5 Tips for Local SEO
1. How often should I be posting to GMB?
At a minimum, you should be posting on Google My Business once every 7 days. Many businesses post once per day, and have seen good results and improved rankings. Google tends to look favorably on businesses that use Google products frequently.
2. How long do GMB posts last?
Posts do expire after one week, so you'll need to keep updating them. Google has confirmed that most Google Posts are removed seven days after they are first published.
3. Does posting on Google My Business Help SEO?
Yes! Google my business posts are a great way to improve your overall SEO strategy. By posting to Google it can help you generate more organic clicks. Google posts come with CTA buttons which will encourage users to take action off the post. These organic clicks on the buttons, in return, will build up your page rankings.
4. How do you know if you need local SEO?
Any business with a physical brick & mortar location OR that serves customers in a particular geographic area needs Local SEO. Select 3 of your important keyword phrases (the things that customers would type in looking for a business like yours) and type them into Google. If you're not listed on the first page of Google's results, give us a call or click here for details on our SEO local packages!
5. How much does local SEO cost?
Local SEO pricing can range from $75 to $5,000 per month, according to our own observations of our industry. A study of SEO pricing by Moz found the majority of agencies charge a monthly retainer between $1,500 and $5,000. Get more details on our local SEO and check out our MUCH LOWER rates here!
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Optimizing Site Images
Here's a lesser known attribute of JPG (.jpeg) images that can help with optimizing your site. Right click any jpg image and choose properties... then click the details TAB. Use the site name or article heading as the Title. Place your H1 Heading or tag line in the Subject field. For Ratings always 5 stars. Keywords in Tags and paste your entire article into the Comments field. You now have perfectly optimized images for Google to find and they will often show up in the "Images For (search term)" in organic search. Not only that but will be matched to the article, as well, if the keywords are not those that people pay lots of money for in Adwords. Even so your article can still show up on page one with enough backlinks.
Year in Review 2012
See how the world searched with Google's 2012 Zeitgeist (influences of a particular period in time).
What is Twitter? Should you use it? It's a timeless question yet one that should be answered in a timely manner. Even in Adams County, Pennsylvania, you can find useful ways to reach the right audience for your business even if you consider that not many residents of this area are on Twitter.
If you decide to use Twitter, know that the term for publishing a message there is "tweet." If you tweet, you publish a Twitter message. Simple, right?
Now that we've got that out of the way, why should you tweet? Why should you use Twitter at all?
So there are three reasons to use Twitter. Should you use it every day? If you were doing business in a major metropolitan area, then I'd say probably so. But for local Adams and York county businesses, maybe just a moderate usage is ample enough. You have to do what is right for your business.