How to manage Local SEO rating?

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by eloisa , in category: Local SEO , 3 years ago

How to manage Local SEO rating?

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by talon_jacobson , 3 years ago

Increasing ranking on search engines like google and bing requires a claimed listing. Claiming a listing is basically free advertising. Adding pictures, replying to reviews and listing social media information for a business increases listing ranking. Creating a solid connection of linked pages, using keywords and using a solid meta description will also ensure a listing is seen by web users, allowing a business to take advantage of this free form of advertising.

by chasity.halvorson , 6 months ago

@eloisa 

Here are some additional tips on how to manage and improve your local SEO rating:

  1. Optimize Google My Business:
  • Claim and verify your business on Google My Business (GMB) and provide accurate and consistent information such as name, address, phone number (NAP), and business category.
  • Complete your GMB profile with detailed and relevant information about your business, including hours of operation, website URL, and a description.
  • Regularly update your GMB listing with new photos, posts, and updates.
  1. Obtain and Manage Online Reviews:
  • Encourage customers to leave reviews on your GMB listing or other review platforms like Yelp, Facebook, or industry-specific directories.
  • Respond to all reviews, both positive and negative, in a timely and professional manner to show your engagement and build customer trust.
  • Monitor and manage your online reputation by addressing and resolving any negative feedback or issues promptly.
  1. Consistent NAP Information:
  • Ensure that your business's NAP (name, address, and phone number) is consistent across all online directories, listings, and your website. Inconsistent information can confuse search engines and customers.
  • Use schema markup to embed your NAP information on your website to provide search engines with clear signals about your business location.
  1. Local Citations:
  • Build citations by listing your business on various online directories, local listings, and industry-specific websites.
  • Ensure that the information you provide in citations is accurate, consistent, and matches your GMB listing.
  1. Local Keyword Optimization:
  • Research relevant local keywords that users are searching for in your area and incorporate them naturally into your website content, meta tags, headlines, and URLs.
  • Create local-focused content such as blog posts, FAQs, and landing pages that address local search intent and include location-specific keywords.
  1. Mobile Optimization:
  • Optimize your website for mobile devices, as the majority of local searches are performed on smartphones. Ensure your site is mobile-friendly, loads quickly, and has a responsive design.
  1. Get Local Backlinks:
  • Build relationships with local businesses, organizations, and influencers and seek opportunities to earn quality backlinks from reputable local websites.
  1. Social Media Engagement:
  • Engage with your local community on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Share local news, events, promotions, and interact with your audience.
  1. Monitor and Track Performance:
  • Regularly monitor your local SEO performance using tools like Google Analytics, Google Search Console, and local SEO software.
  • Track your local keyword rankings, citation consistency, website traffic, and customer conversions to measure the effectiveness of your SEO efforts.


By implementing these strategies and staying active in managing your local SEO, you can increase your online visibility, drive more targeted traffic to your website, and improve your local search rankings.