Local Search Engine Optimization (local SEO) is a process of improving discoverability and visibility of web pages at a town, city or regional level, within location-based search functions (e.g. "results near me").

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How would the RealEstateAgent Schema.org type be used as a LocalBusiness?

The Agent part of this type is throwing me off. A real estate agent is part of an agency so when this type is being used to identify a local business, is the agency the address? Or would a real estate ...
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Google Plus Page Promoting Issue? [duplicate]

I am Promoting my Business G+ Page last one year but i am still in 4 position. i so many tricks tried but nothing happened anything my humble request anyone can suggest me something what i do????? ...
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How to use Google business without showing address

I'm working on a website and my understanding is, by having the place of business listed with Google Business, it will help with local searches. The problem we have is, this person is a self employed ...
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What hreflang value, should I use for country selectors?

So our website supports 3 different languages (RU, EN and LT), <link rel="alternate" href="http://example.com/" hreflang="lt" /> <link rel="alternate" href="http://en.example.com/" ...
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SEO Help and Guide for Starter [duplicate]

this aftab , I am here from Dubai ,Basically I'm Java Developer , I know basic of web development also. I am started SEO self Learning . I read about onsite and offsite SEO. Anyone can suggest me ...
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Registered address different to a businesses operating location

In the UK a company is required by law to state their registered address on their website. It is common here for a company to use their accountant's address as their registered address. This can be ...
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How should the separation of two unrelated solutions be handled for SEO?

First, consider the following scenario: ServiceCompany and ProductCompany are two unrelated single-owner companies selling different solutions to their customers. They decide to help each other and ...
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domain name affect seo? [duplicate]

Does domain name affect seo ,, what if I have only 1 keyword in domain name ,, or no keyword in domain name ,,, a want to start a tech blog , is having "bit' in domain name good/OK? Its not gonna be ...
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Point Domain Names With keyword to main website?

This is Question has been asked several time on Stack Exchange. I have read all those answer, still there are certain some technical specification answered. After lot of research on Internet , I ...
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Why is the string “- Ruby Shoo” appearing in the page title of a lot of our google search results?

In the Google Search Results Automatically adding "Ruby Shoo" text. While it is not adding in Meta Title, Description, H1 or Keywords. Please Check and help me to solve this issue. Simply search in ...
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Shall I use both .com and a localised domain or Shall I use .com only?

I have a classified website and Now its running on the internet fine. It has a .com domain. In there users can put advertisments to any location by selecting the country and city. So I also bought a ...
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International Targeting SEO - hreflang

How do I properly put hreflang tags? I would like to target 3 different languages not just English. example.com/de example.com/fr example.com/it And my main website example.com is in English and ...
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How can I use a blog to improve domain authority for a multi-domain business?

Over the past two years, I have had great success with my local, service-oriented business in building domain authority and climbing in the SERP rankings. I believe this success can be at least ...
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I updated my On page work,But i didnt get proper result? [duplicate]

Could you sugges me what is the current technique to be follow in SEO.Anyone help me?
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How to tell Google to rank a child page of similar content higher than parent

I have created a fleet of location based sub-pages. These are sub-pages of a given category. The category pages rank really well and even out-rank the new location based pages for their given ...
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Which are the priority online mediums for local businesses? Is Google Adwords appropriate for Local Business marketing?

We received a promotion offer from Google Adwords to tempt us to try the AdWords service (spend at least 25 in the next few months and get 75 credit). But this is a small local business that is only ...
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Displaying multiple branch locations on the map that appears in Google Search results

About six months ago, a friend opened her second store (in a village adjacent to that of her first store). Both stores have their own Google+ profiles, with appropriate address/contact information. ...
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How often does Locu push their data to Yelp and other providers?

I'm not generally a fan of GoDaddy products, but I may end up having to recommend their "Get Found" product to a client. GoDaddy have recently gobbled up Locu and are now the source of menu data for ...
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SEO impact of identical reviews?

If a 5-star review is posted on both Google Local and Yelp (identical review text), does it affect the SEO in a negative way (duplicate content or anything else I may not be thinking of)? Or is it a ...
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Schema.org in a directory website

Is it possible to introduce Schema.org markup (using JSON-LD) in a directory website? My website shows restaurants from a region, but the restaurants are not mine. I'm thinking to introduce address, ...
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Is having a different domain per state in Brazil a good SEO strategy?

Being short: Having one domain per state (country's states. Brazil in this case) on the same ccTLD and redirecting users to the localized website, all of them possibly but not necessarily linking back ...
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Should I add a town's name to a business name to improve local search results?

