6 Data-Backed Strategies to Improve Your Local SEO Ranking Factors for Google

Improve Your Local SEO Ranking

We all know that a strong SEO strategy is imperative to a growing business in today’s digital climate. Interestingly enough, Hubspot’s report found that 61% of marketers agree that SEO growth is their number one priority, but 61% also agreed that generating traffic through content marketing was their greatest challenge.

It is no surprise that lots of content writers struggle with SEO strategies. Things change quite quickly, and most of your efforts will not bring results right away.

When it comes to SEO strategies, a lot of people seem to have their own “secret formula” or set of tips that promise incredible results. Unfortunately, things are just not that simple when it comes to optimizing your website content for higher rankings and traffic optimization. Google is notoriously hush-hush about their processes.

Moreover, their algorithms seem to be constantly changing, making new strategies almost instantly irrelevant once a new update rolls out.

However, some strategies are better than others, but the only way to be sure that SEO advice is truly sound as if it is backed up by reputable data.

Let’s breakdown six of the best SEO approaches that you can start using today that have statistical proof to back them up.

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BREXIT & SEO – What You Need to Know to Survive?

BREXIT & SEO

It doesn’t matter if you’re a vocal supporter of the left campaign, or if you just wanted things to remain the way they’d been since the United Kingdom joined the European Union in 1969, I’m sure it’s become apparent to all of us over the last few years that the uncertainty surrounding Brexit isn’t ideal for business.

Any assessment of the numerous studies that have been published since the 23rd of June 2016, will reflect a broad consensus that Brexit is going to make the United Kingdom poorer by erecting barriers to trade, delaying foreign investment and stifling economic migration.

But should you be starting to worry if you’re running a small or medium-sized enterprise? Many people in this position are still wholly unaware of what Brexit means for them and their business.

In fact, regardless of a company’s size, Brexit, on the whole, has so far been synonymous with delay. This delay has inevitably caused economic uncertainty, and this uncertainty has prevented many enterprises from making pivotal decisions in their day to day operations; i.e. investing in new business opportunities, expanding their businesses’ premises or even just employing new staff. 

The Financial Times have recently reported on this phenomenon, asserting that their research indicates that the United Kingdom’s economy is in the region of 1 to 1.5 percent smaller than it would have been if voters had agreed to remain. The Centre for European Reform thinks the Financial Times’ figures are far too conservative, instead of calculating that the figure should, in fact, be closer to 2.5 percent. 

Scarily enough, for small and medium-sized enterprises, Forbes Magazine’s Bianca Cole made clear that it was likely them who were going to struggle most in the face of this economic slowdown.

According to the FSB, 99.9% of all private sector businesses were small or medium-sized enterprises; so, if Bianca Cole’s prediction comes to pass, the effects of Brexit could have a devastating impact of the livelihoods of much of the United Kingdom’s population.

With that being said, it’s not quite time to lose all hope and start building the Brexit bunker! There’s still plenty you can do right now to begin to safeguard your business from some of the potential impacts of Brexit.

Search Engine Optimisation often referred to simply as SEO, is now your most reliable ally and an essential tool in defending your company from the negative impacts of a Hard Brexit. 

If you can implement SEO into your business’ online strategy for the next few years, it’s entirely possible that this potentially terrible situation could transform into the ultimate opportunity. Make sure you read ahead to discover some top tips on how SEO can help you and your business whether the Brexit storm!

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6 Practical Tactics to Improve Local SEO with Customer Reviews

Improve Local SEO with Customer Reviews

The Internet enables large companies to reach global audiences, but it also helps local businesses to win over new customers in the neighbourhood. While there are many ways to attract local clients, customer reviews remain the most powerful search engine optimization (SEO) tactic. Here’s why:

  • Over 90% of local consumers use reviews to determine if a local business is good or bad
  • Almost 75% of consumers say that positive reviews make them trust a local business more

In other words, online reputation has the potential to make or break your on-site business, so you better do your best to improve it. Our post will show you six pro tips for boosting local SEO with customer reviews.

