As a business owner you’ve probably wondered how some businesses seem to get a special treatment by Google. Searching for a barber in your town or city might come up with a highlighted result on top. These businesses are front and center in the search results, not because Google likes them so much, but because they put in the work to get there. Our Yoast SEO: Local SEO for WooCommerce plugin helps your local online store or business get the exposure it needs.
Businesses that correctly fill out the necessary data get a nice spot in the local search results. This is a prime location to feature your company, but you won’t get there so easily: you have to make sure Google knows everything about your firm. But it’s not just for Google because Google won’t spend money in your shop; your local customer will! That’s why you need an awesome contact page and local pickup options in your store. You need Local SEO for WooCommerce.
This new plugin is an extension of our regular Local SEO for WordPress plugin. If you have that and you don’t need the WooCommerce integration, then you are already set. You won’t need both. We have a special upgrade price for Local SEO users. Please contact support if you want to take advantage of that.
Better results in local searches
Local SEO for WooCommerce focuses on two main issues: it makes sure your contact pages are excellent and it adds features to WooCommerce to make selling locally easier. It enhances your local search result pages with Google Maps, the correct address and opening hours. It can even provide a store location finder, so customers can find the nearest location of your business.
The WooCommerce part of Local SEO for WooCommerce makes it possible for people to pick up their order at your local store or location. You can set the preferred shipping method and present the customer with a nice message announcing when the order is ready for pickup. You can also set the costs per category or location, if any. We’ve added new shipping statuses, so customers can now see if the product is shipped to your location and when it’s ready to pickup. Of course, you can keep your customers up to date with shipping emails.
A better local presence
Yoast SEO: Local SEO for WooCommerce gives you a beautiful contact page, better local search results and more options in your WooCommerce store to sell locally:
WooCommerce local options – Give your customers the option to locally pick up the goods they order in your store.
Insert Google Maps – Add a custom Google Map to your contact page so customers can find you and navigate to your location.
Add contact details – Make sure customers can easily contact you. You can add everything you want.
Add opening hours – When do you open and when do you close your business?
Insert a location finder – Have multiple locations? Use this location finder so customers can find the shop nearest to where they are.
Get your license here:
Local SEO for WooCommerce takes your contact page to the next level! Check out what it can do for you:
The plugin extends the WordPress eCommerce plugin WooCommerce with some options to sell your items locally. Let customers pick up their orders in your store!
To get started you can read our getting started guide or dive right into the manual. If you want to keep track of what we’re adding, fixing or enhancing, you should check the changelog.
It’s a pretty long list, but here are some of the best features of Local SEO for WooCommerce:
- KML File generation and automatically adding these to your XML sitemap (needed for Google).
- Address output in Schema.org format.
- Showing opening hours (with Schema.org output).
- Showing Google maps, including a route planner.
- A store locator to easily find your nearest location.
- Support for multiple locations.
- CSV upload for multiple locations.
- WooCommerce shipping method: local pickup.
- New WooCommerce status messages to keep customers in the loop.
- Add shipping costs for local orders, if any.
So get your copy now:
The Local SEO for WooCommerce module for the Yoast SEO plugin is being developed in partnership with Uprise, the developers behind GeoSitemapGenerator.com, experts in the field of local search optimization, and especially the technical aspects of it.