Category: Local SEO

Local and Social Are the Perfect Match – Here’s How to Get Going

June 21st, 2019 by

Things are not what they were years ago. Hey, things are not even what they were a year ago! Life is currently so fast-paced that a year feels like only a couple of months. And this year, in 2019, ignoring social media is a definite no-no for any business, local or otherwise. Social media simply cannot be ignored. There are more than 3 billion active users right now! This isn’t the […Read More]

Are You Falling for These Local Citation Myths? [#Infographic]

June 7th, 2019 by

Citations, citations, citations! There, I said it, and I’ll keep saying it until I have managed to convince every business on the web to fix their bad data. As you know, I’m passionate about helping local businesses get found in search results. As local marketers, we can’t do our job and help these businesses if they have citations that are inaccurate or of low quality. Why Are Local Citations Important? […Read More]

The Magic Trio: Google Maps Ranking Facts

May 24th, 2019 by

When it comes to in-store and service area businesses, appearing on Google is vital. When was the last time you visited a store that wasn’t on Google My Business? Chances are, if a location doesn’t appear on Google Maps, then it may as well not exist in the eyes of the majority of searchers. Know Your Google Maps Ranking Facts Not only does a business need to show up on […Read More]

The Guide to Getting Found for Service Area Businesses

May 10th, 2019 by

Today, more and more companies are operating without a firm business location. Whether a business functions via an online website or from somebody’s house, it still needs to draw in customers just like any other company with a storefront does! I’ve talked quite a bit about service area businesses (SABs) before, but since at Advice Local we’re all about getting local businesses found online – service area businesses included! – I […Read More]

Five Sure-Fire Ways Local Businesses Can Build Trust With Consumers

May 2nd, 2019 by

With fake news littering the internet and scams happening left and right, many consumers feel they don’t know who to trust. They want to rely on small local businesses, but how can they feel safe with a company most people don’t know about? How can they know they’re spending their money with a reputable business? According to the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer, only 48 percent of the general population trusts […Read More]

The Ins and Outs of Online Visibility for Local Businesses

April 29th, 2019 by

The days of competing with local businesses via storefront window displays and newspaper ads are long gone. Sure, traditional methods of advertising still hold value, but it’s pretty much impossible for any business to survive without online visibility – particularly a local business. It’s just the way of the world nowadays. Without an optimized presence online, local businesses will struggle to stay relevant and appeal to local customers. In fact, […Read More]

The Ultimate How-to Guide to Long-Tail Keywords and Voice Search Optimization

April 25th, 2019 by

When it comes to optimizing content for search engines, you might feel like there are a million things to remember. You know keywords are important, but when are you supposed to use them? Can you use multiple words or just one at a time? How do they help in the grand scheme of SEO? As a local marketer, you know the answer to most of these questions, but you also […Read More]

Everything You Need to Know About Yelp Business Listings

April 23rd, 2019 by

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it as many times as needed: reviews and customer feedback are more important than ever. Having a Yelp business listing is a no-brainer. Yelp is not only a powerful site but also an essential component of the Local Search Ecosystem; after all, Yelp makes it into the top three local pages within our listing management technology. For search engines, review sites such as […Read More]

How Are Local Listings Beneficial for Local Businesses?

April 18th, 2019 by

Local listings have always been essential for local businesses. Back in the days of real-world phone books, before Google and mobile devices ruled the world, local businesses simply needed to sit back and let customers find them. Whether by walking in front of their brick-and-mortar location or looking them up on a phone book, customers easily found their way to local businesses, and conversions were booming. Unfortunately, things haven’t been […Read More]

Applying Search Intent to Local Businesses’ Placement

April 16th, 2019 by

Have you experienced that odd moment where Google suggests a query before you even finish typing? It’s as though Google’s reading your mind! That’s not quite the case, but thanks to searcher intent, Google and other search engines can usually find the perfect answer within less than a second. So, how do they do it? RankBrain, a machine learning artificial intelligence algorithm, is one of Google’s many algorithms working behind […Read More]