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Ranking a new business in the local results

Discussion in 'Local SEO' started by mqs1000, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. mqs1000

    mqs1000 Power Member

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    Is there anything I am missing in my to-do list when trying to rank a new business on the local results? Here is my list below:

    1) Optimize the website for local SEO using every SEO checklist I can find on the Internet and making sure I do everything. For Wordpress websites I also download the Yoast plugin and confgure that.

    2) Optimize the Google+ page as best as I can. I fill it out until it's at 100%, add pictures, add keywords in the description, etc.

    3) Order a large number (250+) of citations/local directories from someone who uses Whitespark to get a list of the best ones. He creates all of those online directory profiles and fills them out with all of the business information and keeps them consistent.

    4) Look up all of the already existing citations / local directories and make corrections to any inconsistencies I see with the business's name, address, and phone number and any other information as best as I can.

    5) Create backlinks for a) the website, b) the Google+ page, and c) the top 20-30 of the best current citations for the business which I find by Googling the business phone number and use the ones that show up within pages 1 - 10 of the search engine results pages.

    6) Add user generated reviews to both the Google+ page as well as some of the top online directories / review websites.

    Sometimes after doing all of these steps, I still don't wind up ranking. Is there something I'm missing? Which if these steps is most important? What can I do different or better to improve my rankings?
     
  2. whatsapp

    whatsapp Regular Member

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    Local SEO still needs keywords. Are you targeting the correct ones?, what is the competition like?, their backlink profile?, also how is the website setup?, silo structure or not. How is the internal linking. There are so many variables, it's hard to offer good advice without proper information. You also need content, websites with thin content do not do so well.
     
  3. Nateolsen

    Nateolsen Junior Member

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    Whatsapp is dead on the money so many variables and so many different things you would have to learn or go over everything from on-page SEO, content all the way down to link building to ensure its all done correctly are you using Schema and so on.
     
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