When customers enter a keyword phrase along with a city name (i.e. “Atlanta business lawyer”), the search engine results are typically dominated by local search map listings. If a business is geo-targeted in any way, then creating and optimizing local business listing pages on sites like Google+ Local, Bing Local and Yahoo! Local is a must.
Optimizing these business listing pages is part art and part science. We can help with industry best practices to ensure that your business shows up as often as possible across all of the major search engines and directories.
Best Practice Tips for Local Search Optimization
- Be sure your address is precisely the same across the Internet and your site
- Be sure you have at least 5 positive Google reviews (to get more traction in Google+ Local)
- Be sure to add photos and videos to your local search places listings
If you would like to learn more about local search citation optimization, give us a call and check out this definitive article on local search ranking factors by David Mihm.