How to SEO Your Local Business

How to SEO your local business hello and welcome in this video session I’m going to share with you how you can improve your local search rankings first let’s have a look at this slide domain extension become important for local search terms meaning if you already got an established site that means you don’t have to change the entire website but remember as far as SEO is concerned we do what we can at best that we can now let’s understand couple of facts about local search terms because a lot of people I think mix local SEO with Google places Google place has to do with Google places surely if you’re offering local services surely you should be here for your searched search terms and your industry search terms but that doesn’t mean when we say search engine optimization locally doesn’t mean you that shouldn’t be in general web search as well because depending on your business model web search also will allow you to target many many different search terms you

know locally based search terms perhaps suburbs post code region country and so on so never forget or never confuse local search with Web Search local is this web is this and for your local business you want both so let’s quickly take a look Google Webmaster Tools once you verify your account on the right hand side here we have site settings and from within it you can specify a particular target as you can see Google is saying okay you know what you verified the site do you want us to target specific country here as in associate your website with a specific country surely if your business is based locally of course you should do it okay so that will depend on your location of your business now next part is let’s say someone searches handyman services in Melbourne we mean this so you wanna be here yes of course but you surely wanna be here as well and how you do that you simply register with Google places it’s free and very easy to do Google has invested a lot of money and energy in to improving Google platforms such as Google plus so therefore places to do with this local places right so that’s all to do with Google maps

and your business and so on another element is you need to kinda get reviews if you’re playing around with places for Google okay these become important get your friends they don’t necessarily have to be your customers but surely if you come up with clever ways perhaps offer some incentives for your customers to review you your local business okay that becomes important as well once again nothing SEO wise nothing search engine optimization wise is more important than the other meaning one factor is not more important than the other it all works together so local directories are great way for you to place your business details there are many many many popular ones I’m sure there is regardless of where you live on this planet identify them popular ones your know user friendly ones where people actually do visit you know directories that are made for people instead backlinks and so on right so use your common sense place your business details when you do make sure you place all the details as you can about your business text keywords is what Google web search is all about so when you do also place your business details okay depending on your business model also place naked URL here this is naked URL in a sense right this is unique to your business surely you’ll have

your own details when you get when you place your business details on web directories okay don’t worry what people say so-called SEO experts tell you about putting your details on web directories and so on if it’s based on quality Google doesn’t own my website Google does own my business it doesn’t own your business either and doing this you’re only marketing and if you do so for people as in put original useful content detailing your business details then it isn’t for Google plus it is actually within Google Guidelines but if you you know a lot of people because they make and honest mistake I wanna save time so therefore they just create one business details and they just place it in hundred different web directories if you do that that’s not smart is it and that’s not gonna get anyone anywhere so you don’t do that take your time you know perhaps in one week you get one you put out one detail okay because there is no quick ways online despite what the clever monkeys say you need to work at it just like anything good in life right but you do so intelligently place all your business details and make sure you have original content when you get backlinks whether its from you know web directories article directories

document sharing sites whether you get backlinks from Facebook Google Plus doesn’t matter where you get them from doesn’t matter where you place your business details on articles or press releases doesn’t matter what remember think of of it as URL you placing your details on a URL so therefore when you visit a URL to put your business details make sure that you you liked it make sure that you know that people will come there okay that’s the key also LocalBusiness Markup I’m not going to in depth because this can actually get quite complex and I don’t believe many understand this and quite honestly I actually don’t understand some of the things its saying here I understand good enough to share with you what I know and I know for a fact what I share with you will help you rank your local business in Google search another bit is Meta Meta Tags within your head element easy to place some coordinates related relating to where you are let’s close that let’s have a look at what that means where are we? We’ve covered that we place our details on our web page also if you’re targeting many different suburbs let’s say you are a

handyman that services entire Melbourne don’t make an honest mistake and don’t even listen to your web designer if your web designer reckons that ohh you should place you know should place all the suburbs in the footer section just link to your inner pages that are all the same never think like this cause you want to create successful online business for yourself so therefore we need to do everything properly how do we do that properly well this is how we do it properly think of it as each web page that you have you optimize it individually targeting different keywords if its suburb based so that means if you are targeting many different suburbs make sure whatever landing page you create you know let’s imagine someone searching Google with these terms here handyman services in Melbourne Malvern when they come to that that page should talk about that and address that and if you also want to you know target let’s say Carlton is you’re servicing Carlton area then you create different landing pages it is only then you can link to other page as such make sure remember each page must be unique unique everything as best that you can so that means don’t create one web page and then target ten different suburbs creating different pages targeting different suburbs yet the content

is the same change your text as best that you can surely you gonna have some some words the same as other pages but change your images make them unique as well change bit of text the footer section can stay the same interlinking everything so what else we covered that when we think of placing our details on other websites we don’t think of it like article directories huh or web directories or ohh we should get a backlink from Facebook no we think of it as other URL’s make them unique also yes we covered that hang on I’m missing something how to seo your local business sorry about that yes I have missed this how can I miss this I meant to show this to you cause it’s important for you local rankings this is a simple markup for you okay very easy this will be in the description of this video as you can see I’m not gonna go in to depth cause I’ve shown you the URL and the URL will be in the description of this video okay but as you can see having your address on all your web pages is great that’s what everyone else is doing yeah but because you come and learn with me I share with you what I do yeah because it’s a better way of doing things so if you’re offering a service this is the markup it doesn’t have to be in address element it can be simply a div element in your footer section okay it

can just be that you place this entire thing in the footer section on all your pages detailing your local business surely you change these details to yours wherever you are on this planet yes one more thing GEO Location meta tags I meant to show that to my visitor who has chosen to learn with me so here we are in the head element of your web page you can place this detail okay where are we up to here these are coordinates I’ll include the URL so you can simply place your address and website I will give a link to you for will actually create details for your locations simple place it in your head element if you have WordPress site you can do so find header.php file and after you change it to your own details place it in the head element now one more thing this

PostalAddress you can if you so please if you have brick and mortar business you can do so choose to name it as such as in place when you think of Place compared to postal address think of postal address that covers a wide area so it’s rather not fixed whereas if you have brick and mortar business that doesn’t move then you do name it as just place okay that helps you to rank your local keywords and just continue doing what I’ve shared with you in my in my videos located at rankyaseoservices on YouTube I thank you very much for learning with me I have shared great information with you that I know in my heart of hearts will help you rank you local business in Google search whether it is local search or whether its in web search simply continue doing all the right thing thank you very much happy rankings thank you take care bye bye

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