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

Improve local SEO with Google My Business

20 April 2017 by Edwin Toonen » - 21 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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Contact page examples: What makes a great contact page?

22 March 2017 by Michiel Heijmans » - 10 Comments

great contact pages

In this post, we’ll go over a number of contact page examples, so you’ll be able to review your own contact page and improve it. For a lot of companies, that contact page is the main reason they have a website in the first place. For others, the contact page filters or manages all incoming »

Categories: Content SEO, User eXperience (UX)
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Local ranking factors that help your local business’ SEO

2 March 2017 by Michiel Heijmans » - 13 Comments

local SEO ranking factors

If you have a local business, selling products or services, you have to think about the local ranking of your website. Local optimization will help you surface for related search queries in your area. As Google shows local results first in a lot of cases, you need to make sure Google understands where you are »

Categories: Content SEO, Social Media, Technical SEO
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Tips for your local SEO content strategy

1 February 2017 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 13 Comments

local seo content strategy

If you own a local business, you want to dominate the local search results of your niche. But how do you write content that’ll pop up in those local search results? On what aspects should you focus? In this post, I’ll give tips you can use in order to set up your very own local »

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Local business listings with Schema.org and JSON-LD

25 November 2016 by Edwin Toonen » - 13 Comments

JSON-LD for your website

One of the things you can do to present your local business better in search results is Schema.org data for rich snippets. By adding structured data to your site, you can help search engines understand what your business is about and how it performs. For this reason, you have to add your NAP details, a »

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New plugin: Local SEO for WooCommerce

13 October 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

Yoast SEO: Local SEO for WooCommerce

Ranking locally should be a top priority for all small businesses. Customers increasingly depend on local search to find a relevant business near their current location. In view of that fact, you must make sure Google knows everything about your business so it can index your data and promote it in the search results. It »

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Is that a Possum near me?

29 September 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 12 Comments

Local search (Possum)

For a year and a half now, we SEOs have been talking to small business owners and each other about how Google’s handling near me searches better and better. Needless to say that mobile traffic is growing and location based ‘everything’ needs to be taken into account for every location dependent business. With the recent »

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Improve your small business SEO today

9 September 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 2 Comments

Small business tips

Small business owners often struggle with their SEO. You have your business, your customers, and now your website demands attention as well. I frequently talk to business owners that just use their website as a reference for real life customers. To be honest, that is a bit narrow-minded. There is so much more you can »

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Google maps API changes

7 July 2016 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

Google has recently announced some changes to their Google Maps API. More specifically they have changed for which functionality in Google Maps they require API keys. This has a profound effect on our Local SEO plugin as that plugin allows you to easily embed maps with directions and/or store locator functionality. Unfortunately, Google made some »

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