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A Complete Guide to Multi-Location SEO for Franchises

Multi-Location SEO

From managing multiple landing pages to building relevant local links, optimizing a franchise business for search engines is not easy. Your goal is to build a local SEO strategy for each business location and, at the same time, maintain brand consistency. Most importantly, you need to use your business data across multiple landing pages without duplicating it.

Here are some basics of franchise SEO you need to know when starting off.

Organizing Website Architecture

There are numerous practices franchisors use when building multi-location websites. For example, some decide to create individual domains for each location. Even though this strategy may help you rank higher for local searches, managing multiple assets simultaneously can be tedious. Moreover, searchers may be confused about seeing a bunch of domains for one brand.

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How to Do Digital Marketing for Medical Websites

Digital Marketing for Medical Websites

The medical field is a tough cutthroat industry that requires smart marketers that have a really good understanding of the digital marketing landscape. Some niches like medical spas, supplements, plastic surgery can be more competitive than other areas. Some companies have healthy budgets that can be hard to compete with. But don’t let this scare you if you want to succeed in these areas you can with time and hard work.

Below are the areas I recommend as a starting point to gain more search engine traffic for your efforts.

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How to Optimize Micro Moments in Hyperlocal SEO

Have you ever searched for a specific type of business on your smartphone when you’re out with your family or friends? With growing mobile usage, the chances are that you’ve! 

In fact, to be more accurate, you have conducted a hyperlocal search.

Hyperlocal SEO is crucial for any business be it online or offline. You simply can’t ignore it while setting up your business at a specific location or choosing your local target audience. 

With Google’s Pigeon update, the focus has moved to hyperlocal search by reducing the search radius for local queries. Hyperlocal SEO helps local businesses rank higher in search results and improve the number of loyal local customers. 

Therefore, with the recent updates in Google Algorithm and fast-changing trends in SEO, we cannot ignore the importance of hyperlocal SEO. 

Let us understand in detail what exactly hyperlocal SEO means and how you can gain local customers by teaming it up with micro-moments.

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6 Result-Driven Ways to Increase Your Local SEO Visibility in 2018

Increase Your Local SEO Visibility

Being a digital marketer, you are always looking for innovative and result-driven ways to increase your business visibility online. Local SEO is one of the most effective online search strategies for local businesses to receive a stable and growing stream of highly-targeted traffic, without having to invest a fortune in traditional advertising methods.

It is important to know that more than 92% users prefer to deal with companies that appear on the first page of local search results. Therefore, you can’t ignore the importance of local SEO. Another study suggests that 18% of consumers who conduct a local search on their smartphones, visit a store/restaurant on the same day. And if your business is not ranking higher in your area, your business location could be losing out to competitors.

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Still Trying Old SEO Techniques? Here’s Your Guide to SEO 2.0

Add NewSEO Techniques

You will hardly find a business not doing Search Engine Optimization, or simply calling – SEO. In the last few years, search engines have changed their algorithms and users have changed their patterns of browsing content.

From ‘SEO driven content’, we have moved to an era of ‘content driven SEO’. If you are still busy creating content that serves your SEO requirements, hold on. Take a breather and read this guide to know what ‘Content-driven SEO’ or SEO 2.0 as I call it, is all about. Read More

Citation Link Building – How to Dominate Local Search

Citation Link Building

Links have always been the most important ranking factors. They still are today. And they will remain just as important in times to come. It is difficult to predict if this will ever change.

Search engines gauge the importance of a site by looking at the number and authority of sites linking to them. The more links they have the better their standing in search results. There are hundreds of other criteria, but links remain the most important of them.

The more sites that link to you, the more credible your site is. It is, therefore, important to remember that you want more links, but from credible sources.

In other words, we need credible & high authority sites to link to us. So that we are also perceived as credible by the search engines.

There are many ways to build links to your site. However, today we will start with the most popular link building technique used by SEOs worldwide. It is none other than Citation Link Building. 

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21 Top Local SEO Tactics You Should Avoid

Local SEO Tactics

There are several local SEO tactics that need to be avoided for optimizing your business in the best way possible. However, with Google regularly changing SEO conventions, it’s important to stay up with the latest trends. You might already know what to do with your local SEO campaigns. So, here’s the list of the top local SEO tactics that you need to avoid while optimizing your business for the best results

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