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For many small businesses, one of the biggest struggles is getting more prospects and customers, especially during the early stages of the business. Local SEO can be an effective solution for that problem: by ranking high on Google Maps, we can get more traffic, prospects, and ultimately, visitors. Yet, how can we effectively implement it? In this guide, we will learn how, from registering your Google Maps listing to optimizing your listing. First, however, let us begin by discussing the concept of local SEO.   What is Local SEO? Local SEO, in......

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More and more people are relying on Google Maps result when they want to decide on a local business or a purchase. This can be through “near me” search queries from their mobile phones or even through the help of a voice assistant. So, if we can rank on the top spots of Google Map results according to our location, we can significantly boost our revenue. Google Maps results are based on Google My Business listings, and on this guide, we will learn all the ins and outs of optimizing our Google......

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Why Small Businesses Need Local SEO? To answer this question, first we will need to define the term “SEO” and “local SEO” respectively, understanding their similarities, differences, and different benefits. First, SEO—or Search Engine Optimization—, in a nutshell, is optimizing your site to rank higher on Google’s (and other search engines’) result page for specific keywords. For example, if your business is a pizza restaurant, if you can rank for the “best pizza” New York, it will bring several key benefits including but not limited to: You can attract those who are......

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One of the biggest changes in the local search environment is when Google started including Google Maps results for local-related keywords. Nowadays, when more and more people are using “near me” queries on their mobile devices, ranking on the top spots of Google Maps is a valuable source of traffic—and revenue— for any businesses targeting the local audience. Google Maps results are based on Google My Business listings. So, one of the main considerations in improving your Google Maps ranking is by optimizing your Google My Business listing. Here, we will learn......

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How to Improve Your Local SEO and Rank on the First Page of Google

There are more than 3.5 billion searches on Google every single day. Nowadays, a majority of them are made on mobile devices, often via the voice assistant. With this phenomenon, more and more people are using “near me” queries to find local businesses. This doesn’t only include queries like “restaurants near me” or “bookstores near me”, but will extend to queries like “where can I buy flowers near me”. For local businesses, optimizing your presence online to target these queries will bring significant impact to conversion rate—and thus, revenue—. These optimizations come......

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Why Ranking On Google Maps Is Important For Your Local Business

If you are a business that is selling your product or service to a local audience, appearing in the top-3 spots of Google Maps listing can significantly improve visitations, phone calls, sign-ups, or any other desirable conversions. For example, if you are a restaurant in New York, specifically on Broadway, you would want to rank on the top-3 spots when people in Broadway is searching for “restaurants near me”. In the past, Google shows 7 results when people are searching for Google Maps-related queries (queries with specific location and “near me” queries),......

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Local SEO Ranking Factors to Help Your Business Rank on Google

We all know how local SEO is a whole different game, compared to general SEO strategies. However, the basic principles behind the two remain similar. Unsurprisingly, the biggest question behind the two strategies is also similar: what are the factors, or signals that will determine the SEO ranking? So, this guide will attempt to answer that question, specific to local SEO strategy. As with general SEO, there are hundreds of factors that will affect your local SEO ranking. However, the principle remains the same: it’s not about doing every single thing right, but......

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Bringing More Local to Local SEO: 7 Further Steps to Your Business Being Found

As someone who’s finally delved into working with local SEO of late, how successful have you been at it? If going about it on your own, you’re perhaps missing a few steps that could still hurt your search results. No matter how much you think you know about local SEO, you’ll always find more to learn. It’s why you should always work with an expert when using local SEO. They’ll show you more of what’s possible so you don’t overlook anything. What you’ll discover is that there’s a lot more local in......

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