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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Two offices, two domains - what's best for SEO?

My client has 2 dental offices in two locations. One office is called "Maintown Dental", the other, a new office, is called "Oakdale Dental" (these are not real names to protect client's privacy). He ...
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How to target a website to a non-English country?

I want my website to target a non-English speaking country. I believe that I need to modify something other than the page itself. I don't speak the language that I want to target. When I used Google ...
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Does country blocking affect SEO?

I was getting frequent attack on my website from overseas countries when it started becoming popular in SEO. As my business is totally based in Australia, I thought it would be better to block all ...
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Merge Country domain into one is the best option or not, it will hurt seo or not? [duplicate]

We have one Domain "domain.com" this domain target global and another is "domain.co.uk" this domain only target specific country. now a days we discuses to merge both in to one domain in domain.com ...
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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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How do I get my site's content to show up in other languages on google search when locale is stored in a cookie

I'm using setting the locale for each user by detecting the browser's language header and storing it in a cookie to display my site's content. Users can also select the language and change the locale, ...
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What Ranks Better? Faster Server located in foreign country or Slower Server from same country?

95% of my website traffic is from India and 5% from USA. What happens if I host my server with higher resources in USA or with lower resources in India. Will it have any effect on the ranking of my ...
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English website on a ccTLD with multiple countries ccTLD 301 to it

We are a company in a country and hence, have our main website using a example.sg ccTLD. However, our business is regional across a couple of South East Asian countries and we have purchased a couple ...
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If I create a Google+ Business page will my organic rank be effected in non-local areas?

My website has two location landing pages - currently targeting two neighbouring towns that are outside of my actual place of business. Those respective pages rank within the top 3 organic listings of ...
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How can we remove undesirable suggestions from Yahoo Search Auto-complete for our business?

When one of my clients business names is typed into the Yahoo search bar, the auto complete has some unusual results: When typing in the business name followed by the the area it shows the auto ...
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Site rankings differ by state?

I have a friend who owns a business in CA whereas I'm in NH. I was excited to inform him that when I search for sacramento web design he appears on the first page rank 3. For him, in CA, the same ...
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What's Best Practice for marking up multiple locations in JSON-LD on your website? [closed]

I want add schema.org mark-up to business website which has two locations. I'm looking for the best practice in how I should mark-up all the information.
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What are the local SEO implications of having multiple Google Pages for the same business address?

A law firm has a Google My Business page for each of the attorneys. The names of the pages are written as <company name> <attorney name>and they all point to the same exact address on ...
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Does Google.com show UK websites to UK users

Example: I have a website: www.example.co.uk And www.example.com which redirects to the former. Let's say my niche idea has only 20 competitors in the world. All of these competitors are in the US ...
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Should NAP include a postal code?

When someone writes NAPs (that is, Name, Address, Phone), should it also write postal code in the Address row? On the way, you might want to share with the community how YOU write NAPs and if you ...
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Double forward slash in url, help in SEO? [duplicate]

I'm having a SEO optimised 7 year old website which rank no. 1 on google for different keywords. Pages are www.example.com/page1.php , www.example.com/page2.php . A competitor copied whole website ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to add your business website to Google Places with multiple addresses but less than 10

I know how to add a business website to Google Places with one address. I know how to add a business website to Google Places with more than 10 addresses. What I don't know how to do is add a ...
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SEO tools to determine audience size for search phrases [closed]

Are there any tools available that can indicate the search volume for a given set of phrases/keywords for a given location? For example, if I had a local pizza website that served only Manhattan and ...
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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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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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SEO consequences for merging country sites in a .com

I am in the process of refactoring a number of rental portals I've built for a company with locations in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Instead of the current setting of each ...
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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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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, ...