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I have redesigned a website for a small local business. I want to rank for the "specific keywords" + town.
Most of this businesses competition is not ranking well, the only problem is the other things that rank are the yellow pages and some directories. I have submitted to local directories(with pr of 2-4) to build some quality backlinks.
does anyone have any other ideas for seo?
#business #seo #small
  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    There are about 65-70 decent local directories you can use. I would hit all of them. Make sure there is an associated Google+ for Business page and that the profile is 100% complete. After that, start looking for local sites in the town that can potentially link to you.
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    • Profile picture of the author AlphaWarrior
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      There are about 65-70 decent local directories you can use. I would hit all of them. Make sure there is an associated Google+ for Business page and that the profile is 100% complete. After that, start looking for local sites in the town that can potentially link to you.
      Do you have a list of these directories?

      Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author MelanieandMiles
    Content, content, content!

    We default to WordPress for the cms and there are many ways to keep creating/adding relevant kw+location phrases... You are only limited by your creativity. Here are a couple relevant examples from a couple of our SEO clients.

    We have a home builder client and they create a post that details every job they complete. they get many city and neighborhood phrases on page from those posts.

    Another client in the home healthcare niche with offices in several states consistently posts about the different challenges that elderly face living on their own in these areas, often talking about the different seasons, effects of the local weather on their health, getting around the city safely, etc.

    Both clients are having great success ranking for location+service phrases
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  • Profile picture of the author Charanjit
    Ranking for local searches is pretty easy. Look for forums that are related to that area, become active in the forum (post use full information) have your client details in the signature. This will do two things - first improve serps , second lead to direct leads.

    second - find industry related forums and repeat.

    third - normal off page seo (social media)

    pinntrest
    stumble upon
    facebook
    twitter
    google plus

    fourth - back linking

    2.0 sites
    article marketing
    pdf sharing / file sharing sites
    video marketing
    podcast
    power point slide sharing
    guest posts

    as you can see their is a lot of options.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoace
    That should be pretty easy with some tiered linking.

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  • Profile picture of the author wpseoguy
    It's a little hard at first time to make SEO by your-self but definetly worth it. You need some good content and then build your brand (brand awareness) on social media. I use a seo plugin, which help me a lot. It's about Squirrly SEO.
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  • Thank you for all your advice. I will have to look for local forums, I didn't think of that
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  • Profile picture of the author racksjackson
    The only way to get good rankings for them is from local listing. Do listings in local directories and make those profile strong.
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    • Originally Posted by racksjackson View Post

      The only way to get good rankings for them is from local listing. Do listings in local directories and make those profile strong.

      what do you mean by making the profile strong?
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  • Profile picture of the author angshuy2k
    Originally Posted by My Space Suit Split View Post

    I have redesigned a website for a small local business. I want to rank for the "specific keywords" + town.
    Most of this businesses competition is not ranking well, the only problem is the other things that rank are the yellow pages and some directories. I have submitted to local directories(with pr of 2-4) to build some quality backlinks.
    does anyone have any other ideas for seo?
    You may probably want to try some offline marketing for your local business as you have said it is local.

    Ranking will automatically follow if you have quality traffic coming in as well as you have relevant content as well as unique content for your business.

    Another thing to look for is slow and stedy linking to relevant sites as well as local directories.

    Finally, use of of your investment on offline marketing would surely boost the business and your website reputation and to do that you want to make sure your visitors are engaging in your website and staying in your website for some time.

    Hope this might help you, if you can think out side the box to drive traffic and move business forward.

    Kind regards,
    Swrajit
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    • Originally Posted by angshuy2k View Post

      You may probably want to try some offline marketing for your local business as you have said it is local.

      Ranking will automatically follow if you have quality traffic coming in as well as you have relevant content as well as unique content for your business.

      Another thing to look for is slow and stedy linking to relevant sites as well as local directories.

      Finally, use of of your investment on offline marketing would surely boost the business and your website reputation and to do that you want to make sure your visitors are engaging in your website and staying in your website for some time.

      Hope this might help you, if you can think out side the box to drive traffic and move business forward.

      Kind regards,
      Swrajit
      To be honest I don't really care how long they stay on the website I just want it to come when people search the "product/service of the business" + "town/area". So then people know where to go to buy the product or service they are looking for. The plan is so people go on there and then call or email to find out more.
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      • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
        Originally Posted by My Space Suit Split View Post

        does anyone have any other ideas for seo?
        Onsite content.

        Originally Posted by MelanieandMiles View Post

        Content, content, content!

        We default to WordPress for the cms and there are many ways to keep creating/adding relevant kw+location phrases... You are only limited by your creativity. Here are a couple relevant examples from a couple of our SEO clients.

        We have a home builder client and they create a post that details every job they complete. they get many city and neighborhood phrases on page from those posts.

        Another client in the home healthcare niche with offices in several states consistently posts about the different challenges that elderly face living on their own in these areas, often talking about the different seasons, effects of the local weather on their health, getting around the city safely, etc.

        Both clients are having great success ranking for location+service phrases
        This is the best advice (and the only advice) you need to make this work.

        Originally Posted by Charanjit View Post

        Ranking for local searches is pretty easy. Look for forums that are related to that area, become active in the forum (post use full information) have your client details in the signature. This will do two things - first improve serps , second lead to direct leads.

        second - find industry related forums and repeat.

        third - normal off page seo (social media)

        pinntrest
        stumble upon
        facebook
        twitter
        google plus

        fourth - back linking

        2.0 sites
        article marketing
        pdf sharing / file sharing sites
        video marketing
        podcast
        power point slide sharing
        guest posts

        as you can see their is a lot of options.
        Complete waste of time. You can make this work, simply by focusing on your own site. Not dicking around with external properties all over the place.

        Originally Posted by seoace View Post

        That should be pretty easy with some tiered linking.

        High quality content web 2.0s - Tier 1
        Blog comments - Tier 2
        More bad advice.

        Originally Posted by My Space Suit Split View Post

        Thank you for all your advice. I will have to look for local forums, I didn't think of that
        Waste of time.

        Originally Posted by My Space Suit Split View Post

        what do you mean by making the profile strong?
        He's obviously just parroting what's been said elsewhere. Ignore it.

        Originally Posted by My Space Suit Split View Post

        To be honest I don't really care how long they stay on the website
        Well you should.
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  • Profile picture of the author SunilNagar
    Check out this very informative post for local SEO.
    13 Semantic Markup Tips For 2013: A Local SEO Checklist

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