Category Archives: SEO Local

How to Ensure Search Engines and Consumers Trust a Local Business Website

By Bernadette Coleman July 25th, 2018 Search is complicated. Trust is complicated. Both of these are absolutely necessary for a local business or brand to place on the first page of search results. A business can’t just build a website, optimize it for search and wait for consumers to find it. The good ‘ol days are … Continue reading How to Ensure Search Engines and Consumers Trust a Local Business Website

Local SEO: Driving customer actions for enterprise-level brands

Multilocation businesses face some unique challenges in today’s local search landscape, but columnist Thomas Stern believes they can succeed by finding the right balance between centralized data management and localized content production. Thomas Stern on November 9, 2017   Local SEO drives customer actions for businesses of every size, from local mom-and-pop shops to large … Continue reading Local SEO: Driving customer actions for enterprise-level brands

Local SEO for service-area businesses requires a lot of servicing

What does it take to get noticed as a service-area business? Columnist Andrew Shotland explains some of the challenges facing these businesses and offers tips for how to approach your local SEO efforts. Andrew Shotland on October 30, 2017   Today, let’s talk service-area businesses (SABs) and local SEO. Because every time I talk to … Continue reading Local SEO for service-area businesses requires a lot of servicing

Local SEO: 7 Google My Business questions asked and answered

At first glance, Google’s offering for local businesses might appear fairly simple. But questions inevitably arise. Contributor Sherry Bonelli explains the nuances and offers answers. Sherry Bonelli on October 9, 2017   Consumers are increasingly searching online for shops, grocery stores, restaurants, car dealers, realtors and other businesses in their local area. Not surprisingly, four out … Continue reading Local SEO: 7 Google My Business questions asked and answered