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How can I do Local SEO?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by benjamin95, Mar 6, 2021.

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    Hey guys I hope everyone is doing well. I am new to SEO world and I want to do local SEO for one of my clients. The issue is I do not know how to do Local SEO at all or where to even start. I would appreciate it if anyone could help me or give me an article or a course to learn how to do it.
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    The thing that I want to do is that, I want my website to show up in top 3 google map results for different locations(which there is one actual location). For example I want to show up for
    online clothing store in new york
    online clothing store in los angeles or...

    Let's assume that we can ship our product to every other cities. So I hope I could deliver what I mean. I'd appreciate it if you could answer me with practical solutions.
     
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  2. Oso Optimized

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    Create specific, optimized pages for these keywords.
    Sign into your MyBusiness page and optimize that as well, for these exact offerings.
     
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    1. Create a Google My Business Account.
    2. Get Regular Reviews from Happy Customers.
    3. Optimize for Voice Search.
    4. Create Content Based on Local News Stories or Events.
    5. Optimize Your Website for Mobile.
    6. Hone in on Local Keywords.
    7. Use Location Pages or a Location-Specific “About Us” Page.
    8. Take Advantage of Online Business Directories.
     
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  4. Local Rank Booster

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    First of all, do you have locations in these areas?

    Google heavily relies on proximity to determine the Google Three Pack ( Map Listings ).

    To optimise the same Google My Business account for New York and Los Angeles will be very difficult to do as Google wants to show the nearest results for the user.

    If I was you and my aim is to rank in the three pack for the same keywords in different cities I would create location pages on my website i.e /clothing-store-new-york and try to find someone I know in those areas or find someone who will allow me to use there address to verify the new map listing and use the option of delivering products and services only. That way their address will not appear in the listing. You can pay someone to allow you to do this. $20 - $50 max.

    Then I would follow a similar process to @HereIAm2 for each of the GMB accounts created.

    For the best tutorials on local SEO should check Chris Palmer SEO on Youtube. You will find some golden nuggets there.
     
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    Thanks pal, It really helped
     
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    No problem at all. Just glad to see the info reach you. Enjoy!
     
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    What if it's a newly launched business or startup with zero or 1,3 customers or clients?
     
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    You gotta start somewhere, so get those zero, one, or three customers to write reviews.
     
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    But he was talking about regular reviews. If getting customers that easy so why anyone will invest in ads or other advertising.
     
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    Hey Benjamin,


    There is no key to do local SEO, but several factors you have to play with and succeed in local SEO.

    Make a dedicated contact page with your name, address, and phone number.

    You can add a location map and schema for easy convenience to your user.

    Make an account in Google My Business so when people search about the query related to your niche, your name will pop-up.

    When we talk about promoting local SEO, you need to write content related to that and promote it on social media. While writing content, you need to do keyword research like local search essence should be present.

    Once you get traffic, try to get the reviews from your visitors to boost your local SEO.
     
    techieguy447, Mar 9, 2021 IP
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    10 WAYS TO OPTIMIZE YOUR WEBSITE FOR LOCAL SEO

    Local SEO is a hot topic on Google, and it makes sense - we're all looking for things that are physically close to us! Don't forget that local SEO is a great investment, but you also want to make sure that retail or retail sites do not ignore other ways in which digital can benefit from it. Now local SEO is getting a bit confusing and some people seem to be part of the black hole, however, we have broken down the 10 main ways to optimize a site for local search engine optimization for your browsing pleasure!

    1. Optimize your homepage

    2. Optimize your metadata

    3. Create a page for every product, service and location

    4. Use local business, organization, product and service schema

    5. Claim your Google by business Page

    6. Update NAP citations on your website

    7. Add your business to local directories

    8. Setup social media signals

    9. Prioritize Reviews

    10. Implement SEO Best Practices throughout your website
     
    Davidworner, Mar 12, 2021 IP
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    you can go to google and add your business here: business.google.com/create to get a verified listing on google maps they will send you an letter to the given address. so you have to make sure you have some co mailbox on the other not actual locations.

    I always wonder what kind of clients hire someone with no experience for that kind of job? Would they also hire anyone to build a house they wanna live in who don't have a clue?
     
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    add your business in google my business
     
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    Handy little checklist to make sure you've considered everything that needs to be considered for local SEO here: https://prefacestudios.com/insights/local-seo-checklist-for-2021/
     
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    1) Create a Google Business Page.
    2) Get Regular Reviews from Happy Customers.
    3) Optimize for Voice Search.
    4) Optimize Your Website for Mobile.
    5) Use location based keywords
    6) Use location tag
    7) Implement SEO Best Practices throughout your website
     
    robertbrownn, Jul 8, 2021 IP