Category: Local SEO

Local Search Ranking Factors – What’s Hot for 2019

January 17th, 2019 by

Google’s ranking factors have long been a mystery – they probably keep their list in a secret vault right next to KFC’s secret recipe and the secret ingredient in Coca Cola. But digital marketers don’t give up easily. We weren’t going to sit around, waiting for the day when Google finally decides to share the list with us. We’ve been taking action year after year to find out how to optimize […Read More]

What Is Local SEO?

January 11th, 2019 by

Local SEO is a digital marketing strategy that consists of targeting the local market through search engine optimization tactics. It’s perfect for service-based businesses, or for businesses located in a certain area that don’t want to target a nationwide audience. Before we start diving into the specifics of local SEO and the wonders it does for local or multi-location businesses, let’s talk about what search engine optimization is. What Is […Read More]

Best Directories for 2019: The List That Local Marketers Love

January 4th, 2019 by

When a business is looking to get found online, the best technique is to submit their NAP (name, address, phone number) and other important information to online business directories. Not just any directory or every directory, but the best of the best online directories. We’ve talked before about how to choose the best directories, but in this ever-changing online world, it’s important to know the real facts before entrusting a […Read More]

What’s in the Cards for Local SEO in 2019? Experts Weigh In

December 27th, 2018 by

2018 is finally gone. It was a fun and exciting year for the local SEO industry! We got voice search-ready, we compared citation services, we got familiar with Google’s plus codes, and we made sure we were optimizing Google My Business images according to their latest guidelines. Now, it’s time to ring in the new year and see what 2019 will bring for local businesses. Will voice search play an […Read More]

Voice Search Readiness – The What, Why and How for Local Businesses [#Infographic]

December 20th, 2018 by

It’s been a few years coming, but voice search is no longer a thing of the future. With tech powerhouses like Amazon, Google and Apple working hard to make it happen, voice search readiness is more important than ever – especially for local businesses. Did you know that 46 percent of voice search users look for a local business on a daily basis? Yes, on a daily basis! That means […Read More]

Mastering Google My Business in 2019 and Beyond

December 13th, 2018 by

2019 is fast approaching, and with it comes the opportunity to ramp up all your local business digital marketing strategies. 2018 was a big year for Google My Business, and if the predictions are true, Google My Business (GMB) will be even more important in 2019. Keep reading to learn how to beat out the competition online. Google wants searchers to use their search engine as much and as long […Read More]

The Voice Search Readiness Prep List: Helping Local Businesses Get Found

December 6th, 2018 by

2018 is drawing to a close, and I think we can all safely say that the last quarter of the year has  been highly focused on the ever-evolving concept of voice search readiness! There is so much to be said about voice search; it’s an innovation that is making its mark in every industry. Here are some of the ways that we are getting our clients and ourselves ready at […Read More]

Five Local SEO Myths That Are Causing Harm to Local Businesses

November 27th, 2018 by

When it comes to local SEO, there are many myths and half-truths that people like to repeat – or things that were true once upon a time – before Google made a change for the gazillionth time. Outdated information in blog posts, slide decks and guides has left local businesses with a lot of misinformation. Local SEO Myths That Must Be Dispelled Immediately While some of these strategies may have been true or […Read More]

Citation Cleanup in a Nutshell – It’s Time to Clean Up That Dirty Data

November 21st, 2018 by

When it comes to bad data or dirty data, just the sight of it gets my goat! It’s my mission – and my company’s – to clean up citations around the web. The reason is simple: Local citations can make or break a business’ online presence. That’s why they are so important to me and the team at Advice Local. When a business’ data is accurate, citations are a great […Read More]

Voice Search Is an SEO Game-Changer – Our Ultimate Guide to Voice Search Is Here

November 16th, 2018 by

Voice assistants have been around for awhile, but only recently has voice search really started changing the way users consume information. From asking Siri about the weather, to asking Alexa to turn on the lights, voice assistants are turning into real-life assistants faster than we can say “OK, Google!” Voice search is so powerful and important that we have integrated a Voice Search Readiness Score within our local presence management […Read More]