What is Local Search Engine Optimization and How Can it Help My Business?
Local search engine optimization is the process of optimizing a website to be ranked high for localized search queries. When someone searches for your business or services, they could be anywhere – a mile down the road, across the nation or even in another country! Local search engine optimization will help your site rank higher on search engine results pages, give your site higher ranking and visibility and bring in more qualified, local traffic.
As an example, let’s say that you’re an auto body shop that services the Denver, Colorado area. Your website should only produce leads in the Denver area because you wouldn’t want someone from Boston asking you to work on their car! Each page on your website should have keywords that include what you do and the city or state, for instance, “body work denver.” If your optimization is done correctly, you should be among the highest ranked pages for those keywords on search engine results page.
Additionally, your local search optimization strategy can include local directory submissions to sites like Google Maps, Yahoo! Local, Mapquest and many more. This also aids in getting your website to rank higher. Plus, this action also increases the number of quality incoming links that point to your website, which is good for SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
If you have any questions about local search engine optimization and how it can help your business, or how it can help your website, contact KEO Marketing at 888.702.0679.