Local SEO

Local SEO refers to optimizing your site so it shows up in the local search results. When people do a query that search engines like Google deem “local” in nature, they’ll show some local results. This can happen either because the user adds a location to the search term, or the term itself shows local intent. If you own a local business you’d want to show up in these results!

Below, you’ll find several articles about this topic. Want to easily optimize your site for local search? Our Local SEO plugin helps you optimize your WordPress site for Local SEO.

Must read articles about Local SEO

Ranking your local business part IV: Inbound links

17 August 2017 by David Mihm » - 5 Comments

Local SEO inbound link building

This is the fourth post in an 8-part series on how to rank your business for local searches at Google. Previously, I’ve listed the most important aspects that influence your local ranking, discussed how to get the most out of Google My Business, and covered best practices for on-site optimization. Here, I’ll focus on another »

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Ranking your local business #3: Website optimization

10 August 2017 by David Mihm » - 22 Comments

Local SEO inbound link building

This is the third post in an 8-part series on how to rank your business for local searches at Google. Previously, I’ve listed the most important aspects that influence your local ranking and discussed how to get the most out of Google My Business. Here, I’ll focus on another essential asset for local SEO: optimizing your website »

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Ranking your local business at Google: part 2 of 8

3 August 2017 by David Mihm » - 15 Comments

Local SEO strategy tips

This is the second post in an 8-part series on how to rank your business for local searches at Google. Google My Business (GMB) is a free product that allows business owners to verify and submit basic details about their business to Google. Owners can also engage with existing and potential customers across Google’s properties. After »

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Social media for small business owners

2 August 2017 by Michiel Heijmans » - 8 Comments

social media for small business

You are a small business owner with a local target audience. Of course, your local audience needs to find your shop or office, and you want to use social media for that. But, in the plethora of platforms, you just have no clue where to start. So you post something on Facebook, try a tweet now »

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Ranking your local business at Google: part 1 of 8

27 July 2017 by David Mihm » - 36 Comments

Local SEO inbound link building

Previously, we published an interview with local SEO expert David Mihm on our SEO blog. As a lot of you liked this interview, David and Yoast decided to join forces and publish a series of posts about Local SEO. In this series, David will go over the various aspects that contribute to your local rankings. »

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Ultimate guide to small business SEO

27 June 2017 by Michiel Heijmans » - 23 Comments

small business SEO

SEO isn’t just for large companies. As a small business or local business, there is actually a lot you can do to achieve local goals yourself. Many of these things relate to focus. In this ultimate guide for local and small business SEO, we’ll tell you about finding your niche, optimizing pages and social media efforts. Way back in »

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5 questions: Talking local SEO with David Mihm

15 June 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 14 Comments

local seo

David Mihm is a local SEO legend. He’s been a leading figure in the SEO world for years. Recently, he started a new firm called Tidings, that helps businesses achieve success in local markets. We’re honored to present you his fantastic answers to five pressing questions on local SEO. Find out what you should focus »

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Five annoying contact page mistakes

30 May 2017 by Michiel Heijmans » - 44 Comments

contact page mistakes

If your business website’s goal is to get in touch with (potential) customers, you should avoid a number of contact page mistakes. Here, we’ll mention the mistakes we find most annoying. And we’re not unique in that. In my previous post about contact pages, I already mentioned that the right content on this page can improve both »

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Improve local SEO with Google My Business

20 April 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 23 Comments

Small business tips

Every business owner with a website is looking for ways to get noticed in the search results. Today, there are loads of tactics to rank well as a local business, but there is no silver bullet: as with most SEO issues, this is a combined effort. One of these pieces of the local SEO puzzle »

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How to get local reviews and ratings

12 April 2017 by Michiel Heijmans » - 11 Comments

local ratings and reviews

If you’re a well-known local business owner, one of your online goals should be getting more local reviews from your (satisfied) customers. These reviews or ratings help Google in determining the value of your company for their users. If you have a nice amount of four-star and five-star ratings, Google considers you a more valuable result on their search »

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