I find that companies that have a location's name in their business name tend to do well in local searches. I do not live in Timbukto, but I will use it as an example. A search for "shoe shop in ...
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Purchasing expired domain relevant to business

I have a competitor (restaurant) that shows up very high in the local listings on Google and that has a lot of links from other local websites. It went out of business and the domain-name is now out ...
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If I have nested a span tag inside H1 tag,Is it effect SEO

I have a site that give users all kind of services so let's say I put a span tag inside my H1 tag and with js I will replace it every 3 sec for example my h1 tag contains : <h1>Best italian ...
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Google Search position changes if i include state as well as city

When i search for my site on google, its placement changes based on whether i include the city and state of my business or if just include the city, When i just put in 'guitar lessons manhattan ...
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English website on a ccTLD with multiple countries ccTLD 301 to it

was wondering if anyone can advise on the best way to manage this? We are a company in a country and hence, have our main website using a myurlexample.sg ccTLD. However, our business is regional ...
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To get sitelinks, should my site blog use the same navigational menu as the rest of the site? [duplicate]

My company's website ranks highly for many relevant queries, and it ranks #1 for an exact domain match. So, that's going well. But for some reason, I can't seem to get Google sitelinks in the SERP. ...
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Google structured data and images

I display my business's contact details on my website by using an image of my contact-card. Now I do want to mark up the data by using schema.org, so I did that by the schema creator tool, pasted it ...
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City Name + Service Name Order in URL and Title Tag

Is there data to show (or a post that suggests) the optimal order of using both city name and service name in a local business web page URL and Title Tag? (I.E. Has one of the following been shown to ...
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Identify IP address / hosting of inner pages

Working on a website which an SEO agency had previously done lots of spammy work on and built loads of duplicate home pages in subfolders just with a different locals in the title and URLs. However ...
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Can I use canonical or alternate URLs such that there is SEO benefit to both sites with duplicate local content?

My company manages a network of local websites, all of which run on separate subdomains. Each subdomain represents a different locality (eg brooklyn.example.com, queens.example.com). Often, we have ...
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How can I serve different banners/CSS/branding to users based on their location?

One of my clients is a financial planner. He is in the Pacific Northwest, an area big on buying local, and the site's visual identity reflects that in header images, colors, etc... Well, apparently ...
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SEO for Gallery-Intensive Web Site [duplicate]

My 10 years old web site is about niche content(cinema) news gallery. (its a news site; but %90 of pageviews are from galleries) and i'm getting photographs from news agencies and public relation ...
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City specific result in google for searches from different city for generic keyword?

Is is possible to configure my website to show different content in search result for the user from same google domain but from different cities? When I search in google.co.in from my city Chennai for ...
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Using Scheme Markup for Company Reviews

this is my first post in here, i was hoping someone would be able to help me out a little. I'm trying to get my head around using Schema markup for a company website to show their reviews of the ...
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Are name, address, and phone number important SEO signals for a SaaS business website?

Knowing that NAP (name, address, and phone) are important search engine optimizations for local businesses that are city specific, e.g. plumbers, lawyers etc. Is NAP still useful to a software as a ...
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Will multiple url's pointing to slightly different content rank poorly with search engines

Background We currently have a site that displays information about our products, the product is known by a different name and has different branding in different states within the same country. This ...
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What is the Ideal Keyword Placement in a URL for Inner Location Pages? [duplicate]

I'm working on a website with 100s of locations. There is a location search page (Find Widget Dealer), a page for each state (Tennessee Widget Dealers) and finally a page for each individual location ...
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URL strategy for local business and multilingual website [duplicate]

I'm trying to find the best structure for a local business service that has a multilingual website. Actually, the website has a simple structure: www.brand.com/fr/ www.brand.com/en/ I'm considering ...
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How to identify and redirect visitors based on location?

The domain originally is in .sg (Reg. 2010) but since we wanted to reach global audience we have the .com (Parked Domain - Registered 2013). So we have two existing domains. The only problems is, ...
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Consequences of not including locality in URL structure

We have medical providers listed on a website. The providers can list multiple business locations, and may change their business location at anytime. I have thought a lot about the URL structure, ...
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Business operates in multiple counties, will adding a listing in the Local Business sites harm our placement in SERPs?

I work at a non-profit where we operate in more than two counties within our state. Our offices are located in two different towns, and that leaves a few counties of operation where we would also ...
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Dedicated IPs for each ccTLD

We are about to launch our web site in 3 languages: German .de, French .fr and Spanish .es All ccTLDs point to one server with one IP address. When I set the PTR record for this IP I can only input ...
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Should I focus on a Location Page or Landing Page for SEO efforts?

I am a franchisee with a location page (http://example.com/locations/florida/south-brandon) but since it isn't mobile friendly and lacks a good CTA, I created a landing page for AdWords ...
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“Local” results from a google search

I entered "online dating" in Google, and I found some of the results are "local" (I'm in Ottawa, Canada). In the attached images see the results for www.okcupid.com and www.eharmony.com. Is this ...
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Open Graph object type for secondary pages in local business website

I'm developping a website for a local business, and I don't know what is the most pertinent og:type to chose for pages like "about us", "other services", "contact us" and so on... As stated in the OG ...
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Problems ranking in different countries for .com site [closed]

I've got something confused with Google.com My website is hosted in United states, and its language is English. However, when i search a keyword in India, actually my website naming keyword.com, my ...
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Can opening hours schema markup be used with the markup for local businesses or libraries?

Can the OpeningHours mark-up visible in this question for schema.org/Store (example 2) with microdata be used in conjunction with schema.org/LocalBusiness or schema.org/Library?
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In SEO & SEM terms, use of a international domain vs a local domain

In terms of SEO & SEM if I have a .com and a .co.uk. Would it be better to use the .com and park the .co.uk, If I am selling the product locally (in the uk) and later moving out into the ...
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What is the SEO-recommended method for using underscores and dashes in URLs that contain geographic locations?

In reading through this article: In Subfolder & File Names, Use Dashes, Not Underscores Good: Good: http://www.domain.com/sub-folder/file-name.htm Bad: ...