahoo  Bing  Yelp  Merchant Circle  And over 500 others
  3. 3. Tip #2Use the Same Business Name, Address, and Phone Number Across the Board  This includes your website, your local directory listings, and your social media pages  Multiple locations need to have separate online properties for each location
  4. 4. Tip #3Use a Local Phone Number on Your Website  Avoid using ONLY a toll-free number on your website  A local number helps the search engines verify your location, which is crucial for businesses trying to capture local customers
  5. 5. Tip #4Use Your Location in the Optimization Process  If you want to attract “local” consumers, you should include geographic terms in your optimization, such as your city and state  This tells the search engines exactly where you are located and helps to draw in local, targeted traffic
  6. 6. Tip #5Ask Your Customers for Reviews  Most consumers today go online to find local products and/or services  The more reviews your business has, the more credible you are in the eyes of local consumers
  7. 7. Tip #6Get Links from Local Sources  Helps improve the strength of your website in terms of local SEO  Allows you to network with peers in your local area and open up new opportunities
  8. 8. Tip #7Add Fresh, Unique Content to Your Site Consistently  Search engines LOVE fresh, unique content and reward you for having it  Add a blog to your website and post to it often  Post news, business announcements, helpful tips, and more
  9. 9. Tip #8Include Keywords in Your Website Page Titles  Every page of your website can be indexed by the search engines  Include some of the popular keyword terms that local consumers type into the search engines when looking for your type of product or service
  10. 10. Tip #9Make Sure You Use the Right Keywords  Don’t “guess” which keywords you should focus on in your local SEO efforts  Use a keyword tool to help you see exactly which keywords are being searched for the most and build around those terms
  11. 11. Tip #10Keep Branding Tight  Use the exact same name for all of your online properties in order to get a strong, solid online brand  Even if you operate under different businesses names, choose one and focus on that for the best results