Local SEO

Why is local SEO important

Local SEO seems to be illusive to many businesses. Knowing what it is, does not guarantee you will have success in establishing a good local optimization process. It is however critical for local brick and mortar small businesses to get it right.

Imagine, someone new to the area is seeking your services, what do they do? They search the internet seeking your services. Google defaults a search to local listings. How well you build your local links on sites like Yelp, Google Places and YP will determine where you are listed in the local box on a google search. More links, and more reviews will drive you to the top.

What is Local SEO?

Local SEO is the ability to interact directly with potential clients at the moment they are seeking your product or service. It is also the most effective way to market your business with the internet. In the digital age persons look to search as a first step to find products and services. If you position yourself to be the first company they see in their search you have the best chance to gain their business.

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Using a number of strategies in local seo, you can rank your website with the search engines. But that is not the end of it. You have to work daily to keep your business at the top. This includes monitoring your reviews and local citations to make sure customers are posting positive, and accurate information.

Negative reviews or the wrong address for your business posted in the right areas can bring your rankings down.

Think about this for a minute, 64% of people in your local area are searching online for local businesses. Fifty percent are using mobile devices for their search, and 78% of the mobile users will purchase their item from a local brick and mortar company like yours.

Local SEO Ranking Factors 2017

  • Link Signal SEO 29%
  • On Page SEO Signals 24%
  • Behavioral Signals 11%
  • Personalization 9%
  • Citation Flow 8%
  • My Business Signals 7%
  • Review Signals 7%
  • Social Signals 4%

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If you do a local search for your service or product and do not make it into the Google Local Business box, then you have some work to do with your local SEO. But where do you start?

A quick website audit can be invaluable in generating a plan of action to bring your local SEO up and gain those customers seeking your product or service.

Plans and Pricing

These are our general offerings for local SEO. View them as a suggestion. If you like managing your own social media accounts we can tailor your plan to fit your needs. Just contact us so we can work with you for the perfect plan.

Basic

$99/mo
  • Optimize Local Listing – 60 Directories
  • Manage up to 3 Social Media Accounts
  • 15 Social Media Posts
  • Monthly Audit Report
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Complete

$299/mo
  • Optimize Local Listing – 200 Directories
  • Manage up to 10 Social Media Accounts
  • 60 Social Media Posts
  • 4 Industry Specific Articles
  • Weekly Audit Reports
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Local SEO Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Local SEO important?

With the development of smart mobile phones and other related factors in technology. You as a business owner need to prepare to meet your customers at the moment they are seeking your product or service. The way Google serves up local data is now based off the Google my business algorhythims.

What is your refund policy?
We offer no-questions-asked refunds to all customers within 30 days of your purchase. If you are not satisfied with our product, then simply send us an email and we will refund your purchase right away. Our goal has always been to create a happy, thriving community. If you are not thrilled with the product or are not enjoying the experience, then we have no interest in forcing you to stay an unhappy member.
What are Photoshop Files?
Elegant Themes offers two different packages: Personal and Developer. The Personal Subscription is ideal for the average user while the Developers License is meant for experienced designers who wish to customize their themes using the original Photoshop files. Photoshop files are the original design files that were used to create the theme. They can be opened using Adobe Photoshop and edited, and prove very useful for customers wishing to change their theme’s design in some way.
Can I upgrade after signing up?
Yes, you can upgrade at any time after signing up. When you log in as a “personal” subscriber, you will see a notice regarding your current package and instructions on how to upgrade.
Can I use your themes with WP.com?
Unfortunately WordPress.com does not allow the use of custom themes. If you would like to use a custom theme of any kind, you will need to purchase your own hosting account and install the free software from WordPress.org. If you are looking for great WordPress hosting, we recommend giving HostGator a try.

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