Feb 25, 2014
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Hey All,

I was just wondering if anyone could provide me with some insights, I have been doing some local SEO for some clients for some time.

I of course do the normal stuff like on page, tech issues, etc but what other aspects could I be looking into?

Citations I know are a big element is everyone still manually submitting these?


Jun 5, 2014
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You are correct the big element is doing manual links. Google SEO likes local links, if you are a local bigness. Also, focus on adding new sites for back links. I, also, use my Facebook Business Page for my local customers.

Colan Nielsen

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Jul 19, 2012
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Hi Kevin,

A good place to get ideas is the Local Search Ranking Factors study - Local Search Ranking Factors 2013 - Local SEO and How to Rank in Google - Moz We like to scan this document every few weeks. It always sparks some ideas.

Phil Rozek did a great post that covers a list of items that you can do for clients on a monthly basis - Local SEO Victory in 5 Minutes a Day: Doable Baby Steps |

Always make sure to do three main things as Mike B points out in this video -

  1. NAP Audit
  2. Maps Audit
  3. Duplicate Listing Audit

I'm sure others will weigh-in with more.


Feb 25, 2014
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We are still doing manual citation building. We also give our clients ideas on how to earn reviews especially for their Google MyBusiness listing and yelp business profile.

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Local Search Expert
Sep 12, 2012
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Still building them manually.

Although the biggest factor that is going to move your ranking still seems to be backlinks.
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