Have you heard? Google made another sweeping change to offer an improved way of listing local businesses in search results. Say "bye bye" to local 5 or 7-packs and "hello" to the new and improved 3-pack layout as Google moves toward offering more mobile-friendly search options.
We’ve recently had the opportunity and privilege to work with several local companies here in the Portland Metro area to help improve their local SEO results. In our 3+ years of business, the opportunity to work with truly local companies has only presented itself a handful of times. Local SEO has similarities to the ‘general’ SEO play but also has some very distinct differences. Here are 5 strategies we’re implementing for each of our clients right out of the gate.
Google just announced the launch of Google Places – which seems at first glance to be a renaming of their Local Business Center with some added features and benefits. That’s fine with me – simplification is always a good thing when involving some ancillary benefits, and I personally like the additional benefits Google is claiming.
Today, content and content marketing are playing a central role in online brand visibility. Without a steady flow of fresh, relevant, well-written content your site will not be maximizing its search engine presence.
Content can come in many forms, all of which – if optimized – can set your site apart from competitors, giving you better online brand visibility, but perhaps even more important – a voice. A seat at the table, as they say, brings thought-leadership which goes miles toward shrinking sales cycles and converting new business.
These content ideas and more are what it takes these days. Explore our site to learn more or give us a call today to walk through countless content marketing ideas that will have you standing out from the crowd.