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

Create a website with SEO in mind: Technical pointers

19 October 2017 by Michiel Heijmans » - 9 Comments

start your website from an SEO perspective: technical pointers

After a lot of its and buts, you have finally decided to create a website. A personal website for yourself, or that long overdue website for your business. You know you have to think about design and should supply well-written texts. You’ve already been inquiring about that thing called hosting. You may even have called »

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Ask Yoast case study: SEO for a property inspector

29 September 2017 by Meike Hendriks » - 4 Comments

Ask Yoast Case study: SEO for a Real estate

In this new Ask Yoast case study we’ll focus on an Australian real estate company: Building Properties Inspections Melbourne. This company specializes in building and pest inspections and provides its customers with reports, containing all the details of those inspections. What kind of customer makes use of these services? You could think of people who »

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SEO for non-profits

27 September 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 2 Comments

Non-Profit SEO

SEO is important for every website that wants to attract traffic. SEO for non-profits, in that regard, isn’t that different from SEO for other businesses. For non-profits -often struggling to make ends meet- it can be a cheap and effective way of attracting traffic. Making sure your website is findable in the search engines increases »

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Ranking your local business part 8: Behavioral Signals

14 September 2017 by David Mihm »

Ranking local business part 8

This is the final 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, covered best practices for on-site optimization. I’ve also given you some ideas for »

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Ranking your local business part 7: Social Signals

7 September 2017 by David Mihm » - 2 Comments

Ranking your local business part 7: Social Signals

This is the seventh 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, covered best practices for on-site optimization. I’ve also given you some ideas »

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Ranking your local business part 6: The impact of reviews

31 August 2017 by David Mihm » - 3 Comments

Ranking local business part 6

This is the sixth 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, covered best practices for on-site optimization. I’ve also given you some ideas »

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Ranking your local business part 5: Citations for local search

24 August 2017 by David Mihm » - 15 Comments

local seo citations

This is the fifth 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, covered best practices for on-site optimization, and given you some ideas for »

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Ask Yoast case study: SEO for local businesses

23 August 2017 by Michelle Foolen » - 6 Comments

Today, it’s time for another Ask Yoast case study. In this edition, we’ll give SEO advice to a local business owner. We received a cry for help from Hussein Ibrahim who owns the car services site seattletowncarbestride.com. Hussein wanted to know what he could do – apart from using our Yoast SEO Premium plugin – to »

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Ranking your local business part 4: Inbound links

17 August 2017 by David Mihm » - 11 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 part 3: Website optimization

10 August 2017 by David Mihm » - 25 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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