Local Listings & SEO 2017-05-24T21:19:46+00:00

Local SEO and Local Search Optimization

Local Search Optimization Services
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OF SMARTPHONE OWNERS

Look for local information on their mobile phone

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OF ALL SEARCH IS LOCAL

People looking for things near and around them

70% OF ALL SEARCH WITH GOOGLE IS LOCAL.

Can customers find you when they look for you?

What does that mean?  It’s means people are looking for a business or service, so they can visit them, hire them, or buy from them…RIGHT THEN.

And the 70% who do a local search, more than half of them visit a searched business that very same day!

That means you only have one shot to be in front of them and get their business.

THE QUESTION IS: Are you getting that business?

If listings for your business are not accurate on the Internet, or your business information is not optimized, then you will miss out on this traffic.  Even worse, if your information is incorrect, then customers could be calling you at incorrect numbers, or visiting your competitor’s website!

The importance of local search optimization is greater every day.

The rise of “Near Me” searches is exploding:

It does not matter how good your service is…

If customers can’t find you online, your business will fail.

As a business owner, you already know that the #1 problem that can destroy a small business is is not having customers.  If you are not getting phone calls and emails from you website – then you have a Local Search Engine Optimization problem, what most people refer to as Local SEO.

But we can solve this problem, before it cripples your livelihood.  We’ll get your phone ringing again so you can focus on your customers and running your business.

You advise your customers to hire you because of the expertise and experience you have.  The same applies to SEO and search optimization. It is critical to have an SEO Expert on your team. For example, the term “plumbers in Nashville” gets roughly 1,800 searches per month. Now imagine if your business was at the top position of Google for a term with that many local queries. What would that amount of new traffic and inquiries do for your bottom line? There are many terms in every local market just like this – ready to be taken!

If you are great at what you do, but you need help getting customers to your website or on the phone…we can help you.

Think about it: this is what we do, all day, every day…and local search is complicated!

To rank highly on Google for these local searches, you actually need to rank highly on a large group of local search websites that feed data and information into Google. This provides Google with important signals about your relevancy and authority for a particular topic and location. Here are some of the key sites where we monitor and feed your data, to improve your local visibility:

important websites for local SEO relevancy

Our Step by Step Guide to Local SEO

Over time, we have developed a strategy to help local businesses rank highly for searches related to their services in the areas where they are located. It’s complicated, but after much trial and error, we are able to consistently follow our Step by Step Guide to Local SEO and really make a difference in the number of calls and website visits that our clients get. Take a look:

After all, you were searching online… and we got you here, to this page.

Let us do the same thing for your business – so we can get your potential customers to your website.

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Wanted to send over the plan I mentioned. have scoured the web for all the sites and directories that link to you. Like I have said, the most important thing for SEO is backlinks. Since you are in White House we will always struggle with Nashville searches, but I am doing my best to get things going. If you later add an address in Nashville, we’ll treat it like a second office.

For the next month or two, we are going to be manually building profiles for you on a bunch of directories and local search sites, places like Apple Maps, Bing (which I already attempted on), Whitepages, etc. We manually create a profile for Earthwise on the sites, with description, link to your website, pictures, logo, phone number, blah blah.

Some will send you a postcard to verify, some will do a phone call, and some we have to insert tracking code in the website. I will reach out to you when I need something.

Basically by building your profile on these sites, it “verifies” to Google who you are, and that you are legitimate.

Here is the list we picked of the 50 most important ones for you. We keep this as a Google Doc as we work through each one, so you can see right now they all say “To Do”…
Hopefully we can get them all done within 4-8 weeks, and it should make a big difference in local search rankings.

This is a crap ton of work to do, but I think it will maximize what we can do for the White House location. It will be interesting to see how this helps you at least in that general area.

We are going to concentrate our efforts on the massive amount of incorrect data and information online about your business…and to fix that, we will be:

a) Claiming these listings so we have ownership of them for you
b) Correcting and fixing the information (just like I did on Hip Donelson)

The primary issue is that your business is being referred to by many different names:
Drycon
Drycon of Nashville
Drycon Carpets
I have even found it referred to by Jack’s name, as if it were a business: Jack Moles.

Will will attempt to unify and clarify to Google exactly who you are by always using your full business name: Drycon Nashville Carpet Cleaning

We have also found that most of the incorrect listings use the OLD domain: drycon.com (or they use one of the other domains, like dryconcarpets.com)

So we will be updating all of the links to point to one single correct domain:

Carpet Cleaning Nashville: Upholstery Cleaners, Carpet Cleaners

Also, if we find any duplicates, we will eliminate them. It is all about makes sure your critical information exactly matches across the internet.

Here is an initial list of 30+ sites where I identified a problem, and where I am going to try and either fix the issues, or delete that profile and create a new correct one:
Basically we will methodically work through this spreadsheet I created, one by one, fixing the errors, claiming the profile, and then once it is 100% correct, trying to force Google to crawl the page so that the mass of information about Drycon is part of the algorithm…

Just a little update. I have scoured the web for all the sites and directories that link to you. Not really much out there, so for the next month or two, we are going to be manually building profiles for MP Clean on these directories, with description, link to your site, pictures, logo, etc.

Some will send you a postcard to verify, some will do a phone call, and some we have to insert tracking code in the website. I will reach out to you when I need something.

Basically by building your profile on these sites, it “verifies” to Google who you are, and that you are legitimate.