Local Search Ranking Factors David Mihm
An annual survey of local SEO experts that provides insights into what factors are affecting local search.
Local SEO Checklist for New Sites – Whiteboard Friday (video) SEOMoz
Key takeaways: It is essential that you use the exact same name and information for each site you register your business at.
Local SEO: 10 Tips for Ranking in Your Area Search Engine Watch
Key takeaways: Make sure your Whois information matches your business address. Participate on local sites and forums. Explore opportunities for local press coverage of your business.
35 Local Link Opportunities You Missed Seer Interactive
Key takeaways: Sponsor a local meetup, charity, or dog shelter. Write testimonials for your vendors for a link.
Where To Get Citations For Local SEO Search Engine Land
Key takeaways: More than 20% of Google searches are for local business. There are a hundred local directories – get a page on each one like Yelp, Superpages, Citysearch, Urbanspoon, Angie’s List, Trip Advisor, and Merchant Circle. Use the Whitespark Local Citation Finder.
5 Sources of Links for Local Businesses Search Engine Journal
Key Takeaways: Find and submit to local directories. Reach out to local reporters when you do something newsworthy.
Key Takeaways: Use Google discussion search to find places where you can provide local citations or links.
10 Local Search Tools I Simply Can’t Live Without Search Engine Journal
A great list of must have local SEO tools.
10 Unorthodox Ideas For Local Citations & Links Search Engine Land
Key takeaway: look for creative opportunities to get citations and links like writing a book, sponsoring a festival, providing free Wifi service, offering a special discount to local clubs, etc.
Nifty Hard Core Local SEO Tactics From SMX Advanced Search Engine Land
Key Takeaways: If you have multiple locations, claim Google Place listings in a corporate Google account. Each location must have a unique phone number.
Charles Sipe is the Director of Search at Sparkplug Digital. He enjoys working on link building, creating great content, bringing back the Seattle Sonics, and always learning new things about online marketing. Twitter: @charlessipe
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