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How to improve a website with Local SEO

How to improve a website with Local SEO

Local SEO, Lokale SEO, SEO bureau Den Haag, SEO specialist Den Haag
What is Local SEO?

Local Search Engine Optimization is a part of SEO that focuses on optimizing a website to be found in local search results in your city or region. Local search encompasses all those remarkable search terms that scream local, such as: plumber near me. This starts with claiming a business listing and install & implement Google My Business.Local SEO

Local SEO is important, because an astounding 46 percent of all Google searches are local. Is your website strategically optimized for local search? If not, you’ve come to the right place! If your organization operates in physical locations, it’s imperative to your marketing and SEO strategy that you continuously optimize and update your website for local SEO.

Here are the key components to ensure your website is will be improved by Local SEO.

Google My Business is the main Local SEO ranking factor

A study from 2016 found that 56 percent of local retailers haven’t claimed their Google My Business listing, so doing this is your first step if you haven’t already done so. Once you’ve claimed your listing, it’s time to ensure that it is fully completed and optimized. The last step and this will be ongoing is to frequently check your business listing to make sure all information is accurate and up to date. Google allows anyone to suggest edits and make changes to your listing, so it’s super important to ensure your business information is always 100 percent accurate.

Structured data: Add Schema Markup

Schema markup helps Google match your business to local searchers. Although schema doesn’t directly impact rankings, it does help Google organize your data and it helps your data show up in relevant search results. The best part? You don’t have to be a developer or know code to implement schema markup! This is a great resource with steps of implementing schema markup for your local business. Place your schema markup wherever you describe your business on your website. If your organization has multiple locations, you’ll want to add schema markup to each city page.

Refresh NAP Citations

NAP stands for name, address, and phone number, and it’s critical that this information matches up everywhere it appears on your website, as well as on the web in general.

Add Your Business to Local Directories

There are thousands of directories online for nearly every industry you could think of. Adding your business to relevant directories helps not only from an SEO standpoint (hello, backlinks!), but will also help ensure that wherever your searchers are searching for local businesses, you’ll be on the list! The key is to make sure that every single listing matches exactly what’s on your website and Google My Business.

Get reviews add them and respond

We all know reviews are incredibly important and powerful marketing tools for every single business out there, and they also help with local SEO! A 2017 study found that GMB reviews were the second-most influential ranking factor for local businesses meaning the more rave reviews you can get, the higher you’ll start to rank in search. Once you have a few solid reviews, add them to your website.

Find local search terms and create local content

At the end of the day, it all comes back to creating relevant, useful content. There are several ways to do keyword research, but make sure you’re doing your research on a local level. Once you’ve identified local search terms, start implementing those keywords into your content for example blogs, infographics and videos.

Although there are other things you can do to supplement your local SEO strategy, if you implement all of the above into your website, you’ll be well on your way to ranking locally in your desired locations. And always remember: SEO is a long term game.

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Herman Geertsema is the owner of SEO bureau Connect your World from The Hague. He is an experienced SEO specialist and Content Marketing expert. Connect your World execute assignments in the Den Haag, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Breda region. Do you have a question? or do you want to hire me as a SEO specialist? Surf to my Contact Page and call or e-mail me.


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