Local SEO is the work needed to get a company to turn up in search results that Google shows maps and phone numbers on, and into citation sites that local searchers use to find companies like Merchant Circle. Google has decided that these searches indicate local intent, maybe to hire someone or visit a store. The work to get listed on these results differs from the organic results.
There are many factors that help you appear these results, and it’s extremely time-consuming to do right. The most important factor is your businesses Name, Address and Phone Number which we call NAP in the SEO industry. This information has to be written out precisely the same on your business website, your Google My Business listing, and on all of the citation websites that you have profiles. That means if you write your business address as “123 Main St, #4, New York, NY” on your site then you can’t write it differently like “123 Main St. Suite Four, New York, NY”. Search engines use these address mentions to discover other web pages that are about your business. These are called citations. If Google can’t match up the business name, address, and phone number correctly then it might miss the citation. You need many citations to rank well on the maps. Getting any of this wrong is a big mistake.
Here at Local SEO Company, we see to it that every mention on your website and every citation site matches exactly. For the local citation sites you don’t already have, we work to create those profiles. Your business needs a minimum of 48 specific citations on listing sites to get ranked for hard search terms. There are over 125 additional important listing sites. Some of these sites are industry specific, and we make all that we can for your business to get you the highest rankings possible.
After citations and listings are taken care of the next big factor is customer reviews. Google wants you to have real customer created reviews on your profiles and your business website. We offer tools that help you ask customers for reviews and help you display them in ways that Google likes. This addition has the added benefit of displaying stars on some of your entries in Google results, and customers are more likely to click on websites if they see positive reviews.
When you hire our SEO company, you’re hiring the best. With our cruise SEO services we’ll get you ranked and provide you all of the tools you need to monitor the progress.